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Address: 139 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL
Phone Number: 850-833-9595
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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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This is just an amazing place to visit!

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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TARPON SPRINGS
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TARPON SPRINGS
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56 reviews 56 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

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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32 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

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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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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Meadville, Pennsylvania
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4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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163 reviews 163 reviews
67 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 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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227 reviews 227 reviews
65 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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