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Indian Temple Mound and Museum

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Address: 139 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL
Phone Number: 850-833-9595
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Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Description: We are an educational and cultural institution of long standing...
We are an educational and cultural institution of long standing traditions. It is our mission to preserve, interpret and present the prehistory and history of the Fort Walton Beach community and the Northwest Florida area from 14,000 B.C. through the 1950′s. We serve students, citizens and visitors through exhibits, educational programs, publications and special events.The Indian Temple Mound Museum is part of the Heritage Park and Cultural Center which also includes the Camp Walton Schoolhouse Museum, Garnier Post Office Museum, Fort Walton Temple Mound, and the Civil War Exhibit Building. One admission price covers all four museums!
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Amazing Preservation of Indigenous Culture

Ancient mound and museum of native peoples of the Florida Panhandle. A most worthwhile visit to anyone who wants to learn more of our history.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

The museum itself had some interesting items, but the other 3 buildings were not open. Was told we could come back in a couple of hours when those buildings opened if we kept our receipt. Not worth the trouble of going back. If you have to pay, all exhibits should be open at the same time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Ancient mound and museum of native peoples of the Florida Panhandle. A most worthwhile visit to anyone who wants to learn more of our history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

This museum is such a great attraction to the Emerald coast and Florida in general. I never knew that there were so many interesting things to learn about the early years along the Gulf Coast. This museum may be small, but there are some amazing artifacts and exhibits to be seen here. I highly recommend to everyone, a visit to... More 

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TARPON SPRINGS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Not only is it an Indian Temple Mound & Museum. It's also got a Civil War Tent & an Old Post Office & a school that dates back centuries!

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Pensacola, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This is a very small museum and small outdoor area to explore. I would recommend have this as a part of a day trip including something else like lunch or another park. If you enjoy history it is worth a stop to see something different. If you are not into history you probably won't be that interested. There are a... More 

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kansas city
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Situated in the downtown area of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, the Indian Temple Mound Museum gives a really good overview of the original inhabitants of the area. I have long studied and collected artifacts of the native inhabitants of the Americas, but I was amazed at some of the artifacts held by this museum. One of the most stunning is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you'd like to learn about the history of this area, make sure to take the time to walk through the museum. They have gathered what I consider the best collection of ancient indian pottery I have ever seen. The craftsmanship was amazing considering the tools they had to work with. I got a much better feel for what had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We enjoyed the exhibits, the schoolhouse, and walking through all of the grounds--a self-guided tour that is very enjoyable and educational on the history of the little town of Fort Walton Beach.

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Plainfield, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This museum was small but educational and interesting. Tickets were only $4.50 for adults. Indian artifacts inside the museum. Outside, an Indian mound, a small post office building, a small building housing civil war info, and a one room school house. All are from the 1800's. The school house had a guide who provided excellent information.

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Clinton, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I like places that have cultural significance. I also like Native American history. This attraction offers an unusual combination of both in a place where Native Americans are seldom recognized for their contributions. It is worth a visit.

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