Okoboji Holiday Season Guide

Create magical holiday memories with your family in Okoboji this winter holiday season! From light displays to meeting Santa, and plenty of opportunities to get the perfect gifts for under your tree, there’s something for everyone in Okoboji this Holiday Season! LIGHT DISPLAYS You can never go wrong with a holiday light show! Heartland Pet…

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Year-Round Sports

Oktoberfest Bike Rider

Winter, spring, summer or fall, if you’re a sports fan, you’re sure to find a sporting event to participate in or watch in Okoboji. From bike rides to ice fishing, to tennis tournaments to winter games, many of the area’s long-standing events have evolved over time and grown with more participants, said Kiley Zankowski, director…

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Okoboji WINTER Dining Guide


Enjoy this comprehensive Lakes Area dining guide for all things tasty and comforting! We try to keep this as updated as possible but hours are changing all the time, so call ahead or check Facebook for the most updated hours for each establishment.  Bob’s Drive Inn – Milford  Bob’s Drive Inn opened in LeMars, IA,…

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Shop Okoboji This Holiday Season

Christmas gift basket

We invite you to come home to Okoboji 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…

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Ice Fishing Frenzy

Ice fish

Just Fish Experience year-round fishing bliss in Okoboji, Iowa, where angling enthusiasts thrive, even in winter! Winter is among the prime seasons for fishing in and around Okoboji, with incredible ice fishing opportunities at the Iowa Great Lakes. Whether you prefer a fishing guide, a cozy ice house equipped with home-like amenities, a portable shelter,…

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Winter Family Fun in Okoboji

kids skating on West Lake Okoboji

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…

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Okoboji Couples Winter Escape

kissing booth

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…

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An hour or two to spare? Okoboji: Eat, Play, Shop!

nature center play

Whether you are in town for a music competition or sports tournament you may find yourself with an hour or two to pass so here are some suggestions of where to EAT, PLAY, and SHOP!  Why not make a weekend out of it and book a night or two in one of our many great…

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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 … The Throwing Post!…

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Virtual Okoboji Visit

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…

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Okoboji Puzzles!

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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