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2008 Visitors Guide
   www.AmanaColonies.com
       800-579-2294
                                                                                        VISITOR SERVICES
                                                                                        Amana Colonies Visitors Center
                                                                                      and Convention & Visitors Bureau
                                                                                        622 46th Avenue, P.O. Box 310
                                                                                             Amana, Iowa 52203
                                                                                       1-800-579-2294 / 319-622-7622
                                                                                          www.AmanaColonies.com
                                                                                          info@amanacolonies.com
                                                                                     Emergency Services.......................911

                                                                                     Sheriff. ...........................319-642-7307

                                                                                     Medical / Dental Services
                                                                                     Amana Family
                                                                                       Practice Clinic .............319-622-3231



Willkommen
                                                                                     Amana Pharmacy............319-622-3341
                                                                                     Dr. Mark Marz, Dentist...319-622-3150
                                                                                     Engel Chiropractic..........319-622-3322

                                                                                     United States Post Offices
                                                                                     Amana ............................319-622-3019

T       he Amana Colonies invites you to escape from the ordinary…join us in
        a place that will remind you of a simpler time; a time when life was less
        complicated and neighbors chatted across the backyard fence. A time
when pies were still made fresh and children safely rode their bikes to Oma’s
for cookies. A time we often yearn for in today’s rush of corporate ladder-
                                                                                     Homestead......................319-622-3901
                                                                                     Middle Amana ................319-622-3861
                                                                                     South Amana ..................319-622-3425

climbing and the endless pursuit of discount shopping.                               Banking Services
   In the Amana Colonies, you will see we constantly strive to balance the old       Farmers Savings Bank.....319-622-6200
and the new, traditional and contemporary; to provide unique experiences with        4304 - 220th Trail, Amana, IA 52203
the usefulness of everyday living. We hope you will see the pride we take in         ATM Available
maintaining our historical buildings and ambience; as well as the progress that      US Bank..........................319-622-3445
is made in the Colonies. Our strong communal heritage is truly the guiding           504 39th Avenue, Amana, IA 52203
light that moves us forward. Our ancestors who settled here over 150 years           ATM Available
ago were progressive in nature, always looking for the best ways to operate the
Amana farms, the woolen and textile mills; in everything they did, they were         Photo, Design and Copy Credits:
looking for progress, efficiency and quality. These standards are still present in   Amana Heritage Society, Amana Society,
the Colonies today; your visit will be an amalgamation of old world charm and        Inc., Peter Guttman, Emilie Hoppe,
modern day amenities. You will see century old buildings, eat chocolate and          Bruce Jones, Allyn Neubauer, Deanna
     drink wine made from recipes dating to the 1800’s…all while accessing           Roberts, James Scheib, Bertha
         your email from a free WiFi connection!
                                                                                     Schambaugh, Jennifer Tjaden
             For our friends who have been visiting us for years, you may very
              well discover something new in the Colonies in 2008! Be alert
                        for our progress…we promise you will love it! If you have
                        never visited us before, please do, you will find so much
                         to see and do – you’ll add us to your yearly itinerary.
                         There is truly something for everyone in the Amana
                         Colonies…that’s why we invite you to Handcraft an                                  I o w a To u r i s m O f f i c e
                          Escape that is just right for you!                                                1.800.345.IOWA
                                                                                                            www.traveliowa.com
                       We think you’ll like it.
The Handcrafted Escape
                         Contents
                          3   History
                          5   Festivals
                         10   Dining/Specialty Foods
                         14   Wine & Beer
                         16   Accommodations
                         21   Arts & Craftsmanship
                         27   Antiques
                         29   Shopping
                         35   Recreation
                         40   Maps
   The Amana Colonies: Remaining Faithful to a Dream
   The history of the Amana Colonies, a              When more farmland was needed for the              Up before dawn, called to work by the
   National Historic Landmark and one of             growing community, the Inspirationists looked      gentle tolling of the bell in the village tower,
   America’s longest-lived communal societies,       to Iowa where attractively priced land was         the unhurried routine of life in old Amana
   begins in 1714 in the villages of Germany         available. One valley on the Iowa River            was paced very differently than today.
   and continues today on the Iowa prairie.          seemed particularly promising. Here was            Amana churches, located in the center of
                                                     fertile soil, stone, wood and water enough         each village, built of brick or stone, have
   In turbulent 18th century Germany in the
                                                     to build the community of their dreams.            no stained glass windows, no steeple or
   midst of a religious movement called
   Pietism, two men, Eberhard L. Gruber and                                                             spire, and reflect the ethos of simplicity and
             .
   Johann F Rock, advocated faith renewal            R e m a i n i n g Tr u e                           humility. Inspirationists attended worship
   through reflection, prayer and Bible study.       In 1855 they arrived in Iowa. After an             services 11 times a week; their quiet
   Their belief, one shared by many other            inspired testimony commanded the people            worship punctuating the days.
   Pietists, was that God through the Holy           to call their village, “Bleibtreu” or “remain      Over 50 communal kitchens provided three
   Spirit may inspire individuals to speak. This     faithful” the leaders chose the name Amana         daily meals; as well as a mid-morning and
   gift of inspiration, or prophecy, was the basis   from the Song of Solomon 4:8. Amana means          mid-afternoon snack to all Colonists. These
   for a religious group that began meeting in       to remain true. Six villages were established,     kitchens were operated by the women of
   1714 and became known as the Community            a mile or two apart, across a river valley tract   the Colony and well supplied by the village
   of True Inspiration. Though the Inspiration-      of some 25,000 acres - Amana, East Amana,          smokehouse, bakery, ice house and dairy,
   ists sought to avoid conflict, they were per-     West Amana, South Amana, High Amana                and by huge gardens, orchards and vine-
   secuted for their beliefs. Eventually the         and Middle Amana. The village of Home-             yards maintained by the villagers.
   Inspirationists found refuge in central           stead was added in 1861, giving the Colony
                                                     access to the railroad.                            Children attended school, six days a week,
   Germany settling in several estates, including                                                       year-round until the age of 14. Boys were
   the 13th century Ronneburg castle.                                                                   assigned jobs on the farm or in the craft
                                                     Communal Life
                                                                                                        shops, while girls were assigned to a com-
   S e e k i n g F re e d o m                        In the seven villages, residents received a
                                                                                                        munal kitchen or garden. A few boys were
   Persecution and an economic depression            home, medical care, meals, all household
                                                                                                        sent to college for training as teachers,
   in Germany forced the community to begin          necessities, and schooling for their children.
                                                                                                        doctors and dentists.
   searching for a new home. Led by Christian        Property and resources were shared. Men
   Metz, they hoped to find religious freedom        and women were assigned jobs by their              In 1932, amidst America’s Great Depression,
   in America and left Germany in 1843-44.           village council of brethren. No one received       Amana set aside its communal way of life.
   Community members pooled their resources          a wage. No one needed one.                         A ruinous farm market and changes in the
                                                                                                        rural economy contributed, but what finally
   and purchased 5,000 acres near Buffalo,           Farming and the production of wool and −
   New York. By working cooperatively and                                                               propelled the change was a strong desire on
                                                     calico supported the community, but village
   sharing their property, the community, now                                                           the part of residents to maintain their com-
                                                     enterprises, everything from clock making
   numbering some 1,200 people, was able to                                                             munity. By 1932, the communal way of life
                                                     to brewing, were vital; and well-crafted
   carve a relatively comfortable living. They                                                          was seen as a barrier to achieving individual
                                                     products became a hallmark of the Amanas.
   called their community the Ebenezer Society                                                          goals, so rather than leave or watch their
                                                     Craftsmen took special pride in their work
   and adopted a constitution that formalized        as a testament of both their faith and their
   their communal way of life.                       community spirit.




PHOTO BY BERTHA SHAMBAUGH AMANA CIRCA 1900                        3 l Amana Colonies
                                                                                                                  Amana Heritage Society
children leave, they changed. They                   a National Historic Landmark in 1965, the
established the Amana Society, Inc. a profit-        Amana Colonies attract hundreds of thousands
                                                                                                                    Summer Programs
sharing corporation to manage the farmland,          of visitors annually all of whom come to see         Winter Warmth: Stories of Old Amana – January 26
                                                                                                          Be warmed by the potbelly stove at the Homestead
the mills and the larger enterprises. Private        and enjoy a place where the past is cherished        Blacksmith Shop & hear stories of old Amana.
enterprise was encouraged. The Amana                 and where hospitality is a way of life.              Limited seating; reservations recommended.
Church was maintained.                                                                                    Easter Egg Hunt – March 22
                                                     Evocative of another age, the streets of the
                                                                                                          Kids 12 & under join us for our annual Easter egg
                                                     Amana Colonies with their historic brick,            hunt in the Amana Heritage Museum yard. $3.00
A m a n a C o l o n i e s To d a y                   stone and clapboard homes, their flower and          per child. Reservations required, starts at 9am.
Today the seven villages of the Amana                vegetable gardens, their lanterns and walkways       Swing in Spring – May 3
Colonies represent an American dream come            recall Amana yesterday. But a vibrant commu-         Come Swing in Spring with Amana Heritage
true; a thriving community founded by reli-          nity, celebrating both its past and its future, is   Society & Rod Pierson Big Band Featuring Craig
gious faith and community spirit. Declared                                                                Boche. Don’t worry if you don’t know how to
                                                     here today for you to experience.                    dance, the University of Iowa Swing Club will
                                                                                                          be giving lessons. Come dressed in your favorite
                                                                                                          vintage swing style & get a dollar off admission.

Amana Heritage Sites                                                                                      Lessons start at 7pm, Rod Pierson will take the
                                                                                                          stage at 7:30 at the Festhalle Barn in Amana.
                                                                                                          Admission: $6 per person.
Amana’s unique past is here for you to explore at seven historical sites maintained by the                Special Exhibit – Open May 3
Amana Heritage Society. Single admission or multi-site admissions are available. For more                 The Community of True Inspiration: Pacifism and
                                                                                                          Patriotism. Exhibit explores the community’s role
information on Amana Heritage Sites and to check their calendar of special events and                     in war; both on the battlefield & on the home
programs visit www.amanaheritage.org or phone 319-622-3567.                                               front. Free with museum admission.
                                                                                                          Craft Demonstrations and Hands-on Activities at
Amana Heritage Museum, Amana                      Communal Agriculture Museum, South Amana                Amana Heritage Sites Saturdays, May-September
                                                  Built in 1858 the South Amana barn housing the          Crafts and sites vary. Call for schedule.
One of your first stops should be the Amana
Heritage Museum. With an award-winning, 20-       Communal Agriculture Museum is one of the oldest        Passport to History, GPS Adventure - Saturdays,
                                                                                                          May-September; Mon-Fri, June 16-August 15
minute video, exhibits in three communal era      barns in the seven villages. Tools, implements and      Explore the history of the Amana Colonies using
buildings and grounds recalling turn of the       photographs from Amana’s communal era depict            the Global Positioning System. Start this fun,
century Amana life, the museum tells Amana’s      operations on the nation’s largest communal farm.       family-oriented adventure at the Amana Heritage
                                                  Open Saturdays, May - September, 10am - 5pm.            Museum. Don’t worry if you don’t have a GPS
story from 18th century Germany to the pres-                                                              unit, you can borrow ours!
ent. The Amana Heritage Museum is among
                                                  The Amana Community Church Museum,                      Village Walking Tours - Friday evenings June & July
Iowa’s top historical attractions. Special pro-                                                           Take a guided tour through the streets and stories
grams and exhibits. Museum store. Open            Homestead                                               of old Amana. Starts at the Amana Heritage
daily April - October; 10am - 5pm Monday -        Whether you want to learn more about the Colonies       Museum at 5:30pm. $3.00 per person or free
                                                  or simply wish to experience a setting uniquely         with musuem admission.
Saturday, noon - 4pm Sunday. Open Saturdays
in March, November and December.                  suited to reflection, visit the 1865 Saal (church or    Lily Lake Bike Tours – Fridays, May & September
                                                                                                          Take a guided ride on our beautiful bike trail &
                                                  meetinghouse) in Homestead. Guides discuss reli-        learn about the Colonies unique cultural & natural
Communal Kitchen and                              gious beliefs and practices of the Amana Church,        history on your ride. Tours begin at the Amana
Cooper Shop, Middle Amana                         while explaining the unique history and architecture    Colonies Visitors Center at 2:00pm. Bike rentals
Preserved just as it was on the day in 1932       of this 140-year-old church. Open Saturdays, May-       are available. Tour admission: $3.00 per person
                                                                                                          or free with museum admission.
when the last communal meal was served in         September, 10am - 5pm. Open Monday - Friday,
                                                  June 16 - August 15, 11am - 5pm.                        Industrial Tours - Friday, August 1, 8, 15
the Colony, visiting the Communal Kitchen                                                                 Learn about Amana’s industrial past. Includes
and the Cooper Shop across the street is like                                                             calico factory, woolen mill, millrace and the
stepping back in time. Guides explain kitchen     Homestead Blacksmith Shop, Homestead                    Hydroelectricity plant. Tour starts at the Woolen
routines and share insights on communal life.     Commerce sustained communal Amana, and its              Mill at 5:30pm. Admission: $3.00 per person.
Popular with all ages, the Communal Kitchen       importance is explored at this historical site in       Amana Wine Tours - Thursday, May 29, June 26,
and Cooper Shop are an Amana historical           Homestead. Craft and industry, plus an examination      July 24, August 28
                                                  of the community’s relationship with the “outside       Take a walking tour of the village of Amana, learn-
treasure. Open Saturdays, May - September,                                                                ing about the Colonies wine-making history. Also
10am - 5pm. Open Monday - Friday, June 16 -       world,” are depicted. View storage of museum arti-      sample the best of the modern day Colonies wine.
August 15, 11am - 5pm.                            facts and display of Colony buildings in miniature      $5.00 per person. Tour begins at the Amana
                                                  make the Homestead Store well worth discovering.        Heritage Museum at 3:00pm.
High Amana General Store,                         Open Saturdays, May - September, 10am - 5pm.            Barn Tour - September 21
High Amana                                        Open Monday - Friday, June 16 - August 15,              Learn about agriculture in the Amana Colonies
                                                                                                          through its barns. Tour starts at 1:00pm at the
So little has changed at the High Amana           11am - 5pm.                                             Amana Heritage Museum. Reservations required.
General Store since the day it opened in                                                                  Amana Volksmarsch - October 12
1858 that the smell of handmade soap and          Homestead Store Museum, Homestead                       This popular German sport of walking is a great
kerosene lanterns lingers. Today the shelves      Experience the sights, sounds and smells of the         way to get out & see the Amana landscape with
are stocked with dry goods and merchandise        original village blacksmith shop. Also on site is a     your family & friends. Route starts at the Middle
                                                  traditional print shop with operating Linotype and      Amana Park at 1:00pm.
reminiscent of bygone days. Open daily April -
October, 10am - 5pm Monday - Saturday,            hand-set printing press. Blacksmith, printing and       Glimpse of Amana’s Christmas Past - December 5-7
                                                                                                          Experience the unique traditions of an Amana
10am - 3pm Sunday. Open Saturdays and             bookbinding demonstrations. Open Saturdays,             Colonies Christmas through storytelling, museum
Sundays in March, November and December.          May - September, 11am - 4pm.                            exhibits, poetry & song at the Amana Heritage
                                                                                                          Museum. Extended museum hours. FREE.
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Enjoy a handcrafted celebration...




