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Welcome to Oelwein

Oelwein is a small melting pot, rich in diversity and culture. The dawn of the railroad brought an influx of people from various cultures and countries who followed the railroad to Oelwein. Oelwein was named "Hub City" because of the rail lines coming into town and the repair shops located there. Even though most of the railroad business was moved in the 1980's, the railroad made Oelwein and the surrounding area what it is today.
Welcome to Oelwein
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Friday, 14 March 2014 15:36

Oelwein will be a pass through community on the

2014 RAGBRAI route on Friday, July 25th.


Entertainment Schedule:

7-9am - DJ

9am - Ann Marie Walenceus

10am - Kyle Bouska

11am - Kurt Bearinger

12 Noon - 2pm - Beau Timmerman

2pm - Bruce Bearinger

3pm - Karen Rochford & Chelsea Ewen



The following is a map of the activities taking

place in the downtown area of Oelwein.


T-shirts are available at the OCAD office. S-XL $12 and 2X $15.
Mediums are sold out, all other sizes still available.

Sun Catchers are available and on sale for $20 each at the OCAD office.

Many, many colors to choose from. Made locally by a group of artisans.

One-of-a-kind creations!

  • Please contact Deb or Rose with any questions at 319-283-1105.


  • Please call to sign up to be a volunteer.


Street Closures - Law Enforcement will be present at cross over points to
assist with vehicle and bicycle traffic. All other intersections on the closed
roads will be closed for traffic from 6am to 6pm.
  • West Charles - 13th Ave to Frederick -
Cross over traffic allowed at 6th Ave ONLY!
  • North Frederick - Van Denover's to Maurices
  • South Frederick - Corner of Frederick & Charles to 10th St. SW. -
Cross over traffic at 2nd St. SW and 7th St. SW ONLY!

  • South Parking lot - Closed to parking ALL DAY
All vehicles not moved for those two days will be towed
at the owner's expense.

Last Updated on Monday, 21 July 2014 16:12

Oelwein Community Plaza

Available for rental for private or public receptions, conferences, and other appropriate activities.



Come see what we have to offer you and your business...


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Economic Development

Ready for Business

Looking for a great place for your business? For retail, wholesale, service or manufacturing, consider Oelwein as a place to productively and cost effectively do business.


Annual Events

Check out our Annual Events

Oelwein has annual events that will provide fun for the entire family. Many attractions can be added to your trip when visiting Oelwein or enjoyed throughout the year for our residents. Check out what Oelwein has to offer for your family fun!


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