The Abbie Gardner-Sharp Cabin is a genuine 1850’s log cabin built by the Gardner family, along with an interpretive center with all the historic information regarding the Spirit Lake Massacre. Many artifacts from the era are on display. Hours are 12pm to 4pm. Tuesday- Sunday. Admission is Free-Will donation.
In September 2017, the Park received a surprise call with the announcement that the Funhouse Toys would be coming back to the Park through a generous donation from Dan Wells, Jared and Jacqui Penne, Mackenzie Wells, Carly Wells, and Tim and Joren Kinnetz. The slide, barrel and sugar bowl were all installed inside the newly Read More »
At Arts on 16th you can browse the remarkable original art by local, regional and national artisans, many with ties to the Iowa Great Lakes Area. Many of these original handcrafted pieces are also available for purchase. Open seven days a week in the summer and Wednesday – Sunday during the off-season.
Established in 1985, The Clark Museum, features a vast collection of pictorial and written histories, old memorabilia, signs and a large display of Arnold’s Park Amusement Park artifacts. Many people intend to stop for a few minutes and end up spending hours viewing the displays. For hours of operation call 712-338-2147.
The Dickinson County Museum is one of the original depots found along the Chicago-Milwaukee-St. Paul Railroad, and it now houses an extensive collection that depicts the area’s historic railroad, agricultural, resort and industrial eras.
The Dickinson County Nature Center is a center for environmental learning! It is open year round! The Dickinson County Nature Center can by found a Kenue Park, a 70-acre park, located at 2279 170th St., Okoboji, that includes three different native Iowa habitats — a restored tallgrass prairie, a wetland and an oak savanna — Read More »
The Higgins Museum, one of Okoboji’s more unusual attractions, is devoted entirely to the history of national banking in the United States from 1863 to 1935. Exhibits of national bank notes from Iowa and adjoining states illustrate the heyday of America’s use of hometown paper money, along with an extensive collection of turn-of-the century Iowa Read More »
The Indian Motorcycle Experience Center showcases current and historic Indian motorcycles, displays vintage artifacts and memorabilia, and offers visitors the opportunity to purchase exclusive factory merchandise. Guests are also able to view a short video tour of the manufacturing facility during times when guided tours are unavailable. Guests are welcome to visit the Indian Motorcycle Read More »
Relive the days of steamboats, motor launches and wooden cruisers with a visit to the Iowa Great Lakes Maritime Museum. The museum has amassed a vast collection of local photographs, articles and artifacts from the Iowa Great Lakes early ‘golden days’ of boating. Special features of the museum include a fully restored boathouse, 25 classic Read More »
Also located in the Welcome Center at The Park is the Iowa Rock and Roll Association Hall of Fame Museum. The museum preserves the legacy of rock and roll music in Iowa by honoring achievements, educating youth and inspiring artists through historic exhibits.
Get ready for musical, magical and memorable moments! With 40 years of passion for early childhood music and movement, Kindermusik is a world class experience. Classes are specifically created to engage whole child development through research-based music and movement. Kindermusik is fun and educational for the whole family!
Kurio Kastle is an awesome place for a family fun outing. We provide the pottery, glaze, tools, and ideas all you have to do is be ready to have creative fun. Just walk in and get started. No appointment necessary, call ahead for groups of 6 or more. Come, paint, let your inner artist out.
Since 1958, the Okoboji Summer Theatre has presented more than 550 plays to an audience of 1.5 million. A thousand young actors, 500+ professional faculty and 2,000+ guest artists have dedicated every waking moment to pulling off each production, accounting for nearly 40,000 exhausting hours of rehearsals. In 1958, the theatre started with nine Stephens Read More »
The Pearson Lakes Art Center has been an arts & culture destination in the Iowa Great Lakes Area for over 50 year! Visitors to the Pearson Lakes Art Center can enjoy four galleries featuring collections and guest artists; also home to the center’s permanent Russian Impressionist collection. This gallery also contains the Lauridsen Performing Arts Theatre Read More »
Make memories at Treasure Village in its 48th year! The Theatre performs classics like Jungle Book, Sleeping Beauty or Peter Pan. Play Mini Golf on the area’s only 27-hole course with Mischief Spinners and enjoy an old fashioned hand-dipped ice cream cone. Find treasures at our Flea Markets. Open Memorial Day-Labor Day. For more information, Read More »
To relive days of the past in a one-room school, visit the Westport Rural School Museum. This unique museum is in Kenue Park, one mile west of Highway 71 on the Country Home Road. For hours of operation please call: (712) 332-2969. Opening June 13 for the 2017 season!
Experience Intivity Center in Jackson, Minnesota. We’ve expanded our facilities and created a world-class visitor’s center in Jackson. We invite you to see some of the most advanced agricultural equipment made by a company with a long-standing commitment to farmer-focused innovation. Intivity Center and the AGCO facilities in Jackson are where premium tractors like Massey Read More »
It’s a party with art; Creative Spirits allows you and your friends to Paint, Sip, and Create! It is simple – bring your friends, have your favorite glass of wine, and get ready to amaze yourself. An area artist will take you step by step to create your very own art! No experience necessary – Read More »
Okoboji Classic Cars Museum features ‘days gone by’ of the Iowa Great Lakes, Arnolds Park, and downtown Spencer, Iowa. Browse vintage storefronts from Spencer’s Grand Avenue or take a relaxing stroll down the old Arnolds Park boardwalk and enjoy evening scenes of West Lake Okoboji. Along with a step back in time you can check Read More »