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Iowa Great Lakes Maritime Museum

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Wonderful Okoboji History

Excellent venue to absorb local "Lakes" history - Fun pictures and old boats - Lots of nautical... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Harris B
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Okoboji, Iowa
Love this place

I grew up around this lake so love the history. We go every summer and take the grandchildren do... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Dan S
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Sioux Falls
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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 worth a visit friendly staff fun house old school wooden slide bumper cars surrounding area all ages interesting place boats artifacts history
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Excellent venue to absorb local "Lakes" history - Fun pictures and old boats - Lots of nautical items on display - Interesting presentations available - A very worthwhile attraction.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Harris B
Reviewed 4 days ago

I grew up around this lake so love the history. We go every summer and take the grandchildren do the wood slide on gunny sacks same one as I was a kid in the 60's. Very interesting

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Dan S
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.

Date of experience: June 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank stevenhT1980VU
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!

Date of experience: August 2018
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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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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

Date of experience: July 2018
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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Brian J
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