Okoboji family recommendations?

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  1. cydline2cydline

    cydline2cydline Active Member

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    My parents have a trailer up on West in Millers Bay (21st year of ownership for us) with lake access and a slip on the water. Okoboji Yacht Club, best kept secret in 'Boji IMO. Cheaper way to enjoy Okoboji (Trailers go for around 70k but have to rent the land each year). If your looking for a place, I would check this spot out.
     
  2. tim_redd

    tim_redd Well-Known Member

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    Get the Boji Fries.
     
  3. MSPClone210

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    Nutty Bar stand is also a okoboji staple.. kids go crazy for it.

    Central Emporium has all your local shopping (candy store for the kids)

    Taco House for sure

    Parasailing - Right in Arnolds Park (can also rent boats, paddle boards, and wave runners here)

    If you dont rent a boat - Queen ride or Barefoot Boat tour @ Okoboji Boat Works
     
  4. Freebird

    Freebird Well-Known Member

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    Thank you all. Is it wrong that the three main things I'm looking forward to now are doughnuts, tacos, and nutty bars?
    We won't have a boat and I probably won't rent one this time around. Looks like we will have plenty to keep us busy. We are going right before the official season kicks off so prices are still a little low as not everything is open yet but I'm hoping the crowds won't be quite as huge yet.
     
  5. Triggermv

    Triggermv Well-Known Member

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    Nothing wrong with those 3 at all. In fact, those are the 3 staples of every single one of my Boji trips. If I get nothing else, I'm a happy man. I'll actually be there this weekend. As for the lines, I haven't been there this early in a while, so I'm not sure when crowds really ramp up. Regardless, even if there is lines at these places, they aren't horrible. Maybe wait 15 minutes at most or something.
     
  6. ripvdub

    ripvdub Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. I'll check it out. Seems places sell before they're even listed up there.
     
  7. cydline2cydline

    cydline2cydline Active Member

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    With these trailers, most are for sale by owner and often aren't listed by a realtor(might try craigslist or just making a trip up there and look around). When I was a kid we were out looking for places (not really seriously looking), got lost, and ended up finding this area and a little For Sale sign in the window. Couldn't pass it up and have enjoyed it every year since.

    Long story short, its a great place to go and visit with family.
     
  8. Antihawk240

    Antihawk240 Active Member

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    If you like it enough to go back, especially with your kids at a younger age, I would recommend booking through Fillenwarth Beach. They are right at Arnolds Park, on the lake, and provide A LOT of kid friendly events. They'll take you out and teach water skiing, sail boats, nightly boat rides around the lake, you can use their paddle boats, canoes, they have other cruises as well.

    They may be a little pricier, but when you consider your room has a full kitchen (so you dont have to eat out all the time) in it and the amenities and entertainment they provide, you will see why their name has popped up several times through out this and why they are so popular. Excellent family atmosphere.
     
  9. Freebird

    Freebird Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. We booked at Trigg's this time. I booked late and their wasn't much left open but figured this trip we could look around and see if there were any other places we would rather stay in the future.
     

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