                              Festivals
            Where else can you see dirndl-clad women,
  taste alligator meat, learn how to weave baskets and ride your
    bike 30-some miles…all the while stopping to drink great
 Iowa brewed beer? Only in the Amana Colonies! Whatever your
   interest – art, music, German heritage, or wine tasting – the
    Amana Colonies has an event or festival to suit your taste.
Wi n t e rf e s t                          I o w a H e a rt l a n d S p r i n g F l i n g     Iowa Renaissance
January 26                                 U- F l i F l y b a l l To u rn a m e n t           Festival
Our 4th annual Winterfest promises to      April 12 - 13                                      May 3 - 4
drive away the mid-winter blues with       High flying excitement & fun combine               Magical gathering of costumed characters,
activities inside & out, including a 5K    in this dog team competition that calls            live-action stuntmen & entertainers.
Amana Freezer Fun Run/Walk, ice harvest-   for agility, speed & teamwork. These dogs          Activities for all ages. Entertainment.
ing demonstrations, storytelling by the    know their sport & they love to compete!           Concessions. Middle Amana Park.
woodstove, cross-cut log sawing competi-   Amana Colonies RV Park & Events Center.            Admission. www.iowarenfest.com
tions (open to all!) & much more.          FREE. www.hawkeyehustlers.org
www.festivalsinamana.com                                                                      Ta s t e L o u i s i a n a
                                           Festival of American                               Cajun & Zydeco Fest
Wi n t e rf e s t                          B a s k e t ry                                     May 24 - 26
A rt s & C r a f t S h o w                 April 25 - 27                                      Midwest’s largest Cajun & Zydeco event!
January 26                                 Nationally known basket weavers will lead          Music, food & fun Mardi Gras style.
Come in from the cold to enjoy a large     hands-on workshops for all skill levels.           Authentic Cajun & Creole cooking, carni-
display of work by artisans & crafters.    Amana Arts Guild Center. Registration              val rides, cultural workshops, dancing &
Shop & enjoy items from handmade soaps,    required. “Meet the Artist” Reception April        cooking lessons & more. Amana Colonies
cards, wood & more. 9am to 5pm. Amana      25 Amana Heritage Museum is open to the            RV Park and Events Center. Admission.
Colonies RV Park & Events Center. FREE.    public. www.broomandbasket.com                     www.cajunfest.net
www.candr-productions.com
                                           A b e n d ( E v e n i n g ) G a l e r i e To u r
Wi l l o w Wea vi n g We e k e n d         May 2
February 16 - 17                           A chance to explore behind the scenes
Learn willow basket making from            as Amana Colonies artisans open their
nationally known weavers during this       galleries, workshops & studios for this
two-day workshop. Registration required.   relaxed, self-guided, evening (Abend)
www.broomandbasket.com                     tour. Refreshments served. FREE.
                                           www.timeandtides.com/gallerytour.htm
Amana Colonies Bluegrass
Jam Camp                                   Maifest
February 21 - 24                           May 3 - 4
Bluegrass Jam Camp is designed to help     Original Amana Colonies spring celebra-
beginning & intermediate jammers become    tion blossoms with the Taste of Amana
more at ease in the jamming environment.   Colonies food fair, Maipole dancing,
Amana Colonies Golf Club. Registration     German folk music, parade down Main
required. www.amanajam.com                 Street & entertainment in the village of
                                           Amana. www.festivalsinamana.com


  Whether your interest is music, history, folk arts and crafts or you just
 want to kick-back, relax and have fun there is an Amana Colonies event
       or festival for you. For more information, check our website
           www.AmanaColonies.com or phone 1-800-579-2294.

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Special Events in the Amanas                                 Beckster Fest                             A m a n a ’s F i re c r a c k e r
                                                             May 30 - June 1                           F o u rt h Ta i l g a t e
Looking for a special place for your wedding? Reunion
or corporate retreat? The Amana Colonies offers a            6th annual polka fest hosted by           July 3-4
unique setting you can tailor to your specific needs.        Barefoot Becky & the Ivanhoe              First annual antique show in Festhalle
Area businesses can assist with catering, specialty          Dutchmen; along with some of the          Barn. 35 quality dealers of fine
cakes, chocolates, flowers, gifts and more.                  Midwest’s best-known polka bands.         antiques and collectibles. All antique
                                                             Located in two large, air-conditioned,    shops open ‘til 9pm on the 3rd and
Whether you are looking for a rustic reprieve from the       indoor halls, featuring wooden dance      all day the 4th.
cookie-cutter world of weddings, a high-tech space for       floors & non-stop entertainment, food     www.smokehousesquareantique.com
your office retreat or an outdoor events center for your     & fun. Amana Colonies RV Park and
next trade or sports show or festival…the Amana              Events Center. Admission.                 Lily Lake in Bloom
Colonies has a space for you.                                www.barefootbecky.com                     July - August
The following facilities are available for special events:                                             Amana’s Lily Lake is crowned with
                                                             Abend (Evening)                           buttery-yellow, lotus lilies from mid-
Festhalle Barn: Restored century-old dairy barn, accom-
                                                             G a l e r i e To u r                      July through August. Pull-in at the
modates 350 to 500 depending on set up. Contact
Michelle Hahn at 319-213-4116 for reservation details.       June 6                                    lakeshore park to enjoy the view or
                                                             A chance to explore behind the scenes     walk the Kolonieweg Recreational
Amana Colonies Outdoor Events Center: Two climate            as Amana Colonies artisans open their     Trail that circles the lake.
controlled facilities. The Pioneer Building offers 5600      galleries, workshops & studios for this
square feet of space, accommodating 350; the Morton          relaxed, self-guided, evening (Abend)     To u r d e B re w
Building provides nearly 13,000 square feet for accom-       tour. Refreshments served. FREE.
modation of 800. Both buildings offer staging, tables
                                                                                                       July 5
                                                             www.timeandtides.com/gallerytour.htm      A great warm-up for RAGRAI, this
and chairs, public restroom facilities. Contact the
Amana Colonies RV Park at 1-800-471-7616.                                                              32-mile bicycle ride from Iowa City
                                                             31st Annual                               to Millstream Brewing Company in
Amana Colonies Golf Club: Beautiful 18-hole course           Marble Show                               Amana. Sample some of Iowa’s best
offers a well-tailored club house perfect for business       June 6 - 7                                craft beers along the way. Registration
meetings, weddings or reunions. On-site food service,        America’s longest-running antique         required. www.millstreambrewing.com
upper and lower facilities, outdoor seating. Maximum         marble show. Amana Colonies
120 guests up, 40 down. The course also offers a             Holiday Inn. Registration required        Abend (Evening)
beautiful outdoor setting especially for weddings. With      for Friday evening banquet &              G a l e r i e To u r
a sparking view of the pond, the area can accommodate        speaker. Saturday open to the
up to 200 guests. Special transportation provided for                                                  July 11
                                                             public. Admission.                        A chance to explore behind the scenes
all wedding couples. Contact the Amana Colonies              www.amanamarble.com
Golf Club at 319-622-6222.                                                                             as Amana Colonies artisans open their
                                                                                                       galleries, workshops & studios for this
Colony Oaks Conference Room: Located near the                Amana Colonies                            relaxed, self-guided, evening (Abend)
9th tee of the beautiful Amana Colonies Golf Club.           V i l l a g e - Wi d e G a r a g e        tour. Refreshments served. FREE.
Accommodates 20, catering available or use of full           & Sidewalk Sale                           www.timeandtides.com/gallerytour.htm
kitchen, outdoor grill. Ready for all you technology         June 13 - 15
needs, including WiFi. Contact the Amana Colonies
                                                             Imagine a seven village garage & tag      Christmas in July
Golf Club at 319-622-6222.
                                                             sale! Amana residents & businesses        A rt s & C r a f t s S h o w
Amana Colonies Holiday Inn: Available for weddings,          mark down their household & retail        July 19 - 20
meetings and conventions, on-site food service.              merchandise.                              Handcrafted arts & crafts in two large,
Many area restaurants also offer meeting facilities,                                                   air-conditioned buildings plus tented
visit our website for additional information:
                                                             Homestead Implement                       exhibits. Amana Colonies RV Park and
ww.AmanaColonies.com.                                        Reunion                                   Events Center. Concessions. FREE
                                                             Allis-Chalmers Days                       www.candr-productions.com
                                                             June 14 - 15
                                                             Mile-long parade of antique tractors, a   I o w a H e a rt l a n d L a s t -
                                                             kiddy tractor pull, shows at two sites    Chance to Fli-U-Fli
                                                             in the village of Homestead. There is     Championship Qualifier
                                                             nothing quite like this antique imple-    To u rn a m e n t
                                                             ment show featuring two of the best-      July 26 - 27
                                                             loved brands in American agriculture;     High flying excitement & fun combine
                                                             Allis-Chalmers & Minneapolis-Moline.      in this dog team competition that calls
                                                             Concessions. FREE                         for agility, speed & teamwork. Amana
                                                                                                       Colonies RV Park and Events Center.
                                                                                                       FREE. www.hawkeyehustlers.org


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Abend (Evening)                              Beer Potluck Dinner                           THIRSTY Home
G a l e r i e To u r                         September 14                                  B re w C l a s s i c
August 1                                     Bring a dish you prepared using beer to       November 1
A chance to explore behind the scenes        share with others. Visit with all of the      Home brewers of handcrafted beer
as Amana Colonies artisans open their        great cooks & enjoy live entertainment.       compete at this celebration of homebrew
galleries, workshops & studios for this      Millstream Brewing Company. www.mill-         beer, mead or cider. Last year over 160
relaxed, self-guided, evening (Abend)        streambrewing.com                             entries were received from across the
tour. Refreshments served. FREE.                                                           country. Millstream Brewing Company.
www.timeandtides.com/gallerytour.htm         A m a n a A rt i s a n s S t u d i o To u r   Registration required to compete.
                                             September 19 - 21                             www.millstreambrewing.com.
A m a n a F e s t i v a l o f t h e A rt s   An opportunity to see Amana Colonies
August 9                                     artists at work in their private workshops    F a l l F i b re & C l a y
An Iowa treasure for 31 years; Local         & studios. An unforgettable, self-guided      Show & Sale
artists exhibit, demonstrate & sell their    tour. FREE                                    November 1 - 2
work. Hands-on art activities for kids.                                                    Indoor, autumn-themed show & sale
Entertainment. Food. Middle Amana            O k t o b e rf e s t                          of unique weaving, textile arts, baskets,
Park. www.amanaartsguild.com                 October 3 - 5                                 pottery & crafts by area artists. Shop for
                                             A bit of Bavaria right here in the Amana      holiday gifts, boutique wear & original
F i v e S e a s o n ’s C l u s t e r D o g   Colonies. The century-old Festhalle Barn      fine art at this juried event. Amana Arts
Show                                         in Amana provides the perfect setting for     Guild Center. www.amanaartsguild.com
August 29 - September 1                      non-stop entertainment, dancing &
A four day dog show hosted jointly by        German-style food & beverages. Parade.        Ta n n e n b a u m F o re s t
Cedar Rapids Kennel Association &            Autumn-themed events, street side ven-        November 28 - December 21
Tri City Kennel Club. Admission.             dors, entertainment at local restaurants      A forest of decorated, live Christmas trees
www.crka.info                                & Millstream Brewing Company.                 inspires holiday wishes while you visit
                                             www.festivalsinamana.com                      with Santa (scheduled times). See the
Festival of Iowa Beers                                                                     country’s tallest, handcrafted Weihnacht’s
August 31                                    O k t o b e r f e s t H o m e B re w e r s    pyramid & a beautifully hand carved
Celebration of handcrafted brews. Sample     Competition                                   Nativity. Benefits Iowa Chapter of the
beer from breweries across Iowa; talk        October 4                                     Make-a-Wish Foundation. Free-will
with brewers, live entertainment & food.     Home brewers compete in this 5th annual       donation is your admission.
Millstream Brewing Company. Admission.       event during Amana’s Oktoberfest.             www.festivalsinamana.com
www.millstreambrewing.com                    Sponsored by Millstream Brewing
                                             Company. Winners announced October 4.         P re l u d e t o C h r i s t m a s
Abend (Evening) Galerie                      Registration required to compete.             December 5 - 7
To u r                                       www.millstreambrewing.com                     There is nothing quite like Prelude to
September 5                                                                                Christmas, the Colonies’ advent celebra-
A chance to explore behind the scenes        Autumn Days Craft                             tion. Shop on candlelit streets in the
as Amana Colonies artisans open their        & F i n e A rt S h o w                        village of Amana, tour the Tannenbaum
galleries, workshops & studios for this      October 4 - 5                                 Forest, see the Gingerbread Village, visit
relaxed, self-guided, evening (Abend)        One-of-a-kind fine arts & handcrafts          the Amana Church Craft Bazaar & Cookie
tour. Refreshments served. FREE.             are featured at this annual harvest craft     Walk. Take part in the special magic of an
www.timeandtides.com/gallerytour.htm         show. Amana Colonies RV Park & Events         old-fashioned Amana Colonies Christmas.
                                             Center. Concessions. FREE.                    www.festivalsinamana.com
                                             www.candr-productions.com
                                                                                           Amana Colonies Christmas
                                             I o w a H e a rt l a n d F a l l F l i n g    H a u s To u r
                                             F l y b a l l To u rn a m e n t               December 6 - 7
                                             October 17 - 19                               Tour century-old & contemporary private
                                             A doggone good time is had by all at          homes decorated for the holidays. Visit
                                             this exciting team competition for dogs;      with homeowners; see a whole new side
                                             combining agility training, speed & team-     of the Amana Colonies. Admission.
                                             work. Amana Colonies RV Park & Events         www.amanaartsguild.com
                                             Center. www.hawkeyehustlers.org

