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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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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Great History - Well Done!

This museum is in the art of Arnolds Park. Great little find. The museum is well done and it has some very cool history of the lake. Been many times but it doesn't get old... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
JosieMB007
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Cottage Grove, Minnesota

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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is in the art of Arnolds Park. Great little find. The museum is well done and it has some very cool history of the lake. Been many times but it doesn't get old. Love telling folks about it. Way cool old boats. It seems I learn something new every time.

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Grayslake, Illinois
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From shiny classic wood boats and old boat motors to photos and old wool bathing suits, this free museum captures the Iowa Great Lakes history very well. We went after Labor Day and had the place to ourselves. Video in the theater gives a nice overview. Definitely worth a look.

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Thank diane560
Midwest
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279 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having been to this community many times, today was our first visit for our young son. What a gem of a museum that captures the history of the area. The way boats are displayed along with all the artifacts makes you feel S though you have gone back in time! Totally worth the stop.

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Thank cdog612
Bennington, Nebraska
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

There is so much history at this lake. I have been coming up here for 40 years. It's so cool to see the different boats and memorabilia on display. And it's free!!!

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Thank mexicoplumber
Omaha, Nebraska
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70 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

This is a cute museum with tons of Okoboji history. Boats, pictures very cool place to go for adults interested in Okoboji history and for the kids too..

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Thank shelleyrtaylor
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6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016

This place has a lot of history inside. The old wood boats are in prestine condition. I took family from out of town here and they really enjoed it. It is fun to see the history of the lakes which my grandparents talk about often.

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Thank TravelStorm77
Spirit Lake, Iowa
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

This is a great place to spend time and reminisce and actually walk among the boats that were part of so many local memories.

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Thank 34sgb
Missouri
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

Great free museum! Brought back all kinds of memories of my childhood. They do have a donation box and we gladly put a few bucks in.

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Galena, Illinois
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308 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

We stopped in on a nice evening. Friendly staff that was vary helpful. Lots of cool boats and information about the surrounding area.

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Thank Burns57777
Dodge, Wisconsin
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27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

A nice stop while at Arnold's Park! Worth your time to check out the history of the Iowa Great Lakes. No charge but donations appreciated!

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