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!
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
Features periods of aviation through models, engines, propellers, and the 25 aircrafts on display.
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The house that inspired Grant Wood to paint the historic painting American Gothic.
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A waterpark that is a great way to cool off in the summer heat.
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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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Built in 2004, the Ottumwa 8 Theatre offers newly released films.
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A scenic outdoor trail that contains a hiking path.
Click here to learn more about Wapello Country Trails.
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.
Click here to learn more about Bubba-Q's.
Originally housing only 5 stools, this restaurant offers the famous loose meat sandwiches and home-made pies.
Click here to learn more about Canteen Lunch In The Alley.
Ottumwa’s sweetest secret! Serving soft-serve specialties at great prices including sundaes, shakes, parfaits, cones, flurries, slushies, and much more.
Click here to learn more about Graham Milk and Ice Cream.
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.
Click here to learn more about Recovery Room.
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.
Click here to learn more about Tranquila Grill.