Pella

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Introduction

This town's Dutch heritage is evident in its windmills, tulip gardens and pastry shops. The Pella Historical Village is made up of more than 20 buildings, including a gristmill, a bakery and a church. Inside the buildings are collections of Delft pottery, Dutch folk art and other crafts. Another landmark is the 1848 Scholte House, on the north side of the town square. It has period furnishings and a collection of items that the Dutch settlers brought from their homeland. Pella's Tulip Time festival takes place in May. 40 mi/65 km southeast of Des Moines.

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