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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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Recommend for family and children.

The majority of the surroundings are handicapped accessible which made it good for my wife. However, the mounds are up 2 flight of wooden stairs. The museum was very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Byron, Georgia
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Byron, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The majority of the surroundings are handicapped accessible which made it good for my wife. However, the mounds are up 2 flight of wooden stairs. The museum was very interesting and displayed a lot of pottery and artifacts from the era.

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Lenexa, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We stopped in on our driving trip home. We allowed about 2 hours and that was plenty of time. The site includes an old school house museum, the temple mound itself which you can walk to the top, and another museum containing the history of the people and their lives. Being history buffs, we found this information and fun.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This small museum is a great place to learn about the native inhabitants of Fort Walton. The mound is small but beautiful in the middle of a busy part of town. The exhibits and staff were amazing and it is a must stop if you like history!

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Radford, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

You can walk to the top of the mound for free. However, there is a charge for the museum, school house, and two other small exhibits. The museum has a surprisingly large collection of local Indian materials. The best piece being the red human clay figure that is pictured on their information materials. I enjoyed the school house for my... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

The Indian Temple Mound park is a very nice little park with exhibits detailing the history of the area regarding the early American Indian tribes from the area (who built the mound on the site). Located at the convergence of Highway 98 and Highway 85, the park is easily accessible and convenient to anyone in Fort Walton Beach and Destin.... More 

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Terre Haute, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This museum is small but has quite excellent displays and is well worth seeing. Along with the Indian displays, there is a nice little gift shop and an old fashioned school house to visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

About $5 for essentially one display room. There is a nice display of pottery and some historical perspective on American Indian history in general and the area specifically, but essentially you could get all the info off their webpage. Understand they are trying to pay for it likely without a lot of tax dollars but you do not get a... More 

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Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We enjoyed this stop as a visit on vacation in Ft. Walton Beach. Small fee of $5 per adult, $3 per child. The speaker in the schoolhouse site was extremely informative. He def knew what he was talking about and had alot to share. The Civil War bldg. was closed the day we visited, so that was disappointing for my... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We visited during Memorial Day weekend. Very well laid out and awesome artifacts.learned quite a bit about the earliest inhabitants of the Fl. Panhandle. Would highly recommend for school age children.

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Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 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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