Fort Walton Beach is a city on Florida’s Panhandle famed for its endless white-sand beaches, an offshore island with tons of native wildlife and vast historic sites. Just offshore, Okaloosa Island offers a Marine Adventure Park that hosts penguins, alligators and dolphins. It also has soft white sand beaches with vast clear waters. At the Indian Temple Mound Museum, you will see a prehistoric mound and museum filled with artifacts from indigenous cultures. To the city’s northeast, the Air Force Armament Museum showcases artifacts, ephemera, displays and actual historic aircraft from World War I through to the present.

    At Wild Willy’s Adventure Zone, entire families can enjoy thrill rides, games and entertainment-themed around dinosaurs. The Emerald Coast Science Center offers kids the chance to get hands-on with science and technology. The Camp Walton Schoolhouse showcases education from the early 20th century in a historic building. For a bit of local color, the Downtown FWB Farmers Market offers fresh produce, prepared foods and local arts and crafts.

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    • 10 Best Things to Do in Fort Walton Beach

      Fort Walton Beach, Florida, is a historic area that offers a world of educational museums, farmers markets, temples, and more to thrill your senses and excite your family. You can visit a Native American burial mound followed by a Thai Buddhist temple. You can take the kids to an adventure entertainment center where they can play laser tag or navigate...

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    • 10 Places Where Locals Love to Eat in Fort Walton Beach

      Fort Walton Beach offers a broad selection of seafood in its many local eateries, plus a range of other types of food, from down-home to fusion. You can enjoy fresh, grilled seafood, fusion-style seafood, fried seafood, and just about any other kind of seafood you can dream up. If seafood isn't what you're craving, you'll also find plenty...

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    • 10 Best Things to Do After Dinner in Fort Walton Beach

      Fort Walton Beach has plenty to offer for entertainment after dinner. Whether you're looking for family fun or adult-oriented entertainment, you're sure to find something here, from miniature golf to enjoying cocktails with a waterfront view. You can head to a sports bar and shoot a round of billiards, go bowling, catch a live music performance, or play a...

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