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Amana Colonies National Historic Landmark

4424 V Street, Amana, IA
+1 800-579-2294
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Totally Surprised

We visited not knowing what to expect, and we're very surprised and delighted with what we found... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2016
Mark K
via mobile
Great history here!

We greatly enjoyed our three days at the Amana colonies. We visited several of the museums... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2016
Janet S
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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...more
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4424 V Street, Amana, IA
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+1 800-579-2294
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"amana colonies"
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"great place to visit"
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"shops and restaurants"
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"authentic german"
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"ox yoke inn"
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"family style"
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"visitor center"
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"nice afternoon"
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"cedar rapids"
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"mile loop"
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"day trip"
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Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

We visited not knowing what to expect, and we're very surprised and delighted with what we found. The town of Amana was charming and very interesting. The Main Street has all kinds of old world shops, restaurants, points of history, winery, brewery, factories, meat shop...More

1  Thank Mark K
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Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

We greatly enjoyed our three days at the Amana colonies. We visited several of the museums including Amanda heritage Museum, the communal kitchen and Cooper shop, the high Amanda general store, the broom and basket shop, the woolen mill, the furniture shop, chocolate Haus, the...More

1  Thank Janet S
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Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

A thriving community founded by a religious faith and community spirit. Come and enjoy a place where the past is cherished. The streets have historic brick, stone and clapboard homes.

Thank Anne R
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

We go several times per year. It is a fun short trip from Cedar Rapids with great food and some fun events.

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Reviewed 23 June 2016

Our family really thought this was going to be like the Amish in Lancaster PA. But it turned out there was some history but a lot of shops that sold much of the same stuff. We at least thought they made the food local but...More

Thank Keith T
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Reviewed 18 June 2016

The Amana Colonies are a great place to visit for a family trip, or with a friend or two. it's easy to find off Interstate 80. There are lots of B&Bs, good restaurants, a live theater, a historical museum, and lots of shopping. I think...More

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Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

We happened onto this be accident, as we were just looking for an RV site for one night. Saw a brochure in the RV Park Office and decided to add another day to our stay to see the area of the Amana Colonies. Interesting history,...More

2  Thank Denise D
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Reviewed 8 June 2016

Worth leaving the beaten path. Love the bakery, the woolen shop, the candy store, the restaurants, the history. Very educational. Still operated and inhabited by the families of the original settlers.

Thank Cindi Taylor L
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Reviewed 3 June 2016

Being 1/2 German, I had to see this town. The original communal concept seemed a bit odd ,like 19th century hippies. The people were very friendly. My husband and I visited just a couple stores but walked most of the town which is small. Buildings...More

Thank Karen T
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Reviewed 26 May 2016

I had heard about the Amana Colonies from some coworkers and they all described the place as a living farm/museum attraction, not unlike a Shaker Village. However, it really wasn't anything close to that at all. The street most of the main attractions are on...More

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altermood
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.
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heritage2013
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.
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raynewman
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.
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