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About OttumwaNamed for a Native American word meaning “rippling waters,” Ottumwa sprang up on both sides of the Des Moines River during an 1843 land rush.

Visitor Centers Ottumwa Area Convention and Visitors Bureau 102 Church St. Ottumwa, IA 52501. Phone:(641)684-4303

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John Deere Ottumwa Works

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Ottumwa, IA

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Hampton Inn by Hilton

943 N Quincy Ave. Ottumwa, IA 52501

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AmericInn by Wyndham of Ottumwa

222 W 2nd St. Ottumwa, IA 52501

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Days Inn by Wyndham

2824 N Court Rd. Ottumwa, IA 52501

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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ottumwa

941 N Quincy Ave. Ottumwa, IA 52501

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