What to do and see in Milton, United States: The Best Places and Tips

December 22, 2017 Kiesha Cripe

Milton is a city in Santa Rosa County, Florida, United States. The city was incorporated in 1844 and is home to Naval Air Station Whiting Field. The population was 7,045 at the 2000 census. In 2004, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau was 8,044. The population estimate for 2013 was 9,323. It is the county seat of Santa Rosa County. Milton was known by various names during its development. Most notable were "Hell-Town" (muggy, inhospitable land covered with briars, mosquitoes, thorns, snakes) "Jernigan's Landing", "Scratch Ankle" (due to the briars that grew along the riverbank), "Hard Scrabble", and later Milton (possibly Homage to the Epic Poem novelist John Milton) and/or because of the local lumber mill industry or Mill Town, which was shortened to Milton.
Restaurants in Milton

1. Adventures Unlimited Outdoor Center

8974 Tomahawk Landing Rd, Milton, FL 32570-9726
Excellent
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5 based on 531 reviews

Adventures Unlimited Outdoor Center

At Adventures Unlimited, you have the opportunity to experience canoeing unlike anywhere in the world. The spring fed rivers flow at an average depth of two feet over a soft, sandy bottom through state forest. White sand beaches dot the banks; perfect for swimming, sunning and picnicking. Two hours or three days… canoe, tube, kayak… camp… in tents or cabins… alone, with your family, a friend, or a group of friends. Adventures Unlimited is also the home of Florida Zip Adventures. A series of canopy zip line tours that are fun for the whole family.

Reviewed By MsPgee - Jefferson City, Missouri

We took our grandson on his first zip line adventure here. Our guides were great. This was a Spring Break I am sure he will never forget!

2. Alyssa's Antique Depot

4586 Chumuckla Hwy, Pace, FL 32571-1004 +1 850-994-9114
Excellent
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4.5 based on 43 reviews

Alyssa's Antique Depot

Reviewed By Shanghai_Traveller1 - Shanghai China

Where else but Milton Florida would you find a combination antique mall, craft store and post office.......The variety of fun things to see and buy in here is astounding. And the way the store is laid out is so much fun.....it's a cohesive shopping experience, but it's actually set up as 100's of little booths. Lots of antiques, lots of crafts, art, food, books, decorations.....a great place to shop for stuff you really don't need, but you would really enjoy having. And then there is the post office there as well....full service.

Staff are great. Extremely friendly and know their stuff. Stop by for 30 minutes or an all day pleasant experience.

Highly recommended. Enjoy.

3. Blackwater River

Milton, FL
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4.5 based on 71 reviews

Blackwater River

One of the top Florida camping areas.

Reviewed By Daryl B - Pace, Florida, United States

My wife, my son-in-law and I went on a river ride last weekend. It was so beautiful. We put the boat in at Carpenters park, went probably 2 miles up the river passing some beautiful homes and scenery before we turned around and went all the way down to the I-10 bridge. We then called it a day and savored the memories. Thumbs up!

4. Blackwater Canoe Rental

6974 Deaton Bridge Rd, Milton, FL 32583-8129
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4.5 based on 34 reviews

Blackwater Canoe Rental

Reviewed By Joy M

Our church group has rented canoes from Blackwater Canoe Rental twice over the years, with our last visit in July 2017. The workers are very friendly and organized. The store includes anything you would need to camp/canoe/picnic. $50 per canoe is a fair cost because it includes canoe, paddles, life jackets, and transportation back to your vehicle. Note that they do ask you to move your vehicle from their store to a state park parking lot, and it costs $4 cash to park in the state park lot.

The Blackwater River is gorgeous - clear, clean, tea-colored water, lots of cypress trees along the banks, and plenty of sand bars. Great areas with shallow water for kids, and deeper water for adults to swim. We saw tons of turtles on logs at the shoreline.

Great place to visit to see the "real Florida." I'll take this over Mickey Mouse World any day!!

5. The Ridge Cinema 8

4915 Highway 90, Pace, FL 32571-1408 +1 850-995-1600
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3.5 based on 17 reviews

The Ridge Cinema 8

Reviewed By yaya#1 - Milton, FL

Nice family theatre. It is well positioned for Milton or Pace close to Walmart. Good way to spend an afternoon.

6. Arcadia Mill Archaeological Site

5709 Mill Pond Ln, Milton, FL 32583-1788 +1 850-626-3084
Excellent
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4.5 based on 39 reviews

Arcadia Mill Archaeological Site

Reviewed By Wendy444 - Florida

This is a fun and unusual place to go with the children. They have great guides, and the history of the area is very interesting.

7. Blackwater Heritage State Trail

5533 Alabama St, Milton, FL 32570-7313 +1 850-983-5338
Excellent
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4.5 based on 52 reviews

Blackwater Heritage State Trail

Reviewed By Seeker10

Park was beautiful! Didnt know until a date showed me. It is empty right now except for the gorgeous Waterview and a couple of barbecue pit but definitely a beautiful and relaxing place to hang out or to drive thre except for the gorgeous Waterview and a couple of barbecue pit but definitely a beautiful and relaxing place to hang out or to drive-through.

8. West Florida Railroad Museum

5003 Henry St, Milton, FL 32570-6790 +1 850-623-3645
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4.5 based on 41 reviews

West Florida Railroad Museum

Reviewed By Frances A - Milton, Florida

The holiday display was outstanding, and the volunteers had great information about the model trains. I have been there at non-holiday times also, and my grandkids loved walking through the real train cars. The garden railway is a nice set up.

9. Copper Possum Antique Mall

7060 Highway 90, Milton, FL 32583-5312 +1 850-626-4492
Excellent
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4.5 based on 35 reviews

Copper Possum Antique Mall

Exit 28 off I-10. East of historic downtown Milton, just shy of 10,000 sq. ft. of ever-changing inventory. From furniture to jewelry, American Primitives to Old World antiques, shabby chic to man cave cool - we have something for everyone!

Reviewed By ufg8r85 - Stuart, Fl

Great selection of diverse antiques. Prices seemed to be reasonable. A few of the stall owners were on site and were very friendly, and courteous. We didn't purchase anything, but thoroughly enjoyed browsing.Thanks so much for stopping in and for taking the time to share your kind words. We hope to see you again!

10. Southern Raceway

9359 Nichols Lake Rd, Milton, FL 32583-9488 +1 850-623-2333
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4.5 based on 11 reviews

Southern Raceway

Reviewed By Sdcotton

We live nearby the racetrack so we go frequently during race season. I recommend this track for racing enthusiasts and good environment for the family. There is a beer garden and the areas where drinking is allowed is separate from the family seating. Bring your lawn chairs if you prefer over bleachers. They attract great race cars and drivers. Fast and competitive racing good for a thrilling evening. Recommended weekend fun

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