Wapello County

Wapello County's entertainment options and outdoor activities make it an ideal place to live. Residents enjoy a variety of dining options, museums to explore, live shows, and more. Major industries employing in the county include food and beverage processing, automotive supply chains, machinery manufacturing, and warehouses and distribution.

Top Attractions

Bridge View Performing Arts Center

Premiere venue for events, receptions, meetings, concerts, and more.

102 Church St
Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

Parks, Greenspace, and Trails

Home to 690 acres of parks and greenspace and 19 miles of trails.

Beach Ottumwa

Four-season aquatic center and water park.

101 Church St
Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

Disc Golf Courses

Home of the Ottumwa Fall Classic competition.

American Gothic House and Welcome Center

The inspiration for Grant Wood's American Gothic.

300 American Gothic St
Eldon, Iowa 52554

Award-Winning Dining

Fine and casual dining options representing 7 ethnicities.

Major Employers


600 S Iowa Ave
Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

John Deere Ottumwa Works

928 E Vine St
Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

Keurig/Dr. Pepper

14955 Truman St
Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

C&C Manufacturing

15075 Aljon Ave
Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

Norris Asphalt

14242 Terminal Ave
Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

Plastipak Packaging

2906 Oak Meadow Dr
Ottumwa, Iowa 52501


1 Cargill Drive
Eddyville, Iowa 52553

Ajinomoto USA (Food Nutrition)

1 Ajinomoto Dr
Eddyville, Iowa 52553

Winbco Tank

1200 E Main St
Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

Ajinomoto Heartland (Animal Nutrition)

1 Heartland Dr.
Eddyville, Iowa 52553

Our Stories

School Districts


4045 Ashland Rd
Eldon, Iowa 52554


222 Walnut St
Eddyville, Iowa 52553


1112 N. Van Buren
Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

About Wapello County

Population: 35,625
County Seat: Ottumwa
County Website

Greater Ottumwa Partners in Progress

Sharon Stroh, VP of Industrial Development
217 East Main Street
Ottumwa, Iowa 52501
Phone: (641) 799-1203

Main Street Ottumwa

Fred Zesiger, Executive Director
217 East Main Street
Ottumwa, Iowa 52501
Phone: (641) 799-3464

Wapello County, Iowa