Gatlinburg, Tennessee: Cletus the Smoky Mountain Merman (Gone)

An alternative to the Feejee Mermaid visible elsewhere in town. It only costs a quarter to see Cletus.
US Hwy 441, on the strip, at the Mountain Mall. Level D.
March 2013: Reported closed.

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Cletus the Smoky Mountain Merman

The magic shop that once housed Cletus the Smoky Mountain Merman went out of business and is no longer there. Cletus's whereabouts are unknown. There is a new magic shop on the top level with a very friendly owner that is more than happy to put on a show, and will personally teach you the magic behind anything you purchase.

[Andi Lucia, 03/01/2013]
Cletus the Smoky Mountain Merman

Hold on to your hats and pay attention, because you only get a 1.5 second view of Cletus once your quarter drops in the machine. Is he real or just a wax figure in a jar? Who knows?! But you can't resist the excitement of locating this little magic shop for a view of the infamous merman.

[Cindy, 06/03/2011]

See Cletus.

Cletus the Smoky Mountain Merman

Ripley's in Gatlinburg has a Merman, but it's not the only one in town! The Magic and Novelty Outlet houses Cletus the Smoky Mountain Merman. You have to a pay a quarter to view him through a viewfinder.

He kinda looks like a frog in the jar, but its always cool to find a Merman.

[Jacob Krejci, 11/06/2009]

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