When it comes to stunning displays of nature it’s hard to beat the springtime, particularly when enjoying the majestic tulips in Pella, Iowa. This tiny town hosts a remarkable seasonal festival each year, and all season long there’s a breathtaking display of colorful tulips that stretch as far as the eye can see!

Pella is one of the wonders of Iowa, and a visit to this tulip town deserves a spot on every Hawkeye’s bucket list!

There is a wealth of activities that visitors can enjoy during Tulip Time, including tours of the Pella Historical Village Museum & Vermeer Windmill, historic reenactments, musicals, the ringing of the historic brass bells, and so much more. The full schedule can be found on the official Visit Pella website as well as on the official Visit Pella Facebook page.

Have you ever spent spring in Pella? If so, have you ever been to this spectacular Iowa tulip festival? Which tulip colors were your favorites? We’d love to read about your experience in the comments section below!

Read on to learn more about why Pella is being called one of the best small-town vacations in America. (Hint: bakeries, brewhouses, outdoor recreation and more are among the reasons!).

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  • Effigy Mounds in Harpers Ferry, Iowa has a 14-mile trail system that winds past ancient Native American mound sites.
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Where can find bed and breakfast inns in Iowa?

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  • The Redstone Inn in Dubuque is a stunning Victorian structure located in the heart of the city’s famed historic district.
  • The Hotel Manning in Keosauqua was built in the Steamboat Gothic style and has been a favorite for travelers since 1899.

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  • The Farmhouse Museum in Ames is a historic structure that at one time served as a residence for the Dean of Iowa State University where it is located.
  • The Sanford Museum & Planetarium in Cherokee has been recognized as one of the best museums in the Midwest.
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