You don't have to travel far to see mermaids in Big Sky country, that's because the iconic Sip ‘n Dip Lounge in Great Falls has the whimsical characters swimming six days a week, and tonight they will introduce mermen!
Mermen are making a return here at the Sip ‘n Dip Lounge, the iconic bar known for its large tank with mermaids entertaining guests has been around for more than 50 years. The last time mermen were in the tank was more than a decade ago.
Sandra Thares, the general manager of the O'Haire Motor Inn said in 2004 the mermen were phased out due to lost appeal and all of the mermen moved on.
But the mermen are swimming back to the Electric City and are debuting tonight at the lounge.
The mermen went through a rigorous selection process, they first have a formal interview and then a 20-30 minute swim interview, where they are graded on swimming ability, costume appropriateness, and audience appeal.
For more information about tonight’s event visit the Sip ‘n Dip Lounge Facebook.