                                                                   Events, times and dates are subject to change.
                                                                Please call 800-579-2294 for up-to-date information.

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Our version of mass production...




         Dining/Specialty Foods
         Escape from the                         RESTAURANTS
    fast food drive-through.                     Colony Inn Restaurant,
                                                 Amana
                                                 319-622-3030
  Dining in the Amana Colonies is hearty,        The restaurant where family-style
                                                 dining began in 1935. Breakfast, lunch
 homemade and served just how Grandma            and dinner served daily. Specials,
                                                 sandwiches and house made desserts.
     used to serve it…steaming bowls of          Locally made beer and wine available.

  vegetables, fresh-baked bread and hand-        N o rd y ’s S u b s & S a l a d s ,
                                                 Amana
   breaded meats shared around the table         319-622-3028

  with family and friends. And don’t forget      O x Yo k e I n n , A m a n a
                                                 319-622-3441 or 800-233-3441
our specialty foods – handmade chocolates,       info@oxyokeinn.com
                                                 www.oxyokeinn.com
    smoked meats and sausages, jams &            “An Amana Colonies tradition since
                                                 1940.” Daily lunch, dinner and Sunday
    jellies, fresh baked breads and more.        Brunch. Child’s menu. Sandwiches,
                                                 daily specials and home baked
   Well-fed is not an option in the Amana        desserts. Wine, beer and cocktails.
                                                 Gifts. Free wireless Internet.
          Colonies…it’s a way of life!




                           Amana Colonies l 10
                                                O x Yo k e I n n t e r s t a t e , I - 8 0 ,
                                                Amana Colonies Exit 225
                                                319-668-1443 or 877-668-1443
                                                info@oxyokeinn.com
                                                www.oxyokeinn.com
           great neighborhood                   Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner.
         restaurant located in
 A       an original historical
     communal kitchen house.
     Truly a nice variety of German and
                                                Family-style. Child’s menu.
                                                Sandwiches, daily specials, home
                                                baked desserts and HUGE cinnamon
                                                rolls. Wine, beer and cocktails. Gifts.
American entrees are presented on our menu.     Free wireless Internet.
Family style meals as well as popular smaller
and lighter meals, sandwiches and homemade
  soups and salads are served. Please come      T h e R o n n e b u rg R e s t a u r a n t ,
        and experience our hospitality.         Amana
  Amana Colonies’ first restaurant to serve     319-622-3641 or 888-348-4686
      Sauerbraten and Weiner Schnitzel.         ronneburg@southslope.net
  Today we are still using the same secret
    recipe for our wonderful Sauerbraten.       www.ronneburgrestaurant.com
       MAIN STREET Amana                        A great neighborhood restaurant
      319-622-3641 • 888-348-4686               in an original communal kitchen.
        www.ronneburgrestaurant.com             Serving German and American
 Also home of The Clothes Encounter             entrées for breakfast, lunch and
                                                dinner. Great family atmosphere.
                                                Groups are welcomed. Also home
                                                of The Clothes Encounter.



                                                SPECIALTY FOODS
                                                A m a n a C o ff e e & Te a ,
                                                Amana
                                                319-622-6598
                                                www.AmanaCoffeeandTea.com
                                                Offering Amana’s largest selection
                                                of whole bean coffee and loose tea.
                                                Samples available. Stroll through
                                                our fine selection of classic cottage
                                                and American country décor. Lower
                                                level, Amana General Store.

                                                Amana Meat Shop and
                                                Smokehouse, Amana
                                                319-622-7586 or 800-373-6328
                                                www.amanameatshop.com
                                                www.amanashops.com
                                                Since 1855! Home of famous Amana®
                                                ham, bacon, steaks, sausage and
                                                cheese. Sampling. Also Amana® jams
                                                and jellies and specialty foods from
                                                Europe. Free mail order catalog.

                                                A m an a S t o n e H e art h B a k e ry,
                                                Amana
                                                319-622-7640
                                                www.AmanaBakeries.com
                                                Fresh baked breads, pastries and
                                                cookies. Homemade jams, jellies,
                                                noodles, pies, sandwiches. Beverages
                                                available. Ice cream in summer. Hot
                                                soups in winter. Seating in our quaint
                                                German loft. Open daily.

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The Chocolate Haus ~                              H e n ry ’s Vi l l a g e M a r k e t ,
D e s s e rt & C o ff e e C a f é , A m a n a     Homestead
319-622-3025 or 877-622-3025                      319-622-3931
chocolatehaus@fmtcs.com                           andybodenbender@gmail.com
www.chocolatehaus.com                             Find locally made cheeses, bratwurst, and
The only place you can watch and “smell”          baked goods next to European chocolates
the candy being made! Fudge, caramel,             and cookies. Enjoy a picnic by our gardens
truffles, fun gifts, espresso, gourmet coffee,    or take home delicious foods found only
tea, smoothies, kids drinks, mail order.          on our shelves. Closed Tuesdays.
Free samples! New location!
                                                  The Herb Lady & Java Junction,
H a h n ’s H e a rt h O v e n B a k e ry,         Amana
Middle Amana                                      319-622-3868 or 319-622-4100
319-622-3439                                      www.theherb-lady.com
Homemade breads and pastries baked in             Two unique shops in the heart of Amana.
the only original hearth oven in the Amana        The Herb Lady – much more than herbs.
Colonies. Open April - October, Tuesday-          Java Junction – open at 8am, the Colonies
Saturday. Wednesday and Saturday only in          original ‘Kaffeehaus.” Experience exceptional
November, December and March. Open at             quality and a sincere welcome.
7:00 a.m.

                                                 Amana Colonies l 12
Handcrafted to perfection...




                        Wine & Beer
A c k e rman Wi n e ry, A m a n a                 H e r i t a g e Wi n e ,                  S a n d s t o n e Wi n e ry,
319-622-3379                                      Cheese & Jelly Haus                       Amana
www.ackermanwinery.com                            Amana                                     319-622-3081
Award Winning Wines ~ from sweet                  319-622-3564                              In a 150 year old home, taste a
& fruity to dry & hearty. Iowa’s oldest           Award Winning Ackerman Wines.             variety of whole fruit, homemade
operating winery. Enjoy a self-guided             Large varieties of imported and           wines made in old colony tradition.
tour of our cellar. Gifts include wine            domestic cheeses. Tasting available.      Austrian lead crystal. German
accessories, glasses and racks.                   Hundreds of jellies and other tasty       nutcrackers and smokers. Other items.
                                                  and unique food items. Specializing
Collectively Iowa, Amana                          in gift boxes and baskets.                V i l l a g e Vi n t n e r, A m a n a
319-622-3698                                                                                319-622-3181
info@collectivelyiowa.com                         M i l l s t re a m B re w i n g C o . ,
                                                                                            Located across the street from the
www.collectivelyiowa.com                          Amana
                                                                                            Amana Heritage Museum. Featuring
Amana’s newest experience! Savor                  319-622-3672                              a wide variety of wines made in the
our unique Iowa made wines, custom                brewery@millstreambrewing.com             Amanas. Open daily May through
blended fresh roasted coffee and                  www.millstreambrewing.com                 December. Limited hours January
choose gifts made exclusively by Iowa             Iowa’s oldest microbrewery.               through April.
artisans. Adjacent to Amana Meat                  Award-winning premium beers and
Shop & Smokehouse.                                famous Old Time Root Beer. Visit our      V i l la ge Wi n e ry, A m a n a
                                                  hospitality room for samples. View        319-622-3448 or 800-731-7142
E h r l e B ro t h e r s W i n e ry a n d         the brewing and bottling process          vwinery@southslope.net
A l m a ’s Wa s h h o u s e , H o m e s t e a d   and enjoy our outdoor Biergarten.         www.thevillagewinery.com
319-622-3241                                      Open daily.
                                                                                            Sample wines produced in our
Amana Colonies’ original winery.                                                            cellar or browse through our gift shop
Our gift shop features factory-direct                                                       which features a large selection of
pottery and assorted gifts. Open daily                                                      collectibles. Open daily.
June through mid-October. Limited
hours November through May.




                                                                                                 CollectivelyIowa
                                                                                                  A collection of hand-crafted wines,
                                                                                                 coffees, and gifts from Iowa artisans




                                                                                            Visit Our Wine Gallery
                                                                                            • Sample and purchase wines from wineries across Iowa
                                                                                            • Learn about Iowa wineries, wine makers, and their wines
                                                                                            • Discover new grape varieties developed to thrive in our
                                                                                              cold climate
                                                                                            • Try out table wines vinted from grapes grown in Iowa
                                                                                            • Taste classic fruit and berry wines
                                                                                            • Browse our unique array of gifts and home decor
                                                                                            • Know the Iowa artisans who created them

                                                                                            Relax in our Coffee Studio
                                                                                            •   Try out coffees custom roasted on site
                                                                                            •   Define your personal roast profile
                                                                                            •   Take home coffees roasted to your personal tastes
                                                                                            •   Listen to music and learn about Iowa musicians; some
                                                                                                world famous and some lessor known
                                                                                            4515 F Street • Amana, IA 52203 • 319-622-3698


                                                             Amana Colonies l 14
                                                                Gift Boxes & Baskets
                                                                   Many favorites starting
                                                                          at $9.95
                                                                    or design your own
                                                                     custom package



                                                                 Heritage
                                                                  Wine
                                                                 Cheese
Walk Through Tour                                                    &
of the Wine Cellar.
Over 300 Awards in National
                                                                Jelly Haus
and International Competitions
           Tasting Room
 Grape Wines       Fruit Wines       Blends
 Catawba           Apple             Lover’s
 Concord           Apricot           Cranberry/Plum
 Merlot
                                                                • Tasting Room
                   Blackberry
 Niagara           Black Raspberry   Autumn Blend               • Award Winning Ackerman Wine
 Pinot Grigio      Cherry            Cranberry/Apple            • Domestic & Imported Cheeses
 Riesling          Cranberry                                    • Jellies - Jams - Mustards - Honeys
 Shiraz            Dandelion         American Pride
 White Zinfandel   Peach
                                                                • Vinegars - Oils - Sausages
                                     Cranberry/Concord
                   Plum                                         • Many, Many Food Items
                   Red Raspberry                                • Kitchen Gadgets
                   Rhubarb                                      • Metal Collector Signs
                   Strawberry

4406 220th Trail, Amana, IA                                      4402 220th Trail, Amana, Iowa
319-622-3379                                                     319-622-3564
www.ackermanwinery.com
Handicap Accessible Shop
Monday - Saturday 9am - 5pm                                      Monday - Saturday 9am-5pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm                                                Sunday 10am-5pm

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Not another cookie cutter getaway...




                 Accommodations
     Full service hotels, condos and quaint B&B’s…
          the Amana Colonies has the perfect escape for you with lodging as
         unique as the Colonies themselves. This is not another cookie-cutter
         getaway! Whether you’re coming for a day or a week, whether you’re
          here for a business meeting or for a golf outing, there is the perfect
                 place for you to rest after a long day of work or play.

