Side trips: Eglin Air Force Museum

The Air Force Armament Museum at Eglin Air Force Base is home to more than 25 different aircraft. The collection ranges from World War II bombers like the B-17 and B-25, an F-15 Eagle, a helicopter gunship and and the he SR-71 Blackbird, the fastest plane ever built.

Most of the planes are arrayed outside the museum building where you can walk up for a close look. Also outside is the MOAB, a 21,000-pound bomb developed prior to the Iraq war and dubbed the Mother Of All Bombs."

Attractions inside the museum include an extensive gun collection with American and foreign firearms. An open training cockpit for the A-10 Warthog is popular with kids and adults.

The museum is located on Highway 85 just past the Fort Walton Beach Airport. It's open from 9:30 - 4:40 except Sundays and federal holidays. Admission is free.