Things To Do In Fort Walton Beach


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  • Power Up Watersports
    Just off the beach, a man floats over the water, suspended in the air by streams of water jetting from his hands and feet as though he were testing an Iron Man?inspired apparatus. This back-mounted pack?called a Flyboard?works through a propulsive system that continually intakes and rapidly expels water, pushing the rider into the air or wherever he or she directs it to fly. The Flyboard, along with aqua trikes, WaveRunners, pontoon boats, kayaks, and standup paddleboards, comprise the unique rental fleet of Power Up Watersports. With these advanced watercrafts, Power Up?s team hopes to evolve Destin?s watersports scene, which includes plans to train the area?s dolphins to serve drinks.
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    716 Marsh Harbor Dr
    Mary Esther, FL US
  • Gulfarium
    Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park is no ordinary repository of fish and aquatic mammals. Since its founding in the early 1950s by marine researcher J.B. "Brandy" Siebenaler and scientists at the University of Miami, the park has become a place where guests engage with creatures from around the world's waterways. As they explore the grounds, guests might see penguins and otters romping in chilly waters, spy an alligator basking patiently in the sun, or have up close and personal encounters with dolphins and stingrays. In addition to facilitating fun, the park is also dedicated to education; members of the park's animal care team host chats and shows throughout the day. For an inside look, check out this behind the scenes video tour.
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    Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park
    Fort Walton Beach, FL US
  • nonie's Ark animal encounters
    Children at a birthday party with Nonie's Ark Animal Encounters might get to meet Jimmy, Jack, or Jill—but despite their deceptively human names, these guests are actually exotic animals. A naturalist and wildlife educator with a background in zoo-animal technology, Nonie encourages kids touch and sometimes hold live animals such as snakes, toads, chinchillas, and sugar gliders during hands-on interactive and educational presentations. Nonie has adopted and cared for each of these creatures, many of which were formerly unwanted pets. At some parties, Nonie also leads children in animal role-playing games like eating dirt cake and worms and doles out goodies such as safari helmets and outdoor toys.
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    204 Pine St
    Fort Walton Beach, FL US
  • Emerald Coast Dirt and Vert
    "It really is a BMXers heaven," boasts Bill Madden, founder of Emerald Coast Dirt and Vert. And he should know—he was a #1 NPSA Pro BMX biker and is an expert at building tracks and jumps. His passion helped shape the center's impressive dirt jumps and USA BMX–sanctioned track, which hosts weekly races. He also oversaw the construction of a 9,000-square-foot skate park, which encompasses a street course, challenging ramps, and extra-challenging loop-de-loops. The facility is constantly maintained for safety, and parents are always welcome to watch the action from provided chairs.
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    126 Jet Dr NW
    Fort Walton Beach, FL US
  • Emerald Coast Science Center
    Emerald Coast Science Center has 8,000 square feet of gallery space filled with eye-opening, family-friendly exhibits on principles of biology, physics, earth science, and technology. In the robotics exhibit, eight interactive stations teach kids about the use of robotics in underwater and space exploration, cybernetics, and medicine. At Color & Light, you can interact with mirrors, colorful lights, and a domesticated rainbow. And in the Critters room, kids get to meet such museum residents as Tickles the Snake and Rosy the Tarantula.
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    31 SW Memorial Parkway
    Fort Walton Beach, FL US
  • Hydro-Powered Water Sports
    That dream you had last night about flying can come true with the help of Hydro-Powered Water Sports. From the surface of an inland lake or the ocean, the Flyboard's water-powered jets send people soaring up to 29.5 feet into the air at upwards of 18.5 miles per hour. And while some people dismiss hoverboards as a futuristic depiction in a quaint classic movie, the staff here know they're real, as they guide riders into awe-inspiring tricks and more challenging games of Find-the-Penny.
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    1512 Mariah Way West
    Fort Walton Beach, FL US

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