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13 Best and Fun Things To Do In Pella, Iowa

If you’re looking for a way to experience the Netherlands without needing to set foot out of the United States, look no further than Pella.

This oft-overlooked town is home to many of the nation’s Dutch Treasures, with tourist attractions like the Vermeer Windmill and Pella Historical Society.

While here, be sure to sample some traditional Dutch treats at the Jaarsma Bakery and browse the local shops on Main Street.

For an authentic Dutch experience, visit in May to experience the Tulip Festival and stay at the Royal Amsterdam Hotel.  

If you’d like to find out more about what this quaint town has to offer, keep reading for a full list of attractions and activities

The 13 Most Popular Things To Do In Pella, Iowa

13. North Overlook Beach

4.4 ★★★★☆ (83 reviews)


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12. Whitebreast Beach

4.3 ★★★★☆ (141 reviews)

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11. Lake Red Rock

4.7 ★★★★★ (178 reviews)

10. Whitebreast Park

4.6 ★★★★★ (258 reviews)

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Location: Knoxville IA

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9. Red Rock Dam

4.6 ★★★★★ (347 reviews)

Location: 1105 Co Hwy T15 Knoxville IA

Tel:  641 828 7522

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8. Downtown Pella

5.0 ★★★★★ (1 review)

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Location: Pella IA

7. The Klokkenspel

4.3 ★★★★☆ (41 reviews)


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Location: 625 Franklin Street Pella IA

Tel:  641 628 2626

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6. Vermeer Museum & Global Pavilion

4.7 ★★★★★ (50 reviews)


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Location: 2110 Vermeer Road Pella IA

Tel:  641 621 7017

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5. Scholte House Museum & Gardens

4.6 ★★★★★ (55 reviews)

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Location: 728 Washington Street Pella IA

Tel:  641 620 9463

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4. Bos Landen Golf Course

4.4 ★★★★☆ (104 reviews)

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Location: 2411 Bos Landen Dr Pella IA

Tel:  641 628 4625

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3. Vermeer Mill

4.8 ★★★★★ (194 reviews)

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Location: 714 E 1st Street Pella IA

Tel:  641 620 9463

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2. West Market Park

4.6 ★★★★★ (305 reviews)

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Location: 1008 Liberty Street Pella IA

Tel:  641 628 4571

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1. Pella Historical Village & Vermeer Windmill

4.7 ★★★★★ (480 reviews)

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Location: 507 Franklin Street Pella IA

Tel:  641 620 9463

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Thank you for reading our list of the best things to do in Pella, Iowa! We hope it helped you plan the perfect itinerary for your next trip to this fantastic destination. Happy travels!

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