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Indian Temple Mound and Museum

Address: 139 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL
Phone Number: 850-833-9595
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Natural History Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: We are an educational and cultural institution of long standing traditions. It is our mission to...
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Type: Historic Sites, Natural History Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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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Warrensburg, Missouri, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Austin, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Loved seeing this museum and finding out a little more history about indians who lived on the coast. Lots of interactive hands on stations for kids and adults. Didn't get to visit the school house. The surrounding area near the museum would have been fun to walk as well. Would love to go back! It is a small museum, but... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

We really enjoyed this museum as the docents were very good. The cover the different periods of human occupation of the area and have detailed artifacts. We toured the temple mound and museum but decided to come back another day for the rest of the museum complex which includes the viewing platform of the mound, a schoolhouse, post office and... More 

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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012 via mobile

My family visited this historic sight last summer. The outside area is free to view, but the inside area has a fee. We were a little surprised at the construction going on, and changes made to the original area. Maybe we understood things wrong, but it seems that the area was disrupted more than needed. It is a nice spot... More 

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Gordonsville, Tennessee
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

I looked really neat. There was a neat little school house next to it that was also closed but you could see thru the windows that is was a schoolhouse set up like back in the old days when students wore bonnets...It was very neat... Wish it had been open.

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Irving, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

This place may be small, but the museum was really nice. We loved how the history was preserved and treasured here. The native Americans who lived in Fort Walton were hard workers.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

This was very interesting for both the adults and children as well. To know of the culture and history of the indians was pretty cool. it also includes the camp school along with interesting facts about how school came to be.

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Houston, Texas
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66 reviews 66 reviews
13 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

We took our 6 and 9 yr olds to visit because of the reviews shared on tripadvisor ($3.50adults/$2child). They had fun with the hands on exhibits throughout the museum. Mostly, the basket weave and the antique manual drills. They also had some stones and artifacts that could be picked up and observed closely. It's very kid friendly. The Temple Mound... More 

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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201 reviews 201 reviews
56 attraction reviews
214 helpful votes 214 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

I have a huge interest in Native American Temple Mounds. Love exploring and walking the mound. Couls be interpretted and set up better.

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Beaumont, Texas, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

A budget friendly activity for the whole family. It was like you could feel the energy all around you in the air on top of the mound. My husband even liked it and he does not appreciate things like that very often. We will be back there again.

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