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Arnolds Park Amusement Park

37 Lake Street, Arnolds Park, IA 51331-4501
+1 712-332-2183
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Arnolds Park Amusement Park - a classic legend at West Okoboji Lake !!!

Still going strong for almost 100 years, Arnolds Park Amusement Park at West Okoboji Lake is a... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
lanceo53
The kids still enjoy but it needs work

Like every year we take the children here. It’s kind of a neat place but it really hasn’t been... read more

Reviewed 21 February 2018
terrybuchner1982
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Omaha, Nebraska
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Historic Amusement Park and Museum. Celebrated over 125 years of operations.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good40%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“roller coaster” (36 reviews)
“day pass” (13 reviews)
“all ages” (21 reviews)
LOCATION
37 Lake Street, Arnolds Park, IA 51331-4501
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+1 712-332-2183
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"mini golf"
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"salt water taffy"
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"single ride"
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"beautiful lake"
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"opening weekend"
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Still going strong for almost 100 years, Arnolds Park Amusement Park at West Okoboji Lake is a throwback to the grand amusement parks of bygone days. A really sweet roller coaster, a super fine ferris wheel which provides the rider with wonderful views of the...More

1  Thank lanceo53
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Marshall D, Manager at Arnolds Park Amusement Park, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Thank your the awesome review! We are so happy you enjoyed your visit to the Amusement Park. We look forward to hosting you in the future and making it another knock out day to enjoy!

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Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

Like every year we take the children here. It’s kind of a neat place but it really hasn’t been updated much over the years. It brings back memories of my youth taking my kids here but the rides are outdated. There’s some good food options...More

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Marshall D, Front Office Manager at Arnolds Park Amusement Park, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2018

We appreciate coming to the park and supporting the park every year. In May of 2017 we launched a grand campaign to remodel over half of the Amusement Park. This upcoming season we will have a brand new ticket booth, new pavilion, new offices, and...More

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Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

We had a great time with a multi-generational group, some of whom had childhood memories of Arnold's Park in its heyday. Nice mix of rides for all ages, mirror maze and tipsy house. Don't miss the wooden rollercoaster! The Bug House is a classic for...More

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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Had a great time ride of all kinds Lots of food options Nutty bar was good Queen II CRUISES 🚢 at 1,3, and 7 pm

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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

One of the oldest roller coasters still running! The Legend built in 1927! I prefer woodies! The Air time! You feel the twists, turns, and dips! The rest of the park it was cute but nothing to write home about other than it's on Lake...More

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Reviewed 22 July 2017

Nostalgia is really the only savior here. I was born in the area and grew up going to this park. It has a lot of great memories, sits on a gorgeous lake, and there are a couple good bars. As for the park itself? Well,...More

1  Thank Devin F
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

We had a blast at Arnold's Park. It's $30.00 for a wrist band to ride all day. If you don't want to ride, no probs, you can walk right in and enjoy the fun. You can also purchase tickets to ride just a couple of...More

1  Thank Staci C
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

Only opened the weekend we visited in late May. The ferris wheel I am told is one of the oldest in the US and is built mainly of wood as is the rollercoaster and track Get a day pass and your covered. Rollercoaster is great...More

1  Thank dennisp859
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Reviewed 30 June 2017

Great mom-and-pop park! This amusement park is small and you can just walk in and look around for free. You can get a day pass wristband or pay to ride just a few rides. The roller coaster is pretty nice for a small part and...More

1  Thank Rayne E
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Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

So you ever get to the ticket counter of the amusement park and are like "oh man I only want to watch my kids enjoy themselves and may only ride 1 or 2 rides with them and I have to pay full admission" well Arnold's...More

2  Thank Luv2Adventure
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3-grkids
1 August 2015|
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Response from MKC1959 | Reviewed this property |
It depends on which band/pass you purchase at the gate whether or not all rides are included and there is a height criteria for some of the rides to ensure children are big enough. Rides for the little kids cost $2 to $3... More
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7 July 2015|
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Response from Tammy C | Reviewed this property |
It was open 3 weeks ago.
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