BED & BREAKFASTS                          D i e H e i m a t C o u n t ry I n n       R a w s o n ’s B e d & B re a k f a s t ,
                                          B e d & B re a k f a s t ,                 Homestead
A n n i e ’s G a rd e n                   Homestead                                  319-622-6035 or 800-637-6035
Guest House, Amana                        319-622-3937 or 888-613-5463               www.amanacolonies.com/rawson
319-622-6854 or 866-622-6854              www.dheimat.com                            Charming, historic, award-winning
anniesgarden@timeandtides.com             Experience a charming 50 year              brick home with seven guest rooms
www.timeandtides.com                      tradition, stay in the Colonies premier    with private baths, cable TV, VCR’s,
                                          B&B. Enjoy our all-you-can-eat buffet      video library, full breakfast. Featuring
B a b i ’s B e d & B re a k f a s t ,     breakfast with authentic Amana ambi-       in-ground swimming pool, wi-fi,
South Amana                               ence, hand-pieced quilts and Midwest       whirlpool, fireplace suites. Surprisingly
319-662-4381 or 866-752-5286              hospitality and Australian charm.          reasonable prices.
babis@dishmail.net
www.babisbnb.com                          Dusk to Dawn                               R o s e ’s P l a c e
A ten-acre country retreat: woods,        B e d & B re a k f a s t ,                 B e d & B re a k f a s t , M i d d l e
meadows, walking paths and fire-pit.      Middle Amana                               Amana
Five-room guest house: separate           319-622-3029 or 800-669-5773               319-622-6097 or 877-767-3233
entrances, private baths. Full, family-   jlbpalo@aol.com                            www.amanacolonies.com/rosesbb
style breakfast served in a 1915 farm-    www.AmanaDusktoDawn.com                    Beautifully restored Amana Sunday
house. Turn of the century antiques.      Lovely bed and breakfast in historic       School built in 1870 and used until
                                          district. Seven non-smoking rooms          1981. Full home cooked breakfast
The Cloister Haus, Middle                 with private baths. Hot tub on deck        served family-style. Queen beds,
Amana                                     in secluded setting with a full, family-   private baths, large common area,
319-622-6091 or 800-996-6964              style breakfast.                           TVs, antique furnishings. $75 + tax.
cloisterhaus3299@inabc.net
www.thecloisterhaus.net                   Lace Lodging, Amana                        V illage Guest Suite and
                                          319-622-3097 or 888-877-4893               V illage Custom Floral,
                                          laceshoppe@southslope.net                  Amana
                                          www.lacelodging.googlepages.com            319-622-6690 or 866-624-6690
                                          Spacious three room suite, with            adamana@netins.net
                                          old Amana charm. Sleep up to five.         www.villageguestsuite.com
                                          Private entrance, kitchenette, sitting     Three beautiful suites in renovated
                                          room, located in the heart of Amana.       1865 Amana home. Elegant main
                                          Easy walking to various shops and          floor suite with Jacuzzi and spacious
                                          restaurants.                               upstairs connecting suites. Continental
                                                                                     breakfast offered, special winter pack-
                                                                                     ages, custom floral arrangements
                                                                                     available.




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                                                                   Rawson’s
                                                                    Bed & Breakfast




    Enjoy authentic Amana ambience in
                                           A Bed & Breakfast for All Seasons
   our 1854 Country Inn. Snuggle under                           1862 Brick Home • Whirlpool/Fireplace Suites
    a hand-pieced quilt in a cozy room.                      Private Baths • Full Breakfast • Antiques Furnishings
   Meet guests from around the world at
    our full buffet, homemade breakfast.                             Air Conditioning • Color TV/VHS/DVD
                                                                  In-ground pool • Charming for Rehearsals,
       888.613.5463                                               Weddings, Family Reunions and Meetings
        Homestead, Iowa                                                    Gift Certificates Available
         319-622-3937
      www.dheimat.com                                                 4424 V Street • P.O. Box 56
                                                                        Homestead, IA 52236
      Premier B&B of the
        Amana Colonies                                       (319) 622-6035 • 1-800-637-6035
                                                                   www.amanacolonies.com/rawson/




        a country retreat


      Bábi’s
      Bed & Breakfast
         Secluded farmstead
    in the heart of the Colonies.
 Ten acres of woods and meadows.
     Five rooms in guesthouse,
   each with private bath and AC.
     Family style full breakfast.
2788 Highway 6 Trail – South Amana 52334
      866-752-5286 (Toll Free)
        Email: babis@dishmail.net
  Visit our website: www.babisbnb.com


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v o n E s s e n C a rr i a g e H o u s e ,                   Amana Colonies                                                                                                                                                   Colony Oaks at the
Amana                                                        H o l i d a y I n n / Wa s s e r b a h n                                                                                                                         Amanas, Middle Amana
319-622-6338 or 800-568-6333                                 Wa t e r p a r k R e s o rt                                                                                                                                      319-622-6222 or 800-383-3636
cronbaus@msn.com                                             I-80, Amana Colonies                                                                                                                                             www.amanagolfcourse.com
Offers a suite of rooms at a daily                           Exit 225                                                                                                                                                         Located adjacent to Amana Colonies
or weekly rate. Separate bedroom                             319-668-1175 or 800-633-9244                                                                                                                                     Golf Club, these condominiums provide
and living area with private bath                                                                                                                                                                                             spectacular views of the course and
                                                             info@wasserbahn.com
and kitchen. Located in an 1867                                                                                                                                                                                               surrounding countryside. The fully
                                                             www.wasserbahn.com
built residential home.                                                                                                                                                                                                       furnished units feature free wireless
                                                             Comfort and convenience for family                                                                                                                               Internet and many thoughtful amenities.
                                                             and business travelers. Meeting facilities
HOTELS/MOTELS                                                accommodate small or large groups.                                                                                                                               Heritage Inn Amana
Amana Colonies Guest                                         Wasserbahn Waterpark and mini-golf                                                                                                                               Colonies Hotel & Suites
House Motel, Amana                                           are family-friendly. Distinctive shopping
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I-80, Amana Colonies Exit 225
319-622-3599 or 877-331-0828                                 and restaurants within walking distance.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              319-668-2700
                                                             Motorcoach/groups welcome.
A comfortable, convenient overnight                                                                                                                                                                                           www.heritageinnamanacolonies.com
stay located in the heart of Amana.                                                                                                                                                                                           A 100% smoke free hotel located at
38 beautiful rooms, air-conditioned,                                                                                                                                                                                          I-80 Amana Exit #225. Heated indoor
phone, TV with HBO and new tub-                                                                                                                                                                                               pool and spa. High-speed wireless
shower combinations. We invite                                                                                                                                                                                                Internet. Elevator. Heritage Inn is the
you to stay with us.                                                                                                                                                                                                          newest hotel located at this exit.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                       (with restrictions)
                                                                                                                                                      Non-Smoking




                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Pets Allowed
                                                                Private Baths



                                                                                                             Handicapped
                                             No. of Rooms




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Credit Cards
                                                                                                                           Open Year




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Television
                                                                                               Whirlpool




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Breakfast




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Accepted
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      in Room
                                                                                                                                                                                     Children
 BED AND
                                                                                                             Rooms

                                                                                                                           Round


 BREAKFASTS
 Annie’s Garden Guest House                     3                •     • •                                                                                                  16 yrs +                                                                       full                                            M, V
 Bábi’s B & B                                   5                •     • •                                                                                                  14 yrs +                                                                       full                                            M, V
 The Cloister Haus                             3                 •     • •                                                                                                     •                                                                           full                       •                    M, V
 Die Heimat Country Inn B & B                18                  •     • •                                                                                                     • •                                                                         full                       •                    M, V
 Dusk to Dawn B & B                            7                 • • • • •                                                                                                     •                                                                           full                       •                    M, V
 Lace Lodging                                  1                 •     • •                                                                                                  12 yrs +                                                                continental                       •                    M, V
 Rawson’s B & B                                 7                • •   • •                                                                                                     •                                                                           full                       •                    M, V, A, D
 Rose’s Place B & B                            3                 •     • •                                                                                                     •                                                                           full                       •                    M, V
 Village Guest Suite                            3                • •   • •                                                                                                     • •                                                                  continental                       •                    M, V
 von Essen Carriage House                       1                •     • •                                                                                                    15 yrs+                                                               continental                       •                    M, V, A
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Handicapped Rooms
                                                                                                                                  Restaurant/Lounge




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Senior Discounts
                                                                 S a t e l li t e / Ca b l e




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Room Service
                                                                                                                                                                                  (with restrictions)
                                                                                                                                                                    Non-Smoking
                                              No. of Rooms




                                                                                                                                                                                  Pets Allowed




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Credit Cards
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Group Rates
                                                                                                             Continental
                                                                                                Water Park


                                                                                                             Breakfast




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Accepted




 HOTELS/
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Pool




 MOTELS
 Amana Colonies
 Guest House Motel                           38                    •                                                        nearby  •   • •                                                                                                                •                                                M, V, A, D
 Amana Colonies Holiday Inn
 Wasserbahn Waterpark Resort                 150                   • •                                                            • • • • •                                                                                                                • • •                                            M, V, A, D, Di
 Colony Oaks Condominiums                    21                    •                                                        nearby  •     •                                                             some                                                                                                M, V, A
 Heritage Inn Amana Colonies
 Hotel & Suites                              61                    •   •                                                    nearby  • • • •                                                                                                                • •                                              M, V, A, D, Di
 Zuber’s Homestead Hotel                     15                    •   •                                                            •     •                                                                                                                •                                                M, V, D
 KEY: M-Mastercard, V-Visa, A-American Express, D-Discover, Di-Diners


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Z u b e r ’s H o m e s t e a d H o t e l ,
Homestead
319-622-3911 or 888-623-3911
                                             Looking for a great room in Amana?
www.zubershomesteadhotel.com
Family owned and completely
renovated Amana Colonies original 1890's
hotel. Fifteen guest rooms designed with
old world charm and all the modern
amenities. Spacious rooms, comfortable
sitting areas, breakfast buffet.


AREA HOTELS/MOTELS
B e s t We s t e rn
I-80, Exit 220, Williamsburg
319-668-9777

C re s t M o t e l
I-80, Exit 220, Williamsburg
319-668-1522 or 866-819-8329

S u d b u ry C o u rt M o t e l
                                                                In the Heart of Amana
                                                    We invite you to visit the seven unique Amana Colonies. While you are here,
& RV P a r k
                                                   you will find our Guest House Motel a comfortable, convenient overnight stay.
2211 Hwy 6 Trail, Marengo
                                             Enjoy the nostalgic charm of our 125 year old Sandstone Home with twelve lovely rooms that cap-
319-642-5411                                 ture the warm memories of the past. If you prefer a more traditional stay, we also offer 26 motel
www.sudburycourt.com                         rooms. All 38 rooms are air conditioned and feature satellite TV with HBO. No Pets Please.
                                                                         4712 220th Trail, Amana, IA 52203
Super 8
I-80, Exit 220, Williamsburg                              Next to the Visitors Center in Amana
319-668-9718                                           319-622-3599 • TOLL FREE 1-877-331-0828


                                                                                                  Dusk to Dawn
                                               Village                                           A DISTINCTIVE BED AND BREAKFAST EXPERIENCE

                                                                                                                              An 1860’s Amana residence
                                               Guest                                                                          just minutes from the golf
                                                                                                                              course, shops, restaurants,
                                               Suite                                                                          museums and bike trail
                                                                                                      7 rooms with private baths
                                               Located in historic                                            and air conditioning
                                               Amana on the “back street,”                              Hot tub on secluded deck
                                               we offer a setting for a relaxing                     in a very private back yard
                                               and quiet evening’s stay in a                           Full family style breakfast
                                                                                                                   served at 8am
                                               historic 1856 residence.
                                                                                                                           2616 K Street
                                                                                “Thank you,                                Middle Amana, IA
                                               4312 F Street                     thank you!                                52307
                                                                          What a beautiful
                                               Amana, Iowa               Bed & Breakfast!                                  (800) 669-5773
                                                                               Exactly what                                (319) 622-3029
                                               866.624.6690                                                           om
                                                                            I think of when
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                                                                             kind and one I
                                                                            will treasure in
                                                                                memories.” -
                                                                                     Connie,
                                                                            Tecumseh, KS


