Pella

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Exploring the Vermeer Mill in Pella, Iowa

Earlier this summer I ventured south to Pella for the city’s annual Tulip Time celebration, and while we were in town, we decided to take a tour of the Vermeer Mill, the tallest working windmill in the U.S…

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Taking in Tulip Time in Pella, Iowa

Last month some friends and I hopped in the car on a sunny Saturday and headed south toward Pella for the little city’s biggest celebration—Tulip Time. Held each year in early May, Tulip Time has been on my road trip to-do list for quite some time…

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Pella: A Touch of Holland

En route to another road trip destination, a friend and I recently made a brief stop in Pella, Iowa in search of some authentic Dutch letters. Pella—a town known for its annual Tulip Time festival—is also home to the largest functioning Dutch windmill in the United States. Unfortunately it was Sunday so all of the bakeries, most of the coffee shops and the town’s historic village were closed…