Pella has received many acknowledgments from the State of Iowa.
A few of the awards Pella has been honored with include: “Tourism Community of the Year”; “Attraction of the Year”, Vermeer Mill; “Corporate Friend of Tourism”, Pella Corporation as well as our county (Marion County) has been awarded “County of the Year”, by the State of Iowa, five times! Not only that, several recent events have been rated in the Top 10 Events of the Red Rock Area These include: the 2016 Tulip Time Festival, the 2016 Red Rock Balloon Fest, the 2016 Christmas Tour of Homes, the 2016 Pella Fall Festival, and the 2016 Thursday Nights in Pella which takes place for several weeks in June and July.
SPECIAL KUDOS to FRISIAN FARMS CHEESE HOUSE who were recently honored by Travel Iowa as a “Made in Iowa” destination! Watch video! #thisisiowa
If you’re looking for an educational and cultural experience, we’ve got it!
Pella is known as America’s Dutch Treasure, so you will be able to see reminders of our Dutch heritage everywhere you look.
Outdoor recreation year-round, we’ve got that!
Maybe it’s walking the trails around Lake Red Rock or strolling along through Pella’s many beautiful parks, it all happens in Pella! From the Annual Tulip Festival in May, Thursdays in Pella June-July, to our Christmas Tour for the holiday season, Pella is a “tourism treasure.”
Shopping? We have it covered!
Enjoy great shopping in Pella’s charming boutiques, stores, bakeries and meat markets. Many stores are open late on Thursday evenings throughout the year. During the Holidays, many Pella stores have extended shopping hours.