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Iowa Great Lakes Maritime Museum

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Address: Okoboji, IA
Phone Number: 800-270-2574
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Neat Lake History

Visited the museum during a recent trip to the area. LOVED the old boats, motors and other items from a bygone era. The quality and workmanship of the older built boats was very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Sturgeon Lake, Minnesota
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Sturgeon Lake, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Visited the museum during a recent trip to the area. LOVED the old boats, motors and other items from a bygone era. The quality and workmanship of the older built boats was very evident and just beautiful to check out. LOVE the old motors and fishing tackle as well. Very neat collection of area's lake lifestyle items. The lay out... More 

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Rockwell City, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

My teenage kids were totally bored with it, they are not into history. It was very nicely done, clean and organized.

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Wildwood, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Combined with an Iowa Welcome Center. Lots of info about the Lakes area, helpful staff and the museum is very informative

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Watertown, South Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We went on the Queen 2 boat ride where they talk about one of the boats in this museum so we thought we would give it a try. Very interesting place.

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Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I've been through the museum a few times. It's great to get out of the heat and check things out. The photos of Arnolds Park and the old cabins always amaze me and seeing the photos makes me wish I could have been there years ago. I envision that maybe there were a few places here where some "Dirty Dancing"... More 

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Des Moines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

It's neat to see the old sunken water taxi that they brought up from the bottom and restored. Be sure to spin the wheel for a chance to pilot the paddle wheel boat with free drinks for your friends.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This museum gives a very interesting view of how life in the area was over the years. Lots of beautiful boats and other artifacts. Also has a great gift shop that is not outrageously expensive!

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Spencer, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I've lived in the area my whole life and finally checked this place out. They cram a lot of history and info into a small place. I loved looking at all the old photos and reading about the history of the amusement park. And it's free!! I do think they should look at expanding, as they have a lot of... More 

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Spencer, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This is a nice little museum that spotlights the history of the area. There are recovered artifacts & sunken boats.

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Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

This museum is beautiful with vintage boats, artifacts from the old Arnolds Park, and lots of history that is laid out well and very pleasing to the eye. Staff are great and very welcoming. A must see in Okoboji!

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Additional Information about Iowa Great Lakes Maritime Museum

Address: Okoboji, IA
Phone Number: 800-270-2574
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Okoboji
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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