Seniors Enjoy Orange City


Orange City is known for it’s Dutch architecture, beautiful tulip festival, and charming windmills. Senior travelers, while you’re in the area, check out the Blue Mountain Culinary Emporium and the Sioux County Historical Museum. And then go back in December to celebrate Sinterklaas Day. Orange City has a renown tulip festival coming up in May that seniors will not want to miss.

Orange City was first called Holland and was later renamed in honor of Dutch royalty. Orange City is traditionally a Dutch Reformed community. The city was founded in 1870 by settlers from Pella, Iowa looking for cheaper and better land.

As the county seat of Sioux County, the city is the location of the Sioux County Courthouse, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


Seniors Visit One Of America’s Cleanest Towns

Orange City has been called one of the cleanest towns in America. With a population of nearly 6,000, it’s also one of the safest.DSC04000-300x225

Its size provides easy access to the town’s 5-screen movie theater, 18-hole golf course, and restaurants ranging from coffeehouse hangouts to fast-food chains to the wood-fired cuisine of the Blue Mountain Smokehouse Grille where I would want to take in super meal.  The Woudstra Meat Market is another must visit for senior travelers.

Orange City is located just off the Highway 60 corridor connecting Omaha to Minneapolis. In the northwest corner of Iowa, senior visitors can expect to experience the unique Blue Mountain Culinary Emporium, the distinct “Dutch Village” style shopping, parks, windmills, arts, culture, events and an award-winning golf course.


Orange City is home to Northwestern College and the town where senior travelers will find a beautiful water tower painted “Orange.”

 Seniors Enjoy The Annual Tulip Festival

The state-of-the-art, total healing environment of the new $32 million Orange City Area Health System draws patients from a 30-mile radius, while Northwestern College attracts students, sports enthusiasts, and arts patrons from throughout the country and the world.

Orange City has been considered a destination spot since the 1930s when the first annual Tulip Festival was held. Each year, more than 100,000 visitors flock to downtown Orange City to celebrate the lively festival.


The internationally recognized festival features music and dancing by children and adults in authentic Dutch costumes, two daily parades, nightly musical theater, a carnival midway, Dutch delicacies, delicious food, plus thousands of tulips of every color and a dozen replica windmills throughout this charming town.

It is in Orange City where visitors of all ages can Color Your Life Vibrant. Set your GPS for northwest Iowa and enjoy all the amenities that one of Iowa’s Best Small Towns awaits you. -jeb

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