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Called the Heritage Park now, you can get a map when you visit the Indian Temple Mound Musuem. It illustrates where each historical building are and when it they were built. Really cool I think. It doesn't cost anything to walk around yourself and to be able to get out into...
Indian Temple Mound Museum
I feel so lucky to come from such a rich heritage and I am very proud of where I come from. We all come from different tribe sort to speak of, but our descendants are the same. I missed visiting this place the last time I was in Ft. Walton. I was going to make a point to see...
Ramada Plaza Hotel Beach Resort
5 Reviews and 294 Opinions My family will never stay at another Ramada again and I would never recommend staying here to...
ruth's chris: steakhouse
ruth's chris steakhouse is located about a mile east of fort walton beach in destin. this national chain is always consistant for good prime steaks, lobster, and local seafood. if you get tired of all the seafood restaurants on the emerald coast and crave a good steak this...
Sealand: Named for a Container Ship
When we went to the condo meeting to tell us about the area, the lady that was doing the presentation recommended this restaurant as one that had early bird specials and was reasonable. The restaurant was named for the ship (probably one of the Sealand-Marek group) that...
Chick-fil-A: Not Hamburgers
In 1946, Truett Cathy opened the Dwarf Grill in Hapeville, a suburb of Atlanta. The first Chick-fil-A was opened in Atlanta's Greenbriar Mall in 1967. Chick-fil-A expanded in GA and SC until in 2000 they had more than $1 billion system-wide sales. By 2003, Chick-fil-A had...
Rick's Crab Trap: No Catch for the Early Bird
We drove back to Fort Walton Beach, and tried Rick's for the Early Bird Specials. On the way, we drove by "Okaloosa on Ice" which is an outdoor ice rink set up in a local park from Nov 18th to Jan 2nd. We had seen the Early Bird sign when we tried before to go here for...
Howl at the Moon
One of the most fun places in FWB, Howl at the Moon features dueling pianos with huge crowds, expensive drinks and a $10-per-person cover charge, but it really is worth it! They play a variety of music from funky 70s music like Kung Fu fighting and YMCA to popular modern...
hog's breath saloon: key west style
the hog's breath saloon is a replica of the famous hog's breath in key west. this beach bar offers live entertainment and is a fun place to drink and listen to live music. see their web site for current acts.
South of I-10
Fort Walton Beach is on the coast about halfway between Panama City to the east and Pensacola. We took I-10 across the panhandle of Florida and got off on State Road 85 which is a north-south highway that runs from US 331 in Paxton, through I-10 in Crestview and past Eglin...
Walking Tour - Start
We got a walking tour brochure from the Indian Temple Mound Museum. I think you can also get one at the Chamber of Commerce. The Walking Tour starts with the Indian Temple Mound and museum at 139 S. E. Miracle Strip Parkway. We did start there, but we didn't walk very much...
Little Chapel in Vandegriff Park
On the historical walking tour, you can get a map from the Indian Temple Mound Museum.The plaque above the door reads:Served as an Office of First Methodist Church Circa 1940. Restoration sponsored by Histortic Preservation Society of Greater Fort Walton 1993.
Camp Walton Schoolhouse Museum 1912
This on the historical walking tour, you can get a map from the Indian Temple Mound Museum.This one room schoolhouse was built in 1912 as Camp Walton Schoolhouse. It housed eight grades and later they added an addition to the back to house the high school grades. It was...
Garnier Post Office Museum1918
This on the historical walking tour, you can get a map from the Indian Temple Mound Museum.It served as the local post office for the Northwest area of Florida and was built with cypress wood. They have since added a ramp to have easy access for people with disabilities and...
Gulfview Hotel 1906
This on the historical walking tour, you can get a map from the Indian Temple Mound Museum.Was built in 1906 and was continously in business till 1986. It has 9 cottages that surround the hotel. Listed on the NRHP# 92001402.Theodore “Pop” Staff and his young wife, Molly, two...
Old St. Mary Church 1941
This on the historical walking tour, you can get a map from the Indian Temple Mound Museum.The first church was a white frame rectangular building with a bell tower, seating about fifty people. It was built in the vicinity of what is now the corner of First and Shell...
Fort Walton Cannon
It reads:This was the principal armament for the Civil War Fort from which this city derived its name. It was sent here from Fort Barrancas, Pensacola, Florida by General Braxton Bragg, CSA, after a Confederate Company, Walton Guards, 1st Florida REgiment CSA, was shelled...
Fort Walton Historical Marker
It reads:Originally called Camp Walton, this Confederate installation, constructed in 1861 to guard East Pass, was garrisoned by a company of Florida militia called the "Walton Guards". Several small skirmishes with federal landing parties occurred near here. The Camp was...
Fort Walton Temple Mound
Fort Walton Temple Mound was built 1,000 years ago, it was the centerpiece of a large group of smaller mounds. It stands 17 feet tall and is 223 feet long. The most senior member of the elite class was typically the leader of the community. These men, or women, were thought...
Okaloosa on Ice
We saw that in the winter around Christmas, there was ice skating in the park. We didn't try it ourselves but thought the idea of outdoor ice skating in Florida was interesting. The ice skating rink, can accommodate about 100 skaters at a time, is a local holiday favorite. The season rans from mid November to just after New Years.
Equipment: I think you can rent skates as I wouldn't expect Floridians to own them.
But last reference I can find to this on the internet is 2006. I'm not sure if it will run this winter.
Written Nov 22, 2009
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The Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce
Places like these are a wealth of information. Stop by and you will usually find plenty of information of things to see and do here. An excellent places to find places to lodge and dine at too.Located at 34 Miracle Strip Pkwy Fort Walton Beach, FL 32549850-244-8191
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