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Iowa’s Greatest Vacation Destination! 

Iowa’s Great Lakes include Iowa’s largest lake, Spirit Lake and five interconnected lakes. 

Okoboji is a city in Dickinson County along the eastern shore of West Okoboji Lake in the Iowa Great Lakes Region. 


Day 1 – Home to Okoboji, IA 

We begin our tour on a beautiful first day of Fall. We are stopping midway for lunch on your own. Arriving in Okoboji, we check into our beautiful 5 star resort for our extended stay in the area. Arrowwood Resort is in a great location, has an indoor waterpark and Minerva’s Restaurant located in the resort. Beautiful grounds surround the resort, so just relax! We then depart to Swan Lake Winery for a tour, tasting, and a bison dinner. A real treat is in store for you before heading back to our resort. 

Included Meals: Dinner 

Hotel: Arrowwood Resort (3 Nights) 


Day 2 – Okoboji 

Following a hearty breakfast at the resort, we load the coach for a tour around West Lake with tour guide Rebecca. After the tour, we head on over to the Classic Car Museum, where we’ll step back in time, reliving some nostalgic memories. Then its on over to Arnold’s Park where we will board the Queen II Excursion Boat for a delightful luncheon cruise. Following our cruise, we’ll enjoy three great museums: Arnolds Park, The Maritime, and Rock n’ Roll. Now a little down time is in store for some shopping, exploring on your own or just taking it easy! Dinner this evening is at Yesterday’s, where the name tells the story. They are known for their great food! 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 


Day 3 – Okoboji 

Enjoy a relaxing hot breakfast at our resort before departing for the day. First stop is Winchester Collections that has been created and run by a local family. They have recreated the 1926 Winchester Store that once stood on Hill Avenue in Spirit Lake. The mural in the entry makes you feel like you really are entering the old store. They have set it up exactly as it would have been back then. The cash register even has 1926 money in it. This collection is amazing and makes for a great tour! Our journey next takes us to Pearson Lakes Art Center, featuring six galleries of artwork including the largest collection of Russian Impressionist paintings outside of Russia. Our included noon lunch will be at a fun place called Tweeters for a hearty meal of soup, salad and sandwiches taken from the menu. Afterwards, we will depart for Little Sioux Orchard where they will take us by hayride to the orchard to learn the orchard’s history. Maybe we’ll even get a chance to pick a few apples! We then return to the resort for some time to relax. Our evening meal will be enjoyed at Parks Boat Club at Snappers. We are being treated to a dinner of chicken marsala with a Caribbean flair overlooking Turtle Bay and East Lake Okoboji. Then back to our lovely resort to relax for the night. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 4 – Okoboji to Home 

Soak in the beautiful ambience of your surroundings as you enjoy one last breakfast at our resort. A later departure this morning allows for another stroll on this early autumn day. This has been a fun, fascinating, and refreshing getaway and we are probably heading home before we are really ready to – Be Amazed! With Okoboji is true! We’ll make a lunch stop at Trails Travel Center and a treat break at Russell Stover on our way home. 

Included Meals: Breakfast 


Due to everpresent changes that are out of R&J Tours control, please note the exact itinerary is subject to change. 

Motorcoach Per Person Pricing Information

Double: $879
Single: $999
Triple: $839
Quad: $819

Motorcoach Travel Protection Per Person

Double: $53
Single: $67

Travel Bucks

$20 Travel Bucks per person earned with this tour

Deposit Due

$100 deposit per person due at time of reservation. Full payment due 30 days prior to depart.

Passport Needed


Tour Pace

Moderate Walking at your own pace

Price Includes

8 Meals, Hotels & Activities as stated in brochure, Luxury Motorcoach

The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 71°
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Minneapolis, Mn
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Tour Highlights

Okoboji Lakes Area
Arrowwood Resort
Minerva’s at Okoboji
Swan Lake Winery
Classic Car Museum
Tour of West Lake Area
Lake Cruise on the Queen II
Arnolds Park
The Maritime Museum
Rock n’ Roll Museum
1926 Winchester Store
Little Sioux Orchard
Orchard Hayride & Apple Picking
Pearson Lakes Art Center
Snappers at Parks Boat Club
Relaxing at the Resort
Lakeshore Strolling
8 Meals Included

Travel with R & J Tours to a warm destination where it is...
Minneapolis, Mn
Be Amazed! Okoboji
The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 71°
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