Tulip Time In Pella, Iowa Will Have Nearly 300,000 Bulbs In Bloom This Spring
Pella is one of the most underrated small towns in Iowa. As soon as you cross into the town, though, you’ll be quite aware of the oddities around you. This inspirational town shows off culture, history, and heritage like no other. Every spring, Pella celebrates the season with their Dutch heritage festival, Tulip Time in Pella. The hugely popular Tulip Time in Pella event is held in May so be sure to mark your calendars because you don’t want to miss this colorful celebration. We’re sure you’ll agree that it is one of, if not the best, tulip festivals in Iowa!
Tulip Time’s activities include a tractor rodeo, tours of the Pella Historical Village Museum & Vermeer Windmill, plays, musicals, and historic reenactments, and more. Don’t miss The Klokkenspel! These historic brass bells were forged in Holland.
Have you ever been to this spectacular Iowa tulip festival? If so, which were your favorites? We’d love to read about your experience in the comments section below!
While you’re in town, be sure to stop by The World-Famous Jaarsma Bakery for its iconic Dutch Letters. These sweet treats are the hallmark of tulip time in Pella, and no celebration is complete without a few to eat there, and a few to bring home.
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- The Grotto of the Redemption in West Bend is the largest man-made grotto in the world.
- The Julien Dubuque Monument in Dubuque is the site of the remains of the first European settler in Iowa.
- The Old Capitol Building in Iowa City was the first permanent building owned by the University of Iowa.
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Where can we find other springtime activities in Iowa?
- Sky Tours at YMCA Union Park Camp in Dubuque has been rated as one of the Top 100 Things To Do In Iowa.
- Pappajohn Sculpture Park in Des Moines is an expansive 4.4-acre sculpture park brimming with beautiful outdoor art pieces.
- Lake Okoboji located in Dickinson County is Iowa's deepest deep blue lake and a great springtime place to go sailing, camping, and canoeing.
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Where can we find museums in Iowa?
- Floyd Riverboat Museum in Sioux City is named for the only man to have died on the Lewis and Clark Expedition - Sergeant Charles Floyd.
- The John Wayne Birthplace Museum in Winterset looks into the early life of “The Duke,” John Wayne.
- The Herbert Hoover Museum/Natural Historic Site in West Branch is the site of the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and also encompasses the two-room cottage where the former president was born in 1874.
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