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Iowa Great Lakes Maritime Museum

Okoboji, IA
+1 800-270-2574
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Very Good Hour Spent.

To get an idea of the Lakes history you must visit this museum. It has all sorts of memorabilia... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Geraldton, Australia
Free and wonderful

If you grew up spending weekends on the water like I did, you won't want to leave this museum... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Okoboji, IA
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Reviewed 4 days ago

To get an idea of the Lakes history you must visit this museum. It has all sorts of memorabilia ,Gear and history. An excellent gift shop stocks souvenirs and keep sakes. The main part is the old boats. Quite large it has ample space and...More

Thank dennisp859
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you grew up spending weekends on the water like I did, you won't want to leave this museum. Very clean and well-organized museum.

Thank Teammilitello
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Decided at the last minute to stop in here because someone said it was really cool and they had a boat they found in the bottom of the lake. They were correct, great old wood boats, lots of photos and history. There is not a...More

Thank Luv2Adventure
Reviewed 14 June 2017

There aren't many maritime museums, but we've been to several and this is one of the best. Great boats, lots of outboard motors and photos of those resorts in their heyday. Well laid out - plenty of room to wander and an excellent gift shop....More

Thank Andy W
Reviewed 10 May 2017

This is such a beloved museum that an expansion was just announced! Fun for all ages...but especially those with a history of the lakes area.

Thank Hedgeclipperz
Reviewed 11 March 2017

We were there for the history of okaboji lakes and they had such a display of several events that took place on the lake and the different types of boats that were built in okaboji and the different business places around the lakes East and...More

Thank Bruce W
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This museum is in the art of Arnolds Park. Great little find. The museum is well done and it has some very cool history of the lake. Been many times but it doesn't get old. Love telling folks about it. Way cool old boats. It...More

Thank JosieMB007
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

From shiny classic wood boats and old boat motors to photos and old wool bathing suits, this free museum captures the Iowa Great Lakes history very well. We went after Labor Day and had the place to ourselves. Video in the theater gives a nice...More

Thank diane560
Reviewed 25 August 2016 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...More

Thank cdog612
Reviewed 20 August 2016 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!!!

Thank mexicoplumber
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