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Destin History & Fishing Museum

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Address: 108 Stahlman Ave, Destin, FL 32541-1533
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+1 850-837-6611

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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Hidden Destin History

If you are into history, or learning, or just want to see some big fish and cool old pics, this is the place to go! I have been there a few times. I love the fish mounts and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
El Campo, Texas
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El Campo, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you are into history, or learning, or just want to see some big fish and cool old pics, this is the place to go! I have been there a few times. I love the fish mounts and seeing the old photos of Destin before she was famous. They give you great information, and tell you all about the area.... More 

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Destin, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful little museum that all tourists should visit. Learn a little about Destin's short but rich history! Locals take pride in preserving an amazing past. Take time to talk to the locals that volunteer.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

The owner is very nice and knowledgeable and takes the time to explain all of the historic pieces in the museum. It's a quaint little place but it's loaded with history and awesome information for the little ones has a nice gift shop as well.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

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.

Thank Gary C
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

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 9 November 2016 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

1 Thank JLR5454
Navarre, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

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 

1 Thank Susan B
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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