Pella Lodging near Central College and Attractions
Business and leisure travelers save time being just minutes from area corporations and attractions when they stay at the Country Inn & Suites Pella. While lodging at this hotel near Highway 163, guests are an easy drive from Central College and Rolscreen Museum. Spend a morning at Red Rock Lake or on the greens at Bos Landen Golf Course, and then invest your afternoon in a tour of Pella Historical Villa or a show at Pella Opera House. Race fans also enjoy this hotel's location near the Knoxville Raceway and an easy drive from Iowa Speedway.
Visit these area attractions:
- Bos Landen Golf Course (2.4 miles)
Take family, friends and business clients to the Bos Landen Golf Course for a challenging course, beautiful scenery and delicious food at the Grille on the Green.
Phone: +1 (641) 628-4625
- Central College (0.6 miles)
This gorgeous, liberal arts college serves as an important historic landmark in Pella and hosts a variety of arts festivals and events throughout the year.
Phone: +1 (641) 628-9000
- Cordova Observation Tower (8 miles)
This is the tallest public park observation tower in the Midwest. Climb the 170 steps to the top of this 106-foot tower and get the best view possible of the Pella area.
Phone: +1 (641) 627-5935
- Iowa Speedway (30 miles)
Claim one of the 30,000 grandstand seats and see a Nascar Nationwide Series race at this 7/8-mile track, designed by former NASCAR champion Rusty Wallace.
Phone: +1 (641) 791-8000
- Knoxville Raceway (11 miles)
If you're visiting on a Saturday, don't miss an exciting race at this local raceway.
Phone: +1 (641) 842-5431
- The Molengracht
You can shop, dine or see a movie at the Molengracht, which features unique architectural elements such as a canal and a drawbridge.
Phone: +1 (641) 628.2246
- National Balloon Classic (30 miles)
This annual festival is held in mid-summer and features dawn and dusk balloon flights, pilot competitions, music, games and more. A great event for family outings.
Phone: +1 (515) 961-8415
- Pella Aquatic Center
Swim in the six-lane, 25-meter indoor pool, splash around the outdoor pool and enjoy the various water features and slides.
- Pella Historical Village (1 mile)
Explore 24 historic buildings showcasing Pella's Dutch heritage, watch various craft demonstrations and see the site of Wyatt Earp's boyhood home. During May, you can't miss Tulip Time, an annual Dutch festival.
Phone: +1 (641) 628-2409
- Pella Rolscreen Museum (0.4 miles)
This community-oriented museum is driven by charity and features a wide collection of artifacts and artwork from the central United States.
Phone: +1 (641) 621-6224
- Red Rock Lake (4.4 miles)
Spend a leisurely day out on the water, fishing or hiking the various trails around this lake.
Phone: +1 (641) 828-7522
- Sprint Car Hall of Fame (11 miles)
Take the entire family to the Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum for family-friendly entertainment.
Phone: +1 (641) 842-6176
- Town Square
Pella's downtown offers a large variety of antique, book, clothing, shoe, consignment and specialty gift shops, as well as two bakeries and meat markets. Each building has a touch of Holland and architecture unique to the Dutch heritage.
- Tulip Toren (Downtown)
Tulip Toren is one of the area's fascinating historical architectural buildings. It was built in 1968 and stands 65 feet tall.
- Vermeer Windmill (Downtown)
Visit this authentic working Dutch Mill, run by a giant windmill, and be sure to take home a little bag of flour.
Phone: +1 (641) 628-4311
The Country Inn & Suites Pella is located 40 miles southeast of Des Moines off Hwy. 163 at exit 42.