Built in 1889, Arnolds Park Amusement Park is one of the longest operating amusement parks in the world. Located in West Lake Okoboji, Iowa, the park is one of the most treasured destinations in the Iowa Great Lakes region.
From classic favorites like The Legend Roller Coaster and Ferris Wheel, to modern attractions like the Log Flume and Water Wars, Historic Arnolds Park offers exciting rides for all ages.
Unleash your inner speed demon at the Arnolds Park Raceway. With three exciting tracks, there’s a race for every pace, so everybody can enjoy the wind whipping through their hair.
The Queen II
The Queen II Excursion Boat is the only venue of its kind in the Iowa Great Lakes. Transform your event into a unique on-the-water experience, enhanced by the traditional ambiance of the lakes area. The Queen II can accommodate up to 200 guests and offers the excitement of a guided tour of West Lake Okoboji’s beautiful bays and beaches.
View rare artifacts and immerse yourself in the lore of the Iowa Great Lakes. See a rare collection of antique wooden boats and view a boat pulled from the depths of West Okoboji. Browse the new reproduction of the “Okoboji Store.” Or peruse retro ride parts, signs and other souvenirs left from Historic Arnolds Park’s earlier days.
Whether young or old, an Okoboji native or a first-time visitor, the Iowa Great Lakes Maritime Museum is an integral part of your Historic Arnolds Park experience.
Preservation Plaza and Roof Garden
Back in the day, big bands and old-time rock n’ roll ruled the stage at the fabled Roof Garden. While the sound has changed, the spirit remains the same. Each summer, Historic Arnolds Park hosts a FREE concert series at Preservation Plaza and the Roof Garden. (July 16th will require admission at the gate)
Arnolds Park offers picnicking, a catering service, an arcade, and live entertainment including school bands, dance groups and magic shows.
The park uses an all-day ride and waterpark wristbands or pay-by-ride system. Admission to the park is free.