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Amana Colonies National Historic Landmark

4424 V Street, Amana, IA
+1 800-579-2294
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First time visit

Wonderful collection of well run shops, restaurants and museums. Friendly and peaceful. Many... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2016
Fort Dodge, Iowa
via mobile
Great Midwest getaway

Such a calm and peaceful setting. Cute shops, artisan crafts, wineries and a brewery. Authentic... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2016
Mankato, 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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  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
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4424 V Street, Amana, IA
+1 800-579-2294
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Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Wonderful collection of well run shops, restaurants and museums. Friendly and peaceful. Many different types of articles for sale. Beautiful area of Iowa, close to Iowa City. The German culture is fading and many articles that are handmade are being imported from other places, but...More

1  Thank Harley5154
Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

Such a calm and peaceful setting. Cute shops, artisan crafts, wineries and a brewery. Authentic old fashioned restaurants. We stayed in a B&B guesthouse, only blocks from restaurants, and shops.

Thank mnwels
Reviewed 7 April 2016

Since the advertisements emphasized the historical aspect, I thought I was going to visit something like a living farm or Jamestown. What it is, is a bunch of stores in the old Amana buildings. They are a group of sweet, quaint shops if you have...More

2  Thank Jacqui2525
Reviewed 4 March 2016

Really good food and many shops. Handmade furniture, textiles, wine and original art shops. Beautiful nature trails for biking and walking. Historical village tours are also available.

Thank Teri D
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Great place to spend a couple of days. Visit the shops, the museum, and just drive around the area. Come to Winterfest and have great Fireman's Chili, Mai Fest, Oktober Fest, or Prelude to Christmas. Visit Amana Colonies Convention and Visitors Bureau. Visit Millstream Brewery...More

Thank AmanaSH
Reviewed 23 December 2015

This was a wonderful little side trip for us and perfect timing during Christmas. They had wonderful decorations, activities, displays and shops! We felt we were in a magic little gingerbread town and wished we had more time to spend there!

Thank BettyBLS
Reviewed 19 December 2015

My family of four spent a day in Amana driving from MN to MO and enjoyed walking around shopping. The wool factory was fun to see. There is a great toy store and some amazing bakeries. The restaurants are all a variation on basic "homestyle...More

1  Thank SuzW300
Reviewed 11 December 2015

My friend and I spent three nights and three days visiting the Colonies. We had a great time visiting all the sites. We learned so much about an interesting part of US history. It was well worth the trip. The shopping was great, so was...More

Thank Margaret D
Reviewed 15 November 2015

While on a long road trip from Vancouver Island to Ontario and back this fall and traveling through Iowa we saw the many signs along the interstate to come visit Amana. We decided to visit and glad we did. We spent about five hours all...More

2  Thank vanislecanuck
Reviewed 9 November 2015

Been going back to Amana for 40 years. Went there first before our wedding, spent part of our honeymoon there. Visited with our oldest son, & his (German) S O, and his 2 (German) kids. Ate at the Ox Yoke and walked around town for...More

Thank CBjack
Nearby Restaurants
Ox Yoke Inn
568 reviews
.07 km away
The Ronneburg Restaurant
484 reviews
.02 km away
P.H.A.T Daddy's
70 reviews
.49 km away
Millstream Brewing Company
119 reviews
.72 km away
Nearby Attractions
Amana Woolen Mill
152 reviews
.69 km away
Amana Visitor's Center
18 reviews
.35 km away
White Cross Cellars
23 reviews
.59 km away
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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.
19 March 2017|
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Response from Denise D | Reviewed this property |
I've been there a few times in different seasons and as a walker who enjoys a leisurely experience, I would recommend that you plan on spending the better part of a day.