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San Marcos, Texas: Ode to Ralph: Mermaid and Mer-Pig

The first statue in the "Mermaid March" community art project, unveiled in 2018, was a mermaid holding a mer-pig: tribute to Ralph the Diving Pig from San Marcos's gone-but-not-forgotten Aquarena Springs, a mermaid-and-pig tourist attraction.

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617 I-35, San Marcos, TX
Visit San Marcos. I-35 exit 204B heading south or 205 heading north. Drive south along the frontage road. Just after you pass a couple of motels and a car lot, you'll come to Riverside Drive. The mermaid statue is just beyond it, between the flagpoles, next to the Tourist Information Center.
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Mermaid and Mer-Pig.

Ode to Ralph: Mermaid and Mer-Pig

The little statue stands beside the tourist center. Cute and worth a stop to honor Ralph the Diving Pig.

[Heidi Brown, 04/17/2023]

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