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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: Historic Sites, Natural History Museums, Museums
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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!

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Parma Heights, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Moulton, Alabama
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I think it cost me around 6.50 per person to get to see the temple mound museum, as well as the other three. Now when I say the other three, they are small buildings. They are small, one room museums, a post office, a civil war shed, and a schoolhouse. With that said, I think they are just dandy. I... More

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Glendale, Arizona
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12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Has a 2 room museum and the smallest post office and a school house on property beside the mounds. Just so you know after you climb up to the mound all you see is cutouts of Indians and Indian children. Nothing inside to see. Its just knowing that your on top of several Indians that is significant. The school house,... More

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Frisco, Texas
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9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We were impressed by the native culture in this area of the country. The museum is very small but the attendant was very informative. We enjoyed this place.

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FWB
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Thought it was a bit overpriced for what was there.... I shared as much history with the staff as they shared with me:( .

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Moody, Alabama
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50 reviews 50 reviews
16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We really enjoyed the museum about local history of the Fort Walton Beach area. The Indian mound and exhibit were under renovation. They also had an old school house, an old post office and a civil war exhibit.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This was a good place to learn about the early inhabitants of the Florida area. My son (age 12) enjoyed the interactive exhibits (loom weaving, fire starting, drilling). They also have an old school house, post office and a mini civil war exhibit on the property. They are currently doing construction on the Temple Mound (looked like it would be... More

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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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9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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20 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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