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Iowa Great Lakes Maritime Museum

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243 W Broadway St, Okoboji, IA 51331-7779
+1 712-332-2183
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Very good museum

This is a top must see attraction. There is much to see and learn about the boats and the Iowa... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
patrickkcostello
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Lakefield, Minnesota
Mystery trip 2

This museum had many fine fishing boats from the old to today, The boat that was on display from... read more

Reviewed May 11, 2018
carlah623
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Ray
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good33%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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“great lakes” (7 reviews)
“arnold's park” (5 reviews)
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243 W Broadway St, Okoboji, IA 51331-7779
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+1 712-332-2183
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"on display"
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"nice collection"
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"worth a visit"
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"an excellent gift shop"
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"great history"
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"all ages"
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"interesting place"
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"photos"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a top must see attraction. There is much to see and learn about the boats and the Iowa Great Lakes. Top!

Thank patrickkcostello
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Reviewed May 11, 2018

This museum had many fine fishing boats from the old to today, The boat that was on display from the bottom of the local lake was awesome. Reminded me of the Titanic story. The wooden boats made locally reminded me of the one I was...More

Thank carlah623
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Reviewed March 7, 2018

Been going to Okoboji every year since I was little. So many interesting facts about the area as well as some history lessons. Love this place and recommend it to anyone.

Thank James L
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Reviewed October 11, 2017 via mobile

If you like history and boats you will love this musuem about navigation on the iowa Great Lakes. Free. Donations are appreciated. One boat is especially fun to veiw. It is one that was at the bottom of the lake fir many years andvwas brought...More

Thank james R
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Reviewed September 18, 2017

Question is "do you have to be a geriatric to relate to this museum?" The answer is that it helps but it is not necessary. The quality pieces in the museum will satisfy the experienced visitor as well as the casual observer. I grew up...More

Thank derbusa
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Reviewed September 11, 2017

The staff was very friendly & gave us suggestion of other places to visit. The museum was a quaint display of boats & memorabilia from the early days of the area.

Thank M1418HYdonnaw
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Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

Free museum that is very interesting for those that like boats, fishing etc. Nice historical look at Iowa Great Lakes.

Thank Brian B
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Reviewed August 17, 2017

Do not miss this FREE museum if you are visiting Arnold's Park. It will take you back in time for sure. Great older boats and motors. Gift shop is also nice.

Thank Lifesaver60
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Reviewed August 14, 2017

First of all, this museum is free, so naturally it is a good value. For boat enthusiasts, the display of older mahogany wood is a nice step back in time. It is small, so it doesn't take a lot of time to see a lot.

Thank Joyce R
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Reviewed August 10, 2017 via mobile

The museum was very interesting. Our favorite part of the museum was the story of the Number 30 that sank and was pulled out and put on display here. If you are a boat person.....or even if you're not.....it had great information in there.

Thank B A
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