Mermaid Crossing.

The Sip 'n Dip Lounge: Mermaids!

Field review by the editors.

Great Falls, Montana

The O'Haire Motor Inn had been in Great Falls for years, and for just as long there had been a wall-size window from the Sip 'n Dip tiki bar into the motel's indoor swimming pool, apparently on the theory that drinkers liked to watch people in bathing suits.

It wasn't until New Year's Eve 1995 that the Sip 'n Dip manager and her mother convinced one of the housekeepers to put on a mermaid suit and splash around in the pool. She was a hit, and the mermaids -- there are now six -- have been regularly entertaining customers ever since.

The Sip 'n Dip Lounge: Mermaids!

O'Haire Motor Inn

Address:
17 7th St. S., Great Falls, MT
Directions:
O'Haire Motor Inn. I-15 exit 280. Drive east on Central Ave. W. for a little over two miles (you'll cross a bridge and the street will change into 1st Ave. N.). At the stoplight (Cenex gas station) turn right onto 7th St. Drive two blocks. You'll see the O'Haire Motor Inn and Sip 'n Dip Lounge on the left.
Hours:
T-Sa 9 pm - 1:30 am (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
406-454-2141
Admission:
Free
RA Rates:
Major Fun
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