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1005 Brooks Park Drive,
Distance from hotel: 0.4 miles
Enjoy viewing works in the gallery's permanent traveling collections or exhibits by guest artists. For gallery hours and specific event times call the center.
2201 Highway 71
Distance from hotel: 1.6 miles
Relive the days of steamboats motor launches and wooden cruisers. The museum has amassed a vast collection of local photographs articles and artifacts from the Iowa Great Lakes early 'golden days' of boating. Includes familiar hallmarks from Arnolds Park earlier days. Located in Okoboji Spirit Center next to Historic Arnolds Park Amusement Park.
243 W. Broadway
Arnolds Park, Iowa
Distance from hotel: 1.7 miles
Built in 1889 during the golden age of amusement parks Historic Arnolds Park is one of the longest running amusement parks in the World. Return to a time where a ride on a Ferris wheel at sunset was the thrill of a lifetime and a Nutty Bar was the yummiest treat in the World.
37 Lake Street
Shake rattle and roll down to this museum for a unique look into the lifestyle of an era gone by. Showcasing rock ’n’ roll artifacts from the 50’s and 60’s the Iowa Rock ‘n’ Roll Museum has many nostalgic exhibits including a reproduction of the Iowa Great Lakes recording studio a 60s-era radio broadcast booth vintage recording equipment and other items of memorabilia for rockin’ Iowa family vacations.
91 Lake Street
Distance from hotel: 1.8 miles
The Abbie Gardner Cabin was listed on the National Register of historic places in 1973. Occurring in 1857 the Abbie Gardner Cabin was home to one of the few violent conflicts in Iowa between European-American settlers and Native Americans. For more information or to schedule a group tour call the number below.
34 Monument Drive
Distance from hotel: 9.6 miles
Featuring 18 different wines all produced on-site a selection of cheeses and buffalo meat from their own herd which roams nearby. The tasting room is a remodeled 1920's barn. Winery vineyard consists of two acres of northern cold hardy grapes. The gift shop features clothing and wine related items. Little Swan Lake Winery is dedicated to producing the finest and most enjoyable wines.
1350 320th Avenue
Distance from hotel: 0 miles
Enjoy three unique golf layouts and play through parkland prairie and wetlands. Brooks is a beautifully maintained 27 hole golf course with bent grass fairways that has been serving the golfing public since 1932.
1201 Brooks Park Lane
Distance from hotel: 0.3 miles
Featuring an 18 hole mini-golf course the area's largest arcade and an ice cream shop Ranch Okoboji is three acres of fun and attractions! Don't miss Tyotee's Wild Mining Adventure where kids can mine for rare gemstones fossils and arrowheads.
1800 Hwy 71 N.
Distance from hotel: 0.8 miles
Within this park you will find meadows oak-savannah forest and a spectacular overlook from the top of a glacial kame - a large bluff remaining of a river running into a glacial hole. Centrally located in the heart of Dickinson County this park has picnic areas nature trails a physical fitness course and modern bathrooms. Make sure to visit Westport School also at Kenue Park and soak up the history of this historical pioneer one-room school house.
Distance from hotel: 1 miles
Lake Okoboji is actually a combination of West Okoboji and East Okoboji lakes both a part of the Iowa Great Lakes chain. Created by glacier movement West Okoboji is considered to be one of only three blue lakes in the world. Its depth makes it popular for a number of outdoor Iowa activities such as motor boating water skiing sailing swimming and fishing. East Okoboji was also formed by glaciers but is much more shallow than its sister lake and is prime for fishing.
Putt your way through the world of 18th century pirates-- under cascading waterfalls across a natural stream and past pirate ship ruins! Nestled in a naturally beautiful landscape this 18-hole course will delight your family. With an elaborate pirate theme natural beauty and manicured landscaping Pirate's Cove is the perfect location for family and group gatherings. Challenge friends and family to a friendly round of Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf. Discover the fun! Located at the entrance to Historic Arnolds Park Amusement Park.
25 Lake Street
Distance from hotel: 2.5 miles
This park on West Okoboji Lake is a perfect place to spend a few hours or a whole day! Hiking trails are well-maintained winding their way through Burr Oak forest and marshes. Gull Point's beach provides a fine place for young and old to sunbathe and splash in the crystal clear water. The western portion of Gull Point State Park is a hiker's delight with a fine self-guided interpretative trail. On the 1.3 mile trail visitors can identify a variety of natural features by using the trail brochure. This area of the park is an excellent place to observe a wide variety of wildlife from songbirds to white-tailed deer. In the winter the area is open for cross-country skiing. The Gull Point lodge built during the 1930's by the Civilian Conservation Corp is the largest such facility in the state. It features kitchen facilities and will seat 140 people. The lodge is a wonderful setting for group activities such as wedding receptions and family reunions.
1500 Harpen St.
Pikes Point State Park is situated on West Lake Okoboji and is home to one of the most popular swim beaches in the area. Pikes Point's beach also has a very popular swim platform located within the swimming area for users to sunbathe or play on. Pikes Point is a great place for a family picnic. There are several picnic tables located throughout this nicely shaded area with a great view of West Lake Okoboji. There is also a CCC stone shelter that is available for rent and may be reserved online through the park reservations system.
15973 213th Avenue
Spirit Lake, Iowa
Distance from hotel: 11.2 miles
73209 490th Ave
For more than 100 years, Okoboji has been the ideal destination for family vacations. Truly a recreational haven, the Iowa Great Lakes are rich in heritage and abundant in leisure activities. Visitors of all ages are drawn to the blue lakes, the sunshine and the fun times of Okoboji. Here you'll find something for everyone, from fishing to golf, amusement parks to nature trails, shopping to arts and every water sport imaginable. Make plans now to visit these naturally beautiful blue water lakes.
Distance from hotel: 1.1 miles
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 the Roof Garden. Numerous shops are clustered in several venues and are scattered up and down US Hwy 71. Arnolds Park changes with the seasons. In the winter, there is a casual, informal atmosphere and in the summer the town is full of activity. The eclectic people who live here believe it's the best of both worlds. The five lakes that surround Arnolds Park limit the size of the town's center making it easy to walk to local shops, restaurants and attractions.
Spirit Lake is a great stop for all the services you would expect to find in Dickinson County's largest city. Locally owned and operated clothing stores, gift shops, pubs, eateries, and a comedy club dot the quaint main street in uptown Spirit Lake. To the west, you'll find industries that make fun happen, such as Polaris Industries and Pure Fishing. With the influence of these businesses and the excellent fishing in the city's lakes, locals consider Spirit Lake the Fishing Capital of the World.
Distance from hotel: 14.8 miles
Scenic landscapes and natural wonders abound in our state parks and many wildlife areas and lakes. Whether you are interested in history, nature, athletics, recreation, shopping, or dining, we're confident that you will find just what you are looking for and more! Estherville offers visitors and citizens alike everything from quiet walks with nature to kayaking along the Des Moines River.
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