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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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Interesting local history

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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Meadville, Pennsylvania
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Meadville, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

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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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Bennington, Vermont
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

A must if you visit this area. Small but has much to offer. Staff personable and knowledgeable. Only drawback is that there are several stairs to the mound and it is not handicapped accessible.

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Long Valley, New Jersey
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152 reviews 152 reviews
66 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Doesn't compare to the large Miamisburg, Ohio mound complex but a pleasant surprise in Florida. The mound is relatively small but several interesting artifacts have been excavated and on display in the museum. The school house and civil war room are also located on site and worth a look.

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Oelwein
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228 reviews 228 reviews
65 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

I didn't expect to see anything like this along the coast but it is a good historic site to see while in the area.

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Fairhope, Alabama
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60 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This is a wonderful museum next to an ancient Native American burial mound. The museum recounts the history of this region from Paleolithic times to the present .It has one of the best collections of pottery and artifacts discovered in the area. . There are 3 other attractions that are included at this site. There is a one room school... More 

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Webster Groves, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

The Indian Mound and artifacts were nice to see but what was most interesting for me was the old one-room school house and the civil war room. The school house with all the period furnishings and memorabilia is a local treasure. And, how the local area was involved in the civil war was interesting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The school house as well as the Indian life exhibits were our favorite. The vokunteer tour guide was very well prepared and one could tell enjoyed their work showing us the place.

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Parma Heights, Ohio
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014 via mobile

If you are interested in Native American artifacts, this place is a little gem. It looks small, but there is little fluff and a lot of artifacts in each case. The descriptions are just enough and not overwhelming. Most items are from the mound itself or nearby areas and they go way back to the earliest people continuing to more... More 

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