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Amana Colonies National Historic Landmark

4424 V Street, Amana, IA
+1 800-579-2294
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What a charming place!

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the Amana Colonies, filled with history, shopping, good eats, and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Diane S
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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
via mobile
Worthwhile Trip

Fascinating history, beautiful sites, nice stores, very low key and not touristy - they have... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2018
Candice C
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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%
  • Terrible2%
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“amana colonies” (86 reviews)
“fudge” (10 reviews)
“general store” (20 reviews)
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4424 V Street, Amana, IA
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+1 800-579-2294
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"visitor center"
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"cedar rapids"
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"mile loop"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the Amana Colonies, filled with history, shopping, good eats, and overall charm. The weather was unseasonably cold and windy or we would have certainly spent an entire day exploring.

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Reviewed 20 March 2018

Fascinating history, beautiful sites, nice stores, very low key and not touristy - they have maintained a commercial element with taste and restraint. Friendly people, good food. Lot's to see, we couldn't do it all in a weekend even though it's small.

Thank Candice C
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Reviewed 8 February 2018

We journeyed off our route for the promise of antiques and Amana did not disappoint. What we didn't expect were all of the speciality shops, local craftsmanship, and dining options. It was a little cold on the day we visited which limited some of our...More

Thank dmark521
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

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

1  Thank Ron H
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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

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Reviewed 23 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
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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
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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
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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
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Reviewed 27 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
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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
7 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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