The Panhandle Sights



Gulfarium Review

This marine adventure park has been a beloved attraction for locals and visitors alike for almost 60 years. In fact, it is the oldest continuously operating marine park in Florida. Species exhibited here include otters, penguins, alligators, harbor seals, and sharks. The summer of 2012 brought a number of fresh offerings, and now you can meander through renovated exhibits and get up close and personal with marine life thanks to several new interactive experiences, from swimming with our watery friends to feedings. For the not so faint of heart, the Stingray Bay Snorkel offers a chance to swim with the creatures as well as sharks, but for an even more intensive experience, there's a five-hour one-on-one with a marine-mammal trainer.

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  • Address: 1010 Miracle Strip, Fort Walton Beach, FL, 32548 | Map It
  • Phone: 850/243–9046; 800/247–8575
  • Cost: $19.95, animal encounters extra
  • Hours: Daily 9–4:30
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  • Location: Fort Walton Beach
Updated: 05-12-2014

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