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Where Kids Can Be Kids

Children of all ages will find something fun and exciting here!

The possibilities are endless when you bring your family to Ottumwa. Indoors or outside, quiet or full of energy, we've got activities to keep children of all ages busy and interested. Scroll down for lots of kid-friendly ideas for this summer.

Beach Ottumwa: An indoor/outdoor waterpark covering 13 acres and offering more than 1 million gallons of water for family fun.

Candy Caboose: Stock up on all your favorite, classic candies for the best sugar rush ever.

Champion Bowl: Offers daily open bowling, a pro shop, and a variety of food and beverages in their snack bar.

Disc Golf: Wapello County is home to nine disc golf courses, five in the Ottumwa city limits. Choose one or play them all!

Harmony Park: An interactive art installation that features playable, outdoor musical instruments ranging from chimes to drums.

Ottumwa Skate Park: A place just for skateboards, inline skates, and trick bike riders, the Skate Park is located downtown on the banks of the Des Moines River. This free park features miniramps, a spine ramp, and a street course with boxes, rails, banks, and quaterpipes.

Ottumwa's Old School Pinball & Arcade: Try your hand at some vintage games at Ottumwa’s Old School Pinball and Arcade in the Quincy Place Mall. Defender, Donkey Kong, Ms. Pac-Man, Mario Bros., Guitar Hero, and dozens of other games - where would you start? 

Rock Island Train Depot: Located in Eldon, this historic depot in Eldon is a railroad museum with numerous displays, including a former Chicago Central & Pacific caboose that has been refurbished in the theme of the Rock Island Line.

Spud's Emporium of Comics and Games: Browse a wide selection of comic books, collectibles, cards, dice, board games, and everything you need for great gaming.

Tee-Rex Mini Golf: Ottumwa's indoor, dinosaur-themed miniature golf course is great fun for the whole family.

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