Information about Okoboji, IA and the small, locally-owned businesses located there.

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A little about Okoboji

The main attractions of the Okoboji area are the glacier-carved lakes. This beautiful chain of lakes extends from the Minnesota border southwest several miles and covers approximately 15,000 acres. The Iowa Great Lakes include Iowa’s largest natural lake, Spirit Lake and five interconnect lakes: West Okoboji, East Okoboji, Upper Gar, Lower Gar, and Minnewashta. Spring-fed West Lake Okoboji is a beautiful shade of blue and 134 feet deep. It is the centerpiece of the five chain lakes, and the surrounding communities provide the backdrop for Okoboji’s year-round playground.

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The history of Okoboji

Okoboji is a major summer tourism area. A growing number of resorts around the Iowa Great Lakes and the proximity of other tourist-friendly sites, such as Arnolds Park and Spirit Lake, have contributed to its growing popularity. Okoboji has also become a recognizable name around the country due to the sales of many products that proudly display the town name in bold letters. Visitors to Okoboji will immediately notice bumper stickers, mugs and sweatshirts touting the fictitious University of Okoboji where many locals claim to have received an education. University of Okoboji T-shirts or sweatshirts are popular with college students in the Midwest.

Contact Information

Address:

Okoboji, Iowa
51355

Where is Okoboji

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Businesses in Okoboji, Iowa

Here is a collection of local Okoboji, Iowa businesses. Clicking on the thumbnail image, or the blue "View Member" will take you to that businesses page. We've included some jump links so that you can easily navigate to different categories of businesses. Those, can be found directly below as icons. Or, there is a list of categories in the menu bar.

Lodging Restaurants Shopping

 

Boulders Inn and Suites

Lodging

An Opportunity to Relax in Style

 

Engels Lakeside Bed & Breakfast

Lodging

Nestled among the Oaks on the lake

 

Fieldstone RV Park

Lodging

Approximately 100 campsites

 

Fillenwarth Beach Resort

Lodging

Family run since 1918

 

Arnolds Perk

Restaurants

Open May through September

 

Betsy's Diner

Restaurants

Specials are served daily

 

Captain's Getaway

Restaurants

Fun place, great food and drink

 

Rabab's Neighborhood Bistro

Restaurants

Experience the difference

 

Antiques, Etc

Shopping

Your go-to source for antiques

 

Bungalow 29

Shopping

Contemporary yet classic

 

Hey, Good Cookies!

Shopping

Baked goods, coffee, soup and sandwiches

 

Homeology Decor & Boutique

Shopping

Home Decor and Boutique

 

The Three Sons

Shopping

Headquarters of the University of Okoboji