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Kuhlman Lake Service & Welding

Kuhlman’s Lake Service strives to provide great service at an affordable rate. They have a full service welding repair and fabrication shop, which includes steel and aluminum, full lake service capabilities, and a friendly staff ready to help when needed.

Calvary United Methodist Church

Camp Foster YMCA

For over 100 years the Camp Foster YMCA has been providing kids a place to be themselves. With their ‘Kids First’ approach, camp will create an environment that will teach kids character values and how to build relationships. Campers will discover the wonders of enjoying traditional outdoor activities along with learning new skills that can Read More »

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Blink Marketing, Inc.

Blink Marketing is a boutique-marketing agency with over 20 years of experience in marketing and branding. Providing quality service, content and creative execution, let us help you design your brand with creative and strategic ideas. Services include: Brand Development, Strategic Marketing Plans, Graphic Design, Social Media, Website Development, Photography & Drone Photography, Research and Consulting.

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Ferguson's

Ferguson’s Garden Center

Ferguson’s Floral Department has a fresh approach to clean and modern floral design. We can create one-of-a-kind centerpieces for any occasion along with beautiful floral arrangements for all seasons. We pride ourselves on quality freshness, and presentation of our flowers, plants and gifts. Ferguson’s is a one stop for all your floral needs! We are Read More »

Galen’s Pro-Mo

Northwest Iowa Sprinkler

Hy-Vee Floral

Bella Via Salon & Day Spa

Mr. Zinn’s Hair Studio

Okoboji Skin Care

Experience professional skincare services in the hands of skin Therapists at Okoboji Skin Care. Okoboji Skin Care is a medical skincare clinic that offers professional facial treatments using Dermalogica Skin Care formulated by the International Dermal Institute. Enjoy other professional services like face and body waxing, facial treatments, full body laser hair removal, medical grade Read More »

Minerva's

Minerva’s Restaurant & Bar

Minervas is located in the heart of Okoboji adjacent to Brooks Golf and within a short driving distance to the Iowa Great Lakes. Enjoy live entertainment, libations, and great food on our large sundeck patio. Minervas offers a variety of American fare, fresh pastas and seafood, and is know for hand cut CAB Beef.

Elegance Boutique

Clay County Regional Events Center

The Clay County Regional Events Center, located in Spencer, is just 15 minutes south of the Iowa Great Lakes. The Events Center is ideal for wedding receptions, corporate meetings and parties, trade shows and all types of special events. Experience our full-service facility where our professional, dedicated staff will take care of all the details Read More »

Arnolds Park City Hall

Population: 1,171 In Arnolds Park, the City of Five Lakes, the emphasis is on entertaining and accommodating area visitors. Experience the oldest amusement park west of the Mississippi, a premier golf course, a full-service marina and rentals of boats, personal watercraft, wakeboards, scooters and bicycles. A diverse variety of restaurants, lounges and nightlife abound, including Read More »

Alliant Energy

American Family Insurance

Amy’s Sign Design

A1A Branding Strategies

Twetten’s Interiors

One can always feel at home in Twetten’s Interiors, at either of our locations in Spirit Lake and in Sioux Falls. Whether you are building, remodeling, or simply looking for that special piece for your home, the Twetten’s designers are here to help select custom products that fit you, your budget and your home. Twetten’s Read More »

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Wild Child

Wild Child, which features stylish clothing, accessories and awesome toys for children and newborns, is all about quality clothing and toys. Wild Child is the “go to” store for people with all budgets, and offers styles that cannot be found anywhere else, and strives to offer unique apparel and toys that are fun, functional and Read More »

The Three Sons

The Three Sons

Polo Ralph Lauren, Nike, Under Armour, Oakley and so much more, including Patagonia, Tommy Bahama, Lucky Brand, The North Face can be found locally at The Three Sons. An Iowa Great Lakes staple since the 60’s, still located in Milford, just 1 block off Highway 71. The Three Sons is the official University of Okoboji Read More »

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The Look Fashions

The Look Fashions has the “LOOK” for you! When your wardrobe needs to go from drab to fab – this is the one stop shop for you! The Look Fashions carries the latest styles from Roxy, Miss Me, Kancan, Silver, Rock Revival, Under Armour and many more! Open all year long, 7 days a week! Read More »

Timeless Consignments

The newest consignment shop in town, Timeless Consignments, takes the hassle out of selling your belongings. They pride themselves on having trusting relationships with consigners as well as their customers. they feature all quality, near new furnishings and home decor. Mixing timeless antiques and vintage items gives this store a niche in the Iowa Great Read More »

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Spirit Lake Silver & Gold

Spirit Lake Silver and Gold is your source for trusted diamond experts. You can choose from the best selection of diamond engagement rings and wedding rings, anniversary rings, and loose diamonds. Custom design your own unique jewelry and take advantage of our interest-free financing and in-house jewelers. With over 40 years of genuine, honest customer Read More »

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Spirit Lake Antique Mall

Spirit Lake Antique Mall has multiple dealers featuring a general line of quality antiques and a wide variety of antique reference books. The antique mall is located two blocks east of the intersection of Highways 9 and 71 and has easy access with ample parking. Open 7 days a week, March 1-December 31.

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Mary’s Gift Shoppe

Celebrating 40 years in business, you won’t want to miss this amazing shopping destination.  Mary is well known for her kitchen gadgets galore, trendy clothing, jewelry, purses, home decor, gourmet food, hilarious cards, Okoboji souvenirs and unique gifts.  Services include bridal registry. From functional to fab Mary’s has you covered – open year-round. Closed Sundays.

