PMTT Info

The Iowa Great Lakes Area is excited to welcome Musky Fishermen to our community August 29-30 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 IOWA Read More »

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Okoboji Fireworks

Fireworks have become a special tradition that families look forward to throughout the summer.  Fireworks can be seen over West Lake Okoboji each Saturday night through Labor Day Weekend. August 1: West Lake Okoboji August 7: East Lake Okoboji, Parks Marina August 8: West Lake Okoboji August 15: West Lake Okoboji August 22: West Lake Read More »

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Patio

When summer finally comes we all want to be outside as much as possible! Here are 15, YES 15, great patios for outside dining or drinks! 1. The Beach Club Lounge at the Inn The Beach Club transports lake-goers to the northern Caribbean in its heyday. The Cuban-American menu caters to Havana hankerings for Cubanos Read More »

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Burger passport

Ask for a passport at any of the participating restaurants. Try a burger at each stop. Earn your passport sticker, and win a prize.  You’ve got until the end of the year (or while supplies last).  Have fun & enjoy!!! Participating Restaurants: • The Beach Club Lounge • Bracco • Dry Dock Bar & Grill Read More »

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Beach

Grab your towel and sunglasses and come explore Okoboji Beaches!   Arnolds Park City Beach   Arnolds Park City Beach is right in the middle of all the excitement. Just next to the bridge on Highway 71, you can walk or drive to the available parking lot after enjoying breakfast at the Dry Dock, lunch at Read More »

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okoboji Store

What is more enjoyable and relaxing than enjoying an amazing dinner lakeside?  Yep, not much!  So here is a list of 10 Okoboji lakeside patio dining hotspots! 1. The Okoboji Store  With three levels of outside seating, a comfy couch mezzanine level and playground for kids The Okoboji Store is your ultimate lakeside dining destination. Read More »

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Bike Ride

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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Fireworks

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 offers 5 sand volleyball courts that host league games and friendly competition! Grab everyone you can find to fill up the teams and courts!   Read More »

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Sunset

Suset Whether you are empty nesting, a couple looking to get away for a long weekend, or a group of friends there is so much to do sans kids in Okoboji you may want to book a whole week! Okoboji Commons Hotel STAY As far as accommodations there are many fabulous choices.  Check out the Read More »

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Dock Jump

Budget Friendly Okoboji Vacation We often get asked about free, discounted, or budget friendly itineraries for an Okoboji family vacation.  This post will give you a whole week’s worth of ideas that will NOT break the bank and allow you to come back to Okoboji soon. Sunday:  Arrive and get checked into your home away Read More »

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