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Iowa Great Lakes Maritime Museum

Okoboji, IA
+1 800-270-2574
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Excellent maritime museum

There aren't many maritime museums, but we've been to several and this is one of the best. Great... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Andy W
Kent, Washington
Plan at least an hour here

This is such a beloved museum that an expansion was just announced! Fun for all ages...but... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2017
Omaha, NE
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“history” (31 reviews)
“boats” (22 reviews)
“photos” (5 reviews)
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Okoboji, IA
+1 800-270-2574
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 6 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 24 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
Reviewed 31 July 2016 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..

Thank shelleyrtaylor
Reviewed 30 July 2016

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.

Thank TravelStorm77
Reviewed 22 July 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.

Thank 34sgb
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