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

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Spirit Lake, Iowa

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Spirit Lake, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Thank Foodandwineguy
Galena, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Thank Peggy K
Sioux City, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

I get to the Lakes multiple times each year. This museum has been a wonderful addition to the area and is well worth a stop. Even if you have already been here, it is always worthwhile to stop back again and again. First, if you come in the summer, the museum stands a good chance of being a calm spot... More 

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Thank IowaLakeGirl78
Okoboji, Iowa
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

This is a good place to learn about the area and how it was almost lost. Gives a unique look at the past. Family fun for sure.

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Thank Localfoodjunkie
Okoboji, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

A great way to spend an hour or two...especially on a rainy day...interesting nostalgic displays of lake life. Perfect for kids and adults. While admission is free - please share a donation to help keep this treasure alive.

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Thank Mike T
Tallahassee, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

wonderful history of the area told through the water and a great movie with wonderful exhibits.Great gift shop, too! Nice people.

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Thank sue d
Omaha
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

I have been coming to Okoboji every summer since I was a kid, but never spent an in-depth time at the Maritime Museum. My husband and I spent over an hour in the museum recently. We both especially enjoyed looking at all the old photos of the area and reading the stories of what life was like in Okoboji back... More 

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Thank jmsolko
Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

It would be easy to skip over this on your way to Arnold's Park---don't. It's very nifty with great lake vacation history and memories.

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