Introduction to Pella, Iowa
Pella was established in 1847 with the settlement of eight hundred Dutch immigrants who were led by Dominee Hendrik (Henry) P. Scholte. It was named by Rev. Scholte after Pella in Asia Minor, which was a refuge for the early Christians.
Pella and nearby Attractions
- Rolscreen Museum
- Historic Pella State Historical Marker
- Big Rock City Park
- Pella Historical Village
- Lake Keomah State Park
Things To Do In Pella
Tourists love to visit the Lake Keomah State Park which provides opportunities for swimming, boating, fishing and picnicking. Popular Museums among the tourists include the Pella Historical Village and the Rolscreen Museum. Some of the local parks include the Sunken Gardens Park, Volksweg Trailhead Park, and the Big Rock City Park. Pella hosts festivals such as Tulip Time and Fall Festival every year.
Des Moines International Airport offers air transportation facilities.
Pella Higher Education
Central College is located in Pella. Other colleges and universities that are in proximity to Pella include Indian Hills Community College, Des Moines Community College, Drake University, and Iowa State University.