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If your trip to Ottumwa is all sorted out but your itinerary is a bit on the empty side, let us give you a helping hand.
Adventure awaits around every corner here. Some of the most popular attractions in the area are Cedar Creek Golf Course, Memorial Park and Wapello County Historical Museum. Leave enough space on your itinerary to visit them all.
We know you can't wait to see what your new ride can do. How about taking a day trip out to Keosauqua? Just 28 miles away, roll down those windows and feel the breeze in your hair on the way there. Soak up the sights beginning with Lake Sugema, Lacey-Keosauqua State Park and Riverview Club Golf Course. Located 62 miles away, Amana is another place to aim for. If you visit, don't miss Amana Colonies, Amana Colonies Golf Course and Amana Colonies National Historic Landmark.
With your very own rental car, Ottumwa is yours to discover. People make their way to this interesting city for varying reasons, and here at CarRentals.com we have the ideal car for each of them. The main priority for large families is space. Depending on the number of family members, that could mean anything from a full-size car to a van. Budget travelers usually opt for the great gas mileage of our smaller vehicles, such as a mini or compact car. If you want to attract a few admiring glances in Ottumwa, you could even peruse our special category for a ride that'll make any car aficionado weak at the knees.
For some, owning a luxury vehicle is a little (or a lot!) out of reach. But renting the car of your dreams can easily be a reality! Imagine tearing down the open road in a classy sports car, even if it's only for a few days. Or perhaps you're just after a cheap ride to get you quickly from point A to point B. Flashy or thrifty? Whatever you're looking for, there's a rental car to suit you in Ottumwa.
When driving somewhere you've never been before, you'll want to have a good grasp of the rules and regulations. Here's what you need to know to cruise around Ottumwa with ease:
In Ottumwa, motorists stick to the right-hand side. When traveling someplace new, it's always a smart idea to opt for a vehicle with automatic transmission. That way, you can focus on the road and save worrying about gear changes.
One terrific thing about motoring around a smaller city is less traffic, so don't worry too much about peak-hour gridlock. With a population of roughly 25,000, you can expect a smooth Ottumwa driving experience.
It's relatively easy to find a car space in Ottumwa, although it can be a challenge to secure a spot in the busier areas. Booking a hotel that provides guests with parking is a wise idea.
While cruising through the streets of Ottumwa, keep in mind that the speed limits range from 25 mi/h to 70 mi/h. Residential areas are 25 mi/h unless signed otherwise.
More often than not, your rental car company will charge the amount listed on the fine to your credit card, including local surcharges and taxes. Alternatively, they may provide your contact details to the relevant local law enforcement agency, who'll then send a fine straight to you.
Seat belts are mandatory in Appanoose County. Having said that, the rules may differ for some vehicles, such as those used by public transportation networks.
It's legal to use your cell phone while behind the wheel in Ottumwa. However, we suggest that you stay on the safe side and avoid texting or calling — it's best to keep your eyes on the road.
While driving in Ottumwa, it's an offence to have a BAC (blood alcohol content) in excess of 0.08%. Planning to have a wine or two with lunch or dinner? Consider taking a taxi or using a ride-sharing service.
Yes, drivers can turn on a red light in Ottumwa. But first you must bring the car to a total stop. Proceed only when the lane you are turning into is clear of approaching traffic.