                                                       Amana Colonies l 20
We don’t have to
bring back quality...it never left




           Arts & Craftsmanship
                Around here, quality is a                                                                 “I believe that heritage is alive and strong
                                                                                                      in our crafts today,” explained Amana
                 passion, not an option.                                                              Furniture’s Bruce Trumpold. “That heritage
                                                                                                      should be our guiding light in going forward.
                                                                                                      But we must be aware that the tie to our
   You will find proud craftsmanship abounds in the                                                   heritage does not mean that we must be
   Amana Colonies, from furniture shops, to nationally                                                stuck in the past. New designs, new crafts
                                                                                                      and new ideas are as much a part of past suc-
     renowned basket weavers to watercolorists and                                                    cess as anything else. We must push forward
                                                                                                      and make sure that ‘Amana ingenuity’ is part
   coppersmiths. Both traditional and contemporary                                                    of our future as well.”
                                                                                                         To that end, Amana artists and crafters
   arts flourish in the Colonies. Local artists open up                                               are exploring original forms of fine art and
                                                                                                      functional craftwork. AJ’s Metal Art Gallery
   their studios and galleries for tours throughout the                                               exhibits copper, brass and stainless steel
                                                                                                      sculptures created by Anthony Patti and
   travel season. If you prefer hands-on; try a class at                                              company in his workshop. These highly
                                                                                                      imaginative and whimsical sculptures by
      the Amana Arts Guild - they’ll help you make                                                    Patti are just one example of the exuberant
                                                                                                      creativity at play in the Amanas. Another
               quality your passion as well.                                                          example – Fern Hill’s in-house designer,
                                                                                                      Stephanie Brandenburg, has created her own
                                                                                                      line of Fern Hill textiles in partnership with
The Amana Colonies...                              munity and the joy they found in their work
                                                   became payment itself.
                                                                                                      Camelot Cottons. Her bold, garden-inspired
                                                                                                      designs are a reflection of this spirit of
Made by Hand                                          You can explore The Colonies’ art galleries,    innovation.
On any given day in the Amana Colonies you         furniture shops, metal working shops, and art         For all Amana Colonies artists and crafts-
will find the crafters of the Amana Furniture      studios in the seven villages where Amana          people, pride in the Handcrafted in the
Shop building solid wood furniture in their        artists and crafters continue the legacy of        Amana Colonies label is key. “Our reputation
Amana workshop or artist Jenise Catiri in her      those old Colony artisans by practicing the        for quality and craftsmanship is well known
studio at Catiri’s Art Oasis creating exquisite    traditional crafts in a contemporary context.      and talked about,” said Trumpold. “I am very
glass jewelry and art glass.                       Meet quilter and designer Chris Davies of          proud of the Amana name . . . Visiting with
   You’ll find Joanna Schanz or one of her         Heritage Designs Quilting and Needlework           folks in our shop it’s evident that in their
protégés weaving willow baskets at the Broom       whose shop has become a destination for            minds, ‘Handcrafted in the Amana Colonies’
and Basket Shop. While in the 150-year-old         devoted quilters and stitchers from all over       indicates that the product is truly made here
former village church in West Amana, you’ll        the country or Norman Schanz and son, Mike,        and will be of high quality and a good value.
find watercolorist Michele Maring Miller at        of Schanz Furniture and Refinishing who            My job is to maintain that quality and value
her easel in the sunny studio and gallery          build handcrafted furniture one piece ata time.    so that our reputation remains strong.”
painting her signature watercolors. You see,          Davis and the Schanzes are just three of           Kellenberger, whose paintings of Amana
creating by hand exceptional fine art and folk     the many full time, professional craftspeople      and of rural landscapes have been displayed
art is the Amana Colonies way.                     and artists at work in the Amana Colonies.         across America, added this when asked about
   Nowhere in the Midwest are there as many        Norman Schanz explains what inspires him,          the Made in the Amana Colonies label,
furniture-makers, woodcrafters, weavers,           “Having built furniture since high school, it is   “There is a great deal of joy and satisfaction in
painters, potters, sculptors, quilters, glass-     something I enjoy doing. Helping customers         creating something from an idea or thought .
makers and metalworkers. With so many              with their needs and desires is rewarding.         . . there is excitement and challenge in the
artists and craftspeople at work, the Amana        To see a couple receive their custom-made          creative process. To me, Amana means quality
Colonies art and craft scene is a vibrant testi-   bedroom set – appreciating the quality.            over quantity; a place where people take their
mony to a 153-year-old tradition of hand-          Customers asking about and talking about           time to do things as well as possible. Here
crafted pride.                                     the next piece of furniture they would like        good craftsmanship is appreciated and
   “Here in the Amana Colonies, arts and           to design is a great feeling.”                     rewarded.”
crafts are just part of our daily way of life,”       In addition to the career artists there are
explained painter Gordon Kellenberger,             hobbyists who enjoy spending spare hours
founder of the Amana Arts Guild. “Well,            in their workshops and studios. On winter                   Proudly Handcrafted in the
Amana has a nurturing environment to work          weekdays a group of quilters meets in an
in, and our community shows support for the        upstairs room of the Middle Amana Church
arts and the folks involved in the arts support    to make Colony-style, comforter quilts for
each other. I think Amana’s rich cultural her-     charity. Bill Metz, a retired metalworker
itage also carries over into the arts and crafts   whose pieces have been exhibited at the
today.”                                            White House and the Smithsonian, spends
   Pride in excellent workmanship and              afternoons in his cellar tinshop making cook-
high quality became standard in communal           ie cutters and other tinware for sale in local
Amana craft shops where no one received a          shops. Working quietly at home in basement             Look for the Handcrafted in the Amana
wage or salary. Everyone, from the most high-      workshops and backyard studios, these artists       Colonies logo in various businesses throughout
ly skilled cabinetmaker to the apprentice          give expression to personal and community            the Colonies for products made right here by
weaver, made goods for the good of the com-        beliefs through their handwork.                       local artists, wineries, crafters and artisans.


                                                              Amana Colonies l 22
A J ’s M e t a l A rt G a l l e ry, A m a n a      A m a n a A rt s G u i l d , H i g h A m a n a   B ro o m a n d B as ke t S h o p,
319-622-3207                                       319-622-3678 amanarts@juno.com                   Amana
Tpatti@msn.com                                     www.amanaartsguild.com                           319-622-3311
www.AJsCopperGarden.com                            Amana Colonies non-profit arts council           www.broomandbasket.com
Amazing metal sculptures will bring                offers workshops and classes for                 Brooms and baskets locally made in
out the smiles, as you stroll through              adults and children. Sponsors art                West Amana. Unique solid wood gift
a beautiful water garden and gallery               festival and shows. Gallery features             products made by Schanz Furniture
filled with “one-of-a-kind” garden                 handmade folk arts by local artisans.            in South Amana. Basketmaking
frogs, dragonflies and more.                                                                        demonstrated occasionally.
                                                   A m a n a F u rn i t u r e a n d
A J ’s i n H o m e s t e a d , H o m e s t e a d   Clock Shop, Amana                                B ro o m a n d B a s k e t S h o p ,
319-622-6840                                       319-622-3291 or 800-247-5088                     We s t A m a n a
Tpatti@msn.com                                     furniture@amanafurniture.com
                                                                                                    319-622-3315
www.AJsCopperGarden.com                            www.amanafurniture.com
                                                                                                    www.broomandbasket.com
New 2008 metal sculpture studio. Award-            Amana Colonies’ original furniture
                                                   shop. Handcrafters of solid walnut, oak          Watch broom making and basket mak-
winning sculptors create unique metal                                                               ing when artisans are working. Closed
artwork everyday. Artists’ studios and             and cherry furniture and clocks in tra-
                                                   ditional, original and custom designs.           Sundays and holidays. Next door to
metal sculpture gallery onsite. Come see                                                            Philip Dickel Basket Museum Gallery –
it yourself! Buy direct from the artists.          Iowa’s largest clock shop! Showroom
                                                   and workshop gallery open year-round.            exhibit open May to October.




                                                                                                                  Location 48 on map on page 42.




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C a t i r i ’s A rt O a s i s , A m a n a       Solid walnut rocker, 11 feet tall,             Old Creamery Theatre Company
319-622-3969 ijcatiri@netins.net                670 pounds. Unique wood products.              On the Main Stage:
www.catiriart.com                               Between Broom and Basket Shop and              The Honky Tonk Angels, April 17 - May 25
                                                Philip Dickel Basket Museum Gallery.           Meet three ladies who leave their everyday lives to
A true fine art oasis. Enjoy the Catiri’s       Closed Sundays and holidays.
incredible glass works along with over                                                         pursue their dream of singing in Nashville. Special
                                                                                               Alert: Molly Hammer, The Old Creamery's own Patsy
100 of the most talented Iowa and                                                              Cline, will be back to star in this production!
regional artists working in various             Heritage Designs Quilting
mediums. NICHE Award recipient!                 & Needlework, Amana                            The Nerd, May 30 - June 29
                                                319-622-3887                                   To celebrate our 20th anniversary in Amana, we’re
                                                                                               bringing back a hit comedy from our very first season
C re a t i v e C o l o n y, A m a n a           heritagedesigns@southslope.net                 in The Colonies.
319-622-3753                                    Over 3000 fabrics from contemporary
                                                                                               Clue: The Musical, July 17 - August 24
Handcrafted gifts and home décor                to traditional. Original designs includ-       Based on the classic board game, this musical who-
made exclusively by Iowa artisans.              ing patterns by local artists. Beautiful       done-it actually lets the audience play along during
“From our home to yours.” Open                  selection of Dovo scissors and other           the show!
daily March through December; open              unique accessories. Quilting, Cross-
                                                                                               Leaving Iowa, September 5 - October 5
Friday, Saturday and Sunday during              stitch, Hardanger, Tatting, Punch nee-         Have you ever taken a road trip with your family?
January and February.                           dle. Open daily.                               Then you will love Leaving Iowa. In this heart-warming
                                                                                               comedy, a middle-aged writer relives the summers he
C u s t o m C u t l e ry & I ro n w o r k s ,   Michele Maring Miller                          used to spend trapped in the back seat of a station
                                                S t u d i o / G a l l e ry, We s t A m a n a   wagon on crazy family vacations.
Amana
319-622-3482 sales@customcutlery.com            319-622-6330 miller.d@mchsi.com                Whose Wives are They Anyway?
                                                www.maringmillergallery.com                    October 10 - November 16
www.customcutlery.com                                                                          In this zany farce, David and John are two executives
Quality ironwork hand forged on site.           Award-winning artist at work in her            who just want to spend a quiet weekend golfing, but
Home accessories. Handcrafted knives            spacious and peaceful studio and               their world is turned upside down when their new boss
for kitchen and sport. Industrial Machine       gallery. Located in an 1871 sandstone          shows up at the country club.
Shop Museum. Open year round.                   church in the center of the village of         Nuncrackers, November 21 - December 21
                                                West Amana. Small room of antiques.            If you liked Nunsense, then you won’t want to miss
Giant Rocker and We s t A m a n a                                                              the Little Sisters of Hoboken as they return to The Old
                                                M i n i - A m e r i c a n a B a rn             Creamery's stage to put their patented spin on celebrat-
Wo o d S h o p , We s t A m a n a               Museum, South Amana                            ing the holidays.
319-622-3315
                                                319-622-3058                                   On the Depot Stage:
                                                                                               Rounding Third, May 1 - May 25
                                                                                               Follow the journey of two little league coaches – one the
                                                                                               veteran, the other the newbie. Enjoy as each teaches the
                                                                                               other that baseball may be everything, but it is not the
                                                                                               only thing.
                                                                                               Songs of Dorothy Fields, August 7 - August 31
                                                                                               Celebrate the life and work Dorothy Fields, an American
                                                                                               lyricist who wrote over 400 songs for Broadway musicals
                                                                                               and films. Works include “On the Sunny Side of the
                                                                                               Street”, “The Way You Look Tonight”, and “There's No
                                                                                               Business Like Show Business”. A special one-person
                                                                                               musical.
                                                                                               Special Events in 2008:
                                                                                               Creme de la Creamery, April 12
                                                                                               Join us for our second annual Crème de la Creamery:
                                                                                               This fundraising event will kick off our 37th season as a
                                                                                               not-for-profit theatre in Iowa. The evening will be filled
                                                                                               wiht desserts, drinks, and entertainment including a
                                                                                               special sneak preview of The Honky Tonk Angels.
                                                                                               Summer Fare: The Brett Family Singers, July 10 - 12
                                                                                               Direct from Branson, meet a fabulous family of five, all
                                                                                               who have dynamic solo voices that when combined, cre-
                                                                                               ate breath-taking harmony. The Brett Family Singers is
                                                                                               an experience that goes beyond entertainment to inspire
                                                                                               and uplift. In addition to the show, your experience
                                                                                               includes dinner with the family in our courtyard.
                                                                                               Ghost Stories, October 25 - 30
                                                                                               This event has become a regular part of our expansion
                                                                                               series, and a favorite with patrons.Celebrate Halloween
                                                                                               at the theatre for a fun night of cocoa, costumes, and
                                                                                               spooky tales.
                                                                                               The Creamery Cabaret,
                                                                                               third Saturday of the month, June - November
                                                                                               This show will have it all: music, comedy, improv.
                                                                                               Join us each month as we showcase different talents!
                                                            Amana Colonies l 24
P e r s o n a l i z e d Wo o d P ro d u c t s
(Powder House), Amana
pwp@southslope.net
www.personalizedwoodproducts.
 googlepages.com
Using your photo(s) we create a person-
al photo-mount sculpture. Your unique
keepsake is analyzed, handcrafted on
walnut and finished for your enjoyment.
Located in the historic Powder House.
S c h a n z F u rn i t u re a n d
Refinishing Shop, South Amana
319-622-3529
www.SchanzFurniture.com
Custom built furniture in your choice of
woods: walnut, cherry and oak. Furniture
on floor for sale. Furniture repaired and
refinished plus chair caning and seat-
weaving. Closed Sundays and holidays.
Tr o y R i c h a rd T h o m a s A rt
G a l l e ry a n d S t u d i o , H o m e s t e a d
319-622-3078
von Essen Galerie, Amana
319-622-6338 or 800-568-6333
vonessengalerie@southslope.net
Located in an 1867 built residential home.
A unique fine art gallery including fine
porcelain, pottery, jewelry, hand-blown glass
and the unusual. Our specialty is custom
framing Authorized P Buckley Moss dealer.


