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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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Worthwhile local stop

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
cdog612
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Midwest
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago 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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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Thank Foodandwineguy
Galena, Illinois
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295 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 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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Thank Peggy K
Sioux City, Iowa
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326 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 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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