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Visit Northwest Florida's museums and amusement parks from marine to military. The Gulfarium offers 3 live marine shows (Sea Life, Dolphin, Sea Lion), rain or shine as alll of the shows have covered seating. The main Dolphin Show allows visitors to stand around the pool to get an up-close view as the acrobatic dolphins perform. Watch out, this is the splash zone!. Be sure to visit the the U.S. Air Force Armament Museum, one of only three American Museums dedicated to the display of Air Force weaponry. It spans four wars with 25 planes -- including the reconnaissance SR-71 "Blackbird" Spy Plane -- and 5,000 other items of interest.

Destin Museums

Destin / Fort Walton Beach Area

Air Force Armament Museum North of Fort Walton Beach
Admission free. Exhibits of aircraft and armaments dating back to World War I. This is a must see. Take the kids to for a close up look of those high flying machines.
850.651.1808, Hwy. 85 near the west gate of Eglin Air Force Base.

Heritage Park & Cultural Center Fort Walton Beach
Admission paid at the Indian Temple Mound Museum gets admission into all three museums. Admission fee for adults (18 yrs. +) is $5.00 plus tax, military and senior (55+) $4.50 plus tax, children (4yrs.17yrs) is $ 3.00 plus tax, and children 3 yrs and older are free.

Camp Walton School House Fort Walton Beach
Restored and maintained by the Jr. Service League of For Walton Beach. Built in 1912, the school was in use until 1936. The building is open to groups for tours by reservation.
850.833.9595, 127 Miracle Strip PKWY, Ft. Walton, FL

Indian Temple Mound Museum Fort Walton Beach
Admission fee for adults (18 yrs. +) is $5.00 plus tax, military and senior (55+) $4.50 plus tax, children (4yrs.17yrs) is $ 3.00 plus tax, and children 3 yrs and older are free. A 20,000 piece exhibit showcasing America's largest collection of Southeastern Indian ceramic artifacts found in a 40.mile radius of the downtown area. A temple mound, once used by Native Americans for political and religious ceremonies, is just outside the museum.
850.833.9595, 139 Miracle Strip Pkwy., downtown Ft. Walton Beach, FL

Emerald Coast Science Center Fort Walton Beach
Admission $3.50, children 3 and under free. Where a child can turn  a science museum into fun!  Come discover the difference a hands.on encounter with science can make. At the FOCUS CENTER, you’ll find a museum for children and families filled with touchable, interactive exhibits that teach about natural phenomena and basic scientific principles.
850.664.1261, Fort Walton Beach, FL

Heritage Museum Valparaiso
Located just a few minutes from the East Gate of Eglin Air Force Base. The Heritage Museum features exhibits that illustrate the history of NW Florida. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 . 4:00. Admission is free.
850.678.2615, 115 Westview Avenue, Valparaiso, FL

Old Destin Post Office Destin
Artifacts, photos, historic objects and data reflect the culture of early Destin pioneers. Destin's first post office was set up in a home parlor in 1897.
850.837.8572, Stahlman Ave, Destin, FL

Pensacola Museums


Civil War Soldiers Museum
Hours: 10am . 4:30 pm Tues. . Sat., just north of the Saenger Theatre in downtown Pensacola
850.469.1900, 108 South Palafox Place, Pensacola, FL

Ft. Barrancas Visitor Center, Pensacola Naval Air Station

Historic Pensacola Village, 205 E. Zarragossa St

Pensacola Historical Society Museum, 115 E. Zarragossa St

Pensacola Lighthouse Museum, Pensacola Naval Air Station

National Museum Of Naval Aviation
Free Admission.
Open daily 9 am to 5 pm
1750 Radford Blvd. Pensacola, FL

Quina House, 205 S Alcaniz

T.T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum, 320 Jefferson St.

The Wall South Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Ninth Ave.


Pensacola Beach / Navarre / Gulf Breeze

Gulf Islands National Seashore - Fort Pickens Visitor Center and Museum
Visitor Center Hours: 9:30 am - 5 pm
Open: March through October 9:30 am to 5 pm
Open: November - February 8:30 am - 4 pm
November through February. Passport stamp for Fort Pickens and Florida Scenic trail is located in the visitor center.

Florida Museums

Northwest Florida Inland

Baker Block Museum (Baker, Florida)
Admission Free. Open: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 3rd Saturday of the month. 10:00 A.M. . 3:30 P.M.
Please check for Holiday closing if you are traveling from a distance.
850.537.5714, 1307 Georgia Ave, Baker, Florida, 32531


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