Kabele’s Trading Post

Established in 1968 by Ed & Alice Kabele, located in the heart of the Iowa Great Lakes, surrounded by crystal clear fishing waters, our area is one of the most sought after tourist attractions. Kabele’s ownership was taken over by Thane Johnson in April 2004 with Tanya Petersen joining the partnership in 2010. Kabele’s Trading Read More »

Kari’s Fine Clothing for Women

For the latest in women’s apparel, footwear and accessories, you won’t want to miss Kari’s in Okoboji and Spencer. Open year round the knowledgeable and friendly staff will help you find exactly what you are looking for. With a wide variety of brands, styles and accessories, the perfect outfit is waiting for you.

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Fashion Formula

Open 7 days a week and all year round, Fashion Formula showcases clothing for any season in sizes S to 2X! From dressy to casual in brand names such as Karen Kane, Erin London, Ethyl, Multiples, Jess & Jane and many other brands; as well as shoes, handbags, and accessories to complete any outfit. 

Elements Design Studio

Elements Design Studio

Flowers should reflect the style and personality of each individual couple on their special wedding day. Elements Design Studio has many years of experience and specializes in customizing your fresh floral arrangement, ceremony, and reception decor to express the look and feel of your dream wedding. Whether it is contemporary, elegant, traditional, or ‘themed’, this Read More »

Casey’s General Store – Milford

Casey’s General Store has 4 locations throughout the Iowa Great Lakes to Serve you!  Whether you need gas, pizza, coffee and doughnuts Casey’s is your one stop convenience store stop.

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Bungalow 29

For 10 years, Bungalow 29 has tempted even the most discriminating shopper. Women of all ages will love browsing through upscale designer brands in a comfortable cottage-style atmosphere. Bungalow 29 features contemporary yet classic lines such as Theory, Vince, Velvet, Joie, Eileen Fisher, Trina Turk and many other favorites. Cozy cashmere, sexy denim, organic cotton Read More »

Carolyn’s Hallmark

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Books ‘n Things

Books ‘n Things is excited to welcome you for our 34th year in Queen’s Court with a new logo but the same great quality and selection. We have Okoboji gear for the entire family. With sizes running from 6 mo. to 5X, you are sure to find something for everyone, including your Boji Dog. We Read More »

Triggs Bay Resort

Triggs Bay Resort

Triggs Bay Resort is nestled in a well-protected bay on the South Shore of East Lake Okoboji in the heart of the Lakes Region.  Guests enjoy the heated outdoor pool, 300 feet of the finest natural sand beach on East Lake, and the recreation room.  Additionally, a boat ramp, four boat docks, and boat rentals Read More »

Antiques Etc. Car Show

Antiques, Etc.

The 40 dealers of eclectic and antique treasures in nearly 12,000 square feet at Antiques, Etc. are sure to trigger a fond memory or two from the past. Wander leisurely through the individual booths offering merchandise from collectible to furniture, vintage clothing, linens new and old, as well as one-of-a-kind items you can’t seem to find Read More »

Barn Swallow Gift Shop

Spencer Golf & Country Club

Spencer Golf & Country Club

This well-manicured par 72 course has four sets of tees to accommodate players of all skill levels, and play 6,900 yards from the championship tees. The County Club welcomes non-residents of Spencer to golf anytime that the course is available. It is well worth the short drive from the lakes area to enjoy the memorable Read More »

Stan’s Bait & Tackle

About Small town bait shop, with big store selection. Everything you need for Panfish, Walleye, and Bass. Also carry some Catfish and Musky tackle.

Barefoot by the Lake Boat

Parks Marina

Parks Marina is not your typical marina – it is an Iowa Great Lakes lifestyle destination. They feature the industry’s most elite boat brands such as Cobalt, Crownline, Grady White, Scout, Carver Yachts, Mooma and Supra Ski Boats, Ski Natique, Harris Flotebote Pontoons, and South Bay pontoons. Parks Marina has received multiple awards from the Read More »

Oak Hill Marina

Oak Hill Marina

Since 1992, Oak Hill Marina has been helping boaters find enjoyment on beautiful Lake Okoboji and waters all over the upper Midwest.  Located in Arnolds Park, Iowa, nearly a stone’s throw across the highway from the historical Arnolds Park Amusement Park on Highway 71, Oak Hill provides a vast range of marine products, services, rentals, Read More »

Okoboji Boat Works

Okoboji Boat Works

Okoboji Boat Works is located in the Marina District in Smith’s Bay, West Lake Okoboji. It is the only marina on West Lake Okoboji and features daily or seasonal boat slip rentals, boat and water-sports rentals and 24-hour on-water gas dock. Families love the beach, playground and antique nautical display. Step into the lakefront In-Convenience Read More »

The Okoboji Cyclist

What’s our story? Well that’s easy. We love bikes and all things cycling. But the one thing we love more than that, is seeing the enjoyment others get from turning the pedals on their new ride, or maybe it’s seeing their young one pedal without training wheels for the first time, or better yet, we Read More »

Okoboji View Golf Club

Okoboji View Golf Club

Okoboji View combines a great golf experience with the unmatched beauty of the NW Iowa landscape.  After a major renovation of the golf course in 2014 and 2015, they have 12 acres of wetlands and reformatted holes.  Driving range, practice area and lessons available with Iowa Hall of Fame PGA Professional Curt Schnell.   Fully Stocked Read More »

JT Expeditions

JTG Expeditions (John Grosvenor)

John Grosvenor has been a professional fishing guide on the Okoboji chain of lakes for more than a decade. Every day in his boat and on the ice, John helps families create memories to last a lifetime. Its not unusual to catch at least 7 species from panfish to trophies in one half-day adventure. When Read More »

Iowa Guide Service (Doug Burns)

The Iowa Guide Service, fishing Okoboji or Big Spirit Lake, caters to both families on vacation and the serious angler. Your guide trip will be filled with fun and a chance to catch big bass, walleye, pike, and panfish, or maybe even a giant muskie. The Iowa Great Lakes offers fantastic opportunities on a series Read More »

