From museums to shopping, there is always something to do in and around Fort Walton Beach!

Heritage Park & Cultural Center

The City of Fort Walton Beach Heritage Park & Cultural Center includes the Indian Temple Mound Museum, Camp Walton Schoolhouse Museum, Garnier Post Office Museum, Fort Walton Temple Mound, and the Civil War Exhibit building.

Together these four museums and National Historic Landmark form a cultural center that presents the history of the Fort Walton Beach area from prehistoric times, some 12,000 years ago, the Civil War as it relates to the region, the first school in 1912, and through the close of the post office in the 1950s.

Emerald Coast Science Center

Located just West of downtown Fort Walton Beach, the science center offers numerous exhibits and hands-on demonstrations including new Robotics exhibits, Hurricane Simulator, SMALLab Learning (sponsored by IMPACT100 of Northwest Florida), a live animal kingdom exhibit, and more! For more information about the Emerald Coast Science Center, visit the Emerald Coast Science Center Website.

Air Force Armament Museum

With a collection of over 15,000 artifacts from the early days of aviation warfare armament during World War I through today’s high-tech bombs and planes, the armament museum is a must-see in the Fort Walton Beach area. For more information about the museum, visit the Air Force Armament Museum.

Emerald Coast Dirt & Vert

The only complete extreme sports facility along the coast in Northwest Florida, Emerald Coast Dirt & Vert includes a 9,000 square foot skatepark/street course, a BMX Racing track, and Burly BMX/Freestyle Dirt Jumps all in one place! 

Uptown Shopping District

With over 60 national and local retail stores and restaurants, you are sure to find what you are looking for in the Uptown Shopping District. In addition, the district hosts several major events throughout the year attracting thousands of people.

Downtown Arts & Entertainment District

The downtown area is home to a variety of unique shops and restaurants, Heritage Park & Cultural Center, Emerald Coast Science Center, and much more! Within the downtown area, the antique district contains numerous antique and collectibles shops. To see what’s happening downtown this month, visit Downtown FWB.

Goofy Golf

Featuring two 18-hole miniature golf courses, people of all ages have been having fun at Goofy Golf in Fort Walton Beach for over 50 years! For more information, visit Goofy Golf.


Of course, what trip to the Fort Walton Beach area would be complete without visiting America’s Most Beautiful Beaches?