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What to do in Destin on a rainy day? Visit Destin Fishing Museum

When the weather is not ideal or you simply need a break from fun, sun and sand, consider a visit to the Destin History & Fishing Museum near the Destin Harbor. 

Have you ever wondered… Why is Destin called “The World’s Luckiest Fishing Village”?  Why is the sand in Destin so sugar white?  Who settled the area and why is it called Destin?  These are just a few of the answers you’ll find at the Destin History & Fishing Museum.  

The museum boasts and impressive collection of classic fishing tools and techniques. You’ll see the seine nets that were used before there were modern rods and reels as well as the anique split bamboo rod that was once used by Ernest Hemingway.  There are also more than 75 mounts of locally caught fish, familiarizing families on the many species that call our Gulf waters home. 

Located on the north side of Highway 98 from Harborwalk Village at 108 Stahlman Avenue, the museum is open Tuesday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.   Visit the museum on Saturday, March 25 for a special lecture series to honor Archeology Day. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., enjoy a series of lectures from Florida archeologists abou their work and findings in the Northwest Florida region. Learn more at

Looking for ideas for other things to do when Destin gets liquid sunshine? Visit our blog: 9 fun things to do in Destin on a rainy day. 

Ready to book your next Destin vacation? View our premier selection of Destin vacation rentals online, including Gulf-front Destin condos at Jade East Towers, or call one of our friendly vacation specialists at 1-800-225-7652.

See you @ the beach! 

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Published by Tracy Louthain
Monday, March 13, 2017