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Mau Marine

Open Year-Round

Golf

Brooks Golf

Enjoy three unique golf layouts and play through parkland, prairie and wetlands at Brooks Golf.  Serving the golfing public since 1932 with an updated expansion to 27 holes completed in 1999, Brooks is a beautifully maintained course accommodating seasoned veterans and beginners seeking a challenging game. Multiple tee selections, bent grass fairways and greens make Read More »

Emerald Hills

Emerald Hills Golf Club

With lush green rolling hills and an abundance of stately trees, Emerald Hills will ensure golfers of all skill levels a fun challenge at affordable rates. This beautifully maintained 6,651-yard course offers its players an enjoyable golf experience with its unique doglegs, water hazards, and quick breaking greens, along with a first-class clubhouse, a large Read More »

Extreme Watersports

Enjoy West Lake Okoboji from a different point of view – parasailing at Extreme Watersports! Family owned and operated, they are gearing up for their 22nd season. They are open seven days a week, Memorial Day through Labor Day. Whether it is parasailing, renting ski boats, pontoon boats, paddleboards, personal watercraft, kayaks, or pedal boats, Read More »

Great Lakes Marine Service

Open Year-Round

Westport Rural School

Westport Rural School Museum

To relive days of the past in a one-room school, visit the Westport Rural Schoolhouse built in 1896 and used until 1952, Featuring historic primers, desks, piano and maps. Located in Kenue Park and open seasonally Tuesday through Sunday.

Pirate's Cove

Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf

Pirate’s Cove, ‘the Original Adventure Golf,’ offers an unequaled miniature golf experience! The adventures and legends of infamous pirates come to life in our award-winning theme park settings. Putt your way through caves, over foot-bridges and under cascading waterfalls, all amidst a fun-filled atmosphere of natural wonders, extraordinary landscaping, and enchanting pirate lore.

Treasure Village

Treasure Village Family Theatre & Mini-Golf

Make memories at Treasure Village in its 49th year! Play Mini Golf on the area’s only 27-hole course with unique obstacles and Mischief Spinners. Watch our Theatre online! Find treasures at our Flea Market on the holiday weekends. Open Memorial through Labor Day!

Okoboji Classic Cars

Okoboji Classic Cars us the ultimate destination for classics car enthusiasts, gear heads, art collectors and families looking for a memorable experience! Take a stroll down the vintage storefronts of Spencer, Arnolds Park Boardwalk and West Lake Okoboji. long with a step back in time you can check out the state-of-the-art restoration shop, and even Read More »

Okoboji Summer Theatre

Okoboji Summer Theatre

Every summer for more than 60 years audiences look forward to students and faculty from Stephens College, joined by professional guest artists, returning to manage, produce and star in the Okoboji Summer Theatre’s nine productions. This talented ensemble also produces several shows for children at the adjacent Boji Bantam Children’s Theatre.

Pearson Lakes Art Center

Pearson Lakes Art Center

Enjoy all the arts have to offer at the Pearson Lakes Art Center with 5 galleries, a 288-seat theater, classrooms, clay room, an outdoor sculpture trail, and the new culinary arts kitchen! Sign up for a class, enjoy world-class entertainment year-round, or just take an afternoon to view the ever-changing art on display or play Read More »

Dickinson County Museum

Dickinson County Museum

The Dickinson County Museum preserves and shares the heritage of Dickinson County through a variety of exhibits. The Museum is one of the original depots found along the Chicago-Milwaukee-St. Paul Railroad, and it now houses an extensive collection that depicts the area’s historic railroad, agricultural, resort and industrial eras.

Higgins Museum

Higgins Museum

The Higgins Museum is devoted entirely to the history of national banking in the United Sttes from 1863 to 1935. Exhibits of national bank notes from Iowa and adjoining states illustrate the heyday of America’s use of hometown paper money. Open daily (except Mondays) Memorial to Labor Day. Group tours available by appointment.

Clark Museum

Clark Museum

Established in 1985, The Clark Museum, features a vast collection of pictorial and written histories, old memorabilia, signs and a large display of Arnold’s Park Amusement Park artifacts. Many people intend to stop for a few minutes and end up spending hours viewing the displays. PLEASE CHECK WEBSITE for hours of operation or call 712-338-2147.

Iowa Rock N Roll

Iowa Rock ‘n Roll Music Association Museum

Take a rocking’ trip down memory lane at the Iowa Rock ‘n Roll Museum. Tour the recording studio and radio booth, play the jukebox and view vintage posters and record albums. Join them for Rock the Roof concerts in the Roof Garden for 11 consecutive Thursday nights during the summer! 

Maritime Museum

Iowa Great Lakes Maritime Museum

Relive the days of steamboats, motor launches and wooden cruisers with a visit to the Iowa Great Lakes Maritime Museum. The museum has amassed a vast collection of local photographs, articles and artifacts from the Iowa Great Lakes early ‘golden days’ of boating. Special features of the museum include a fully restored boathouse, 25 classic Read More »

Abbie Gardner Cabin

Abbie Gardner Cabin & Museum

Open Memorial through Labor Day, visitors can learn about the Spirit Lake Massacre and the events leading up to and following its tragedy. Hour are 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. Tuesday – Sunday. The Dickinson County Conservation Board staffs the Abbie Gardner Cabin in an agreement with the Iowa State Historical Society.

