- TripBuzz found 19 things to do with kids in or near Pella, Iowa, including 12 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Newton and Knoxville.
- From Excit-A-Bowl to Pella Public Library, the Pella area offers 43 different types of family activities, including: Bowling, Movie Theaters, History Museums and Historic Districts.
- 45 minutes from state capital Des Moines, Pella, IA is home to Central College and Vermeer Manufacturing. Today Pella is a center of history and architecture with its old Vermeer Mill, the Pella Opera House, and the annual Tulip Time Festival that celebrates the area's Dutch heritage with unique food, performances, gardens, and crafters.
Adventure Lands of America features over 100 rides, shows, and attractions including roller coasters and thrill rides. They also offer live entertainment, water rides and a full complement of children's rides spread throughout the park.
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.