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Emerald Coast Attractions

From water parks to historic museums the Emerald Coast has it all. Whether you are a family on the go or just looking to broaden your horizons there are many attraction throughout the area that will prove to be exactly what you are looking for.

The rich history of the once quaint fishing village is enough to fill even the most difficult palate. Come see what our area can offer for you.

Big Kahuna's Water & Adventure Park
Oversized water park offers more than 40 exciting water attractions. Includes three tropical mini golf courses, two wild and fast go-kart tracks and three high-thrill rides.
1007 Highway 98 E Destin, FL 32541
Phone: 850-837-4061
Official Website

ScienceThe Arts Center at
Okaloosa-Walton Community College

100 College Blvd
Niceville, FL
A state-of-the-art fine and performing arts complex presenting Broadway shows and other various touring artists, concerts, theatre and dance productions, and art exhibits. The Arts Center is home to the OWCC Fine & Performing Arts Division, the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra, and the McIlroy and Holzhauer Galleries.
(850) 729 6000
Toll-Free: (888) 838 2787
Official Website

Camp Walton Schoolhouse
SE Miracle Strip Pkwy
next door to the Indian Temple Mound & Museum
Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32548
Phone: (850) 833-9595

Destin History & Fishing Museum, Inc.
Experience the feeling of swimming in the Gulf of Mexico with award winning examples of fish caught in Destin displayed on a 100 feet of wall space depicting the Gulf floor. View a large collection of antique fishing rods and reels, the most unique is constructed of split bamboo with an original Penn Reel, that belonged to Earnest Hemmingway.
108 Stahlman Avenue
Destin, Florida 32541
Phone: (850) 837-6611
Official Website

ScienceEmerald Coast Science Center
A child’s fantasy museum of science, it stimulates the imagination with exhibits such as a reflecting Castle of Mirrors, "adult-sized" bubble makers, a literally hair-raising Vandergraph generator, an electrifying Illuma Storm and more.
139 Brooks St.
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Phone: (850) 664-1261
Official Website

Ft. Walton Beach Skating Center
202 Racetrack Rd. NW
Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32548
Phone: (850) 863-1222

Gator BeachGator Beach
Gator Beach is the regions' only alligator attraction. Gator Beach is a unique environment where you can view live alligators for Free. There is no admission to Gator Beach and your family can participate in a Free alligator show. Gator Beach features over 100 Live Alligators and is the only place you can actually feed alligators in a safe environment from 11am - 5pm daily. Stroll through our Florida wildlife exhibit area and don't forget to have your photo taken holding a live alligator. The Gator Show times runs everyday from noon - 4pm.
Gator Beach at Fudpucker's Destin 20001 Emerald Coast Pkwy. Destin, FL 32541
Phone: (850) 654-4200 ext. 40
Official Website

Goofy Golf
401 N. Eglin Pkwy.
Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32548
Phone: (850) 862-4922

America’s second oldest marine park (1955), it hosts Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, California sea lions, Peruvian penguins, Ridley turtles and more in 14 fascinating Gulf-edged exhibits. Dolphin stars Princess and Delilah delight with feats from comedic soccer games to 18-foot (540cm) leaps toward the clouds.
1010 Miracle Strip Pkwy. SE
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Phone: (850) 244-5169
Official Website

Heritage Park & Cultural Center
Together these three museums form a Cultural Center which represents the history of Fort Walton Beach area Indian Temple Mound, The 6,000-piece exhibit, showcasing America’s largest collection of Southeastern Indian ceramic artifacts, journeys through 10,000 years of four prehistoric tribes. The largest Indian mound discovered along saltwater (1400 A.D.) stands guard beside the museum. Camp Walton Schoolhouse & Garnier Post Office Museum.
139 S.E. Miracle Strip Pkwy.
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Phone: (850) 833-9595
Official Website

Island Golf Center, Lost Lagoon Golf
1306 Miracle Strip Pkwy.
Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32548
Phone: (850) 224-1612

Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier
1030 Miracle Strip Pkwy.
Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32548
Phone: (850) 244-1023
Official Website

Old Destin Post Office Museum
Adjacent to the Destin Community Center on Stahlman Ave.
Destin, FL 32541

The Track Family Recreation CenterThe Track Family Recreation Center
The Track in Destin is your family headquarters for fun! Our action-packed recreation center features everything from the ultimate in go-cart tracks, like our Wild Woody three-tiered go-kart/roller coaster hybrid, to big fun for little tykes at Kids Country. Challenge your friends to miniature golf, Bumper Boats, or test your courage at our bungee jumping tower. See our website for 10% OFF and FREE shipping on tickets!
1125 Hwy. 98 E.
Destin, FL 32541
Phone: (850) 654-4668
Official Website

PlaneU.S. Air Force Armament Museum
Riddled with bombs, the only U.S. museum dedicated to the display of Air Force armament is "protected" by 25 reconnaissance, fighter and bomber planes such as the B-17 Flying Fortress and SR-71 Blackbird Spy Plane. Four wars -- WWII, Korean, Vietnam and Persian Gulf -- are spanned through a fighter cockpit simulator, thousands of weapons, war films, photography exhibits and more.
Hwy. 85 (outside main gate Eglin AFB)
Eglin AFB, FL 32542
Phone: (850) 882-4062
Official Website