Pizza Ranch

Pizza Ranch, located on Hwy 9 in Spirit Lake, offers you more than just pizza! Dine in and enjoy their lunch and dinner buffet, which includes a variety of pizza, full salad bar, and their delicious broasted chicken. Feel like staying home for the evening? No problem! Pizza Ranch offers delivery and carryout services. Check Read More »

Smokin' Jakes

Smokin’ Jake’s

Smokin’ Jakes hickory smoked baby-back ribs, smoked meats, sandwiches, soups, and salads are just a few favorites made fresh daily.  Join us for lunch, dinner, late night breakfast, or one of our many Happy Hours to satisfy your craving for homemade food.  Smokin’ Jakes casual and friendly atmosphere is the place to meet with family Read More »

Pirate Jack’s

 Come in and enjoy our cold drinks, wonderful staff, and the best view in town! Located on beautiful West Lake Okoboji on the Queen dock!

O Farrell Sisters Breakfast

O’Farrell Sisters

A lakes area tradition since 1947 offering Okoboji’s most legendary pancakes, cinnamon rolls, hearty breakfasts like the Hangover Helpers, inn different Eggs Benedict and a wide lunch menu. Enjoy an open opener, Super Bloody Mary or Mimosa at the full bar. And save room for dessert with our famous pies.

Perkins Restaurant & Bakery

Perkins has been serving up delicious meals and catering to the needs of discerning consumers for over forty years. With its roots tracking back to 1958 with the opening of a single Pancake House in Ohio, the Perkins Restaurant and Bakery chain now expands far beyond ts breakfast heritage. Located at the intersection of HWY’s Read More »

Main Event Bar

Main Event Bar & Eatery

Enjoy a variety of dining options serving baked goods, sandwiches, steals and more throughout the year at Village West Resort. Check our website for hours and daily specials.

Maxwell’s Beach Cafe

An Okoboji Staple since 1986! Maxwell’s is a seasonal restaurant open from Memorial Day to Labor Day. They welcome walk-ins, but highly encourage reservations, especially for evening dinning!  From seafood, steaks, drinks, wine and gourmet sandwiches Maxwell’s has it all.  On the deck, or in the dining room, Maxwell’s is your special occasion destination. Dock Read More »

Miles Inn

Home of the Charlie Boy loose meat sandwich and frozen schooner…you just pick the beer or drink! Great atmosphere and people! Stop in Today!

Los Pueblos Mexican American Grill

Los Pueblos is a Mexican-American Grill that adds spice to dining in the Iowa Great Lakes. They offer a full menu of authentic Mexican entrees and American favorites. Order a full meal or choose from the a la carte menu for your perfect Mexican meal. Lunch, dinner and happy hour specials are available daily. Reasonably Read More »

Godfathers

Godfather’s Pizza Spirit Lake

Godfather’s Pizza is proud of our long history in the Iowa Great Lakes Area dating back to 1977.  Our pizza is made fresh daily, using the freshest ingredients and created by a dedicated staff of individuals working together to provide the best Pizza Pie Piled High in the area.  Dine-in, carryout or give our heated Read More »

Dry Dock

Dry Dock Lounge

Don’t miss the great waterfront view with affordable dining and a friendly atmosphere. Lunch and dinner are available 7 days a week year-round.  Breakfast is 7 days a week during peak season, and weekends year round.  Boaters are welcome as dock space is ample. Daily specials. A popular place with locals and visitors alike!

Barefoot Bar

The Barefoot Bar

The Barefoot Bar located at Parks Marina on East Lake Okoboji is one of the region’s most popular family destinations. You can arrive by water or land with plenty of parking as well as docking for your boat. Featuring a full bar, great beach-fare food, pizza, and don’t miss Phil’s Famous Ribs and Seafood Boil Read More »

Betsy's Diner

Betsy’s Diner

Enjoy a variety of dining options serving baked goods, sandwiches, steals and more throughout the year at Village West Resort. Check our website for hours and daily specials. Betsy’s Diner is open in the off-season from 10am to 1:30 pm Tuesday-Saturday. Their menu consists of burgers, specialty sandwiches, appetizers, and ice cream treats. Specials are Read More »

Bob's In the Park

Bob’s in the Park

Bob’s Drive Inn opened in LeMars, IA, in 1949 selling Hot Dogs and Taverns. The tradition lives on in Okoboji! Bob’s Drive Inn and Bob’s in Arnolds Park continues to be operated by the Kass Family – providing the same quality as Bob did back in 1949. Serving soft drinks, hot dogs, hamburgers, french fries, Read More »

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Arnolds Park Preservation Plaza

Back in the day, big bands and old-time rock n’ roll ruled the stage at the fabled Roof Garden. While the sound has changed, the spirit remains the same. Each summer, Historic Arnolds Park hosts a FREE concert series at Preservation Plaza.

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Arnolds Park

Arnolds Park Amusement Park

Make memories on more than 30 rides and attractions, including the famous wooden “Legend” Roller Coaster. There are rides for every size child, young and old, and games to challenge your skills! Free parking, free admission to Arnolds Park Amusement Park, just pay to ride the rides. The Park and Raceway are open daily at Read More »

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The Gardens

The Gardens on the lakeside level of The Central Emporium started out as boat storage in the 1920’s and has gone through many transformations. Relax and enjoy lunch or dinner in the comfortable, air conditioned bar or head outside to our expansive deck to soak in the sights and sounds of West Lake Okoboji at Read More »

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Bridges Bay Resort

Bridges Bay Resort includes all things necessary for a perfect Lake Okoboji vacation. Enjoy dining at The Waterfront: Waters Edge American Grille or Bracco’s Waterfront Grille and Island Bar. Enjoy the zipline, the newly expanded arcade, or the newly renovated outdoor pool complete with swim-up bar, water volleyball and basketball, and racing slides. Boji Splash Indoor Waterpark and Read More »

Arnolds Park Campground

Arnolds Park Campground – Minnewashta

Amenities include tent sites, electric hookups, restroom, shower, dock and boat ramp, picnic tables, fire pits, and playground. Open May through September, 15 spaces -FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED.

