Learn about the rich history of Ottumwa and Wapello County. About greater Ottumwa »
Whether you're looking to stay in a suite or RV, Ottumwa has a wide variety of lodging and camping options to meet your needs. Where to Sleep »
From jazz concerts to community theatre to annual festivals, check out our Events Calendar for a complete list of upcoming activities. Events Calendar »
Whether a 92,000-sq-ft convention center, hotel ballroom or small meeting room, there are plenty of places to meet here. Where to Meet »
Just 20 miles from Ottumwa, visitors find a piece of "iconic Iowa" with the American Gothic House in Eldon. Bucket list worthy »
Bicycling is but one of many things to do outdoors in Wapello County. What to Do. »

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Upcoming Events

Exhibit: American Gothic in Stitches: Quilts Inspired by the Famous Painting
June 1 - October 18 · American Gothic House Center
American Gothic House Quilt/Fabric Art Challenge
July 1 - October 18 · American Gothic House Center
Wapello County Farmers Market
August 13 - October 13 · 819 Albia Road
Artist in Residence
August 15 - September 30 · Market on Main
Speculative Literature Book Club
August 20 - December 17 · Ottumwa Public Library
Ottumwa Public Library Songs & Stories
September 2 - December 30 · Ottumwa Public Library
Bridge View Center Breakfast Buffet
September 4 · Bridge View Center
Al Martin Auction
September 5 · Bridge View Center


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