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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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Very cool.

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
Libi K
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Spencer, Iowa
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Spencer, Iowa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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Emmetsburg, Iowa
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65 reviews 65 reviews
18 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It's free! If you ride the Queen II around the lake you'll learn lots of lake and area history that makes the museum even more interesting!

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16 reviews 16 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We only got to spend about 30 minutes here, but I think I could have stayed a lot longer. Seeing this museum brought back some of the childhood memories I had of going to Okoboji and Arnolds Park. Of particular interest to me was the boat with the number 30 on it that had sunk into West Lake back in... More 

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Eagle, Nebraska
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Cool to see history of area and look and some of the old boats. Even our nine year old son liked it. Small museum but it gets the job done.

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Elkhorn, Wisconsin
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230 reviews 230 reviews
59 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

Visited on a Tuesday afternoon to see more about some of the boats discussed during our Queen II boat tour on the lake. The receptionists were very friendly and wanted each family to sign in. The museum is free and offers a wide variety of displays for all ages. I really enjoyed the news archives while our kids liked the... More 

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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121 reviews 121 reviews
28 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

Been coming to Okoboji for years but this was my first stop at the museum. I was impressed by the size of the space and the extensive collection. I especially enjoyed watching some of the old videos. I would recommend visiting to get out if the heat or the rain if you are in town.

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Spencer, Iowa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This is a nice museum to learn about the history of the area with emphasis on the lake and surrounding culture of those whose lives depended on the lake. Great stop and the price is right!!

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arizona
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48 reviews 48 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This museum brought back memories when I was a kid visiting Okoboji back in the 50's. Don't miss this free museum. Some very nice wooden boats to see.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The lakes history truly does come to life at this little spot! Love seeing the boats, the old school wet suit and all the history of the Queen and Captain Steve!

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