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Tweeter’s Bar & Grill

Tweeter’s is “The Place” to meet in Okoboji for great noon and evening specials and features. Come for a quick lunch or stay and watch your favorite sporting events. Feat on a wide variety of great, reasonably prices dishes – including prime rib, steaks, seafood, pasta, and sandwiches. Catering is available for all occasions.

The Gardens

The Gardens

Whether it is the DJ where you tell us the dance groves you want, live music not eh weekends, the wings, burgers, and pizza or a cold drink with a dock, deck and view of West Lake Okoboji, The Gardens has it all! Boaters are welcome as dock space is ample. A popular place with Read More »

Cutty's Okoboji Resort Club

Cutty’s Okoboji Resort Club

Cutty’s is a Five Star Coast-to-Coast Deluxe private ownership resort with participating resorts across the United States. In addition to the 62 rental units, there are over 300 full hook-up campsites available for the owner’s use. Facilities include a country store, snack bar, laundromat and picnic area. Recreational amenities include mini-golf, tennis courts, paddleboats, recreation Read More »

Crescent Beach Family Resort

Crescent Beach Family Resort

Nestled under the oaks on the western shore of West Lake Okoboji, Crescent Beach Lodge offers 29 rooms and suites, all newly renovated, four condos and a cottage along a beautiful low sand beach. Accommodations are all fully equipped with linens, dishes, cookware, A/C, heat, color cable TV, telephone, internet capability and most have kitchenettes. Read More »

Cenla Campground

Cenla Campground

Amenities include: tent sites, electric hookups, TV hookups, restroom, shower, RV dump site, pool, dock, recreation room, playground, store on-site and laundry facilities. Reservations accepted. Open April 15th through October 15th, 150 spaces.

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Emerson Bay State Park & Beach

Amenities include: tent sites, electric hookups, TV hookups, restroom, shower, RV dump site, sandy beach, dock and boat ramp. Open year-round, 75 spaces.

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Camp Boji RV Park

Located just six blocks from Arnolds Park Amusement Park, Camp Boji RV Park features include: monthly and full season reservations, community room, clean bathhouse, dock access to West Lake Okoboji, wireless Internet, cable TV, picnic table, fire pit, storm shelter, weekend coffee shop, propane fill available on site, small dogs permitted, community potlucks, store onsite, Read More »

Four Seasons

Four Seasons Resort

“Where old friends keep returning and new guests feel right at home” Nestled on the shores of beautiful West Lake Okoboji, the Four Seasons Resort is centrally located in the heart of the Iowa Great Lakes. We are located within the City of Arnolds Park – the garden spot of the Lakes Region – and Read More »

Fillenwarths Beach

Fillenwarth Beach

Three generations of Fillenwarths have owned and operated this family-oriented resort in Smith’s Bay on West Lake Okoboji since 1918. That’s 99 years of hands-on experience in providing service-oriented vacations that are unique to any others in Okoboji. What sets Fillenwarth Beach apart is the wide array of amenities – all complimentary – that are Read More »

Fieldstone RV

Fieldstone RV Park

Relax and enjoy everything the Iowa Great Lakes has to offer at Fieldstone RV Park.  It is the newest addition to the Iowa Great Lakes and offered 200 deluxe RV sites.  Amenities include: full RV hook-up to electric, water, and sewer, laundry room, free wi-fi, restrooms, showers, and clubhouse. Dock and boatramp nearby. Reservations accepted. Read More »

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Gull Point State Park & Beach

Gull Point’s beach provides a fine place for young and old to sunbathe and splash in the crystal clear water. West Okoboji and the many other lakes are some of the prime fishing spots in Iowa. Anglers will find challenging sport pursuing a variety of game fish, including walleye, northern pike, smallmouth bass, white bass, Read More »

Lake Park City Campground

North of Highway 9 then 2 blocks west of M27 Amenities include: tent sites, electric hookups, restroom, shower, RV dump site, pool, dock, boat ramp and playground. Reservations accepted. Open April through October, 24 spaces.

Kabele's

Kabele’s Lodge

Kabele’s Lodge is a cozy 8 room hotel located in the midst of the beautiful Iowa Great Lakes region of Spirit Lake, Iowa. The lodge is centrally located on the north end of the Iowa Great Lakes Corridor in the heart of Northwest Iowa’s most interesting recreation area. Located across the street from beautiful East Read More »

Hedge Row Cottages

Hedge Row Cottages

If you are looking for a quiet retreat and a sandy beach on the north shore of West Lake Okoboji, Hedge Row Cottages may be the perfect place. The cottages have kitchens, dock access and hoists area available for a fee to all guests. Hedge Row’s secluded location draws families who want to enjoy the Read More »

Jackson County Campground

Jackson County Campgrounds

Anderson, Brown, Brown South, Robertson, and Sandy Point County Parks offer a variety of unique natural characteristics. Some have qualities of timber and scenic views of a river or lake, while others have open space for field sports. Whichever you prefer, Jackson County invites you to enjoy this county park system. We welcome tent, RV, Read More »

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Marble Beach State Park

West Side of Big Spirit Lake Marble Beach’s campground is the largest in the Iowa Great Lakes region. Open year round, the campground is well shaded and features paved roads, boat ramps, modern restroom and shower facilities, as well as a sanitary dump station. There are a total of 224 campsites, 100 with electrical hookups Read More »

Pioneer Beach

Pioneer Beach

Pioneer Beach, a quiet and serene fishing resort, has cabins nestled on the shores of Big Spirit Lake, east of downtown Spirit Lake. This family-oriented resort has modern conveniences, air-conditioned and heated housekeeping cabins, a playground, bait and tackle store, gas dock and snack shop. The wooded setting is relaxing and peaceful, yet just close Read More »

