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Destin History & Fishing Museum

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Address: 108 Stahlman Ave, Destin, FL 32541-1533
Phone Number: +1 850-837-6611
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Experience the historic and educational exhibits detailing early Destin...

Experience the historic and educational exhibits detailing early Destin life from the 1830s. Witness the birth and evolution of a fishing industry that has become the heritage of the "World's Luckiest Fishing Village". View over 60 mounts of fish caught by anglers in Destin waters and learn about local fish and fishing. See the restored "Primrose", Destin's last seine boat and the original first post office building that served the early pioneers.

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Destin museum is a quaint little museum with lots of Destin history. It's small and you'll surely not spend a day there but it's super informative if you're interested in fishing... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Destin museum is a quaint little museum with lots of Destin history. It's small and you'll surely not spend a day there but it's super informative if you're interested in fishing or Destin.

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was one of the stops on our Segway tour. Unfortunately, part of it was closed for the day due to a large school group, but we still got to see the outdoor exhibits. In October, the museum celebrated it's 11th Anniversary.

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Morehead, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed learning more about Destin and how the fishing industry began here.From Captain Destin, Mr Marler and many others this place provided us with great stories and History

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Navarre, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

31 senior travelers from Pensacola visited last week and found the museum most interesting and educational. Kathy Marler Blue was an excellent host and tour guide through the facility. She has intricate knowledge of the history of Destin and the fishing rodeo and told the stories well. The staff were very helpful. Displays and photos helped illustrate the history. A... More 

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La Grange Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

My brother and I go to Destin for Fishing Rodeo and I was stopped several times on the docks about a newspaper story about myself. A staffer during the weigh in stated he reconized me from the musuem. I asked what he was talking about and he told me my picture was hanging up in musuem. We stopped here on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Great museum full of history, artifacts, photographs, mounted fish and more. All the old fIshing reports are there thru current date and lots of research material plus a short video on the Oct FIshing Rodeo. Very nice staff.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

We happened upon this museum the other day and decided to stop in. We are very glad we did. The woman running it is a descendant of one of the founding families of Destin so is very knowledgable of the history of the Emerald Coast. We learned a lot from her and from viewing the exhibits. We really enjoyed our... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

The lady that runs this place was very nice and knowledgeable, but it was dinky small and not worth the $5 charge to get in. The fish were all plaster models, and you could tell some of them were very old.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

We wanted to check this place out since we had never been to it before. It was a very quaint museum. It was very well laid out and gave an overview of the Destin area. Very interesting and informative. Glad we stopped by.

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Spring, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Cute little place with lots of stuff to look at. The people who worked there were awesome. We did a little scavenger hunt after browsing thru all kinds of things. The fish wall was pretty neat

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