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Great for families, but nothing is FREE!

Arnolds Park is OK for an amusement place, but generally just for kids. The lakes are nice, but... read more

Reviewed July 7, 2018
Renee Z
Ramsey, Minnesota
Large peaceful non-commercialized lake

The lake shores have many average sized homes and compared it to Lake Okoboji there are relatively... read more

Reviewed March 4, 2018
Spirit Lake, Iowa
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Reviewed July 7, 2018

Arnolds Park is OK for an amusement place, but generally just for kids. The lakes are nice, but you should have your own boat and I would use the common access instead of the hotel slips. Okoboji Classic Cars is a MUST SEE! We really...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed May 29, 2018

No real direct access or beach, so we just drove around it, but did find the trail head for the rails/trails trail so walked it for a bit with the pups. It was nice

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed March 4, 2018

The lake shores have many average sized homes and compared it to Lake Okoboji there are relatively few boats. There is a bicycle route around the entire lake consisting of some bicycle paths, but at places you need to ride along the side of a...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed February 14, 2018

Great fishing and a fun little town to go with! I would recommend Spirit for summer or ice fishing and stopping at Bucks or Sportsmans after is always a good idea.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank GoodyFD1
Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed the time with my grandkids on the lake and all of the rest of the family. Will be doing this again!

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Craig G
Reviewed October 2, 2017

The lake here was awesome and the town has some friendly people. It is worth the drive from wherever you are.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank KellyS915
Reviewed July 26, 2017 via mobile

Great area to visit! There is SO much to do and see in this bustling county. Big Spirit Lake is touted as producing several state fishing records; and not only including the current records. Everyone is largely polite when on the water; most pleasure boaters...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed July 13, 2017 via mobile

We drove around the lake on our motorcycle. It is pretty but nothing too exciting. There are a couple of public beaches you can stop at to swim. We stopped at one to relax.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank JoAnnA467
Reviewed June 22, 2017 via mobile

Great views, convenient places to visit and shop. Easy driving to and from places. Several places to eat, activities, and water sports.great for family, and couples.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed September 5, 2016

Do not vacation here the week before Labor Day. Everything is shut down and there is literally nothing to do. There are signs in every restaurant and bar to notify you that service will be poor because students are back in school.

Date of experience: August 2016
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Connie B
April 8, 2018|
Response from GoodyFD1 | Reviewed this property |
5 mins. Literally hooked together. Traffic however can make it longer. very busy road...
James K
September 16, 2017|
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Response from Tom L | Reviewed this property |
Not going to review something I do not know about, but will use as advice next time we're up that way. Big band music is not really our cup of tea, but it need ever hurts to broaden one's culture.