Pick's Lakeshore Resort

Pick’s Lakeshore Resort

This family resort has a panoramic view of the blue waters of West Lake Okoboji from 180 feet of lakeshore. Each unit is individually-styled with kitchenettes, air conditioning and cable TV. There is ample space on the large private dock for sunbathing, swimming, fishing, boating or just relaxing. Pick’s Resort is within walking distance of Read More »

Okoboji Country Inn

Okoboji Country Inn

For the inn traveler seeking a truly historic Iowa vacation of getaway — the Okoboji Country Inn is the perfect Iowa Great Lakes lodging solution. The Okoboji Country Inn has been fully restored to experience modern comforts, combined with the nostalgia of Okoboji farm house splendor for an unforgettable vacation experience. Accommodations include a two-room Read More »

Northland Inn

Northland Inn

Whether traveling for business or pleasure, enjoy the comfortable, lodge-like decor of the Northland Inn. Reasonable rates, personal service and seasonal complimentary continental breakfast make this popular motel a real value. Enjoy the large rooms, each with high-speed internet, a 25′ remote cable TV, microwaves and refrigerators. For all the hunters and fishermen, the Northland Read More »

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Travelodge by Wyndham

This 36-unit motel is within minutes of everything the Okoboji area has to offer. It consists of motel-style rooms and executive units. Perfect lodging for budget-minded travelers in town for leisure, business or extended stays. The Travelodge offers complimentary continental breakfast, parking for trucks, as well as boat and snowmobile trailers, and offers out-door plug-ins. Read More »

Sand Bar Beach Resort

Sand Bar Beach Resort

This resort has housekeeping cabins on the northeast side of Big Spirit Lake, on Highway M-56 (270th Avenue), overlooking the lake and a natural sand beach. Families and fishermen love the quiet location and return annually. Bait is available at their store and offers guest boat, pontoon and paddleboat rentals.

Rodeway Inn

Rodeway Inn

Rodeway Inn & Suites – Okoboji by Choice Hotels is located at the southern gate of the Iowa Great Lakes 1/4 miles south of the junction of Highway 71 & 86 in North Milford. It is the ideal setting to enjoy your Okoboji vacation and affords a comfortable end to your day. Rodeway Inn & Read More »

Silver Lake – South Shore Campground

Amenities include: tent sites, electric hookups, sandy beach, docks, and boat ramps. Reservations accepted. Open April through October, 15 spaces.

Super 8

Super 8

Located on Highways 9 and 71 in Spirit Lake, our newly renovated 100% Non-Smoking Super 8 Spirit Lake/Okoboji hotel is minutes from Lake Okoboji and close to many attractions, both on and off the water. With comfortable, convenient amenities, our hotel is the perfect choice for business and leisure travelers alike. The Super 8 is Read More »

West Oaks Resort

West Oaks Resort

These luxurious two-bedroom condos are designer-decorated and boast all the amenities including fully-equipped kitchens, outdoor and indoor pools, sauna and a whirlpool. All vacation homes provide lake access, and some units feature a Jacuzzi in the master bedroom. Guests also have access to canoes, paddleboats, a recreation area with large-screen TV, ping pong, pool tables Read More »

Village West Resort

Village West Resort

This full-service timeshare resort/hotel and conference center rests on the shores of beautiful West Lake Okoboji. Village West has banquet and meeting rooms to accommodate any size group from 10 to 500. The Main Event Bar and Eatery and Betsy’s Diner offer complete dining facilities. It is an ideal place for family, friends and business Read More »

Arrowwood Resort

Arrowwood Resort & Conference Center

This premier year-round conference and leisure travel facility features 100 recently-renovated guest rooms, including three whirlpool suites and rooms facing beautiful Brooks Golf – tee time is just a short walk away! In addition to golfing, other onsite amenities include an outdoor pool, outdoor sundeck, fire pits with patio seating, sand volleyball, croquet court, fitness Read More »

Okoboji Inn and Suites

Okoboji Inn & Suites

The Okoboji Inn and Suites promises to make your Okoboji vacation comfortable and relaxing. This property offers 40 rooms with styles ranging from luxury standard rooms to contemporary suites to meet your individual needs. There is a beautiful outdoor entertaining area for grilling and fire pit for guests to enjoy as well as a complimentary Read More »

Vintage Block

Vintage Block Inn & Suites

We have transported the shores of Lake Okoboji into our rooms with reclaimed DOCK lumber. We are oh so conveniently located a half block from the East Lake boat access and within minutes to area attractions, shops and restaurants! Vintage Block is the perfect choice for an Okoboji stay! Vibe, style and feel! With 54 Read More »

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AmericInn By Wyndham

AmericInn Lodge and Suites is located centrally in Okoboji on Brooks Golf Club, only minutes from all Lake Okoboji attractions. Offering 61 beautifully appointed guest rooms featuring 32′ flat screen televisions and plush top beds. A variety of room types are available, including suites that offer a whirlpool & fireplace as well as guest rooms Read More »

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CRUISE IN

Cruise-In

Summer Cruise-In at Oak Hill Outdoor: ATVs, Bikes, & Cars Welcome! Best-of-Show Awards • Door Prizes Beer & Wine Specials • In-Store Specials August Thursdays, 5-7 pm Best-of-Show Award at 6:30

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Bouncelandia

Bounce Your Day Away! by Rebecca Peters This week I visited Bouncelandia, the world’s largest bounce house in Milford, IA.  I was able to bounce my afternoon away and feel like a kid again.  This unique attraction is perfect for all ages that love to have fun! Bouncelandia is very hard to miss.  Imagine a Read More »

Live Music

Haldy

“A laid back americana vibe, with some great vocals. Feels like being in a rocking chair without being in one” -Rift Magazine Amazing live music coupled with great food & drink in Okoboji, IA.

