Oelwein strives to attract visitors, jobs and industry by collectively promoting the community and its resources. Oelwein is the place we call home, and we are proud of our people, places and progress. We have real successes, real opportunities and real dreams for our future.
Oelwein offers residents and visitors endless opportunities for outdoor recreation with public parks, playgrounds, picnic areas, canoeing, swimming, bike and hiking trails, tennis courts, golf courses and baseball/softball diamonds. An aquatic center, miniature golf and a soccer field offer entertainment for all ages. In the winter, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, ice skating, ice fishing and ice hockey are enjoyed.
Indoor recreation includes a performing arts center with a great lineup of entertainment, a first-run movie theater with two screens, a bowling alley, two museums and a wide variety of dining and shopping opportunities. A nearby Amish community, located just south of town, adds to the rich culture of the area.