SPRING HILL, Fla. — The Weeki Wachee Springs State Park celebrated its 75th anniversary on Thursday.
The park, known for its underwater mermaid performances, honored the anniversary with a new exhibition called "Destination Mermaid: The Tail Trail."
Unveiled to the public, the new exhibition features 28 mermaid statues painted by local artists.
Several of the park's past mermaid performers were joining in on the fun at the anniversary celebration.
"I'm an original mermaid, I swam the very day they opened and I'm a mermaid in my heart," former mermaid performer Diane McDonald said. "I never dreamed [the exhibition] would be like this, I am totally out of this world."
The new statues will be placed all around Hernando County as a way for people to go on a trail to experience different areas of the coast.