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Ottumwa Stories: Discover Our Nightlife

Published July 1, 2022

Whether you’re in town for business, passing through or you call it home, Ottumwa is a great place to go out with friends, family or coworkers afterhours. Here is our guide on how to spend a night out on the town the Ottumwa way.

Food - Ottumwa is full of locally-owned restaurants for you to enjoy. From award-winning Latin cuisine at Mimi’s, to barbecue at Warehouse, to frozen yogurt at Polar Xpress - we’ve got all of your cravings covered.

Entertainment - Ottumwa is home to an ever-growing local music scene. Whether it’s a nationally renowned performer at Bridge View Center, a local band at Pallister Brothers or a performance in the park by the Ottumwa Municipal Band, there is always a performance to go see. Check out our calendar to see all upcoming events.

Drinks -  After a long day, you’ll be looking for a place to just have a drink. Whether you want the laid back atmosphere of the historic Tom-Tom Tap, to watch the big game at Godfrey’s or to sing your heart out during karaoke at Uncle Buck’s, we’ve got several local watering holes to help you unwind.

Family Fun - Ottumwa has entertainment for people of all ages. Go throw a few strikes at Champion Bowl, hit up the Quincy Place Mall for Old School Pinball and Arcade, and mini-golf, or rent a Bird scooter and cruise around Downtown Ottumwa. When visiting Ottumwa, there is something for the whole family to enjoy.

No matter your reason for coming to town, we promise you one thing. Just because the sun is going down, doesn’t mean the fun has to stop.

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