city in and the county seat of Wapello County, Iowa, United States

Ottumwa is a city in South Central Iowa.


Get inEdit

By carEdit

Ottumwa is at the junction of US Highways 34 and 63.

By trainEdit

Amtrak serves Ottumwa via its California Zephyr route, running between Chicago to the San Francisco Bay Area.

  • 1 Ottumwa railway station, 210 W Main St.    

By busEdit

Buses stop at the Amtrak station at 210 West Main St.

By planeEdit

  • 2 Ottumwa Regional Airport (OTM IATA). General aviation airport. No scheduled passenger service.    

Get aroundEdit

By busEdit

Ottumwa Transit runs Monday through Friday from 6:46AM until 6PM. Fare is $1.50.


  • 1 Wapello County Courthouse, 101 N 4th St (at Court St). Constructed in 1894 in the Romanesque Revival style. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.    




  • 1 Canteen Lunch in the Alley, 112 E 2nd St (in the back alley parallel to 2nd and Main Sts, perpendicular to Court and Market Sts), +1 641 682-5320. M-W 10AM-7PM, Th-Sa 10AM-8PM. The Canteen has been around since the 1930s and is known for their loose-meat sandwiches. The restaurant was the model for the Lanford Lunch Box on the 1990s sitcom Roseanne.




Go nextEdit

Routes through Ottumwa
OmahaOsceola  W   E  BurlingtonChicago
OsceolaAlbia  W   E  FairfieldBurlington
Waterloo ← Jct W   E ← Jct W    N   S  KirksvilleColumbia

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