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Welcome to Oelwein

Oelwein is a small melting pot, rich in diversity and culture. The dawn of the railroad brought an influx of people from various cultures and countries who followed the railroad to Oelwein. Oelwein was named "Hub City" because of the rail lines coming into town and the repair shops located there. Even though most of the railroad business was moved in the 1980's, the railroad made Oelwein and the surrounding area what it is today.
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A New business to Oelwein will help make Oelwein a destination. Jump in your car and come visit Oelwein for unique, unusual and extraordinary treasures!


Home Again will open on Tuesday, September 2nd. Store hours will be Mon. - Fri. 12-6pm and Saturdays 9am-3pm.


Home Again joins a list of other great stores in Oelwein such as Styles of Distinction, Lou Ann's Quilt Garden & Retreat, Flowers on Main, Buds n' Blossoms, Turkey Bottom Haven with Prospects & Possibilities,Woodworks by the Lake, Margaret's Crafts, One of a Kind and Lee's Antiques. In addition to these unique shops Oelwein is also home to Sam's Clothing, Maurices, Don's Pharmacy, Schuchmann's Pharmacy and Seams So Simple! Great restaurants are also available to make your day in Oelwein complete! Walk our historic main street and enjoy a day in Oelwein!


Photo: Opening soon in Oelwein and we couldn't be more excited! Welcome! #Oelwein

This is the new home of Turkey Bottom Haven and Prospects & Possiblities....... together in business to create "7 South". Their new address is appropriately 7 South Frederick in Oelwein! The business is home to the two unique businesses with plenty of chippy, rusty, primitive & unique one-of-a-kind treasures! They are open Thursday & Friday from Noon to 5pm and Saturdays from 10am-4pm. Other times available by appointment. This photo was taken at the Fall Fling event in Oelwein September 27th with many items displayed in the street!


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Apply now for days, nights & weekends.Several projects available with full benefit package, and project incentives. Fun, team-based environment. Training classes starting soon! Complete employment application at! Don't miss out!


Oelwein Community Plaza

Available for rental for private or public receptions, conferences, and other appropriate activities.



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