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Iowa Great Lakes Maritime Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Very Educational Museum

Very interesting learning the history of the lake and surrounding area. Beautiful Classic CrisCraft... read more

Reviewed September 12, 2018
David K
Sun City West, Arizona
Nice Museum - Beautiful Boats

This small museum was a pleasant surprise tucked in with the Okoboji Visitors/Welcome Center. It... read more

Reviewed August 31, 2018
Saint Louis
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243 W Broadway St, Okoboji, IA 51331-7779
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All reviews great lakes on display amusement park welcome center arnold's park great history friendly staff fun house all ages old school nice collection wooden slide bumper cars worth a visit an excellent gift shop surrounding area interesting place
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Reviewed September 12, 2018

Very interesting learning the history of the lake and surrounding area. Beautiful Classic CrisCraft and other boats on display Very friendly and helpful people in the welcome center.

Thank David K
Reviewed August 31, 2018

This small museum was a pleasant surprise tucked in with the Okoboji Visitors/Welcome Center. It houses some beautiful classic Cris Craft boats and a lot of historical information about this Iowa lake area. It's free and doesn't take a long time to explore - or...More

Thank newyearsbabySt_Louis
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

This is a smaller museum but s also fascinating learning the history of the lake. Newer facility, very clean and very convenient. Several types of boats, motors and fun stories throughout the museum. Large parking lot and one that you can easily drive an RV...More

Thank Steven H
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

This is a free will donation location and worth giving more than suggested! Friendly staff. Very interesting items on display and history of the lakes. You can ride the original Fun House slide for $1. Definitely worth an hour or two of your time!

Thank omahajg
Reviewed July 22, 2018

I had been to the museum a few years ago but was surprised to find that they added the original slide, barrel and bowl from the Fun House. And best of all - you can go down the slide - what fun.

Thank OkobojiChick
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

This is a great museum for adults and kids. Much to see and information to gain. Located right next to Arnold’s Park. Recommend

Thank ShanandSand8
Reviewed July 9, 2018

We really enjoyed reading and seeing the boats and artifacts from a time gone by. Those involved were very nice and offered good input.

Thank thegoodlife28
Reviewed July 7, 2018

The exhibits were pretty interesting but make sure to head to the back room. There's old amusement park features that interested all ages. The 3 story wooden slide (that you can ride!) was great, as were the other wood park artifacts. Btw you can find...More

Thank Brian J
Reviewed June 23, 2018

We just about missed this gem when visiting Arnold’s Park. There are a number of interesting artifacts here not the least of which is boat 30 that rested at the bottom of the lake for 50 years. In the back there is an old time...More

Thank Chuck G
Reviewed June 18, 2018

loved this museum. It is well maintained and gives people a chance to learn about ships and view some delightful designs.

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