    Schanz Furniture &
     Refinishing Shop
   Custom Built Furniture
   in Your Choice of Woods
    www.schanzfurniture.com
  Visit our workshop and see new
  furniture being built, old furniture
  being repaired and refinished,
  as well as caning
  and seatweaving.
 East of South
 Amana on Hwy 6
 2773 Hwy 6 Trail
 South Amana, IA 52334
 319-622-3529




  Open:
  Monday-
  Saturday
  8am-5pm
                       Schanz
                    Lumbar Chair



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    Housed in the warm and
       inspiring old church
  in the heart of West Amana.
         Nestled between
        6th and 7th Avenue
           off of F Street



  Michele
Maring Miller
Studio & Gallery
      611 F Street
     West Amana, IA
      319.622.6330
www.maringmillergallery.com
           Hours
    Wed.-Sun. 10-5 pm
  By Appt. Dec. 26-Apr. 30




                                 Heritage Designs
                                                                                    OPEN DAILY
                                                                               MON-SAT 9-5 SUN 11-4


                                Quilting & Needlework
                                               Supplies and Accessories
                                614 46TH AVENUE AMANA, IA 52203
                                NEXT TO VISITORS CENTER IN HISTORIC AMANA
                                 319.622.3887 heritagedesigns@southslope.net

                                                                                  3500 FABRICS
                                                                                 CONTEMPORARY
                                                                                 TO TRADITIONAL
                                                                                       KITS
                                                                                BOOKS & PATTERNS
                                                                                NOTIONS & UNIQUE
                                                                                  ACCESSORIES
                                                                                   CROSS-STITCH
                                                                                     TATTING
                                                                                 DOVO SCISSORS
                                                                                 FEATURED LOCAL
                                                                                    DESIGNERS


                                      Amana Colonies l 26
Enjoy a great treasure hunt...




                             Antiques
             Looking for great treasures?
Look no further than the Amana Colonies. Our communal
   history has created a wealth of antiques unique to the
 Amana Colonies. Browse through communal era homes,
     kitchens and barns to find one-of-a-kind treasures.
  If antique tractors and other farm implements are your
  passion, head over to West Amana to visit Opa’s Tractor
 Barn. Great communal Colony furniture, baskets and tin;
coupled with original surface furniture, quilts, Depression
 glass, Minneapolis-Moline tractors and Americana make
        the Amana Colonies your antique destination!                                            Smokehouse
                                                                                             Square Antiques
C r i c k e t o n t h e H e a rt h
A n t i q u e s , We s t A m a n a
                                                O p a ’s Tr a c t o r B a rn M u s e u m ,
                                                We s t A m a n a
                                                                                             Nationally known shop with an incredible
                                                                                             selection of quality antiques at great pricing.
319-622-3088                                    Walk through an 1883 barn with                 With 44 dealers, we offer a huge variety,
An 1869 communal kitchen house                  hand-pegged chestnut beams.
                                                Agricultural history memorabilia,               so shop often...the inventory is always
provides the setting for this eclectic
mix of antiques. A little out of the way,       Minneapolis-Moline, barnyard in                   changing. Located on Amana’s quiet
but definitely out of the ordinary!             miniature and more. America’s                    back street next to the meat market.
Wednesdays-Sundays, 10am-5pm.                   agricultural past preserved for the
                                                future. Seasonal 10am-4pm.                   4503 F Street • Amana, IA 52203
Das Nachbar Haus                                                                                      319-622-3539
319-622-3388                                    R e n a t e ’s A n t i q u e G a l l e ry,   www.smokehousesquareantique.com
nachbarhaus@southslope.net                      Amana
                                                319-622-3859
E re n b e rg e r A n t i q u e s , A m a n a   Renate’s is located next to Erenberger
319-622-3230                                    Antiques. The shop features a large
Primitive original surface furniture and        selection of pottery, country primi-
small antique items displayed in a              tives, furniture, rugs, wooden boxes,
home that was built in 1856. A must             bowls and more. Eight rooms for your
see shop if you like country, primitives        exploring fun!
and Americana.
                                                S m o k e h o u s e S q u a re
J o h n s o n ’s L i t t l e A m a n a          Antiques, Amana
Antiques                                        319-622-3539
I-80, Amana Colonies Exit 225                   www.smokehousesquareantique.com
319-668-8301                                    Featuring early paint primitives,
tomp@southslope.net                             decoys, art, pottery, toys, textiles,
Noé Haus Antiques, Amana                        folk art, art glass, jewelry, Depression
319-622-4075                                    Glass, advertising, architectural, gar-
noehausantiques@southslope.net                  den, postcards, holiday collectibles,
www.noehausantiques.com                         kitchenware and the unusual. Open
                                                daily.
Voted best antique shop in Iowa
County and the Amana Colonies in
2007. Original painted surface furni-
ture and smalls, folk art, quilts, cover-
lets, oil paintings and much more.

Can’t get enough antique shopping in the Amana Colonies?
                                                                                                     Noé Haus
Stop by these businesses for additional displays of antiques:                                        Antiques
                                                                                              Main Street, Amana – Open Daily
 Ash Lynn Glitz, Amana
 Fern Hill Gifts & Quilts, South Amana                                                            319-622-4 0 7 5
 Michele Maring Miller Studio/Gallery, West Amana                                               www.noehausantiques.com
 Olde World Lace Shoppe, Amana

                                                             Amana Colonies l 28
Unique shops – none of which
are coming to a mall near you...




                            Shopping
SHOPPING
A m a n a G e n e r a l S t o re ,             Forget the mall, ditch
Amana                                          the catalogs, and come
319-622-7650 or 800-418-8318
www.AmanaGeneralStore.com                      experience shopping the
Amana’s original store since 1858 fea-         Amana Colonies way!
tures a wide variety of gifts, specialty
foods, locally made wine, Amana food           H i g h A m a n a G e n e r a l S t o re ,
products, cookbooks, cards, and more.
                                               High Amana
A m a n a Wo o l e n M i l l , A m a n a       319-622-3232
                                               www.amanaheritage.org
319-622-3432 or 800-222-6430
www.AmanaWoolenMill.com                        This original 1858 village store looks
                                               much as it did 100 years ago and offers
Visit Iowa’s only operating woolen mill        a variety of merchandise. Operated
and see how famous Amana® wool and             by the Amana Heritage Society.
cotton blankets are made. Sweaters,            Open daily April through October.
apparel and personalized embroidery
arealso available. Bus/RV parking.             Kitchen Sink, Amana
Open daily.
                                               319-622-3227
A s h Ly n n G l i t z , A m a n a             kitchen@netins.net
319-622-5115                                   High quality gourmet kitchenware,
ashlynnglitz@southslope.net                    cookware, glassware, crockery, baskets,
                                               linens, knives, pot racks, wine racks,
www.ashlynnglitz.com
                                               gadgets, decorative accessories, cookie
A quaint shop on the main street offering      cutters, cookbooks, coffee, tea, spices,
an extensive collection of sterling silver     specialty foods, bakeware, local prod-
chains and Native American Turquoise.          ucts. Open daily year-round.
Experience our unique hunting memora-
bilia featuring Winchester, Colt, etc.         Lehm Books & Gifts, Amana
Gifts and antiques.
                                               319-622-6447 or 800-840-2387
                                               info@lehmbooksandgifts.com
The Christmas Room, Amana
                                               www.lehmbooksandgifts.com
319-622-3692 or 888-516-7769
                                               Books and gifts for all ages. Dolls,
Now located in the Amana General               tractor items, Jim Shore, Cherished
Store. Featuring Pipka, Dept. 56, Byers        Teddies, Foundations Angels, scrap-
Choice, Fontanini and a wide variety of        booking, puzzles, cards, holiday items
holiday ornaments and trims.                   and much more. Special orders
                                               welcomed. Open daily.
T h e C l o t h e s E n c o u n t e r,
Amana                                          L i t t l e A m a n a G e n e r a l S t o re
319-622-3648                                   and Wo o l e n s
Look and feel great wearing something          I-80, Amana Colonies Exit 225
special! A quaint boutique featuring           319-668-2744 or 800-779-4152
women’s collections of casual and con-         Old fashioned store setting features
temporary clothing. Accessorize with our       delicious Amana food products,
unique pieces of jewelry. Located inside       gourmet foods, famous Amana®
the Ronneburg Restaurant.                      blankets, apparel, swimwear and a
                                               large variety of gifts and collectibles.
F e rn H i l l G i f t s & Q u i l t s ,       Open daily.
South Amana
319-622-3627                                   L i t t l e R e d Wa g o n - K i d ’s S t u ff ,
fernhill@southslope.net                        Amana
www.fernhill.net                               319-622-3822
Handmade Iowa quilts, antique quilts,          www.AmanaGeneralStore.com
fabric and Fern Hill original fabric, archi-   Unique toy store for all ages. Browse
tectural antiques, antique furniture, artist   through our fun collection of nostalgic
bears, gifts, cards, home decorating,          toys, as well as books, puzzles, games,
garden, florals, sweets and beverages.         and more. Located next to the Amana
Three brimming floors! Open all year.          General Store.

                                                            Amana Colonies l 30
Olde World Lace Shoppe, Amana                        S c h n i t z e l ’s E c k , A m a n a       CONVENIENCE
319-622-3097                                         319-622-3359
laceshoppe@southslope.net                            kitchen@netins.net                           A m a n a C a s e y ’s , A m a n a
www.oldeworldlace.com                                                                             319-622-3270
                                                     German pyramids, smokers, steins,
                                                     nutcrackers, Steiff, Wendt & Kuhn,           www.caseys.com
European and domestic lace curtains,
doilies, tablecloths. Custom blinds.                 pewter, incense, ornaments, Colony           Nordy’s Subs & Salads, Casey’s home-
Baptismal gowns. Bobbin Lace supplies.               Candleworks candles and accessories,         made donuts, fresh ground coffee, ATM
Browse our vintage area. Enjoy a stay in             Schleich, Fenton, toys, games, puzzles,      machine, groceries, snacks, lottery
our lodging suite, see Bed & Breakfast               plush, cards, jewelry, candy, fudge, ice     tickets, cappuccino, cold beer and pop.
listings.                                            cream. Open daily year-round.
                                                                                                  L i t t l e A m a n a C a s e y ’s ,
Red Geranium, Amana                                  Ya n a ’s B o u t i q u e , A m a n a        I-80, Exit 225
319-622-3623                                         319-622-3680                                 319-668-2868
www.ChristmasRoom.com                                ronneburg@southslope.net                     www.caseys.com
Come visit this enchanting shop                      Featuring classic and novelty apparel.       Krispy Kreme donuts, ATM machine,
featuring custom silk and fresh florals,             Find great selection of jackets for casual   lottery tickets, groceries, snacks,
Yankee Candles, garden décor and                     or special occasions. Accessorize with
                                                                                                  cappuccino, fresh ground coffee,
other seasonally adjusted home                       scarves, belts, purses and fun jewelry.
                                                                                                  cold beer and pop.
décor ideas.                                         German made comfort shoes coming
                                                     this spring.




         Don’t flip
     through a magazine,
     walk through one…
                                                         Fern Hill...
        at Fern Hill
                           Saunter up the steps
                         of Fern Hill and lose                                                • Antiques
                        yourself in the feeling.                                              • Quilts
                           Fern Hill offers a
                         creative edge in
                                                                                              • 3500 bolts of fabric
                          displaying the beauty of                                            • Original and custom
                       the antiques that once                                                   floral design
                 graced sacred places like                                                    • Garden & Gifts
                       home and church. The array
             of architectural antiques is
                                                                                              • Home Decor
                unprecedented in this area and
       will take your mind on a journey. Journey
     back to laughing days of summer swinging on
                                                                    • Original art
     an old porch or snowy days, learning to                       • Consultations
     quilt with Grandma by a warm fire.                            • Architectural
     Whatever the season, Fern Hill welcomes
     you and encourages you to create with them.
                                                                          Antiques
     Make your first quilt or let Fern Hill
     design one for you. Dream about your home
     décor and let us make it happen. Fern Hill
     will make your visit to the Amana Colonies
     special. Fern Hill can help you make your
     sacred place in your own                               Fern Hill, off the beaten path in the village of
     home or garden.                                       SOUTH Amana on the corner of Hwys 6 and 220
                                                             Open daily • 319.622.3627 • www.fernhill.net

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           Imported &
          Domestic Laces
        Baptismal Gowns
 Doilies, Tablecloths & Curtains
German Lace, Bobbin Lace Supplies
     Custom Draperies and
          Vertical Blinds
           Explore our
             Vintage
               Areas



                        P.O. Box 258
                       617 45th Ave.
                     Amana, IA 52203
                        319.622.3097
           laceshoppe@southslope.net
      www.oldeworldlace.com




                                       Amana Colonies l 32
Lehm Books and Gifts
Books of all Kinds:
Children’s • Paper Dolls • Sports • Sticker & Activity
                                                         4536 220th Trail in Amana
Books • Novels • Taste of Home Cookbooks • Amana

                                                                                          Kitchen Sink
                                                         Special Orders Welcome!
and Iowa Books • History • Religious/Inspirational
                                                                Open Daily
Gifts of all Kinds:
Jim Shore Figurines • Middleton Collector Dolls •
Porter Music Boxes and CDs • Ertl Tractors and other
                                                          319-622-6447                Quality gourmet kitchenware, linens,
                                                                                     coffee, tea, gourmet foods, gifts, glass-
Tractor items • Scrapbooking • Rubber Stamps •           1-800-840-2387               ware, cookbooks, cookware, gadgets,
Stencils • Puzzles • Greeting Cards • Frames • Mama                                   knives, wine & pot racks, decorative
Says Figurines • Foundation Angels • Cherished                                            accessories and local products.
Teddies • Baby Gifts • Occational Gifts • Gifts                                        Featuring many German products.
for all occasions and so much more!                                                           319/622-3227
www.lehmbooksandgifts.com                                                              HISTORIC LOOP • AMANA


                                                                                              Schnitzel’s Eck
                                                                                                     Pyramids, Smokers,
                                                                                                     Steins, Nutcrackers,
                                                                                                  Steiff, Ornaments, Wendt
                                                                                                  & Kuhn, Painted Pewter,
                                                                                                    Incense and Pyramid
                                                                                                            Candles
                                                                                                        CANDLEWORKS
                                                                                                         CANDY AND
                                                                                                          TOY STORE
                                                                                                      319/622-3359

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Even our scenery is handcrafted
by the hands of a higher power...




