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Destin History & Fishing Museum

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Address: 108 Stahlman Ave, Destin, FL 32541
Phone Number: 850 837 6611
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Description: Experience the historic and educational exhibits detailing early Destin...
Experience the historic and educational exhibits detailing early Destin life from the 1830s. Witness the birth and evolution of a fishing industry that has become the heritage of the "World's Luckiest Fishing Village". View over 60 mounts of fish caught by anglers in Destin waters and learn about local fish and fishing. See the restored "Primrose", Destin's last seine boat and the original first post office building that served the early pioneers.
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I thought this place was great. The staff there is very accommodating to questions, and I left there with a much broader knowledge of Destin than I had when I arrived. Cheap $5... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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Springfield, Illinois
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Springfield, Illinois
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I thought this place was great. The staff there is very accommodating to questions, and I left there with a much broader knowledge of Destin than I had when I arrived. Cheap $5 fee to enter, but the amount of history contained in this small building is worth more than that. ALSO: This is a very cheap place to get... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

A surprise highlight of our first day in Destin, a great overview of the history of this area and about those who first lived here and made it a wonderful fishing village that became home and developed into a jewel on the Gulf Coast. Also a great number of local fish mounts on display as well as the history of... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The Destin History & Fishing Museum is a great way to spend a part of your afternoon if you're in the area. It includes some really interesting information about this part of the Gulf Coast of Florida. An interesting detour from the usual. Take an hour and explore!

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Stanton, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I grew up in Destin This museum is what evey person visiting Destin should go see. It will give you some insite to the small fishing village life.

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caterville, United States
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

If you enjoy looking at fishing history, this place is full of it. Definitely a place to take the time to see.

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Shalimar, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Destin is billed as 'the world's luckiest fishing village' so it does have a rich history. The museum is really interesting! It's staffed by volunteers who know A LOT about fishing and the local history, some of them are quite famous (well locally!), and they tell great tales. The exhibits are interesting for all ages. It's a great place to... More 

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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Don’t let the word “Museum” scare you and your kids away. This little museum is a surprising gem! The docents are extremely friendly and knowledgeable. My children asked a million and one questions and the old Destin sailor working at the museum acted genuinely eager to interact with them. My 10 year old son, who loves fishing, asked a TON... More 

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Kentucy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I took three teenage grandchildren there on a rainy day during our four days in the area when they couldn't go to the beach. I didn't tell them we were going to a museum (!), they didn't know until I pulled up. They really enjoyed it and I wish I had gotten the name of the maybe 60ish lady there... More 

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Batesville, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Small museum with cool things. They answered all of my boys' questions. Neat little place. Boat out front was probably their favorite.

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Littleton, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Being a history buff myself I loved the displays and the interesting information. The employee was a bit overwhelmed but very knowledgable about the history of the area. She explained everything clearly, even if it was in a few more words than was expected. There are interesting objects and plenty of information about fishing in general. As I am from... More 

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