Okoboji has long been known as Iowa’s playground and is a major summer tourism area. With a growing number of resorts around the Iowa Great Lakes and bordered by Arnolds Park and Spirit Lake, this Iowa gem is a destination holiday. With historic places such as Pikes Point State Park, this is a wonderful place for events.
Spencer is Northern Iowa’s open door to history, tradition, “home-town” spirit and so much more. From the Parker Historical Museum of Clay County, the Adams - Higgins House, Lost Island Lake, Abbie Gardner State Historic Site, Iowa Great Lakes Maritime Museum, or Clark Museum of Area History; there is much to see and do in Spencer. Couples looking for outdoor wedding spaces have much to choose from in this Iowa town and surrounding areas: Fort Defiance State Park, Gull Point State Park and its beautiful log cabin-like lodge, Wanata State Park , Stolley Gravel Pit Park, Fairview Park, Waterway Park, Sunset Park, Spencer Municipal Golf Course and Spencer Country Club.