                            Recreation
                                                                                                   Put Your Amana Colony Plans
                                                                                                    in the Hands of Those who
              Take a deep breath and relax...                                                         Know the Colonies Best
     this is the Amana Colonies, the pace is slower                                                  Colony
         here, the air a bit crisper, the colors of the
                   landscape a bit sharper.                                                          Visits...
                                                                                                  Complete Receptive Services
                                                                                                    for group visitors to the
Trails To fully appreciate the beauty of            Open to the public, you can reserve your        Historic Amana Colonies
                                                                                                      & Eastern Iowa Area
the Colonies and Eastern Iowa, drive the          tee-time, arrange for a group or business
Amana Colonies Heritage Trail which               outing, take lessons from staff pros and              Heritage Destinations...
links the seven Amana villages via High-          practice your swing on what has to be one         Group Tours from The Amana Colonies Area
ways 151, 6 and 220. Visit all seven vil-         of the most spectacular driving ranges any-                to exciting destinations
lages, stop and see the sights, meet the          where. Or just relax in the clubhouse and                      We Offer:
locals and enjoy the unique experience of         enjoy the view. The Amana Colonies Golf          • Custom Planned Packages
traveling one of the most scenic and his-         Club offers lodging just steps away from         • A Variety of Ready-Made Packages to
toric drives in the Midwest. The trail twice      the course, dining at the Clubhouse and            choose from
crosses the Millrace Canal and the Iowa           can accommodate groups.                          • Group Planning Service/Group Tours
River and offers unspoiled views of the vil-        With five sets of tees, the course accom-
lages, Amana farm, prairie and wetlands.          modates all skill levels, but whether you’re                            Our experienced
                                                                                                                          Host-Guides are
   Open year-round, the 3.1 mile                  a golf novice or club champ, you’ll be                                  Colony Visits’ certified
Kolonieweg Recreational Trail links the           impressed by the sheer beauty of this                                   Amana Colony Guides
villages of Amana and Middle Amana cir-           pristine course.                                                        who have lived the
cling the Lily Lake and extending along the                                                                               Colony Traditions.
historical Millrace canal. From the trail         Touring the Amana Colonies The Amana
                                                                                                  Phone: 319 622-6178 • Fax: 319 622-3958
you’ll see unmatched views of prairie and         Colonies by Car: an Audio Driving Tour is           E-mail: info@colonyvisits.com
lake, and gain a new perspective on               aneasy to use CD; providing an entertaining,       Website: www.colonyvisits.com
Amana’s 140-year-old canal. Much of the           point by point tour of the seven villages            P.O. Box 99, Amana, IA 52203
trail is paved; however the stretch along the     while providing insights regarding life in
canal levee is crushed limestone. As you          communal Amana and information about
walk or bike the trail alongside the Lake         Amana history, architecture and lore. The
and Millrace, watch for bald eagles, geese,       CD is narrated by local residents and fea-
ducks, beaver, muskrat, wild turkeys and          tures an original musical soundtrack. The
river otter. Access the trail via the Lily Lake   CD can be purchased at many local shops
parking and picnic area on Highway 220            and at the Amana Colonies Visitor Center.
between Amana and Middle Amana or at                Take the Amana GPS Adventure. Stop
theAmana Depot in the village of Amana.           by the Amana Heritage Museum in the vil-
   The rustic Amana Colonies Nature               lage of Amana and receive your first coordi-
Trail allows you to experience Amana on           nates. You can use your car’s GPS system or
the wild side as it winds through the             borrow a hand-held unit from the Museum.
Amana forest and continues to the steep           Then follow as the coordinates lead you on
bluffs overlooking the Iowa River. You can        a chase around the Colonies. A great teach-
walk the unpaved, woodland trail, or if           ing tool for kids, the GPS Adventure con-
there is snow on the ground, bring your           cludes when you discover your token treas-
cross-country skis and ski the 3.2 mile           ure. Contact the Amana Heritage Museum
trail. Prehistoric Native American mounds         at 316-622-3567 or www.amheritage.org
and geologic features are noted on the trail,     for additional information.
but its appeal is more than educational, as         Take the Abend Galerie Tour the first
you will discover when you enter the forest       Friday evening of each month May -
and continue down a path that is timeless.        September. Here’s a chance to explore
The trailhead parking lot is located just         behind the scenes as Amana Colonies arti-
north of Homestead near the intersection          sans open their galleries, workshops and
of Highways 151 and 6.                            studios for this relaxed, self-guided, even-
                                                  ing (Abend) tour. Refreshments are served
Golf The Amana Colonies Golf Club is              and there is no admission. Signs are posted
recognized as one of the top, 18-hole             outside of galleries and workshops and you
championship courses in the Midwest and           can pick up a brochure with a map at the
perhaps one of the most scenic courses in         Amana Colonies Visitor Center, the Amana
the region.                                       Arts Guild Center or a participating gallery.

                                                            Amana Colonies l 36
Group Tours The Amana Colonies have
always been a favorite with groups of all
                                                 LEISURE/RECREATION
kinds. Whether you are here for a conven-        Amana Colonies Golf Club                     C o l o n y Vi s i t s …
tion, family reunion, RV rally or on a motor     North of Middle Amana on 27th                Heritage Destinations
coach excursion, be sure to schedule a group     Avenue                                       319-622-6178
tour with one of our tour services. Step-on      319-622-6222 or 800-383-3636                 info@colonyvisits.com
guide services are offered by the Amana          amanagolf@southslope.net                     www.colonyvisits.com
Heritage Society, Colony Visits, the Colony      www.amanagolfcourse.com
                                                                                              Receptive group services. We’re your
Inn, the Ox Yoke Inn and the Ronneburg           The course features shining ponds, a         doorway to hospitality in the historical
Restaurant. Group rates are available to         variety of wildlife, and striking scenery    Amana Colonies and the interesting
Amana Heritage Sites through the Amana           that add to the aesthetic beauty and         eastern Iowa area. All-inclusive tour
Heritage Society. Special programming is         enjoyment of the game. Consistently          packages with step-on, meals, sight
often available to fit your group’s interests.   ranked highly, the course has won            seeing, etc.
The Old Creamery Theatre Company offers          many national honors.
group rates and ticket packages.                                                              S u d b u ry C o u rt
                                                 A m a n a C o l o n i e s RV P a r k a n d   M o t e l & RV P a r k
Camping Pitch your tent, park your recre-        E v e n t C e n t e r, A m a n a             2211 Hwy 6 Trail, Marengo
ational vehicle, gather round the campfire -     319-622-7616 or 800-471-7616                 319-642-5411
camping at the Amana Colonies RV Park            rvamana@amanas.net                           thocamp@netins.net
offers you the opportunity to see and expe-      www.amanarvpark.com                          www.sudburymotelandrv.com
rience the villages from the comfort of your     60-acre RV park and event center near
campsite.                                        Amana. Full and water/electric hook-
   The Park is a 60-acre, full service camp-     ups, showers, dump station, propane
ground located along Price Creek inthe heart     and laundry. Store, free Wi-Fi. Buildings
of the Amana Colonies just 1/2 mile from         ideal for group rallies or special events.
the village of Amana. Enjoy level campsites,     RV Park open April 15 – October 31.
full and partial hookups, showers and laun-
dry and sanitary stations. The park offers
460 RV sites, as well as tent sites. Retail
store on site. Two, climate-controlled meet-
ing and event facilities on the grounds. The
RV Park is open April - October with staff
on duty year-round to help you plan your
camping getaway, group camping trip or
large rally.
   The Middle Amana Park, with self-
registration, electric hookups and freshwa-
ter available, the park offers fewer amenities
but has a quiet appeal and lush landscape.




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Amana Colonies

    Welcome German Companies




P    oised for success in the American
 marketplace, two German companies,
 Alb-Gold, makers of premium quality,
 organic pasta, and Bionade, creators of
 a new, organic soft drink; plan to build
 production facilities here in the Amana
                                            center, retail shop and small restaurant.
                                                “We are proud to have Alb-Gold and
                                            Bionade join the Amana Colonies with
                                            their green facilities. These two com-
                                            panies fit very naturally with the Amana
                                            tradition of high quality and outstanding
                                                                                        Executive Director, Bionade Inter-
                                                                                        national, said, “We have been
                                                                                        searching for a Bionade produc-
                                                                                        tion facility with conditions
                                                                                        related to our company philo-
                                                                                        sophy. I believe we have found
 Colonies.                                  food products,” said Vic Rathje, Amana      a location for Bionade in the
     Their new facilities are expected to   Society, Inc.                               United States that feels like
 be located west of the village of Amana        A strong desire to produce foods        home. Amana is logistically
 near the Amana Colonies RV Park.           close to nature and to protect the envi-    ideal and reflects the impor-
 The companies hope to break ground         ronment drives both German companies        tant requirements we have
 May 2008.                                  and prompted them to come to the            been looking for, a natural
     The environmentally green facility     Amanas where fostering a rural way of       landscape, educated work-
 would be one of the first of its kind in   life and protecting the natural landscape   force and friendly people.”
 the nation; a plant constructed using      are part of Amana’s ethos.
 standards higher than those of the LEED        And with plans in place to intro-
 Green Building Rating System. The facil-   duce Alb-Gold pasta and Bionade soft
 ities would be surrounded by organically   drinks to Americans via national distri-
 cultivated gardens with an information     bution and marketing, Peter Kowalsky,


                                                    Amana Colonies l 38
SURROUNDING AREA                           Library. Throw in a line at Lake Iowa,
                                           near Millersburg or hike around the
                                                                                       and Coralville are located 18 miles to
                                                                                       the east. The University of Iowa offers
ATTRACTIONS                                scenic 600-acre park, 319-655-8465.         several museums, including Iowa’s first
                                                                                       capital building. Downtown Iowa City
Ta n g e r O u t l e t C e n t e r         Cedar Rapids                                provides shopping, art, entertainment
www.tangeroutlet.com                       www.cedar-rapids.com                        and dining experiences. The Iowa
At Tanger, every day is a sale day. Find   Just 17 miles north on highway 151,         Children’s Museum is located in the
the latest fashions, home furnishings      Cedar Rapids offers a variety of cul-       Coral Ridge Mall. Contact the Iowa
and accessories at unbeatable prices.      tural, historical and ethnic attractions,   City/Coralville Convention & Visitors
Buy direct from over 55 brand name         including the National Czech and            Bureau at 319-337-6592 or
stores. Located in Williamsburg,           Slovak Museum, Brucemore Mansion,           800-283-6592.
Tanger Outlet Center is just minutes       African American Historical Museum
from the Amana Colonies. Call              and Cultural Center of Iowa, IMAX           We s t B r a n c h
319-668-2885 or 800-406-2887               Theatre, Cedar Rapids Museum of             www.nps.gov/heho/
for information.                           Art and Ushers Ferry Historic Village.      Located 30 miles east of Amana is the
                                           Cedar Rapids Kernels Baseball and           home of our nation’s 31st president,
Historic Iowa County                       Rough Riders Hockey offer semi-             Herbert Hoover. Visit the changing
www.co.iowa.ia.us                          professional sports. Contact the            exhibits at the Herbert Hoover Presi-
Just minutes to the west in Williams-      Cedar Rapids Area Convention &              dential Library/Museum and National
burg, brick paved streets surround a       Visitors Bureau at 319-398-5009             Historic Site. Another must see is
picturesque town square. Contact the       or 800-735-5557.                            Hoover’s birthplace cottage, his father’s
Chamber of Commerce at 319-668-                                                        blacksmith shop, Quaker Meeting
1500 for information about their unique    Iowa City and Coralville                    House and the grave sites of both
shops, outdoor aquatic center and rec-     www.iowacitycoralville.org                  President and Mrs. Hoover. For more
reation facilities. Step back in time at   Home of the University of Iowa and          information call 319-643-2541 or
the Pioneer Heritage Museum in nearby      internationally recognized University of    319-643-5301.
Marengo, also home to a Carnegie           Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City




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       Corridor Concierge
       at the Eastern Iowa Airport
       For all your travel, arts, entertainment and cultural information at the Eastern
       Iowa Airport, look no further than the Corridor Concierge, located in the newly
       renovated information station. Corridor Concierge provides travelers with
       information about all the exciting things to see and do in the Eastern Iowa
       Corridor, including Cedar Rapids, the Amana Colonies and Iowa
       City/Coralville.
       The Corridor Concierge is maintained by the Amana Colonies, Cedar Rapids,
       Iowa City/Coralville Convention & Visitors Bureaus and the Iowa Cultural
       Corridor Alliance. Along with up-to-date flight information, you can find out
       what’s happening in the area and enjoy a great cup of coffee in a relaxing space.
       Travelers can also purchase quality gifts from local artists. Be sure to stop by the
       next time you fly through the Eastern Iowa Airport.


