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Iowa Great Lakes Maritime Museum

243 W Broadway St, Okoboji, IA 51331-7779
+1 712-332-2183
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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 1 week ago
carlah623
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Great and Interesting History

Been going to Okoboji every year since I was little. So many interesting facts about the area as... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2018
James L
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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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"great lakes"
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"arnold's park"
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"amusement park"
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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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"on display"
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"interesting place"
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"boats"
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"photos"
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"memorabilia"
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"iowa"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 7 March 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 12 October 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 18 September 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 11 September 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 6 September 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 17 August 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 14 August 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 11 August 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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Reviewed 10 August 2017

If you are going to the Arnold's Park Amusement area, you may want to add this museum to your visit. It is connected to an interesting shop selling Okoboji memorabilia.

Thank edoylemusic
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