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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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Fun for all ages

If you like history and boats you will love this musuem about navigation on the iowa Great Lakes... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
james R
Okoboji, Iowa
via mobile
Museum for the Ages

Question is "do you have to be a geriatric to relate to this museum?" The answer is that it helps... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2017
Camarillo, Ca
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243 W Broadway St, Okoboji, IA 51331-7779
+1 712-332-2183
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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

If you like history and boats you will love this musuem about navigation on the iowa Great Lakes. Free. Donations are appreciated. One boat is especially fun to veiw. It is one that was at the bottom of the lake fir many years andvwas brought...More

Thank james R
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Question is "do you have to be a geriatric to relate to this museum?" The answer is that it helps but it is not necessary. The quality pieces in the museum will satisfy the experienced visitor as well as the casual observer. I grew up...More

Thank derbusa
Reviewed 11 September 2017

The staff was very friendly & gave us suggestion of other places to visit. The museum was a quaint display of boats & memorabilia from the early days of the area.

Thank M1418HYdonnaw
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Free museum that is very interesting for those that like boats, fishing etc. Nice historical look at Iowa Great Lakes.

Thank Brian B
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Do not miss this FREE museum if you are visiting Arnold's Park. It will take you back in time for sure. Great older boats and motors. Gift shop is also nice.

Thank Lifesaver60
Reviewed 14 August 2017

First of all, this museum is free, so naturally it is a good value. For boat enthusiasts, the display of older mahogany wood is a nice step back in time. It is small, so it doesn't take a lot of time to see a lot.

Thank Joyce R
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

The museum was very interesting. Our favorite part of the museum was the story of the Number 30 that sank and was pulled out and put on display here. If you are a boat person.....or even if you're not.....it had great information in there.

Thank B A
Reviewed 10 August 2017

If you are going to the Arnold's Park Amusement area, you may want to add this museum to your visit. It is connected to an interesting shop selling Okoboji memorabilia.

Thank edoylemusic
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Enjoyed looking at the boat that was brought up from the bottom of the lake 50 years later. Very friendly people who answered some questions we had about other details of the lake.

Thank Iowastar
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Our family went there and while none of us are into boats we all enjoyed it. They had a nice collection of old boats and related items. It was free to go in and di not take long to go through.

Thank Karen S
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