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“Very nice place” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Historical Village, Vermeer Windmill & Scholte House

Historical Village, Vermeer Windmill & Scholte House
507 Franklin Street, Pella, IA
641-628-3684
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Pella
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Ribeirao Preto, SP
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Very nice place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

The mill is just nice. Lots of Pella history on the building and an amazing time spending there, also walk around to the main square worth every second.

Visited August 2013
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Toronto
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“I love downtown Pella”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

The whole dutch downtown is a dutch treat. Worth walking around and shopping for a bit if you are in the area.

Visited July 2013
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Des Moines
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56 reviews 56 reviews
24 attraction reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Great way to spend a morning”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

The tour is $10 per person and well worth it. The windmill tours are every hour on the hour. Larry did an excellent job explaining how the windmill operates. They even produce their own flour which is sold in small bags and a local bakery uses it as well. Larry gave us a tour of the top portion of the windmill. The first couple of levels are then self-guided. In addition to the windmill there is a small village with a watermill, blacksmith, sod house, a couple of 1800 style houses, along with a couple of air conditioned buildings. The village is self-guided and has several places to sit and smell the tulips. We were in Pella a couple of weeks after Tulip Time and the tulips were still beautiful. Inside the main building there is a gift shop and a timeline room of Pella. Bob is the caretaker of the village and he and his wife live in one of the village houses. Its a great way to spend a morning or afternoon and you meet such friendly people!

Visited May 2013
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Kimberling City, Missouri
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131 reviews 131 reviews
67 attraction reviews
Reviews in 50 cities Reviews in 50 cities
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
“Tulip Time - Usually!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Pella is a delightful community to visit especially during the tulip festival. The Midwestern weather was unkind to the Pella Community this year regarding the beautiful array of tulips that mark this splendid event. Regardless, Pella remains a very historic village with much to offer. The friendly inhabitants will assure that your visit is a special one even if tulip time is treated poorly by Mother Nature.

Visited April 2013
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Jefferson City, Missouri
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Very well cared for town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

The place was beautiful and quaint. It was well cared for and immaculate. There are many points of interest.

Visited June 2013
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