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Clark Museum of Okoboji Area & Iowa History

Open Now: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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An Excellent Historical Journey

The Clark Museum is a gem nestled in one of the most wonderful places in the heartland. Jerry Clark... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cleveland, Ohio
Wow... so much memorabilia!

Mr. Clark gave us a personal tour, as he does for most visitors! He has done an amazing job with... read more

Reviewed September 3, 2018
Linda M
Davenport, Florida
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History buffs be prepared to spend hours viewing the many unique items, pictures, and stories in the Museum's multiple buildings. The Clark Museum is one of the largest private museum collections in the upper Midwest, including the largest display...more
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2151 213th Ave, Milford, IA 51351-7200
+1 712-338-2147
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Clark Museum is a gem nestled in one of the most wonderful places in the heartland. Jerry Clark has amassed a mind-blowing collection of artifacts, memorabilia and keepsakes from the the Okoboji region and beyond. History really comes alive here. Make a point to...More

Thank 321howard
Reviewed September 3, 2018

Mr. Clark gave us a personal tour, as he does for most visitors! He has done an amazing job with displays and information. He is full of knowledge and a love of the area and has made the museum reflect that. It was so nice...More

Thank Linda M
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

Jerry Clark was such a wonderful tour guide and has captured the history of the area beautifully. Any question you have or thing you want to know, Jerry has a story. A great way to spend an overcast afternoon on the lake.

Thank Molly M
Reviewed September 2, 2018

my kids and we are looking around is great and nice. do not miss it when you are in Okoboji. wonderful experience.

Thank yaad7114
Reviewed August 29, 2018

It was the fifth day of our annual vacation to West Lake Okoboji, one of the Iowa Great Lakes in the Northwest corner of the state. My daughter and I arrived at Clark Museum of Okoboji Area and Iowa History a few minutes before 4...More

Thank Robert G
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

This is a must if visiting the area. Jerry Clark can probably answer any question you have. So many pictures, signs, and other memorabilia that you should plan on being there for several hours. There are things at this place that you won't see anywhere...More

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Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

This is a gem in a hidden setting. We had the pleasure of Mr. Clark’s guided tour. His collection is superior and knowledge astonishing! We highly recommend this stop! Allen and Lori Meyer

Thank Lori M
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

We had a very enjoyable tour. Jerry’s knowledge and love of the lake area, and Iowa in general is heartwarming. The collection amazing. Will definitely be returning in the future to spend more time. Highly recommend!

Thank Christina O
Reviewed August 15, 2018

If you live in the surrounding area or just visiting, this museum is a must see. Jerry Clark is a walking encyclopedia and can recall nearly everything about the famous lakes area, one of the oldest amusement parks west of the Mississippi and one of...More

Thank Robert R
Reviewed August 13, 2018

The guide, who i believe is also the collector, has a huge amount of knowledge. The two rooms of the museum of covered with vintage photos, newspaper articles and some oddball items like fun-house attractions from the old Arnold’s Park amusement park. Well worth the...More

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