A quick look at History in Siouxland, Arnolds Park

3 Aug

Earlier this summer I took a drive up to the Okoboji, Iowa area before the summer season and visitors inundated the area to just relax and enjoy some time away from home. It had been particularly warm the days prior to my trip and pleasantly, arriving early in the morning, it was nice walking along the lake shore, finding a coffee shop and enjoying the breeze before the temperature began rising.

When it did get hotter, I stopped into the Maritine Museum located near Arnolds Park Amusement Park where I found fascinating tidbits of history about the region, boat building that had occurred and photos of early days around Lake Okoboji and its residents and early guests. It was a fun day even spending some of it indoors and learning more about the early days of tourism.


Jerry Mennenga

Sioux City, Iowa

2 Responses to “A quick look at History in Siouxland, Arnolds Park”

  1. Wãshē Kōdä August 4, 2016 at 10:11 am #

    Nice article 🙂
    Our neighbors had a ‘Chris Craft’ like that 55yrs ago, I remember a bit more varnish on that one though!

    • jerrymennenga August 4, 2016 at 8:44 pm #

      Washe, Hi. Thanks. I think this one was restored up to a point. It had been sitting under water for a while, few years, and so I think they restored it but not as it might have been coming out of the builder’s shop. I have never really sailed but it looks like fun. A lot of big boats on the lakes these days though, that move pretty fast with big motors.


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