May 31, 2007
Small-town treasure awaits: Shop Adel, Pella and WintersetBy Erin CrawfordDesMoinesRegister.com

On a sunny spring day, shopping at the mall seems more like an act of self-denial than a real outing.

Why not rid yourself of any lingering cabin fever, once and for all, by exploring some of the varied shopping just outside the metro area?

In less than an hour’s drive you can take in a rich assortment of local art — and find a funky new purse.

You can explore a wealth of British pottery and furniture. You can even pick up some adorable ’50s tea towels, so cute your kitchen will swoon:

Here’s a sampling of what you’ll find in Adel, Pella and Winterset — three Iowa towns well worth a brief road trip.

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