Chimney Sweep Niceville Florida
Turkey Creek Nature Trail and Pavilion
Turkey Creek Nature Trail and Pavilion is a wonderful place to visit in Niceville. The City prides itself on providing a great place for gatherings under the pavilion, swim areas to bring the family to, and quiet spots to enjoy the beauty surrounding you. You’ll see canoeing, kayaking, and tubing for all ages.
Trail markers describe the vegetation along the boardwalk. There is truly something for everyone at Turkey Creek.
Rocky Bayou State Park Aquatic Preserve
Rocky Bayou is a fresh to brackish water system located along the northern edge of Choctawhatchee Bay. This preserve was designated as such for the primary purpose of preserving the biological resources in the area and maintaining these resources in an essentially natural condition. The Bayou receives freshwater input from two creeks, Rocky Creek and East Turkey Creek, and several smaller steephead streams.
Rocky and East Turkey Creeks are two of only six streams, all within the Choctawhatchee Bay System, that support the endangered Okaloosa darter (Etheostoma okaloosae). This scenic preserve is fringed by forested wetlands, marshes, and low bluffs, with grass beds occurring below the mean high water line.
The preserve provides food and habitat for numerous fish and wildlife, and several designated species are known to occur in the preserve. A bald eagle’s nest has been active and produced fledglings for over five years.
Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park
Air Force Armament Museum
The Air Force Armament Museum, adjacent to Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, is the only facility in the U.S. dedicated to the display of Air Force armament. Founded in 1975, it was originally located in a converted gymnasium on the northeastern edge of the Eglin main base, adjacent to Valparaiso, Florida.
Visitors can view a variety of historical Air Force planes, from a World War II B-17 bomber to an F-4 Phantom II jet. A wide variety of bombs, missiles, and rockets are exhibited, including the newest air-to-air missile, the AMRAAM, and the GBU-28 bunker-buster developed for use during Operation Desert Storm. Other missiles include the Paveway series, Falcons, the Tomahawk, Mace, Hound Dog, radar-controlled, laser-controlled, and several guided by a TV camera in the nose.
Also on display is the GBU-43 MOAB, Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb, or by its nickname, “Mother of All Bombs”, the world’s largest conventional explosive weapon. A predecessor, the T-12 Cloudmaker 38,600 lb. earthquake bomb, is displayed outside, while a Fat Man casing is indoors.
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Get To Know Your Town
The population was 11,684 at the 2000 census. The 2010 census population for Niceville was 12,749.
Niceville is part of the Fort Walton Beach–Crestview–Destin Metropolitan Statistical Area.
When mail service began on July 21, 1868, the city was known as Boggy, and on November 5, 1910, the name was officially changed to Niceville. The name Niceville was selected by the postmaster’s daughter.
In 1915, Niceville became part of newly formed Okaloosa County after previously being in Walton County. It is a twin city along with Valparaiso, which borders it on the west side of the city.
The Boggy Fest, previously known as the Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival, was held annually in Niceville.