As visitors flock to Tulip Festival, local businesses benefit

ORANGE CITY, Iowa | Year after year, people from all over the world — the Netherlands, Southeast Asia, Mexico — flock to the small Northwest Iowa community of Orange City, which was founded by Dutch settlers, to take in the beautiful sight of blooming tulip beds that are scattered around the city.

The Orange City Tulip Festival, a celebration of Dutch Heritage, draws upwards of 100,000 people over three-and-a-half days who marvel at dancing children and adults in the streets, indulge in Dutch treats and visit a dozen replica windmills.

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