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This Museum in Destin Provides Hours of Entertainment

Learn about Fishing and Local History at This Museum in Destin

A lot of people know the area for gorgeous beaches and laid-back vibes. Like many places, though, Destin has an interesting culture and history. When you're wanting to learn more about local facts, we know just the place. Near our apartments in Destin, you'll find the Destin History and Fishing Museum. It's the perfect spot to admire historical photographs and more. Here is what you can do at this local museum near Olympus Emerald Coast.

The Rodeo Exhibit

This gallery doesn't pay tribute to your typical rodeo. It refers to our own very special Destin Fishing Rodeo. In 1948, the Rodeo started as a way to draw interest and bring people to the area. Since then, it's become a well-known event and does its job of bringing tourists to our area. At the museum, you can learn more about the event's history and significance to the area. See cool photographs and artifacts from the past.

Diving and Fishing Exhibits

The latest exhibit at Destin History and Fishing Museum showcases our connection with diving. Get to know about the beginnings of diving, starting in the 1950s all the way to today. Now, we welcome tourists and have locals that take part in scuba diving, snorkeling, and more.

In addition, check out the really cool Mike Long Memorial Fish Wall. It has over 100 different types of mounted fish, all caught in Destin. 

Special Events

Along with the fascinating historical background at the museum, take advantage of fun special events. During these events, the museum acts as a crafting or hands-on activity space. Past events include things like a garden party where you design your own bouquet. At the open houses, visitors enjoy free admission, awesome guest speakers, light bites, and more. Keep up with the events page or social media to know when a new event is coming up.

After a day at this museum in Destin, spend an evening with dinner and games at a local bowling alley. You'll never be short of good food and great activities. To learn about Olympus Emerald Coast, contact us. We’d love to help you schedule a tour of our community to experience the very best of Destin apartment living.