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Historical Village, Vermeer Windmill & Scholte House

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Pella History Inside!!!

I had the opportunity to tour this site after the tourism season and on a weekday. I had the... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2018
A must-see attraction in Pella!

This is a small village of buildings or replicas of buildings telling much of the history of Pella... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2018
Saint Louis, Missouri
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507 Franklin St, Pella, IA 50219-1635
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All reviews tulip festival amazing structure dutch letter miniature village self guided tour early settlers late april well worth the cost great place to visit gift shop boyhood home spend an afternoon old village beautiful area neat place dutch heritage quaint town
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Reviewed 21 September 2018

I had the opportunity to tour this site after the tourism season and on a weekday. I had the entire place to myself. So-I got to spend as much time as I wanted to see the exhibits and displays and read all the signage. Very...More

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Reviewed 30 August 2018

This is a small village of buildings or replicas of buildings telling much of the history of Pella. It can be comfortably seen in about 2-3 hours, counting the tour of the windmill. There are a lot of displays, but more importantly, explanations available for...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2018

Worth taking in while taking in the sights. Great photo op... Make sure you see the large wooden shoes. Recommend this spot.

Thank Garry M
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Pella is a lovely town and the Windmill is a great place to visit m you can get a photo with your feet in clogs and the tour of the windmill is really interesting the guides are really friendly and informative , our kids loved...More

1  Thank cassglenn2
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Very interesting. The docents are very knowledgable. There is a historical village in the gardens outside of the windmill.

Thank Margie P
Reviewed 6 August 2018

The 'ground level' buildings were interesting and full of information, but the highlight for me was the miniature village of a typical Holland town - such detail, such imagination, so charming. Now, I am scared to death of heights but I went to the top...More

Thank Bossybumpkins815
Reviewed 20 July 2018

See the Dutch cultural heritage when you visit during the tulip festival, buy the dutch chocolates. The last day of the tulip festival was really colorful with parade and ceremonies.

1  Thank Hrushikesh V
Reviewed 9 July 2018

We took the tour of the historical village and the windmill on a recent trip to Pella. Spent about 2 hours between the two things. The village itself is a self guided tour thru several buildings - a shoe shop, bakery, barns, Wyatt Earp's house,...More

1  Thank Wolfeaj
Reviewed 6 July 2018

A real Dutch windmill anchors the Dutch village. Its main top area was designed and built in Holland then reconstructed on its present site. This is a new Mill and is authentically Nederland! It is a real functioning mill that mills wheat for local farmers...More

Thank P3902RQwilliamp
Reviewed 1 July 2018

The village and windmill were very nice. It was worth the drive. Would love to have taken a tour of the Pella window plant since we have them throughout our house, but they don't offer public tours.

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Bev R
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Response from ColoradoSunshine88 | Reviewed this property |
I was there during the tulip festival also and the Scholte House was free at that time. The windmill had a fee but I'm not sure what it was. We didn't go up inside the windmill. But the historical site where the windmill... More