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Amana Colonies National Historic Landmark

4424 V Street, Amana, IA
+1 800-579-2294
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Make a Quick stop or Stay a Week

I only stayed half a day and only visited Amana. The site is actually over several small villages... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2017
Palatine, Illinois
Lots of shopping

Touristy but very clean. Lots of antiques and do dad's. Wife likes the quilt store. But said the... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2017
Toby N
Hampshire, Illinois
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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 11 May 2017

I only stayed half a day and only visited Amana. The site is actually over several small villages. There are places to stay throughout the site. Lots of shopping and handmade crafts. This is a pleasant area to visit and just relax.

Thank bLiselotte
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

Touristy but very clean. Lots of antiques and do dad's. Wife likes the quilt store. But said the prices were high. Good way to spend a rainy day.

Thank Toby N
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

I hadn't been here for about 40 years, but the Amana Colonies have gotten better with age! Instead of the fudge shops and souvenir shops of many tourist towns, the Amana offer delightful, quality alternatives such as woolens, furniture and meat. The Amana religion -...More

2  Thank CrossgarDown
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Neat little place I just had to check out, I got to go into the basement to see where the beer was kept before new tanks came out. It was just really cool to see a piece of history! Glad I took the time to...More

Thank Hungarianhottie85
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Really enjoyed this quaint town. There are many types of shops, diners, craft stores as well as antique shops in this town. Its a beautiful area. There is also a shop that makes good quality furniture. Great place to spend the day. Make sure you...More

2  Thank Melanie M
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We came to this area for a workshop that just happened to be here. But found ourselves fascinated by the history of the place, especially the communal values that remain after the 1930s "change" when the spiritually-focused community separated itself from its business. That business...More

1  Thank jaz79h
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful, clean place to visit! The gift shops and restaurants are so unique. A beautiful place to spend the day walking around and exploring all the shops.

Thank 83,154
Reviewed 6 February 2017

If you have visited the Amish communities in Illinois and Pennsylvania and the Mormon communities in Illinois and Utah, you have to visit the Amana Colonies in Iowa. It offers an educational and informative experience while learning to understand the life style of Americans of...More

4  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Outdoor/indoor history, crafts, and food make this a wonderful family destination. Plus educational exhibits for the kids and wine selections for the adults make this a fun, safe day of activities.

1  Thank Denise D
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

I'd never heard of the Amanda Colonies, seven self-sustaining villages in Iowa settled by German Pietists in 1856. Having been persecuted in their homeland, they wished to be separated from others, so settled in the empty Midwest. Today those villages are open to the public,...More

4  Thank CampingJan
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Is the Historic Landmark a seperate building or site or the title for all the properties that make up the colonies? if it is distinct in what it has to offer where is it located?
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.
Hi, raynewman. What would you like to know about this attraction? What is wheelchair accessibility like? I am a bilateral above knee amputee and thinking of attending the May 2017 Hand Works woodworking program. Thanks. Cheers and all the best, Ray Newman
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.
I know everyone is different but just on average ... Is this destination like an afternoon, 3 days, etc? Just to get a nice taste of the place. Thank you
18 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.