3101 S. Ferdon Blvd.
Crestview, FL 32536
Phone: (850) 682-6255
Fax: (850) 682-7500
The Robert L. F. Sikes Public Library provides programs for all ages, electronic resources and databases, and exhibits of local artists.
Canoeing, picnicking, nature study, hiking, biking, and kayaking are popular activities at Cedar Key Scrub State Reserve.
Celebrated Eglin Field Historic District is a U.S. Historic District situated near Fort Walton Beach in Florida. It has made prime contributions to the defense of the United States in the tactical strategics and missile research. The unique district is based on the Eglin Air Force base. It constitutes as many as 20 historic buildings. It occupies a massive 160 acres (0.65 square kilometers) of land area. The district occupies great monumental value and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1998.
A prominent and active laboratory is swanked by Florida in the form of the McKinley Climatic Laboratory. The distinguished laboratory is also an eminent historic site in Florida. It is accurately located in Building 440 on Eglin Air Force Base. It was built in 1944 by the U.S. Army Air Corps of Engineers. The significant site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The architecture style follows the Late 19th and Early 20th Century Movement pattern. Although the site is not accessible to the public under normal circumstances, group tours can be organized for high school and older age groups.
Located on beautiful Choctawatchee Bay across the Mid-Bay bridge from Destin. The intercoastal waterway is nearby. The Bluewater High and Dry Marina has dry slips available and a bait and tackle shop.
Located on the north shore of Choctawhatchee Bay, by the Rocky Bayou Aquatic Preserve, Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park offers such amenities as picnic pavilions, a playground, foot-traffic bridge, crossing Puddin Head Lake; campsites, and a store. Boating, fishing, hiking, bicycling, picnicking, wildlife viewing, and canoeing are just some of the many activities to enjoy at Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park.
Built from native pine and oak, this historic one-room schoolhouse was the lone place for middle education until 1936. The building is open to groups for tours by reservation.
Fort Walton Mound is certainly a national landmark that is a symbol of the Pensacola culture. This mound was incorporated in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1966.
Clement Taylor Park is 3.55 acres of outdoor fun. The park includes a pier, playground and a wonderful beach with a swimming area. The park's pavilion is also available for rental for private events. A great place for a family outing, kids will love building sandcastles on the beach and playing in the shallow ocean waters.
Located a few miles from Destin, is the Gulfarium, Florida's premier marine show aquarium destination. Shows allow visitors to watch trainers interact with dolphins, sea lions, otters, and penguins several times a day. The Aquafarm also sells live coral, invertebrates, fish and more. Last admission is at 4p.
"Dedicated to educating, entertaining, and inspiring guests to respect and preserve wildlife by providing unique and memorable experiences for visitors of all ages to connect with marine life," the Gulfarium is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. year-round, except Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Visitors can enjoy animal encounters, dolphin and sea lion shows, daily animal chats, and exhibits.
Fishing is a huge part of the history and culture of the coastal town of Destin, and curious visitors can learn all about it at the Destin History and Fishing Museum. The museum includes a huge display illustrating the fish species who inhabit the Gulf of Mexico, antique fishing equipment and the oldest seine fishing boat still in existence. There is also an old Post Office building that's worth exploring.