In case you really need 10 reasons to visit the International Mermaid Museum between Aberdeen and Westport, here we go!
It is about a 90-minute-drive from Olympic Oasis in Brinnon for your home base for Olympic Peninsula Adventures.
1. It’s a unique way to spend an afternoon (especially a rainy one!) with the family, your gal pals, your partner, or by yourself!
Have you ever had your fortune told by a mermaid? Do your kids even know what this is? Here’s your chance!
2. For the mythology lovers among us, the International Mermaid Museum offers an EXTENSIVE collection of stories about mermaids in cultures around the world through time.
For example, one of my favorites with a local connection is the story of Melusine. In 1393, Jean d’Arras spun a tale of love & anger and curses & consequences that inspired the Starbucks logo. You’ll have to visit the museum to learn more!
Ready for another one? In Japanese lore, catching or finding a ningyo (which means “human fish”) is believed to lead to bad luck. However, in the story of Yao Bakuni, eating ningyo led to an extraordinarily long life of 800 years!