Attractions and Events

The Community Plaza is available for rent for wedding receptions, family reunions, birthday or graduation parties, and other gatherings. A square dance club and other dancers find the Plaza a great place to play. Call 283-1105 for details.

Several City Parks offer children's playgrounds and picnic areas. Oelwein City Park has campgrounds and a lake offering fishing, canoeing and swimming.

A paved hiking/biking trail is available and will soon be extended to connect to all parks in town.  Tennis courts, a skateboard rink, and softball diamonds are located at Wings Park. One beautiful 9-hole golf course is available in the southeast part of town. Our Sports Complex offers lighted baseball, softball and soccer fields.

In the winter, enjoy cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, and ice fishing.
Oelwein's Aquatic Park with its large swimming pool, water slide, fountains, lap lanes, wading pool, and diving boards, offers great summer fun. Swimming lessons and aqua aerobic classes are available. Phone 283-4047 (summer) or 283-5440 all year.

Indoor Recreation includes a first-run movie theater with two screens, a bowling alley, performing arts center, wellness center, and a variety of dining and shopping opportunities.

View The Williams Center page on this website to catch upcoming performances at the Williams Center for the Performing Arts. Activities at the Williams Wellness Center include an indoor track, workout machines, weight-room, several exercise classes, and basketball leagues for all ages. 

The Oelwein Public Library offers public internet computers, a genealogy section with microfilm reader printer, a children's room, a reading room with current and archived newspapers and magazines, reference service, and over 45,000 books and materials. Click for library website.

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Oelwein was named "Hub City" because of the rail lines coming into town and the repair shops located there.

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