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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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Frisco, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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5 attraction reviews
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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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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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77 reviews 77 reviews
12 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
30 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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73 attraction reviews
214 helpful votes 214 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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