The Fort Walton Beach is home to some of the most incredible beaches you’ll find anywhere on the Florida panhandle, but it’s also got a few hidden gems that you may not have known about as well! Here are 5 pieces of Fort Walton Beach information you don’t know:
Hurlburt Field and Eglin Air Force Base Are Here!
If there’s one thing for certain when it comes to Fort Walton Beach it’s that the United States Air Force sure does love our amazing beaches just as much as you do! Fort Walton Beach is home not just to one but two different Air Force bases: Hurlburt Field, and Eglin Air Force Base.
Home to One of the Biggest and Best Military Museums in the United States
Speaking of Eglin Air Force Base, did you know that it’s home to arguably one of the best Air Force museums in the entire country? That’s right! The Air Force Armament Museum is located right on sight and has planes and exhibits that show you all about American firepower and air dominance from WW1 up through today. And the best part is that admission is free!
Home to Some Pretty Good Football Players
While some might believe just from a first look that we only raise good surfers or skateboarders here in Fort Walton Beach, the truth is we actually have a pretty good history of football players! Fort Walton Beach is the birthplace of many incredible players, such as 1996 Heisman Trophy winner Danny Wuerffel and two-time Super Bowl champ Jason Elam (who held the NFL record for the longest field goal in history for 15 years)!
Fort Walton Beach is a Town Proud of the Arts!
The town of Fort Walton Beach is filled with a number of incredible young artists, and here in our community there are groups that do an amazing job of promoting and supporting them! One of them is the Arts and Design Society, which occupies the Old City Hall Complex and holds a gallery filled with art made by local Fort Walton Beach artists! This is one of the best kept secrets of Fort Walton Beach and I would highly recommend checking it out the next time you stay.
Fort Walton Beach is Home to one of the Biggest Indian Artifact Collections in the Southeast
One of the biggest attractions in Fort Walton Beach is the Indian Temple and Mound Museum, which helps pay tribute to the 12,000+ years of Native American history in the area. But did you know that the museum is home to one of the biggest collections of Indian artifacts anywhere in the southeast US? It’s true! There are over 1,000 different artifacts throughout the museum that you can explore any time you’d like!
These are a just a few pieces of Fort Walton Beach information you may not know, but here’s a bonus fact for you that’s a little more known around town: did you know that the very best property rentals in all of Fort Walton Beach belong to The Breakers of Fort Walton Beach? It’s true! Our amazing rental properties are ready to welcome you for your next beach vacation stay!