spring lake okoboji

If you can’t join us in person, join us virtually!  View the YouTube video below on your computer, tablet, smart tv or phone & spend the next hour with us in Okoboji. Virtually visit the Dickinson County Nature Center! Virtually visit the Pearson Lakes Art Center! Virtually Tour the Iowa Rock ‘n Roll Music Museum 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 SO EXCITED to announce our opening day is tomorrow Friday May 22nd! We are taking extra precautions and implementing new procedures to keep our employees and customers safe! Please be patient with us! Hours Read More »

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slide

#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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Burger passport

The fun begins Winter Games Weekend, 2020!  Pick up 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 • Read More »

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Snowmobile the Okoboji Trails

Okoboji’s winter recreation opportunities are diverse and plentiful! By Greg Drees Long known for its extensive menu of summertime activities, Okoboji has also matured into a year-round outdoor playground. Don’t let the wintry weather get you down. Opportunities abound for outdoor recreation in Okoboji. Boji Bay Ice Arena If you were born and raised in Read More »

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Fireside breakfast at The Oakwood Inn

Winter is the perfect time for an Okoboji Couples get away!  Winter is a beautiful and much slower paced time to visit the Iowa Great Lakes while still finding plenty to keep you as busy as you want to be.  Rest & Relax Oakwood Inn Winter is a GREAT time to head to Okoboji to Read More »

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Bridges Bay Resort

Get out and Enjoy the Snow! Okoboji is the perfect destination in the winter!  We have hundreds of miles of groomed trails for snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, snowshoe hiking and observing winter birds!  You’ll also find indoor and outdoor ice skating rinks, or bundle up and head to the beach to build snowcastles! And don’t forget Read More »

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Ice Auger

What is one thing anyone and everyone can do in Okoboji all year long?  If you answered fishing you are exactly right! Believe it or not WINTER is one of the best times to fish in and around Okoboji.  Ice fishing opportunities abound in and around the Iowa Great Lakes and it has never been Read More »

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ice harvest

Ice harvesters braved winter’s cruelest elements By Greg Drees In this technologically dominant world, it is difficult to imagine the labor that was once employed to achieve some of the things that we absolutely take for granted today. Take, for instance, back in the days of pre-refrigeration (yes, Gen Xers and Millennials, there were those Read More »

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