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Indian Temple Mound and Museum

139 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL
850-833-9595
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural History Museums, Historic Sites, Museums
Owner description: We are an educational and cultural institution of long standing traditions. It is our mission to preserve, interpret and present the prehistory and... more » Owner description: 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! « less
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We were stopped at a red light and noticed the sign. My daughter loves indian artifacts so we went in. Nice place to stop and spend an hour, it's not very big. Nice gift shop, not very expensive.

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Orlando, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

When you're writing an article about 3000 year old civilizations, it's nice to have some evidence of their existence. The Indian Temple Mound and Museum has exactly that evidence and a curator who can explain ancient Timucua Indian cultures in today's language. Beautiful displays and setup for excellent camera shots. Thanks for preserving history and sharing it with us all!... More

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Buena Vista, Colorado
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Museum has very interesting artifacts about the early culture of the area. If was well organized and flowed smoothly. Makes you think of the people who were there hundreds of years ago and how they lived. Be sure to see the early school house, post office and Civil War exhibits also on the grounds. Well worth the stop.

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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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76 reviews 76 reviews
12 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

We're nearing the end of our visit to the area and finally stopped in to visit the museum today, and were very pleasantly surprised. They have a really excellent and extensive collection of Indian pottery from the area, very attractively displayed, and a substantial amount of helpful historical information. The one element that I found surprisingly lacking was their museum... More

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Rome, Georgia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

This museum, even though not large, has the biggest collection of pottery that I have seen to date. The history of Native Americans is traced and shows how the coming of Spaniards changed their lifestyle. With admission you can go to the one room schoolhouse,the post office and a small Civil War display.

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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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71 attraction reviews
197 helpful votes 197 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Several reviewers have already given descriptions of what this museum is about. It is a small museum, but may take close to an hour to get through. There is a lot of reading, and some of it is a distance from where you are standing, so if you use glasses, bring them. This museum provides history, not only of native... More

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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

So much to see, the Temple Mound, the Museum, the schoolhouse and post office. All fun and very interesting artifacts. They are redoing the entrance on 98, and it should be something to see. The museum and gift shop have so much, the real Native American story of NW Florida. You have to stop when you are in town, low... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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73 reviews 73 reviews
7 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Great history and a nice museum, very much worth the hour it takes to see. Then stroll around downtown.

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

Went here to get school credit for my son missing school ( never had to do that ridiculous stuff when i was a kid, my parents just said we wouldn't be there and that was that... Pardon me while I vent lol). Anyways the attraction was interesting, initially thought it was a burial mound and found out it was not... More

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hatfield indiana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Really enjoyed the artifacts and history! a jog into the past of Ft Walton history...really enjoyed!

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