Best Activities for Teens in Okoboji

Explore these teen friendly activities with you, your friends, and or family for any weekend or weekday in Okoboji!

Arnold’s Park Beach Sand Volleyball

Right on the beach, Arnold’s Park is home to sand volleyball courts that host league games and friendly competition! Grab everyone you can find to fill up the teams and courts!



Concerts, Movies and Fireworks

Each Saturday night in the summer Preservation Plaza is filled with lawn chairs and picnic blankets of people waiting to hear the amazing scheduled band of the night! Arrive early to get the perfect spot!  Then end the night with Fireworks over West Lake Okoboji.  On Wednesday nights starting June 21 at dusk watch a FREE movie under the stars at Preservation Plaza!




Recreational rentals

Okoboji offers many destinations for visitors to rent boats, kayaks, paddle boards, jet skis, and many other recreational rentals around the lakes. The following websites can link you to Extreme WatersportsMau MarineOkoboji Boat WorksOkoboji Expedition Co., Oak Hill Marina, Triggs Bay Resort, and Make-A-Wake Watersports.

Paddle Board



Movie theaters: Great Lake Cinema 7 and Milford Pioneer Theater

Great Lakes Cinema 7 has multiple screening areas and a popular selection of the newest movies! Milford Pioneer Theater has recently remodeled, has two theaters and stadium seating with recliners! Both have comfortable seating, buttery popcorn, and delicious treats!

Cinema 7 Pioneer Theatre

Superior 71 Drive-In Movie Theater 

Just between the sunset and cornfields, the Superior 71 Drive-In movie theater is the perfect place to grab a snack and relax in the comfort of your own car! With two new movies every so often, you will want to keep coming back!

Drive In Theatre

Bowling: Juniper Lanes Pub & Grill

With its current renovations in the pub and bowling alley, they still have their delicious food and drinks as well as a fantastic new bowling area! Grab your pizza and a bowling ball and get your lane!



Mini golf: Pirate’s Cove, Treasure Village

 You can find easy entertainment in spending an hour at our lake’s area mini golf courses. Each course holds its own unique challenges and personalities. Grab a club and hit a hole in one!

pirates cove

treasure village

Papoos Putt Putt (Indian hills)

This unique mini golf course is the real deal. With no bumpers to keep your ball in bounds, you must break out your expert skills at each challenging 18 holes of the course! Bring your own putter or borrow one of theirs!

Green Golfing Green

Disc golf (Nature Center)

What is better than being outside on a sunny Okoboji day? Nothing! Bring your Frisbee and your friends to compete in the disc golf course located on the Nature Center’s grounds! Who will be the winner?!

Disc Golf

Area coffee shops: Arnolds Perk, TOPOG, Nektar, The Coffee Shop, and Scooter’s

Each one of these coffee shops has its own unique personality tied into the coffees and delicious treats! Make your morning coffee runs at any one of these coffee shops to start your day off right!

Arnolds Perk

Arnold Perk

coffee shop





 Okoboji boasts many  sandy beaches which provide fun in the sun!  So grab your chair, towel, a football or frisbee  because you can play all day at our beaches!  Beaches popular with teens include: Gull Point State Park,  Pikes Point State Park,  ,Terrace Park Beach in West Okoboji (with new restroom facilities), and of course Arnolds Park Beach which has three sand Volleyball courts.

Terrace Beach

Terrace Park Beach


Okoboji Summer Theater 

With new shows throughout the summer, the talented actors and amazing sets will leave you buzzing about the show! With a short intermission during the show, you can grab a water or small snack for the show. Buy your tickets online or at the door and enjoy the show!  Take advantage of two for one tickets for the Saturday evening show.


Right on the beach bright and early, you can come to relax in the rays of the morning sunrise, and listen to the soft waves of West Lake Okoboji! Bring your yoga mat and a friend to start the day off right!  What can be more fun than that…Yoga on a paddle board!  The Studio Yoga and Barre has a variety of paddle board Yoga classes launching from Okoboji Boat Works.



paddle yoga

Riddle Me That

Think you can escape within the hour?! With hints and clues, you and your friends need to team up in order to solve the riddle that is to get out of the locked room! Escape early enough to beat the rooms record time! Get a group together and sign up for your escape room today!

Riddle Me That