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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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Memphis to N.O. to Fort Walton
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

This is over the bridge in the old town. It is a nice little something to do (especially with the kids) when you have had enough sun for a few hours.

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Gulf Breeze, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Indian Temple Mound Museum in downtown Fort Walton Beach is a small museum in a unique setting. A boardwalk outside the museum allows visitors to climb to the top of the burial mound to view a replica of a ceremonial structure. Inside the museum is an impressive collection of Native American pottery excavated from the Florida coastal area and dating... More

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Tampa, Florida
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72 reviews 72 reviews
36 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

It was interesting seeing all the fragments of pottery in the museum and the incising on them. It is awesome that the mound is preserved to the extent that it is. Helps us remember there is something that has been here since before 1776. Near the Indian Museum and Mound there is also a schoolhouse museum. The guide there was... More

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Navarre, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

The Indian Temple Mound Museum is a peaceful haven in the heart of downtown Fort Walton Beach. While the city is bustling just outside the museum once inside I was transformed to a time long ago when Native Americans lived here. The artifacts tell the story of the mound Indians that lived here. It's fascinating to see the pottery and... More

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Kingsland, Georgia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Interesting museum. Fun to walk around and check out. Was within walking distance from where we were staying.

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Toronto, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
12 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

As you drive off the Okaloosa Island bridge into Downtown on Hwy.98 it's easy to miss this one-of-a-kind museum. The site is very densely vegetated with tall palm trees, huge old oak trees, whose spreading branches are hung with Spanish Moss, and many other leafy trees. This makes it almost impossible to see the huge, circular Indian Temple Mound, the... More

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Palm Coast, Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

This museum is well curated and is a treasure-trove of information about the civilizations present here before Europeans settled. Very well-researched.

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Museum Programm... C, Museum Programming Coordinator at Indian Temple Mound and Museum, responded to this review

We're glad you had a good time at our museums! Our museums cover over 12,000 years of history about Native Americans and local history, and our exhibits are constantly evolving. Come visit again and you'll probably see something different! More

Erie, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

First, we checked out the Indian Mound and the replica of the Temple and read about its history. Next, we toured the museum and the related buildings. There were quite a few Native American items exhibited going back 14000 years! The most interesting part was the early 1900's restored schoolhouse with all the furnishings and pictures. Does anyone know what... More

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Museum Programm... C, Museum Programming Coordinator at Indian Temple Mound and Museum, responded to this review

We are so glad you had a great time at our museums during your recent visit! The Dunce cap was named after John Duns Scotus, who is a well-respector Scottish scholar and theologian born in 1260. One of his more mystical teachings was that wearing a cone shaped hat, similiar to that of a wizard, would funnel knowledge to the... More

Atlanta, Georgia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Great little museum. We needed a place to go as the beach was too cold. I am surprised that we have driven past it several times. The total price was $13 for the 4 of us. We learned about the history of the Native Americans in the area. Within the museum, there were several hands on features that we loved.... More

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Warrensburg, Missouri, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Learned a lot about the history of Fort Walton Beach. Never knew anything about the native Americans who inhabited the area. We learned about the area and the people.

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