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Destin History and Fishing Museum
108 Stahlman Avenue
(850) 837-6611

Air Force Armament Museum (North of Fort Walton Beach)
Admission free. Exhibits of aircraft and armaments dating back to World War I. This is a must see.  Take the kids to for a close up look of those high flying machines.
850-651-1808, Hwy. 85 near the west gate of Eglin Air Force Base.

National Museum of Naval Aviation
1750 Radford Blvd
Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida 32508
800-327-5002 toll free

USS Alabama Battleship
2703 Battleship Parkway (Highway 90/98)
Just off Interstate 10, Exits 27 or 30

Camp Walton School House (Fort Walton Beach)
Restored and maintained by the Jr. Service League of For Walton Beach.  Built in 1912, the school was in use until 1936. The building is open to groups for tours by reservation.
850-833-9595, 107 First St, Ft. Walton, FL

Emerald Coast Science Center (Fort Walton Beach)
Admission $3.50, children 3 and under free. Where a child can turn  a science museum into fun!  Come discover the difference a hands-on encounter with science can make. At the FOCUS CENTER, you’ll find a museum for children and families filled with touchable, interactive exhibits that teach about natural phenomena and basic scientific principles.
850- 664-1261, Fort Walton Beach, FL

Heritage Museum (Valparaiso)
Located just a few minutes from the East Gate of Eglin Air Force Base. The Heritage Museum features exhibits that illustrate the history of NW Florida. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 - 4:00. Admission is free.
850-678-2615, 115 Westview Avenue, Valparaiso, FL

Indian Temple Mound Museum (Fort Walton Beach)
Admission $2. A 20,000 piece exhibit showcasing America's largest collection of Southeastern Indian ceramic artifacts found in a 40-mile radius of the downtown area. A temple mound, once used by Native Americans for political and religious ceremonies, is just outside the museum.
850-833-9595, 139 Miracle Strip Pkwy., downtown Ft. Walton Beach, FL

Old Destin Post Office (Destin)
Artifacts, photos, historic objects and data reflect the culture of early Destin pioneers. Destin's first post office was set up in a home parlor in 1897. Hours: Wed. 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
850-837-8572, Stahlman Ave, Destin, FL

Fine Arts


In May of 1996, the Grayton Beach Fine Arts Festival was moved to the magnificent grounds of Eden State Gardens where the juried art festival is now a weekend-long yearly event, attended by thousands. ArtsQuest, a full week of art-related activities culminating with the fine arts festival was added that same year.
Art in Florida: Links to all Florida Art Galleries,Art Centers, Art Museums, Art Organizations and selected Artists. The complete guide to art in Florida.


The Jazz Society of Pensacola, Inc.
JSOP is an organization of business and professional people, musicians, teachers, students and just plain listeners working together for the purpose of advancing jazz music.


Arts & Design Society of Fort Walton Beach, Florida
ADSO is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to sponsor, stimulate and promote art within its membership, the local community, and affiliated regional and national artistic communities.
Northwest Florida Ballet
The Northwest Florida Ballet is a non-profit Corporation dedicated to: providing quality dance performance and instruction for Northwest Florida communities.


Abreu Fine Art
Largest Fine Art Gallery on the Emerald Coast. Featuring over 40 international & nationally acclaimed artists. Destin


Quincy Art
Fine art and craft supplies. Your source for creative recreation. Art classes for young and old. Shop online. Located in Seaside.

Fusion Art Glass
We offer North American art glass of unsurpassed quality and the best selection on the Emerald Coast. Seaside



Visual Arts Center of Northwest Florida
A showcase for the expression of human emotion, a school to nurture creativity and a place filled with warmth and welcome. With museum quality exhibition space and studio classrooms, the Visual Arts Center provides the
perfect atmosphere for creativity. Panama City


Military Bases

Eglin Airforce Base

Hurlburt Field