Selah

Opening night of the Bible Conference … Free will donation Selah – With more than half-a-billion streams, over 4 million albums sold, and 8 GMA Dove Awards to their credit, Selah’s Allan Hall, Amy Perry and Todd Smith have earned a reputation for not only delivering compelling new anthems but also for reviving great hymns Read More »

summer theatre

Grease

Book, Music and Lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey Opening the 63rd season with Rydell High’s senior class of 1959 with the “Burger Palace Boys” and the “Pink Ladies” in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical. An eight-year run on Broadway and two Read More »

Live Music

Decoy

With roots stretching from all across the country, the next big band to hit the pop/rock scene has finally come together in Des Moines, Iowa! Decoy’s limitless musical talent will take you on an amazing journey with spell-binding vocal melodies, solid groove rhythms and blues guitar leads cascading over top each instant classic song. Decoy Read More »

BOUNCELANDIA

Bouncelandia

The world’s largest bounce house!  

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Grease

Book, Music and Lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey Opening the 63rd season with Rydell High’s senior class of 1959 with the “Burger Palace Boys” and the “Pink Ladies” in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical. An eight-year run on Broadway and two Read More »

Live Music

Decoy

With roots stretching from all across the country, the next big band to hit the pop/rock scene has finally come together in Des Moines, Iowa! Decoy’s limitless musical talent will take you on an amazing journey with spell-binding vocal melodies, solid groove rhythms and blues guitar leads cascading over top each instant classic song. Decoy Read More »

Live Music

Bat

Amazing. Phenomenal. Unbelievable. These are the adjectives most commonly used to describe the Singer/Guitarist from New Mexico, whether they are talking about his voice or his guitar playing. Now in his fourth year as a Solo Performer on the National stage, Bat leaves quite an impression wherever he plays. In addition to guitar & banjo, Read More »

Live Music

Thrillbillies

Recently named by The Knot “Best Of Weddings” for the third year in a row. Performing the Best in Upbeat, Fun, Country Party Music from Cash to Church and More!

Live Music

Joystick

“Joystick” is a 5-piece Pop/Rock Band from Omaha, NE covering music from the 70’s to Current Pop & Country!

Live Music

Slaughter

Slaughter are a hair metal outfit from Las Vegas, Nevada, US, who found huge success with their 1990 album, “Stick It To Ya,” riding the crest of the wave of popularity of the genre before the 90s made way for alternative rock. Rising out of the ashes of Vinnie Vincent Invasion, members Mark Slaughter (lead Read More »

Live Music

LANCO

LANCO, famous for the songs Greatest Love Story, Born to love you, and What I See is coming to you at Captain’s Getaway. Join us for Captain’s Entertainment Summer Concert Series. Doors open at 7:00pm and the show starts at 8:30pm. Tickets are available at Captain’s Entertainment Complex, and Etix.com. https://www.lancomusic.com/

EmiSunshine

EmiSunshine

EmiSunshine or Emilie Sunshine Hamilton is an American singer/songwriter from Madisonville, Tennessee, who captured the nation’s attention through her viral social media presence. EmiSunshine’s music is generally described as country, but also exhibits Americana, bluegrass, blues and gospel influences. She has described her style as “old-time music turned upside-down.” She is known for writing and performing Read More »

Nautical

At Nautical Okoboji we have a full menu and food specials, such as Wing Monday, Taco Tuesday, and wrap Wednesday!   We have a variety of craft beers, domestic beers including our own Nauti Lite, cocktails, Nauti Juice and much more. We have live music, comedy, trivia, darts and #nautifun!

Shopping

Interiors

“WOW!”… is one of the first things we hear when someone walks through our doors! From one-of-a-kind treasures to cutting edge design in home decor. Visit INTERIORS to find the best selection in Furniture, Wall Art, Mirrors and Clocks, Lighting and an amazing selection of Home Accents.”

Live Music

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Enjoy Bison Burgers

Live Music

BAT

Bat in the Pomerantz for two nights!!! October 21 & 22, 2020 | 7 pm Amazing Guitar, Incredible Voice, Absolutely Delightful Music. We are excited to offer this amazing show this fall! Tickets are just $10 and MUST be purchased in advance. There will be limited seating in Pomerantz Hall so purchase your tickets now! Read More »

Live Music

BAT

Bat in the Pomerantz for two nights!!! October 21 & 22, 2020 | 7 pm Amazing Guitar, Incredible Voice, Absolutely Delightful Music. We are excited to offer this amazing show this fall! Tickets are just $10 and MUST be purchased in advance. There will be limited seating in Pomerantz Hall so purchase your tickets now! Read More »

bingo

BINGO

Social Distancing required No more than 6 at a table Masks required to enter (can be taken off at table)

Eventful

Planning a party or an event, whether it’s a fun Wedding or a Corporate Event, isn’t easy to do alone. That’s why we decided to open Eventful. We help plan amazing events for people who love hosting, but don’t have the time to hash out the details.

Bracco

Bracco

For larger groups! We’ll gladly set aside a special table for your group of 15 or more. Please call (712) 332-7900.  

Re Be

Rebe

Re*be is one of Iowa’s finest Varicose Vein centers dedicated to addressing the health and cosmetic concerns of men and women using the latest and most-advanced medical treatments for vein, skin, breast, and overall body conditions. Re*be surgeons are highly experienced with specialized training in vein diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Ronald Kolegraff M.D., A.C.P., A.S.G.S. is Read More »

Dellapina

Dellapina

Dellapina is a family owned and operated business originated out of Peru. Owner and designer, Marcy Costello, offers her family’s homemade Peruvian jewelry and sterling silver jewelry right here in the Iowa Great Lakes. Authentic sterling silver and uniquely designed rings, necklaces, bracelets, charms and much more can be found in the lakeside shop. Can’t Read More »

A&W

Classic A & W Rootbeer, Cheesburgers, and Coney Dogs!  Oh don’t forget the ice cream!  What more do you want!

