Visit Red Rock Lake While Staying at This Pella Hotel
Experience the area’s Dutch heritage while lodging at the Country Inn & Suites Pella hotel by walking the canal at The Molengracht or touring the Vermeer Mill. Plan your visit during the annual Pella Tulip Festival to see stunning flowers and to watch live shows on the main stage at the Tulip Toren. Race fans can catch a Saturday night sprint car race at Knoxville Speedway or a NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Iowa Speedway. You can spend the day outdoors on the greens at Bos Landen Golf Course or hiking and boating at Lake Red Rock. Climb to the top of the Cordova Observation Tower for amazing views of the Des Moines River valley. Parents and students alike appreciate the nearness of Central College when planning campus tours.Discover these popular sites:
- Bos Landen Golf Course (2.4 miles)
Spend a quiet afternoon on the greens at this championship, 18-hole course that offers lush scenery and rolling greens.
Phone: +1 (800) 539-1458
- Central College (0.6 miles)
With beautiful buildings representing Dutch Colonial architecture, Central College is a historic, four year liberal arts college known for its extensive study abroad programs.
Phone: +1 (877) 462-3687
- Cordova Observation Tower (8 miles)
Converted from a water tower, this observation tower is the tallest in the Midwest and boasts the longest continuous set of fiberglass stairs. Head to the top for stunning views of the Des Moines River valley.
Phone: +1 (641) 627-5935
- Iowa Speedway (30 miles)
Known as “The Fastest Short Track on the Planet,” this speedway was designed with help from racing legend Rusty Wallace and hosts NASCAR Nationwide Series races.
Phone: +1 (641) 791-8000
- Knoxville Raceway (11 miles)
Knoxville Raceway is the best place to catch a Saturday night sprint car race.
Phone: +1 (641) 842-5431
- Lake Red Rock (4.4 miles)
With hiking, biking, ice fishing, boating, picnicking and more, you may need to plan to spend more than one day on this beautiful lake.
Phone: +1 (641) 828-2257
- The Molengracht
A replicated Dutch canal, the Molengracht features stores, restaurants, offices and a movie theater. It is the perfect place for an afternoon stroll.
Phone: +1 (641) 628-2246
- National Balloon Classic (30 miles)
Watch dozens of colorful balloons in competition or take a ride yourself at this annual nine-day festival.
Phone: +1 (515) 961-8415
- Pella Aquatic Center
The Pella Aquatic Center is a fun place to cool off on hot days with the wading pool, water slides and Adventure River.
Phone: +1 (641) 628-1882
- Pella Historical Village (1 mile)
A collection of 24 restored historical buildings, the Pella Historical Village gives visitors a look into the area’s Dutch heritage through exhibits, education and craft demonstrations.
Phone: +1 (641) 628-2409
- Pella Rolscreen Depot Museum (0.4 miles)
On the National Register of Historic Places, this railroad depot showcases a selection of artifacts chronicling the growth of the Pella Corporation and the surrounding area.
Phone: +1 (641) 621-6224
- Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum (11 miles)
Committed to preserving the history of sprint car racing, the museum features interactive displays and an extensive collection of race cars.
Phone: +1 (641) 842-6176
- Town Square
Visit Pella’s town square to experience a touch of Dutch culture and architecture. From unique shops and markets to the musical animated Klokkenspel, you are sure to find plenty of Old World charm.
- Tulip Toren (Downtown)
Built in 1968 to replace the original 1940s wooden structure, the Tulip Toren is the central stage for events at the annual Tulip Time festival.
- Vermeer Mill (Downtown)
Partially built in Holland and assembled in Pella, this authentic mill is the tallest working windmill in the United States. You can purchase a souvenir bag of flour from the gift shop.
Phone: +1 (641) 628-4311
The Country Inn & Suites Pella is located 40 miles southeast of Des Moines off Hwy. 163 at exit 42.