Pella, Iowa Trip

April 28, 2018
07:00 AM - 07:00 PM
Corporate Leisure

Spend the day in beautiful Pella, Iowa - the city known for their Dutch heritage and picturesque tulip gardens! We will arrive at 10:00 a.m. and watch a brief film about Pella’s history. Following the film, there will be a 45-minute tour of the tallest working windmill in the United States. Vermeer Mill is a functioning 1850s-style windmill that grinds wheat into flour. We then tour the historical village including the boyhood home of Wyatt Earp, the Werkplaats, Van Spanckeren’s General Store, Scholte Church, and more. After the tour, we will visit Scholte Gardens featuring two life-sized bronze statues and 35,000 tulips. If time permits, there may be a tour of the Scholte House Museum (the original home of Dominie H.P. Scholte, the founder of Pella). Stop for lunch at Opa’s Deli serving sandwiches, wraps, and soups. It’s then time to head to the many shops and bakeries to discover items unique to Pella. Cost includes transportation and admission to attractions. Lunch and shopping expenses are at your own cost. Planned arrival time is 10:00 a.m., we will depart around 4:00 p.m. Space is limited, minimum of 10 required. Registration required by Wednesday, April 18, 2018. No cancellations past 04/18/18; however, a substitute can attend. Shuttle bus departs form Carl Sandburg College’s Center for Manufacturing Excellence, 2051 Tom L. Wilson Blvd., Galesburg.