Okoboji Fireworks

Fireworks

Watching fireworks over the lake with your family is a tradition in Okoboji!  The Iowa Great Lakes Area offers you weekly options for watching fireworks throughout the summer! #OkobojiFireworks July 17               West Lake, Arnolds Park July 24              West Lake, Arnolds Park July Read More »

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Furry Friends Welcome in Okoboji!

okoboji dog

Want to bring your furry best friend on vacation to Okoboji with you, but you don’t know what places are pet-friendly? We’re here to help! Whether you’re looking for lodging or dining options, we’ll find options that will give you and your pet(s) the best Okoboji experience!   Pet-friendly Lodging Looking for a place to Read More »

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10 Lakeside Dining Patios

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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Okoboji – Just Beach it

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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In Search of the Hidden Selfie Spots

selfie spot

Have you ever wondered where some of the best selfie spots are in Okoboji – even the most hidden ones? Well, now you can find them one by one and take memorable selfies as you go! You can pretend to be pirates looking for the treasured selfie spot next to the Mini Queen at East Read More »

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Top 12 Okoboji Kids Activities

Game

#1.  Arnolds Park Amusement Park  No vacation to Okoboji is complete without a day at Arnolds Park Amusement Park !  From the roller coaster to the log ride, you are bound to see smiles, hear laughter, and let out a couple screams! With many kid friendly rides, it is also a great place for all 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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Live Music in Okoboji!

Live Music

Okoboji LIVE! The live music scene in Okoboji has never been better! Okoboji offers a vast array of live music venues with an atmosphere and musical style to fit everyone!  Throughout the summer you can find live music 7 days a week!  For the most up-to date schedule check the EVENTS CALENDAR often.  Grab your Read More »

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Rainy Day in Okoboji: WHAT TO DO

Bridges Bay Resort

The weather may not always be bright and sunny, but no worries! We have the perfect plan for an unexpected rainy day to keep you busy while having fun exploring Okoboji! Museums The personality of Okoboji has been shaped by its significant history. Our local museums can help take you on a trip through time Read More »

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Top 10 Things to do Outside in Okoboji

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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Sunsets & Chardonnay: “Adulting” in Okoboji

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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