Okoboji is a perfect destination for family fun! With several lakes in the area offering plenty of water fun and beautiful scenery, it is favorite vacation spot!
See all of the fun in Okoboji here!
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East and West Lake Okoboji offer beautiful scenery, water fun, and many opportunities to explore the lake.
Explore the numerous state parks beaches around Lake Okoboji.
It was fun to see all of the boats waiting for the fireworks display!
The drive around the calm Spirit Lake was beautiful!
Spectacular Sunsets! (This amazing view is from the Tipsy House in Arnold’s Park!)
Where to Stay Near Okoboji
Okoboji – 3BR/2BA Bridges Bay Resort Cabin (Airbnb)
Arnolds Park, Iowa (approx. 3:45 NE of Omaha)
10 guests · 3 bedrooms · 6 beds · 2 baths
Make yourself at home in this fully furnished cabin that comes with 6 Daily Pool Passes at Bridges Bay Resort (at time of posting. Verify with owner before reserving.).
Okoboji – The Lodge with Lake Access (Airbnb)
Spirit Lake, Iowa (approx. 4 hours NE of Omaha)
16 guests · 6 bedrooms · 28 beds · 4 baths
The Lodge is a great space for groups, retreats, and family reunions. Plenty of sleeping room plus a large living/dining area to meet in. Outdoor patio and fire pit plus an indoor fire place make this an ideal spot anytime of year. Surrounded by 110 acre property and endless activities like volleyball, gaga ball, 9 square, 3.5 miles of nature trails, waterfront, 2 docks, basketball, human foosball, and kickball.
Arnold’s Park is a fun amusement park on the shores of West Lake Okoboji.
The beautiful view from the lake of the Legend Roller Coaster and iconic Ferris Wheel.
The Legend Roller Coaster was so much fun! Built in 1930, the Legend Roller Coaster is the 13th oldest wooden roller coaster in the world. With recent renovations, it offers a smooth ride over several hills – we loved it!
With free admission and free parking, you can stroll around the historic park (I recommend at night when all the lights are on!). Enjoy concerts, beach access, shopping, and restaurants. Admission is charged if you would like to ride the rides.
The Raceway offers single and double cars on a fun track!
The Rock-O-Plane was a favorite!
More Family Fun in Okoboji
Harmony Park in Arnold’s Park offers a variety of instruments for kids of all ages to enjoy!
The Maritime Museum showcases a rare collection of boats. Tours available. Free admission.
The Dickinson County Nature Center is open year-round with Indoor Exhibits, Outdoor Nature Playgrounds, and trails. Free admission!
The Bridges Bay Resort has an indoor waterpark, outdoor pool, restaurants, and a zipline.
On the Way: Le Mars, Iowa
On the drive between Omaha and Okoboji, be sure to stop in Le Mars, Iowa, named the Ice Cream Capital of the World. Visit the Blue Bunny Parlor to see where it all began and indulge in a delicious treat!
Check out this fort-like playground for the kids at Cleveland Park.
Bob’s Drive Inn is a perfect stop for lunch!
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