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
Things to Do The Beach—Ottumwa
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