McDonald’s

Big Mac, Filet O Fish, Quarter Pounder , French Fries!  Open late to serve you!

Arby’s

The Arby’s brand purpose is Inspiring Smiles Through Delicious Experiences®. Arby’s delivers on its purpose by celebrating the art of Meatcraft® with a variety of high-quality proteins and innovative, crave-able sides, such as Curly Fries and Jamocha shakes. Arby’s Fast Crafted® restaurant services feature a unique blend of quick-serve speed combined with the quality and made-for-you Read More »

Fareway

Fareway is your full-service grocery store located in Spirit Lake offering farm fresh produce, full service meat counter, carry-to your car service, propane tanks and more.  The name Fareway symbolizes treating employees and customers fairly – where hard work receives a fair wage and customers pay fair prices.  Store hours: Mon.-Sat. 8am-9pm, closed Sundays and Read More »

Arnolds Park

Summer

Summer The Ideal Family Vacation Destination! Book Now Explore A Season Start planning your summer fun today! Family Time With three mini golf courses, art classes, children’s theatre, beaches, sailing, a splash pad, and of course Arnolds Park Amusement Park, there are plenty of things to do while enjoying quality time with your family! Outdoor Read More »

Golf Okoboji

Spring

Spring Let the fun begin! Learn More Explore A Season Top 5 Spring Activities Walleye Weekend The walleye season opener has kicked off with a tournament the first full weekend in May for more than 35 years. Join in on this fun-filled family tournament. Register at okobojichamber.com. Bridges Bay Waterpark Bridges Bay Resort and Waterpark Read More »

Fall in Okoboji

Fall

Fall Crisp colors and breezes Book Now Explore A Season Autumn in Okoboji Changing colors.  Crisp cool air.  Endless recreational opportunities.  Fall is one of the best times to visit the Iowa Great Lakes Area, and we can’t wait to welcome you!  Visitors love exploring the area on our bike trails or along the shorelines Read More »

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Winter

Winter Okoboji: Iowa’s Best Kept Winter Secret Book Now Explore A Season Top 5 Winter Activities Ice Fun Lace up your skates and hit the ice (indoors) on open skate night at Lakes Ice Arena. Bundle up and enjoy some photo-worthy moments ice skating outdoors on Smith’s Bay next to the Fish House. Ice Fishing Read More »

Weddings

Okoboji Weddings Indoor, Outdoor, Any Time of Year!   Okoboji has long been the destination of couples seeking the ultimate setting in which to exchange vows. The reasons are obvious: People are drawn to Okoboji for the lakes, the overall allure of the area and the fond memories and shared experiences of wedding and receptions Read More »

Topside clothes

TopSide

Topside is a modern boutique with a great beach vibe!  With an ever-changing selection of clothing, swimsuits, and activewear you will find something you can’t live without for your Lake Okoboji lifestyle. There is also a great selection of fun and trendy gift and personal items.  You will experience professional service every time you visit!

Boondocks

Boondocks

The Lakes Area’s most convenient one-stop convenience store!  Locally owned and operate, Boondocks offers: Flex Fuels, ATM, Tobacco, Liquor, Beer, Wine, Groceries, Pizza, Coffee, and much more!  Summer Hours: Mon-Thurs, 5 am -12 am; Fri-Sat, 5 am-2 am; Sun, 6 am-11 pm. Your store for fast, friendly service!

Nektar

Nektar, the new kid coffee shop on the block is a must stop during your time in Okoboji. Serving mobile coffee, craft juice, smoothies, smoothie bowls,  FRESH from scratch scones and muffins, and much more!  Nektar is the little white trailer located next to the Tobacco Shop and antique mall in Arnold’s Park.

Murphys

Murphy’s

Murphy’s is the BEST place to dance your tail off on Okoboji summer weekends. You can enjoy your favorite beer, cocktails or shots as the D.J. spins the tunes and you dance the night away with your friends all summer long.

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Interiors

“WOW!”… is one of the first things we hear when someone walks through our doors! From one-of-a-kind treasures to cutting edge design in home decor. Visit INTERIORS to find the best selection in Furniture, Wall Art, Mirrors and Clocks, Lighting and an amazing selection of Home Accents.” 

Outrigger

Outrigger

Outrigger features a diverse menu of seafood entrees, steak, pasta, pork, broasted chicken and sandwiches. The hardest decision will be deciding what to order! Great cocktails, a variety of beer, and an expansive wine selection too!

Chaplin’s

Off the beaten path but not out of the way, Chaplin’s offers hand crafted cocktails, six beers on tap and all your favorites. The food menu has something for every appetite. The best part of Chaplin’s is the clientele. They are an eclectic bunch with all ages sharing the music, speed pool tourneys and great Read More »

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Smack Shack

SmackHaus

Okoboji’s SMASHING great place to grab a gourmet sandwich! Home of the FAMOUS and addictive Smack Burger, Spicy Chicken Thigh Sandwich, Sweet Potato Guacamole Burger, “Fresh” Lobster roll (on Friday & Saturday) and more! New this season “Big Ben” the Triple Smack Burger – this one is gonna be big, huge, colossal!

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Communities

The Iowa Great Lakes Region has a lot to offer. Our communities are not only great family vacation destinations, they’re also great places to call home. Each provides excellent educational opportunities, quality healthcare, strong governmental services and affordable housing. Local business and residents benefit from the region’s strong economic base and proactive economic development efforts. Read More »

Relocating

Come for a weekend, Stay for a lifetime! If you can’t get enough of paradise, why not make Okoboji your home? Excellent schools, good employment opportunities, and a healthy business climate compliment the area’s beauty and culture.  In addition, you’ll enjoy ample recreation opportunities and hometown friendliness.  Get a Lakes Life! Real Estate & Banking Read More »