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Must Do's

Book your room at the Bridges Bay Resort for the ultimate family vacation. The resort includes all things lake-life, including delicious restaurants, ziplining, an arcade, an outdoor pool and indoor waterpark with racing slides and water volleyball and basketball. Stop by the Higgins Museum, a former bank, to learn about the U.S. banking system or visit the Westport Schoolhouse to dive into area history. Be sure to stop by the Fish House to experience a truly one-of-a-kind attraction that doubles as the "World's Larget Ice Fishing House" and restaurant/cruise ship. Finally, check out the Dickinson County Nature Center to enjoy live animal and interactive displays. 

Outdoor Adventures & Exciting Eateries

The area's beautiful, glacier-carved lakes cover approximately 15,000 acres and include Iowa’s largest natural lake, Spirit Lake. Spring-fed West Lake Okoboji is the centerpiece of the five chain lakes, and the surrounding communities provide the backdrop for Okoboji’s year-round playground with water sports in the summer and cold-weather activities such as snowmobiling, ice-fishing and the University of Okoboji Winter Games. For on-land fun, ride or walk around the lakes on the Iowa Great Lakes Trail or test your skills at the Okoboji Gold Disc Golf Course

Head to the nearby Nautical Bar & Grill and enjoy a selection from their extensive menu.

Community Highlights

Enjoy art and theatre events, family activities, museums, golf, shopping, dining, swimming, fishing, boating,  plus numerous campgrounds, hotels and resorts.

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