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Enjoy this comprehensive Lakes Area Take Out dining guide for all things tasty and comforting! Beach Club @ The Inn Hotel – Arnolds Park The Beach Club at the Inn Hotel is open for dine-in or carry out.  Order from the full menu. Outdoor dining available. Call 712-337-6402 to place your order between the hours: Read More »

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Christmas gift basket

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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food

Enjoy this comprehensive Lakes Area Take Out dining guide for all things tasty and comforting! Beach Club @ The Inn Hotel – Arnolds Park The Beach Club at the Inn Hotel is open for dine-in or carry out.  Order from the full menu. Outdoor dining available. Call 712-337-6402 to place your order between the hours: Read More »

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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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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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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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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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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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Emporium

Full of unique locally owned stores, come down and make your way through each store in the Central Emporium  located in Arnold’s Park!   Dellapina Dellapina is a family owned and operated business originating out of Peru. Owner and designer, Marcy Costello, offers her family’s homemade Peruvian jewelry and sterling silver jewelry right here in the 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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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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Buddy's Puzzle

Would you like to work on a puzzle in real life? Visit Homeology in Arnolds Park or The Barn Swallow in Okoboji to purchase fun puzzles!

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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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Boat

“FOCUS” means the center of interest or activity; focal point; heart; the core; or center of attention. Synonyms for “FOCUS” include attention, priority, concentration, to pay particular attention to. In our busy fast paced, plugged in, work, work crazed culture it is easy for us to lose “FOCUS” on what matters in life. We understand Read More »

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Shop Okoboji

Maybe it is a rainy day… or you are too sunburnt to get out on the water… or you need new Okoboji apparel! Either way, take a day to visit all of the wonderful shops located around the lakes area to enlarge and improve your wardrobe! Bungalow 29 Bungalow 29 is Okoboji boutique shopping at its finest. Read More »

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Queens Court

A vacation is never complete without visiting all of the Arnold’s Park Shops! Come on down and leave with plenty of shopping bags! Boat House Apparel Boat House Apparel, the “anchor” store of Queen’s court has a variety of beautiful clothing; such as, tank tops, tees, hats, sweatshirts, and accessories! They describe their store best: 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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