Highway 71 Fall Construction

Businesses along Highway 71 from Milford to Spirit are open and ready to greet you!  Construction to improve the quality of Highway 71 through the Iowa Great Lakes corridor will resume after Labor Day.  While the work on these improvements might add a few minutes to your journeyi, rest assured that it will be worth it!  Your favorite restaurants and business are open and accessible during this phase of road work.

We look forward to seeing you in the Iowa Great Lakes Area this fall to enjoy everything our community has to offer!  Take a moment and explore some of our restaurants, shops, and attractions online before you visit to make the most of your time in Iowa's #1 Vacation Destination!

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Find some of the best restaurants in Iowa along the Highway 71 corridor in the Okoboji and Arnolds Park.  Unique menus, great view, and outstanding service await you!  Click here to learn more & find your new favorite along Highway 71!

Bridges Bay Resort

The Iowa Great Lakes Area has a wide variety of attractions that are sure to entertain you all year long. Click here to explore the attractions that can be found along the Highway 71 corridor!

Tank Anthony

The Iowa Great Lakes Area is filled with events all year long! You'll find live entertainment, hands-on classes, cultural opportunities, and family-friendly experiences almost everyday of the week.  Click here to explore the exciting events that can be found here!

Summer inventory at Homeology

You'll find some of the most fun retail shops in the Iowa Great Lakes Area!  Take the time to explore a these cute shops - you never know what treasures you'll find! Check out these great shops along Highway 71!


The Iowa Great Lakes Area has cute cottages, full service resorts, and business friendly hotels to meet all of your lodging needs year round! View our year round lodging options to plan a great fall getaway to Okoboji!

If you choose to detour around the lakes, take a look at this guide of exciting sights you'll see and historical points of interst that once were.  Sometimes the path less traveled is  worth the detour!

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Thank You!

Vacation Okoboji and the Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce thank you for supporting the businesses in our community.  These locally-owned businesses and their employees are who give Okoboji the unique charm that brings visitors back year after year to create memories.