Air Force Armament Museum, Fort Walton Beach

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From the early days of biplanes to the jet era, Air Force Armament Museum houses a huge collection of historical aircraft and weaponry. The museum’s main attractions include the legendary P-51 Mustang, arguably the ultimate piston-powered fighter, and the SR-71 Blackbird, which soared at record-breaking speeds and altitudes. Aircraft are displayed both inside and outside the building. Explore the museum's collection of bombs and missiles, featuring World War I hand grenades, laser-guided bunker busters, and more. Track the history of machine guns used in air combat and anti-aircraft defense. Admission to the museum is free, but donations are welcome. CLOSED ON FEDERAL HOLIDAYS. Use our Fort Walton Beach road trip planning website to add Air Force Armament Museum and other attractions to your Fort Walton Beach vacation plans.
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  • This is an excellent place to visit. I figured it would be lame, but it was worth the trip. There a ton of planes and stuff. They joint was clean and not to many zombies or clodhoppers running... 
    This is an excellent place to visit. I figured it would be lame, but it was worth the trip. There a ton of planes and stuff. They joint was clean and not to many zombies or clodhoppers running...  more »
  • Interesting place to explore for both adults and children. Spent a couple hours explaining. Staff/volunteers are very friendly and knowledgeable. Nice addition was that it had free admission they do.....  more
    Interesting place to explore for both adults and children. Spent a couple hours explaining. Staff/volunteers are very friendly and knowledgeable. Nice addition was that it had free admission they do.....  more »
  • Cool place to visit. Lots of history Outside are aircraft to see. Great way to spend a few hours and learn about history. 
    Cool place to visit. Lots of history Outside are aircraft to see. Great way to spend a few hours and learn about history.  more »
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  • The sheer number of artifacts here is amazing. Everything from planes to guns to helicopters to bombs. And the stories behind them and their usage...! Amazing! It's a great family museum but also perfect for adults. I highly recommend it. Allow about 2-3 hours to really see everything .Wear comfy shoes. Definitely a family oriented museum.
  • A+++!! This is an awesome place to visit, even if you aren't an aircraft nut (I am, so it was even cooler for me.) The did a great job of organizing the aircraft and other displays and provided a lot of information about the specific aircraft on display. Most impressive part...it was free and the bathrooms were NICE! When do you ever get nice clean bathrooms at a free attraction?
  • Great time spent with the kiddos - mine aren't little except at heart. Great for any little that loves to look at military aircraft and see a bit of history. The gift shop wasn't open, but that wasn't an issue. Make sure you wear sunscreen and sunglasses because there are exhibits outside.
  • This place is a super underestimated gem. First of all, we tried to go to the Pensacola National Naval Aviation Museum, but since a shooting in 2019, they've locked that place down pretty tight. Even as a veteran I couldn't get on board the base with my family to see a NATIONAL museum. So, we drove the opposite direction to see planes and I was IMPRESSED! Great selection of static aircraft outside. Tons of weapons, aircraft and ordnance on display inside! My son's a plane nerd and he absolutely loved it. Easy to visit. And amazing aircraft on display!
  • Even with the cool weather today, we had a great time looking at the planes outside. Afterward, we toured the museum and made a few purchases at the gift shop. The staff members were very friendly and helpful. Highly recommended.

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