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Pella is beautiful and unique all year long, but it comes alive with the Tulip Time Festival. Each spring lively tulips, vibrant parades, Dutch attire, food, fun and more take over the town. Thousands of residents wear Dutch attire and celebrate their Dutch heritage. Three days each spring, Pella becomes the Netherlands to residents and visitors alike. The celebration is a nod to the city’s Dutch heritage, so for three days it transforms into a picturesque European village with a ton of Dutch flavor and charm. It’s Pella’s most colorful tradition and also happens to be a ton of fun for the entire family. Each year more than 200,000 tulip bulbs are planted–early, middle, and late varieties, ensuring blooms for many weeks..
Pella is beautiful and unique all year long, but it comes alive with the Tulip Time Festival. Each spring lively tulips, vibrant parades, Dutch attire, food, fun and more take over the town. Thousands of residents wear Dutch attire and celebrate their Dutch heritage. Three days each spring, Pella becomes the Netherlands to residents and visitors alike. The celebration is a nod to the city’s Dutch heritage, so for three days it transforms into a picturesque European village with a ton of Dutch flavor and charm. It’s Pella’s most colorful tradition and also happens to be a ton of fun for the entire family. Each year more than 200,000 tulip bulbs are planted–early, middle, and late varieties, ensuring blooms for many weeks..

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Whether you love history, culture, or recreation, there are so many fun things to do and see in Pella!
Scholte House Museum & Gardens

728 Washington St. Pella, IA. 50219

Cordova Observation Tower

Tallest observation tower in a public park in the Midwest: 106 feet tall, 170 steps to the top!

1378 HWY G-28, Otley, IA. 50214

 

Vermeer Mill

Working 124-ft. windmill from the Netherlands with museum displays & views from the top.

714 E 1st St. Pella, IA. 50219

Bos Landen Golf Course

3422 BOS Landen Dr. Pella, IA. 50219

Lake Red Rock

1105 North HWY T-15, Knoxville, 50138

 

Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge

9981 Pacific St Prairie City, IA 50228

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Pella is a city in Marion County, Iowa, United States, with a population of 10,464 at the time of the 2020 U.S. Census. Founded by immigrants from the Netherlands, it is forty miles southeast of Des Moines. Pella is the home of Central College, as well as several manufacturing companies, including Pella Corporation and Vermeer Manufacturing Company.