Exterior image of Ottumwa Works facility

John Deere Ottumwa Works

Ottumwa, IA

The Ottumwa Works site was originally Dain Manufacturing and was built in 1900 by Joseph Dain.  In 1911, John Deere purchased Dain Manufacturing company – Deere’s first manufacturing facility in Iowa! John Deere Ottumwa Works designs and manufactures the highest quality hay and forage equipment including, round balers, large square balers, self-propelled windrowers, mower conditioners, and small square balers.  The factory sits on 120 acres with 1.2 million square feet under roof!

For a peek inside the facility, check out this 4 minute video.

New to the community? Here is a neat video showcasing Ottumwa.

Ottumwa also offers a premier Welcome & Connect Service, to learn more click here.

Lastly, you can learn more about the community and find out things to do by visiting the Greater Ottumwa Area Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Address: 928 E Vine St, Ottumwa, IA 52501

Phone: 1-800-369-5689


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Airpower Museum

Features periods of aviation through models, engines, propellers, and the 25 aircrafts on display.
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American Gothic House

The house that inspired Grant Wood to paint the historic painting American Gothic.
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The Beach Ottumwa

A waterpark that is a great way to cool off in the summer heat.
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The Market on Main

An indoor venue that offers places to shop and eat in Ottumwa’s historic downtown.  It’s not a supermarket or a stock market, it’s more like a town square, only indoors.  Swing by for dinner or do a little shopping or visit with your friends.  You’re always welcome at Ottumwa’s town square, a.k.a. the Market on Main.
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Ottumwa 8 Movie Theatre

Built in 2004, the Ottumwa 8 Theatre offers newly released films.
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Wapello County Trails

A scenic outdoor trail that contains a hiking path.
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Breadeaux Pizza

The original French crust pizza created with aged and double-raised dough, semi-soft blend of Real Cheese, and lean meat toppings.
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Award winning barbeque done traditional pit style. Most meats are slow smoked for up to 13 hours with a taste that people request time and time again.
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Canteen Lunch In The Alley

Originally housing only 5 stools, this restaurant offers the famous loose meat sandwiches and home-made pies.
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Graham Milk and Ice Cream

Ottumwa’s sweetest secret! Serving soft-serve specialties at great prices including sundaes, shakes, parfaits, cones, flurries, slushies, and much more.
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Recovery Room

A locally owned sports grill that offers some of the best food in town including a breaded pork tenderloin that was voted in the top five best by the Iowa Pork Producers Association in 2015.
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Tequila Grill

An authentic Mexican meal with an extensive menu that is not your typical run of the mill restaurant. Enjoy everything from vegetarian to desserts and delicious margaritas. Check out the nachos served six different ways or ten different way to enjoy a burrito.
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Additional Visitor Information

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Ottumwa Chamber of Commerce

For more information on attractions and events, visit ottumwachamber.org

Greater Ottumwa

For special events and attractions, visit greaterottumwacvb.org