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“Good Informative Museum”

Iowa Great Lakes Maritime Museum
Ranked #2 of 13 things to do in Okoboji
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Reviewed July 28, 2013

Very friendly greeting from the 2 gals in the shop was my introduction to this informative and interesting museum. I'm not a great boat lover but can appreciate their individual beauty, specially the wooden ones.
Nice visit & glad I included it.

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Reviewed July 3, 2013

This is a terrific museum, with great maritime material. In addition, it has other very interesting items, such as those related to the amusement park. The old photos are worth the trip alone! If you love the look of mahogany, this is the place for you. And the best part --- it's free! They ask for a donation, which will easily slide from your wallet after experiencing this wonderful museum.

Thank Interimwalrus
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Reviewed July 2, 2013

I'm 16 so this wasn't really my cup of tea. My dad enjoyed it, and my grandpa did too. I wasn't too impressed, but it was alright.

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Reviewed December 5, 2012

First, a disclaimer: I'm (sadly) old enough to remember most of what is displayed at the museum, so I see things differently from what a casual visitor might.

Nevertheless, one can't help but marvel at the collection of boats, boating memorabilia and local ephemera that has been collected and displayed over the years.

First-time visitors will likely marvel at the speedboat that was raised from the bottom of West Lake Okoboji. Others will find enjoyment from the antiques that have been culled from the amusement park next door -- which itself is largely an antique.

All in all, one can spend an enjoyable hour or two here, any season of the year. Don't pass it up.

Thank Okoboji_observer
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

A small museum with a lot of local history. Features the local history of the lake and the boats that used to roam the waters. Brings back a lot of memories and to see so many wooden boats restored was heartwarming.

Thank 4cents-worth
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