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Address: Monument Drive, Arnolds Park, IA
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If you have kids or grandkids this is a fun short visit! If they love learning take the time to share this with them

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Marlin L
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Ocheyedan, Iowa
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Ocheyedan, Iowa
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205 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you have kids or grandkids this is a fun short visit! If they love learning take the time to share this with them

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Thank Marlin L
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177 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

We wanted to see the memorial of the Gardner cabin and cemetery where my wife Dorothea Watnem is a distant relative of Abigail Gardner we were amazed with the story of Abigail and the history of the Spirit Lake Massacre and the statue they erected on the Gardner home site the original cabin is still there and have a Small... More 

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Thank Bruce W
Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

I never knew about the Indian Uprising, and how the people lived around this lake and Spirit Lake. It is nice to see that they have small places like this to learn.

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Thank JosieMB007
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63 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

This is a great educational opportunity at the lake. The movie inside the visitor center was interesting and informative. The man working was very knowledgeable.

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Thank Nancy S
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14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Sioux Indian artifacts & Gardner log cabin that tells the story of the Spirit Lake massacre. Always someone there who knows the area well. Take the children.

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1 Thank Linda E
Spirit Lake, Iowa
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41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

In order to complete the lakes region experience, this site must be visited. The Spirit Lake massacre was not only devastating for the settlers but also for the native Americans who suffered much as a result of this invasion into their homeland, causing them to fight back, as any of us would if OUR homes and way of life were... More 

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Thank Roger F
Des Moines
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227 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2015

Fun place to experience the Spirit Lake Massacre on you own time. Learn how the Indians massacred the early settlers there while talking the women hostage.

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1 Thank Proteeus3
Milford, Iowa, United States
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42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2015

Visit the old log cabin and visitor center to learn of years gone by at Lake Okoboji. Very nice displays.

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Thank Bonnie Garth N
Ocheyedan, Iowa
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205 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2015

This is a very old site! Free and a great little place for your kids or grandkids to spend some time learning about yesterday's heros!

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1 Thank Marlin L
salem,oregon
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55 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2014

This is a small little stop with a lot of history.Actual massacre site from the sioux indians.There are burial plots and the cabin looks as it did many years ago.

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