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Destin History & Fishing Museum

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Address: 108 Stahlman Ave, Destin, FL 32541-1533
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Experience the historic and educational exhibits detailing early Destin...

Experience the historic and educational exhibits detailing early Destin life from the 1830s. Witness the birth and evolution of a fishing industry that has become the heritage of the "World's Luckiest Fishing Village". View over 60 mounts of fish caught by anglers in Destin waters and learn about local fish and fishing. See the restored "Primrose", Destin's last seine boat and the original first post office building that served the early pioneers.

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Interested in history and fishing

My wife and I spent a couple hours at this museum. Very well worth the time we spent to learn more about the region and it's importance in the fishing industry. Well presented... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Morton, Mississippi
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Morton, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I spent a couple hours at this museum. Very well worth the time we spent to learn more about the region and it's importance in the fishing industry. Well presented and informative.

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Destin, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There is so much history and this museum, it is hard to know where to begin. Form the knowledge of the staff, to the antiquities. You forget when you drive up and down HWY 98 how much history this little town has to offer. Make sure you place this on your to do list.

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Destin, Fl
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As a Destin area native, I could not be more pleased with the museum. It displays local history and items unique to this area. Visiting the museum shows how a small fishing village grew into a major tourist attraction. Don't miss this unique history of the old Florida!

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Vineland, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the museum with friends, one an avid angler. Museum is small, but full of specimans caught in the area. Beautiful fish!! Lots of interesting items. Museum docent very informative, gave us brief history of the island, explained the topography of the area and why fishing became so important, explained why the sugar sand is so fine and white. There... More 

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Hilliard, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This small museum is about the history of Destin and the history of the fishing that made Destin. This is a must visit. The ladies that tell you about the history of the fishing are amazing. They told us about how Destin started, about the exhibits of the fishing boats and fish, and about the fishing Rodeo in October. WOW... More 

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Miramar Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited here for the first time after living in the area for 10 years. I found it to be very interesting with many great exhibits and some very big fish. Admission is 4 or 5 dollars.

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Beverly Hills, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2017

Go with your thinking cap on. So much to learn, and the staff is incredibly knowledged of local history. Loved it. Small and quaint. And, the walk through the old Post Office was charming.

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El Campo, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

If you are into history, or learning, or just want to see some big fish and cool old pics, this is the place to go! I have been there a few times. I love the fish mounts and seeing the old photos of Destin before she was famous. They give you great information, and tell you all about the area.... More 

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Destin, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

This is a wonderful little museum that all tourists should visit. Learn a little about Destin's short but rich history! Locals take pride in preserving an amazing past. Take time to talk to the locals that volunteer.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016 via mobile

The owner is very nice and knowledgeable and takes the time to explain all of the historic pieces in the museum. It's a quaint little place but it's loaded with history and awesome information for the little ones has a nice gift shop as well.

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