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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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A surprising and fascinating find

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Shalimar, Florida
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Shalimar, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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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 6 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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Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

The museum is a worthwhile stop,with lots of old artifacts and tributes to various fishing legends around the area, but if you have any questions, I hope that you have better luck than we did finding a volunteer who is customer friendly. Ours had a last name that is prominent in the area, but judging by her gender, I assume... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This place was pretty neat. We had some time to kill so we decided to check it out. We had 3 younger chidden in our group ages 8, 5 and 1. There was a scavenger hunt and neat little knick knacks. Loved seeing all the fish in the display cases. For $5 you couldn't beat the price. Glad we visited!

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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

We throughly enjoyed The Destin History & Fishing Museum. I am a firm believer in visiting museums in every city or beach location in our travels. The gentleman that was a host was very nice and knowledgeable which added to our visit. This is a great way to learn the history of Destin.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

See the history of Destin. If you are a history buff, certainly worth the admission. You can see the local history, the founders etc.... Take the time, you will not be disappointed.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This small museum is packed with the history of Destin and of the fishing industry along the Gulf Coast. They have a number of skeletons, teeth, taxidermy specimens, and photos of sharks and local fish. It was very interesting, even to a non-fishing person. I'm sure fishermen really love it. I was fascinated with the history of how this once... More 

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Address: Address: 108 Stahlman Ave, Destin, FL 32541
Phone Number: 850 837 6611
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Destin

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