Okoboji Fall Couples Getaway

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Whether you are a long time empty nester or experiencing it for the first time we can help you plan a fabulous Okoboji fall getaway to celebrate (or mourn) the empty nest!  Fall is a beautiful and much slower paced time to visit the Iowa Great Lakes while still finding plenty to keep you as Read More »

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Fall Okoboji Dining and To-Go Guide

Minerva's

Enjoy this comprehensive Lakes Area Dining Guide for all things tasty in Okoboji!  Please be patient with our dining establishments, they are very short staffed.  We try to keep this as updated as possible but hours are changing all the time so call ahead or check Facebook for the most updated hours for each establishment.   Read More »

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Year Round Adventures in Okoboji

Aerial Yoga

Join us throughout the year as we experience a few of the adventures that make Okoboji so special! Okoboji Gold Disc Golf Course!  Read more about disc golfing in Okoboji …   Kettleson Hogsback Wildlife Management Area!  Read more about Kettleson Hogsback…   Iowa Great Lake Maritime Museum!  Read more about the Maritime Museum … Cocktail Read More »

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Okoboji Fall GIRLS Weekend

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Okoboji Fall Girlfriend Getaway Sometimes getting away as a family or a couple is impossible because of the “who will take the children dilemma”, or maybe you just need to relax with your people and invest in friendship, or celebrate a life event, or maybe you are retired and are looking for a guys or Read More »

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30 Mile Ride Loop

Bike Trail

One of the best thing about the bike trails in The Iowa Great Lakes are there are many great loop rides you can enjoy. This 30 mile loop ride can easily become a 40 mile or 50 mile ride depending on how many miles you are wanting to get in. This ride began in Milford Read More »

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Classic West Lake Loop

Bike Trail

This classic West Lake Okoboji loop ride will take you just over 18 miles around beautiful West Lake Okoboji. You can start at many points around the lake. This ride started at First Lutheran Church in West Okoboji which has plenty of parking and is great launching point. You can head north or south from Read More »

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Guest Post: Musky Fishing Tips & Tricks

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The Iowa Great Lakes Area is excited to welcome Musky Fishermen to our community August 29-30, 2021 for the PMTT Qualifying Tournament!  Our friends at Oak Hill Outdoor have put together some tips & tricks to help you find success and win the $20,000 first prize in this tournament!!! HUNTING THE LATE-SUMMER MUSKY ON THE Read More »

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Okoboji FALL GUYS Weekend

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Sometimes getting away as a family or a couple is impossible because of the “who will take the children dilemma”, or maybe you just need to relax with your people and invest in friendship, or celebrate a life event, or maybe you are retired and are looking for a guys or girls getaway! Whatever your Read More »

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Fall Fishing!

Okoboji Fishing with John Grosvenor

Angling in the Iowa Great Lakes offers diversity. By Greg Drees People are drawn to water magnetically, spiritually. Anglers are among the most ardent to seek lakes of fortune. They come from near and far to the waters of Okoboji, lured by the legend of the fisheries, which are healthy, diverse and full of mystery. Read More »

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Shop Okoboji This Holiday Season

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We invite you to come home to Okboji this Holiday Season! There is still so much to SEE, EAT and DO in Okoboji!  You’ll also want to check out vast array of shopping venues to find the perfect gift for everyone on your shopping list! Allure & Co. Allure & Co. is a modern boutique Read More »

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Top 10 Things to do Outside in Okoboji

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Being outside and active is a great way to stay mentally and physically healthy during this unprecedented time! Here are ten suggestions of how to do that in Okoboji this summer! 1. Bike, Walk or Run Paved Trails With over 40 miles of miles of dedicated paved trails and an additional 50+ miles of signed Read More »

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Bike Okoboji

Bike Trail

With miles of new trail and fresh asphalt overlays on existing tails, there has NEVER been a better time to bike in Okoboji! The Iowa Great Lakes has 60 plus miles of dedicated paved trails and bike friendly streets which equals numerous routes and rides for all ages and ability levels. The “spine” of the Read More »

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