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Indian Temple Mound and Museum

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Address: 139 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL
Phone Number: +1 850-833-9595
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Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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We are an educational and cultural institution of long standing traditions....

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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Indian Mound on the Bay

Being and old Archaeologist, the Temple Mound was fantastic. During the Civil War it had a gun battery on top of it as it was the highest point around. Nice shaded area to just... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 17, 2016
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Xenia, Ohio
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Xenia, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

Being and old Archaeologist, the Temple Mound was fantastic. During the Civil War it had a gun battery on top of it as it was the highest point around. Nice shaded area to just walk around in and look at the exhibits.

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Hopkinsville, Kentucky
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

Being dependent on a walker I could not go up the stairs on the mound. There are no real guides to discuss displays here, kind of a do it yourself tour. However there are a few interesting exhibits and the children did like the few hands on displays of early tools. Was disappointed that the gift shop did not carry... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

The museum is relatively small, but has so many interesting things to see and read about. There are a few hands-on activities for kids. The price is great at $5, which also gets you into two other museums. If you had small children with you, you could easily go here and be done in an hour. They would really enjoy... More 

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Montgomery, Alabama, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016

The mound and museum are part of the larger heritage park, operated and maintained by the city. Definitely worth the visit for anyone interested in the native American culture of the pre-Columbian era.

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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016

Great little museum tucked away in the middle of downtown Ft Walton Beach. Learn about the earliest settlers to the area and how they lived. Very educational

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Papillion, Nebraska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2016

This is a nice little museum that showcases artifacts from the Native American culture that was indigenous to the Emerald Coast. We stumbled upon it when we were taking a walk around downtown FWB. Admission is reasonable ($5 each) and I feel like we learned quite a bit about the history of the area.

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Cleveland, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2016

Although the mound is a very small area that just makes it more accessible because you can stop to explore as you walk the shopping area of town. And, its completely in the shade making it cool viewing on hot days.

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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2016

Love the Indian Temple Mound museum lots of great information lots to look at and it is right by the Camp Walton schoolhouse

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PANAMA CITY BEACH
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

Fascinating. Loved looking in the museum that had displays of Indian life in this local area. Artifacts, pottery, clothing, weapons, etc.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

Pay $5 and you gain access to the mound, the old school house and the other museum. This was just okay. The mound is just an observation deck that has two boards about it. This also includes admission into the schoolhouse. This is cool since there is a lot of original wood and stuff still in use. I would definitely... More 

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