Oelwein was named "Hub City" due to rail lines and accompanying repair shops locating there in the late 1800's. Since then the community has grown and now boasts of over 300 businesses, 12 city parks including a fishing lake, modern first-run movie theatre, Williams Center for the Performing Arts, Williams wellness center, a sports complex, bowling alley, and more. The community is proud of the wide variety of retail businesses, unique shops, restaurants, industries, airport and other public amenities Oelwein offers. The Northeast Iowa Community is easy to locate at the junction of State Highways 3 and 150. Many events and attractions take place each year and to find out more about current events visit the Oelwein Events & Attractions page on their community website.
Enjoy local heritage and celebrate Oelwein's past. Railroad History - Large Flea Market - 5K Race - Vintage Cars - Arts & Crafts - Street Dance - Musical Entertainment - Games - Window Displays - Sidewalk Sales - Lunch Stands - More events and schedule to be posted as the event draws closer.
This state-of-the-art auditorium features year-round entertainment and performances from a variety of Artists and performers. Visit the Williams Center for the Performing Arts website.
Including Oelwein City Park
69 acres located on the south edge of Oelwein, this park contains a 55-acre lake named Lake Oelwein. Modern playground equipment has been installed in several areas within the park.
The park also offers picnic shelters with tables, open play areas, tennis courts, sand volleyball, horseshoe courts, and restroom facilities. Public boat access to the lake. For more information, call City Hall at 283-5440. Find out more about Oelwein City Parks.
Active nature lovers will enjoy this bike/rollerblade/walking trail. The trail travels along scenic woods, engaging landscapes and even a butterfly garden. The trails exclude motorized vehicles. Trail information.
Tour the old railroad express building and yard office with its refurbished cabooses and engines. Handicapped accessible. Group tours available. Railroad Days take place the 3rd week of August each year as a part of Oelwein's Heritage Days. Visit the Hub City Heritage Railway Museum.
Find out more about the history of Oelwein, the Railroad, the City and the People.
Featuring a 9 hole golf course, a Pro Shop, and a Bar. Find out More.
Featuring a swimming pool, water slide, fountains, lap lanes, wading pool, and diving boards offering great summer fun. Phone 319-238-8160 (summer) for more info, or 283-5440 all year.
The Community Plaza is available to rent for events and gatherings. Call 283-1105 for details.