- The list below includes 14 free or cheap things to do in or near Pella, Iowa, including 45 different types of inexpensive activities like Bowling, Movie Theaters, History Museums and Historic Districts.
- From Pella Public Library to Historical Village, Vermeer Windmill & Scholte House, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Pella and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Newton and Knoxville.
The Airpower Museum has over 20,000 square feet of area where they display a large collection of aircraft, including many 1920s and 30s airplanes, along with spare engines and parts. They are open daily for visitors.
Located on the banks of Lake Ahquabi, Indianola's Lake Ahquabi State Park is a popular destination for camping, swimming, boating and picnicking. It has a beach shelter and tent campsites, but is closed during the winter.
The growth and development of Iowa is displayed through numerous exhibits at the State Historical Museum. Historic artifacts and documents show many stories of the people of Iowa along side the natural history of the region.