Mermaid and dolphin.

Manatee Tours - Weird Statues

Field review by the editors.

Homosassa, Florida

A sign advertises "Manatee Tours," but the unofficial attraction is a wild assortment of weathered statues and theme park castoffs sprinkled on and around a building. When we stopped in it was deserted, the door locked, but we'd love to return and get the story. Whoever accumulated this stuff might run a helluva Manatee Tour.

Weeki Wachee Springs is just south, though the statues could originate from any number of local tourist attractions (many have closed over the decades). There are sea creatures: a menacing shark, a nutty orange octopus, some fish. A mermaid missing a hand balances a finned mer-baby on her hip. Another mermaid, sans hair, cavorts with a dolphin. There's even a Fred Flintstone, propped against a fake boulder.

A curious collection. The one thing missing -- a manatee!

Manatee Tours - Weird Statues

Address:
9025 S. Suncoast Blvd, Homosassa, FL
Directions:
US Hwy 19 east side, north of Brooksville Rd.
Phone:
352-228-2712
Admission:
Free to look at art. Manatee snorkeling tours $40.
RA Rates:
Worth a Detour
Save to My Sights

Nearby Offbeat Places

Bubbles the ManateeBubbles the Manatee, Homosassa, FL - 5 mi.
Homosassa Springs Wildlife ParkHomosassa Springs Wildlife Park, Homosassa Springs, FL - 5 mi.
Monkey IslandMonkey Island, Homosassa, FL - 5 mi.
In the region:
Whimzeyland: Bowling Ball House, Safety Harbor, FL - 52 mi.

More Quirky Attractions in Florida

Stories, reports and tips on tourist attractions and odd sights in Florida.

Explore Thousands of Unique Roadside Landmarks!

Strange and amusing destinations in the US and Canada are our specialty. Start here.
Use RoadsideAmerica.com's Attraction Maps to plan your next road trip.

My Sights

My Sights on Roadside America

Map and Plan Your Own Roadside Adventure ...Try My Sights

Mobile Apps

Roadside America app: iPhone, iPad Roadside America app for iPhone, iPad. On-route maps, 1,000s of photos, special research targets! ...More

Roadside Presidents app: iPhone, iPad Roadside Presidents app for iPhone, iPad. POTUS landmarks, oddities. ...More

Florida Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Houston's Miracle Water: Angel-Approved, New Market, Tennessee (Oct 18-24, 2021)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings

RoadsideAmerica.com Hotel & Motel Finder

Special rates for hotels.

Book Now