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A walk down memory lane in Arnolds Park, IA car dealership

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You can check out classic cars at Okoboji Classic Cars in Arnolds Park, Iowa. You can check out classic cars at Okoboji Classic Cars in Arnolds Park, Iowa.

A little-known tourist stop in the Iowa Great Lakes area offers a trip down memory lane through the swinging 60s. 

You can do that at the Okoboji Classic Cars showroom in Arnolds Park, Iowa.  What started as a place to store the cars they've restored, has now grown into life-like replicas of Grand Avenue in Spencer and the Roof Garden in Arnolds Park.  With store fronts reminiscent of the 60s, murals painted by a local artist, and a display of classic cars, the showroom is more like a museum.

"They are really a place to park the cars, but it's really a walk down memory lane," says Toby Shine, owner of Okoboji Classic Cars.

The murals in the showroom are painted by local artist Jack Rees.  Shine says they've been working together on the project and he admits it's an ongoing hobby that keeps growing.

"It started out with one or two cars and it kept growing until we got a warehouse or two for them and now it's just kind of become a man cave on steroids," says Shine.

They give about 50 tours a day.  To check out the display for yourself, tours run Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Go to the Okoboji Classic Cars web site for more information.

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