Oelwein is located about 50 miles (80 kilometers) from Cedar Rapids - Iowa City and about 75 miles (121 kilometers) from Iowa City.
To truly experience Northeast Iowa, grab a vehicle and discover the various communities and landscapes within the vicinity of Oelwein. Places in the vicinity of Oelwein are West Union, 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the south, and Evansdale, 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the northeast.
Approximately 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the southwest of Oelwein is Waterloo, an important regional center home to Lost Island Waterpark, Young Arena and Grout Museum of History. Isle Casino Waterloo and Five Sullivan Brother Convention Center are just a handful of the many other visitor attractions in Waterloo.
If you are happy to hit the outdoors in winter, Northeast Iowa may just be the ideal holiday destination. The region is well-known for its skiing and snowboarding. If the sun is shining while here, explore Northeast Iowa's watery side. Canoeing and boating are just two of the well-established watersports here.
For those who intend on arriving and departing by air, take into account that the handiest major airport is Waterloo Regional Airport, 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the west of Oelwein.