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 artefacts from indigenous cultures. To the city’s north-east, the Air Force Armament Museum showcases artefacts, 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 colour, the Downtown FWB Farmers Market offers fresh produce, prepared foods and local arts and crafts.

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      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 centre where they can play laser tag or navigate...

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      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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      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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