Arts and Cultural
Indian Temple Mound Museum
The first municipally owned and operated museum in Florida, this exhibit center houses interpretive exhibits that depict 12,000 years of Native American culture. This museum is handicap accessible.
Points of Interest
Air Force Armament Museum
Located next door to Eglin Air Force Base, this museum is the only facility in the United States dedicated to the display of Air Force weapons and equipment.
Emerald Coast Convention Center
Boasting quintessential Southern hospitality, this meeting venue has flexible event space for hire, ranging from 450 to 21,000 sq. ft. All spaces are fully customizable.
Emerald Coast Science Center
Ideal for kids, the Emerald Coast Science Center occupies a waterfront park on the sound in Fort Walton Beach. There is room for picnics onsite at this interactive exhibition center near the Boardwalk and Gulfarium.
Choose this activity and entertainment destination for great waterfront shopping, water sports, and boat/pontoon/jet ski rentals. You can even find hip nightlife clubs and bars here, or spot weekly fireworks displays in season.
The Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island
Find great restaurants and shopping venues on the Boardwalk, along with covered picnic areas, volleyball nets, and public restrooms/showers. There's plenty of parking, though guest of the Wyndham Garden Fort Walton Beach hotel can also walk there.
Sports and Entertainment
Big Kahuna's Water & Adventure Park
Not just your average water park, Big Kahuna's packs an enormous amount of fun into rides, slides, waves, rivers, pools, kiddie areas and sprinkler parks. The adventure half of this family-friendly amusement center includes bumper cars, mini golf and 85-ft. drop.
For more than 50 years, parents have treated their kids to a round or two of "goofy" miniature golf. With two courses and the famous Hammy the T-Rex - who proudly stands 23 feet tall, this mini golf lovers' paradise is a great family fun destination for all ages.
Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park
Visit dolphins, seals, sea lions, turtles and more at this amazing aquarium experience in Fort Walton Beach. You can even feed the penguins, snorkel with stingrays, and pet the Asian small clawed otter. Dolphin encounters for ages 8 and up can be purchased here too.
Olin Marler's Charter Fishing & Dolphin Tours
With more than 45 years of charter recreation fishing experience, Olin Marler's is the fleet vacationers trust for dolphin sightseeing cruises and fishing charters.