Back in the day, big bands and old-time rock n’ roll ruled the stage at the fabled Roof Garden. While the sound has changed, the spirit remains the same. Each summer, Historic Arnolds Park hosts a FREE concert series at Preservation Plaza.
The iconic Roof Garden – which became famous throughout the Midwest for hosting marquee swing and then rock n’ roll bands – is in the process of a major rebuild. The New Roof Garden will closely resemble the historic two-story ballroom that was demolished in 1987.
Address: 129 Broadway St Arnolds Park Iowa 51331 United States
Open Weekends Memorial Day - Labor Day
Murphy’s is the BEST place to dance your tail off on Okoboji summer weekends. You can enjoy your favorite beer, cocktails or shots as the D.J. spins the tunes and you dance the night away with your friends all summer long.
Okoboji Boat Works is located in the Marina District in Smith’s Bay, West Lake Okoboji. It is the only marina on West Lake Okoboji and features daily or seasonal boat slip rentals, boat and water-sports rentals and 24-hour on-water gas dock. Families love the beach, playground and antique nautical display. Step into the lakefront In-Convenience Read More »
Address: 24457 Stake Out Road Okoboji Iowa 51355 United States
Open Year Round
Parks Marina is not your typical marina – it is an Iowa Great Lakes lifestyle destination. They feature the industry’s most elite boat brands such as Cobalt, Crownline, Grady White, Scout, Carver Yachts, Mooma and Supra Ski Boats, Ski Natique, Harris Flotebote Pontoons, and South Bay pontoons. Parks Marina has received multiple awards from the Read More »
The Barefoot Bar located at Parks Marina on East Lake Okoboji is one of the region’s most popular family destinations. You can arrive by water or land with plenty of parking as well as docking for your boat. Featuring a full bar, great beach-fare food, pizza, and don’t miss Phil’s Famous Ribs and Seafood Boil Read More »
Hip speakeasy, that elevates cocktails with a fresh, unique shake. Trendy urban digs, with a large outdoor patio and live music. Chef driven inspired small plates. Perfect spot to book out for gatherings and events.
The Gardens on the lakeside level of The Central Emporium started out as boat storage in the 1920’s and has gone through many transformations. Relax and enjoy lunch or dinner in the comfortable, air conditioned bar or head outside to our expansive deck to soak in the sights and sounds of West Lake Okoboji at Read More »
Entertainment venue located in the heart of the Okoboji Lakes Area. Stage with dance floor & overlooking mezzanine level. Rooftop bar THE NEXT LEVEL with view of West Okoboji Lake open seasonally. Bar available on all four levels of complex.
Off the beaten path but not out of the way, Chaplin’s offers hand crafted cocktails, six beers on tap and all your favorites. The food menu has something for every appetite. The best part of Chaplin’s is the clientele. They are an eclectic bunch with all ages sharing the music, speed pool tourneys and great Read More »
Family owned and operated winery in business since 2002. Offer a variety of wines from sweet to dry all made on the premises with the best fruit we can find! Free wine tasting always available and free entertainment Thursday night from 6-8pm, Saturday from 6-8pm and Sunday afternoon from 4-6pm. A Bison entree meal is Read More »
Okoboji Brewing Company, LLC intends to create a pleasant, enjoyable and sociable environment through the provision of refreshing high-quality brews. Hence we intend to assist in the creation of a welcoming and relaxed environment reflective of people enjoying themselves and the Iowa Great Lakes. OBC brews a few of their own signature beers and has Read More »
Address: 30124 MN-264 Okoboji Iowa 51355 United States
Open Year Round
Imagine driving up to the gorgeous lake-front property of the Round Lake Vineyards & Winery estate surrounded by vines, Canada geese and the Minnesota country-side. Enjoy a delicious glass of apple, white or red wine when you arrive. Pair it with any one of our mouth-watering dishes. Relax at Round Lake any of our lovely Read More »
Are you looking for a unique place to have a great glass of wine or beer while taking in fabulous conversation and spectacular art? This is the place, whether you are looking for outdoor seating, cozy lounge, or hightop table seating we have it all! Cheers!
Okoboji’s premier recreational axe throwing bar. Come swing some axes with us! We are a family owned and operated business, nestled in with some other local favorites between West Lake Okoboji and Highway 71. Come throw some axes with us and grab a beer while you’re here! Reservations are recommended, but walk-ins are welcome based Read More »
You already know West O Beer, home of the award-winning CocO Stout, is found in a boatload of locations in bottles and on tap. Now, experience West O up close and personal. Because her’s where you can saunter through the actual West O doors, go right up to the bar, and order up a cold Read More »