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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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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Golf

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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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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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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4 girls posing for photo

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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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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Queen

You have a weekend in Okoboji… What will you do to fill your time? Scroll to have your weekend timeline already planned out for you!   ARRIVE FRIDAY NIGHT You just reached your dream destination of Okoboji to have arrived at one of our beautiful lodges and resorts! After you drop of your bags, get Read More »

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Arnolds Park

Summer in Okoboji!  What could be better? Businesses in the Iowa Great Lakes area are OPEN with safety and hospitality in mind. Okoboji businesses are following recommended safety protocols from the CDC and Iowa Department of Public Health while creating a welcoming atmosphere for their guests. We ask for your PATIENCE and KINDNESS with business 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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Virtual Ferris Wheel Backdrop Picture

Are you spending more time on video chats?  Do you miss Okoboji?  Add an Okoboji video backdrop to your next zoom chat!  We’ve given you 4 options below.  Download the video & add it to your zoom virtual backgrounds. (Zoom Virtual Background Instructions) Download Queen at Sunset Video Backdrop Download Ferris Wheel Video Backdrop Download Read More »

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food

Enjoy this comprehensive Lakes Area Take Out dining guide for all things tasty and comforting! Arnolds Perk Coffeehouse  Arnolds Perk is taking extra precautions and implementing new procedures to keep our employees and customers safe! Please be patient with us! Hours 7 am – 5 pm daily. -All tables indoor and outdoor are spaced 6 Read More »

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Music at the park

If you’re looking for a family-friendly summer vacation, this will be your last stop. Not just for this year’s vacation planning, but for every year after. Okoboji offers something for the entire family Monday – Sunday. And we mean it! (Who doesn’t love lake life?) And next year when you’re making the drive, we guarantee Read More »

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Boating

Okoboji is home to a numerous amount of family friendly activities that everyone will enjoy! Make it a goal to visit the following exciting Okoboji activities around the area! Click places you are interested in to visit their website for more information! Mini-Golf!  Pirate’s Cove, Ranch 66,  and Treasure Village – You can find easy entertainment in spending Read More »

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