This Funky Little Town In Iowa Is A True Hidden Gem
Iowa is full of perfect little cities – from the town that’s surrounded by natural beauty, to the
most underrated places in the Hawkeye State. If you’re looking for a great place to visit on your next free day, head right to the northeast corner of the state to find one of the best places on Earth.
Orange City, Iowa is a small town in Sioux County that's home to about 6,000 people.
Every year the town is growing, because visitors keep falling in love and wanting to stay!
In Orange City, you'll find all sorts of shops and restaurants that reflect the City's Dutch heritage.
In the late 1800s, settlers from Pella wanted to find cheaper and better land, and they settled right here. The town was first just called Holland, but it was renamed to honor Dutch royalty.
In the center of town, you'll find Windmill Square.
This center square features beautiful gardens and truly comes alive in spring for Tulip Season. Just like Pella, Orange City is home to a fantastic Tulip Festival that's so worth the trip.
Windmill Square is home to six miniature Dutch windmills, as well as a Dutch bridge, a canal, and a picnic shelter!
The architecture here is unlike anywhere else - its both Dutch inspired and wholly American. The Sioux City Courthouse is absolutely stunning.
The Courthouse is on the National Register of Historic Places, and you'll notice the quirky storefront architecture when you walk around downtown.
When it comes to food, Orange City has you covered. The Dutch Bakery serves mouthwatering treats.
There's nothing better than tracking down a great baker, and that's easy to do in Orange City!
Whether you're looking for a fresh and hot donut or a tasty Dutch Letter, you'll find it here!
The Dutch Bakery is located at 221 Central Ave. N.E., Orange City, IA 51041
If you're a little hungrier, head to the Blue Mountain Culinary Emporioum!
This gigantic food hall is a dream come true. Not only do they serve up mouthwatering BBQ and tasty bar snacks, but you can host an event in their historic barn, and their catering services are top notch.
You'll find delicious meals here, whether you dine in the Smokehouse or the more casual Lodge.
The Blue Mountain Culinary Emporium is located at 814 Lincoln Pl., S.E., Orange City, IA 51041
All it takes is one visit to Orange City to fall in love!
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