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Amana Colonies National Historic Landmark

4424 V Street, Amana, IA
+1 800-579-2294
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Not For Off-season Viewing

We were interested in seeing the Amana Colonies and planned several months in advance to go in... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ron H
Okawville, Illinois
Great time in Iowa!

Who knew this gem was sitting in the middle of Iowa. First of all, the Amana Colonies are actually... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2017
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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This village, founded by 18th-century German immigrants, was the foundation for modern Amana.Our Building served as the communal kitchen for the area and 25 years ago was turned into a bed and breakfast. We have an in ground pool (the only bed and breakfast in Iowa to have one), and we can accommodate 30 people overnight. we have 9 rooms all with their own bathrooms and 4 jacuzzi sweats. We have media come up graded cable and internet for the guest. We do have a full sit down breakfast every morning and on weekends we have desert in the evenings, with coffee.
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4424 V Street, Amana, IA
+1 800-579-2294
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Reviewed yesterday

We were interested in seeing the Amana Colonies and planned several months in advance to go in January. The Web site indicated there were activities going on, but gave limited information on the museums and other attractions. The web site also offered a visitor's guide...More

Thank Ron H
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Who knew this gem was sitting in the middle of Iowa. First of all, the Amana Colonies are actually several cities in a 17 mile loop. This particular stop in Amana has all the stores and restaurants and the main museum. At the main museum...More

Thank Luv2trvl41
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Definitely worth a stop when driving Interstate 80 or just staying in the area. The buildings are pretty historic. Most of the brick buildings appear to be renovated, especially the shops and restaurants. The concrete street through Amana is a modern amenity. My wife loved...More

Thank ManningAvenger
Reviewed 17 October 2017

About a week ago, my wife and I went to the Amana Colonies and walked around the various shops. The people were friendly, a myriad of interesting craft shopping all in vintage buildings. The prices were fair considering most of the gifts for sale were...More

1  Thank Griesenj
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Took a day trip to this area very nice place to visit lots of little shops to browse. The shop employees very friendly and willing to answer questions

Thank Mike H
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

We came for Oktoberfest, they just really promote their own. Festivals almost always bring in arts and craft vendors but didn’t see any. There was 1 popcorn stand and another food vendor with brisket, etc. otherwise it’s 2 local restaurants (if you can get in)...More

Thank VHS-65
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Visiting the Amana Colonies is like a step back in time...but then there's the vast Amana refrigeration factory that employs many people from the area and is as modern as can be...somewhat of a paradox to one passing by. I suppose it makes sense to...More

2  Thank Terry D
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Enjoyed a nice afternoon strolling the streets and shopping. Bought some yummy fudge,after making the difficult decision as to which flavor. Enjoyed the crafts as well. Had dinner at one of the restaurants, the German menu brought back memories of my time in Germany and...More

Thank Colaelptx
Reviewed 12 September 2017

The colonies (about five villages) were founded by German immigrants. They lived in communal residences with communal kitchens. Making, farming, or raising nearly everything by hand. You can buy here: traditional hand made wood furniture. Wine or beer or root beer made here. Woolen items...More

1  Thank Randy K
Reviewed 12 September 2017

The wife always humors me when I tell her I want to come here! I think our favorite thing to do is to go to the Lily Pond and look for the Lilies! This year they were amazing! The rest of the towns are nice...More

Thank bcreff
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19 December 2017|
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Response from michael m | Reviewed this property |
Yes. A series of small communities in a circle, lots of open areas.
6 April 2017|
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Response from jaz79h | Reviewed this property |
It's the seven Colonies, not a specific site or building. Each has its own distinct nature. Some are within a mile of the others, some are several miles away.
28 March 2017|
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Response from 83,154 | Reviewed this property |
I use a wheeled walker, and although there were several places I did not go into (due to time limitations), I had no problem getting around.