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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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Very interesting

This is a smaller museum but s also fascinating learning the history of the lake. Newer facility... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Steven H
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Marion, Iowa
via mobile
Must see while in Boji!

This is a free will donation location and worth giving more than suggested! Friendly staff. Very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
omahajg
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Omaha
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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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"amusement park"
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"on display"
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"arnold's park"
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"great history"
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"all ages"
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"old school"
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"nice collection"
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"wooden slide"
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"bumper cars"
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"worth a visit"
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"an excellent gift shop"
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"interesting place"
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"boats"
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"artifacts"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a smaller museum but s also fascinating learning the history of the lake. Newer facility, very clean and very convenient. Several types of boats, motors and fun stories throughout the museum. Large parking lot and one that you can easily drive an RV...More

Thank Steven H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a free will donation location and worth giving more than suggested! Friendly staff. Very interesting items on display and history of the lakes. You can ride the original Fun House slide for $1. Definitely worth an hour or two of your time!

Thank omahajg
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had been to the museum a few years ago but was surprised to find that they added the original slide, barrel and bowl from the Fun House. And best of all - you can go down the slide - what fun.

Thank OkobojiChick
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great museum for adults and kids. Much to see and information to gain. Located right next to Arnold’s Park. Recommend

Thank ShanandSand8
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

We really enjoyed reading and seeing the boats and artifacts from a time gone by. Those involved were very nice and offered good input.

Thank thegoodlife28
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Reviewed 8 July 2018

The exhibits were pretty interesting but make sure to head to the back room. There's old amusement park features that interested all ages. The 3 story wooden slide (that you can ride!) was great, as were the other wood park artifacts. Btw you can find...More

Thank Brian J
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Reviewed 24 June 2018

We just about missed this gem when visiting Arnold’s Park. There are a number of interesting artifacts here not the least of which is boat 30 that rested at the bottom of the lake for 50 years. In the back there is an old time...More

Thank Chuck G
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

loved this museum. It is well maintained and gives people a chance to learn about ships and view some delightful designs.

Thank 690jnelson
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Reviewed 3 June 2018

This is a top must see attraction. There is much to see and learn about the boats and the Iowa Great Lakes. Top!

Thank patrickkcostello
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Reviewed 12 May 2018

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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