Finding Your Way
Ottumwa is located in southeast Iowa at the junction of Highway 34 & Highway 63. It is 90 miles southeast of Des Moines. Ottumwa sits at the banks of the Des Moines River.
Three striking bridges span the river, and the Jefferson Viaduct (which was named to the National Registry of Historic Places), is recognized as the longest municipal bridge in the state of Iowa, spanning 2,120 feet.
Many major markets are in close proximity to Ottumwa. Chicago is 286 miles away, St. Louis is 248 miles, and Milwaukee is 321 miles away. Commercial air transportation is available in Des Moines, a 90-minute drive from Ottumwa.