Iowa Nature, Parks & Gardens September 21, 2018
There’s A Quirky Windmill Park Hiding Right Here In Iowa And You’ll Want To Plan Your Visit
When it comes to towns that are proud of their heritage, it’s hard to beat the two Dutch towns that are both right in the heart of Iowa. Pella is well known, but the nearby Orange City is somewhat of a hidden gem. If you’re looking for a unique day trip destination in the Hawkeye state, visit Orange City, and stop by Windmill Square for a quirky picnic spot.
Orange City was founded in 1870, when Dutch settlers left Pella to search for better land in Iowa.
Today, the town's Dutch heritage is still on display in the famous Windmill Park!
You'll find six replica windmills here, along with a Dutch bridge, a canal, and a picnic shelter.
Each of the park's miniature replica windmills is unique, and their architecture and design is so interesting to see.
You'll have a great time hanging out here! There are frequently farmers markets here on weekend, and the Dutch picnic pavilion is the perfect place for families to relax.
Plan a visit to Windmill Park this fall, when you'll be able to enjoy this unusual spot without the big crowds that come here in the spring.
Of course, you'll also want to visit in the spring, when the town comes to life for the tulip festival!
Just one visit to Orange City and Windmill Square and you’ll understand why the
New Yorker named it one of the best small towns in America. You’ll find this beautiful park at 206 Central Ave. N.W. Orange City, IA 51041. It’s open year round, and is beautiful any time of year.
It’s easy to see why
It’s Impossible To Drive Through This Delightful Iowa Town Without Stopping, and I hope you get to enjoy Orange City as your next day trip destination!
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