Everyone knows of the beautiful sugar white sand beaches and emerald green water at Fort Walton Beach, FL but here are a few other attractions you may not know about:
From museums to shopping, there is always something to do in and around Fort Walton Beach!
Heritage Park & Cultural Center
The City of Fort Walton Beach Heritage Park & Cultural Center includes the Indian Temple Mound Museum, Camp Walton Schoolhouse Museum, Garnier Post Office Museum, Fort Walton Temple Mound, and the Civil War Exhibit building.
Together these four museums and National Historic Landmark form a cultural center which presents the history of the Fort Walton Beach area from prehistoric times, some 12,000 years ago, the Civil War as it relates to the region, the first school in 1912, and through the close of the post office in the 1950′s. For more information, visit their wesite.
Emerald Coast Science Center
Located in downtown Fort Walton Beach, the science center offers numerous exhibits and hands-on demonstrations including the Hall of Life, Under the Hood & Wind Tunnel, and more! For more information, visit the Emerald Coast Science Center.
Air Force Armament Museum
With a collection of over 15,000 artifacts from the early days of aviation warfare armament during World War I through today’s high tech bombs and planes, the armament museum is a must see in the Fort Walton Beach area. For more information about the museum, visit the Air Force Armament Museum.
Emerald Coast Dirt & Vert
The only complete extreme sports facility along the coast in Northwest Florida, Emerald Coast Dirt & Vert includes a 9,000 square foot skatepark/street course, a BMX Racing track, and Burly BMX/Freestyle Dirt Jumps all in one place! To find out more,visit Emerald Coast Dirt & Vert.
With over 60 national and local retail stores and restaurants, you are sure to find what you are looking for at Uptown Station. In addition, the district hosts several major events throughout the year attracting thousands of people. For more information, visit Uptown Station.
Downtown Arts & Entertainment District
The downtown area is home to a variety of unique shops and restaurants, Heritage Park & Cultural Center, Emerald Coast Science Center, and much more! Within the downtown area, the antique district contains numerous antique and collectables shops. To see what’s happening downtown this month, visit Downtown FWB.
Featuring two 18 hole miniature golf courses, people of all ages have been having fun at Goofy Golf in Fort Walton Beach for over 50 years! For more information, visit Goofy Golf.