Settled by Dutch immigrants in 1847, the city of Pella refers to itself as America’s Dutch Treasure. With a population of just over 10,000 and covering just 9 square miles, Pella is known for its Dutch heritage museums, extraordinary flower gardens, multi-generation family owned restaurants, bakeries, pubs, and shops, and an abundance of recreational options on land and water.
Pella is the childhood home of Wyatt Earp, and the headquarters of Pella Corporation, makers of high quality windows and doors. It’s also home to the Vermeer Mill, which uses wind power generated by a fully functional 134 foot tall windmill (the tallest working windmill in the U.S.) to grind wheat into flour.
Worth Checking Out
- Tulip Festival
- Jaarsma Bakery
- Lake Red Rock