       Experience the best of Iowa
       in the Heart of the Saints!
       Nestled in the heart of Eastern Iowa, along the Avenue of the Saints highway,
       the Heart of the Saints features the best Iowa has to offer. The communities of
       Cedar Falls, Waterloo, Cedar Rapids, Amana Colonies, Coralville and Iowa
       City welcome you! From north to south you will discover cultural attractions,
       historical interests, gorgeous landscapes, fabulous entertainment and dining
       experiences and much more. No need to travel far while visiting the Heart of
       the Saints; each friendly community is no more than forty-five minutes away.
       Whether you’re looking for metropolitan flare or quiet county roads,
       The Heart of the Saints has it all.




Amana Colonies l 40
There is often a misconception that the people of the Amana Colonies
are Amish – this is not the case. The residents of the Colonies live a
contemporary lifestyle – you will not see horse-drawn buggies.

A Confusion of Identities
Two unique religious groups were attracted to the fertile agricultural   Many people think that the Inspirationists and the Amish are one
soil of southeast Iowa in the mid-1800’s: the Old Order Amish, in        and the same ethno-religious group, or that they are two denomin-
1846, and the Community of True Inspiration in 1855.                     ations of one major religious affiliation. Others have decided that
                                                                         the word “Amish” is simply a form of the word “Amana.” The two
Both groups sought isolated, sparsely populated areas with ade-
                                                                         names certainly sound similar. The Amana Colonies and the Old
quate economic opportunities, to preserve and develop their
                                                                         Order Amish are, however, not related at all, in any historical or
respective separatist communities.
                                                                         contemporary sense.
But the Amana people and the Old Order Amish are two distinct
                                                                         Thus, Eastern Iowa has - in the Amana Colonies and in the Kalona
groups with very different historical traditions and religious teach-
                                                                         countryside - two very different, very unique religious-cultural
ings. There is, furthermore, no ethnic relationship between the two
                                                                         groups, both with rich traditions, both extremely interesting for
groups, nor has there been much interaction over the years.
                                                                         visitors to interact with.
Still, the fact that these two groups settled within 50 miles of one
                                                                         Each group has developed its own unique heritage. Both traditions
another, eight years apart, held separatist viewpoints, spoke
                                                                         enrich the lives of all who come into contact with them.
German and dressed in similar styles, has caused numerous visitors
to confuse the two groups. This confusion has been accentuated in        Source: The Amana Colonies & Kalona’s Old Order Amish: Two Unique
recent years as both the Amana Colonies and Kalona have become           Cultures in Southeast Iowa, Rod A. Janzen
major visitor attractions.




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Come experience Iowa’s educational
and cultural center for yourself –
we know you’ll want to come back!
There's a reason why visitors come to Iowa City and Coralville. Picture a top-notch
educational institution offering some of the nation's best (and largest) health-care
facilities, a variety of art and theatrical attractions, an internationally-renowned
writers’ workshop and research programs that are changing our world.
Combine this with a welcoming community surrounded by the
picturesque rolling hills, forests, lakes, and rivers of Eastern
Iowa. Top it off with a vibrant downtown, one of the
largest malls in Iowa, and one-of-a-kind attractions.
It’s not hard to see why Iowa City and Coralville are
often ranked as some of the most livable
communities in the nation.




                                                     Amana Colonies l 42
           The Cedar Rapids experience is anything but mundane.
           As the second largest metropolitan city in Iowa, Cedar Rapids
        has a wealth of culture, history, recreation and relaxation for all ages.
Experience the Czech heritage of Cedar            all! Don’t forget to experience the other     with great entertainment all year long.
Rapids! The newly remodeled and renovat-          historical and cultural sites all over the    The Cedar Rapids Symphony Orchestra
ed Czech Village is one experience a Cedar        city. Be sure to visit The African American   and The Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre
Rapids visitor won’t soon forget. The new         Historical Museum & Cultural Center of        both are home to big city sounds. Visit the
signage and streetscape make for a lovely         Iowa and the Cedar Rapids Science Station     beautiful Paramount Theatre and take in
area to take a stroll and visit all the amazing   and IMAX Dome. These are just a few           a show by our local troop: Theatre Cedar
specialty shops along the way. Czech              of the diverse venues our city boasts.        Rapids. You can find drama and comedy to
Feather & Down Co., also renovated, offers        Experience Cedar Rapids’ past at Ushers       fit your mood. Legion Arts/ CSPS also has
Czech comforters, handcrafted pillows and         Ferry Historic Village. The Cedar Rapids      many unique performances. Everywhere
feather beds. Zindricks Czech Restaurant          Museum is also worth a visit; it is home to   you look there are delightful experiences
serves authentic Czech cuisine in a charm-        the nation’s largest collection of works by   for your taste buds. Check out “blend,” a
ing atmosphere, and Czech Cottage has fine        famous Midwest native Grant Wood.             new downtown restaurant serving globally
china, glassware and crystal for a shopping                                                     inspired cuisine in a progressive and con-
experience unlike any other. Don’t miss           Talent and culture are experiences Cedar      temporary atmosphere. And for night owls,
the National Czech & Slovak Museum &              Rapids had in abundance. Performers,          be sure to check out our night life for late
Library to learn the rich history behind it       musicians and artists fill our calendar       night entertainment.




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Just down the road, but a million miles from ordinary.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        to Cedar Rapids, I-380
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  F-12

 The Amana Colonies




                                                                                                                                                                                     to Cedar Rapids




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Y Ave
                                                                                                                                                                                                            East
                                                                                                                                                                        C Street
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Amana




                                                                                                                                        27th Ave
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Amana
                                                                  High                                                  Middle                                         Amana Colonies
                                                                                                                                                                         RV Park &
                                                                 Amana                                                  Amana                      G St.
                                                                                                                                                                        Event Center
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Visitors
  West                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Center

 Amana                                                                                                                                                         Lily
                                                                                                                                                              Lake


                                                                                                       Hwy 220
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Kolonieweg Trail
                                                                                                                  Wetlands


  to Marengo                                                                               60s
                                                                                  built 18
                                                                       Millrace




                                                                                                                                                                                      Hwy 151
                                                                                                 Iowa River
                                                                                                                                                                      Nature Trail


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         to Coralville,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Iowa City
                            South                                                                                                                                                                                          Hwy 6

                            Amana
  to Marengo                                            Hwy 6                                                           Hwy 6 and 151
          to Williamsburg




                                                                                                              Hwy 151




                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Homestead
 V-77




                              Tanger
                            Outlet Center

                               to Des Moines, Williamsburg
                                                                                                                                                           Interstate 80                                                 to Coralville, Iowa City and Davenport


                                                       I-80 Amana Colonies
                                                             Exit 225
        Kolonieweg Trail. Asphalt and crushed gravel recreational trail for hiking and biking.
        Amana Colonies Trail. This highway loop of highways 151, 6 and 220 connects the
        villages that make up the Amana Colonies.




                                  FINDING THE
                                AMANA COLONIES
  Mileage to the Amana Colonies from:
 Cedar Rapids............17                                     Madison .................190
 Chicago..................220                                   Minneapolis ...........286
 Des Moines ..............93                                    Omaha ...................226
 Dubuque................100                                     Quad Cities ..............76
 Iowa City .................18                                  St. Louis .................265
 Kalona......................30                                 Waterloo ..................70
 Kansas City ............284                                    West Branch.............30




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                                                                                                                                                                      1   Hahn’s Hearth Oven Bakery
                                                                                     8
                                                                                                                                                                      2   Communal Kitchen and Cooper Shop Museum
                                                                                                                                                    a
                                                                                                                            11                  man
                                                                                                                                            to A                          Rose’s Place Bed and Breakfast
                                                                                                                                                                      3
Middle                                                                                                          G Str
                                                                                                                     eet
                                                                                                                           10                                         4   The Cloister Haus Bed and Breakfast
 Amana                                                                                                                                                                5   Middle Amana Church
                                                                                     7                                                              Lily
                                                                                                                                                                      6   Dusk to Dawn Bed and Breakfast
                                                                                                                                                   Lake




                                                                                                                                  220th Trail
                                                      J Street                                                                                      12                7   Middle Amana Park
                                    1 2                                                                                                                               8   Amana Colonies Golf Club / Colony Oaks Condominiums
                                       3                                                                                   9
         25th Avenue




                                                        26th Avenue




                                                                                         27th Avenue

                                                                                                                                                                      9   Amana Community School, Library and Pool
                                                                      K Street
                                                                                                                                                                     10 Retirement Community/Therapy & Wellness Center
                                       4                              5              6
                                                                                                                                                                     11 Kolonieweg Trail
to High Amana                                                                        220th Trail
                                                                                                                                                                     12 Lily Lake
                                                                                                                                                        13           13 Whirlpool Corporation - Amana Division
                                                                                                                                 Whirlpool Corporation
                                                                                                                                   Amana Division




                                                                                                                                                1 Amana Arts Guild Center
High                                                                                                                                            2 High Amana General Store
 Amana
                                    G Street
                                                                       13th Avenue
    12th Avenue




                                             1                                           2




                                                                                                                                                                                                                        6th Avenue
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     D Street

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     1
to West Amana                                           220th Trail                                    to Middle Amana                          Cricket on the Hearth Antiques 1                                                         2                                        4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       F Street                                 8t
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                                                                                                                                                                    Studio Gallery 2                  4th Avenue
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                                                                                                                                                              Giant Rocker and




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                                                                                                                                                                                    4                              F 15 Boulevard




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        a
                                                                                                                                                        West Amana Wood Shop




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                                                                                                                                                                                                 West Amana

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                                                                                                                                                            Broom and Basket Shop 5


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              To S

                                                                                                                                                                     1 Mini-Americana Barn Museum
                                      to West Amana




                                                                                                                                                                     2 Communal Agriculture Museum
                                                        1                                      2
                                                                220th Trail                                                                                          3 Fern Hill Gifts and Quilts
                                                                                                                                                                     4 Schanz Furniture and Refinishing Shop
                                                                                                                 South                                               5 Bábi’s Bed and Breakfast
                                                                                                                 Amana
                       4th Avenue




                                                                                                  220th Trail




                                                       Q Street

                                                                                                                                                                                                                   MAPS KEY
                                                                                                                                                                                         Restaurant                    Winery/Brewery                                    P      Parking
                                                                                                                                                                                         Lodging                       Periodic Working Demonstrations
                                                                                     3                                           4
                                                      Hwy 6 Trail                                                  to Homestead & I-80                                                   Historical Site               Handicapped Accessible
                                                                                                                                                        5
                                                                                                                                                                                         Other




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 36
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Amana



                                                                                              Hwy 151 to Cedar Rapids
                                                          C Street
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            35   P         37
                                                               2
       1                                                                                                                                                                               F Street
                         38th Avenue


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      38




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        46th Avenue
                                                                                                                             43rd Avenue




                                                                                                                                                                       44th Avenue




                                                                                                                                                                                                              45th Avenue
                                                                                                                                               8                                                       16
                                                                                                                                                    9                                        P
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Visitors Center &
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Public Restrooms
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 30                   39




                                                                                            Hwy 151 / 42nd Avenue
                                                                                                                                           10
                                                                                                                                           10                                                                                                                                    40
                                                                                                                                                        11 12                          14 15            17                  26    27 28          29                    41   P
          to Middle Amana                                      220th Trail                                                                                                           220th Trail                                                                                                              220th Trail
                                            3                  4         5                                                                              13                           19 20      21 22       23 24 25                 31                                      42
                                                                                                                         7                 P                              17                                                                    32 33                                            43




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                                                                                                                                                         44th A
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                                             G Street                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   th
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                                                                                                                                                                                     H Street                                                                         34
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            45




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   48th Avenue
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 50
                                                                                               to Homestead




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            P                                                                     46                                         52
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 P
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   P                             51
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          47
                                                                                                                                                                                                Kolonieweg Trail
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  48       P



1 Old Creamery Theatre Company                                                                                                                           19 Ackerman Winery                                                                                                  37
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            38 Erenberger Antiques / Renate’s Antique Gallery

2 Amana Colonies RV Park                                                                                                                                 20 Ronneburg Restaurant / The Clothes Encounter                                                                     38
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            39 Heritage Designs Quilting & Needlework
  and Event Center
                                                                                                                                                         21 Ox Yoke Inn                                                                                                      39
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            40 Festhalle Barn
3 Medical Clinic / Pharmacy
                                                                                                                                                         22 Ash Lynn Glitz                                                                                                  41 Visitors Center / Public Restrooms
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             40
4 US Bank / Amana Society Office
                                                                                                                                                         23 Noe Haus Antiques                                                                                               42 Broom and Basket Shop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             41
5 Amana Casey’s / Nordy’s Subs & Salads
                                                                                                                                                         24 Red Geranium                                                                                                    43 Guest House Motel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             42
6 Amana Post Office
                                                                                                                                                         25 Catiri’s Art Oasis                                                                                              44 Schnitzel’s Eck
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             43
7 Dental Office / Farmers Savings Bank
                                                                                                                                                         26 Sandstone Winery                                                                                                45 Kitchen Sink
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             44
8 Village Guest Suite / Village Custom Floral
                                                                                                                                                         27 The Chocolate Haus ~ Dessert and Coffee Café                                                                    46 Colony Inn Restaurant
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             45
9 Personalized Wood Products (Powder House)
                                                                                                                                                         28 GermanSense                                                                                                     47 Millstream Brewing Co.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             46
10 AJ’s Metal Art Gallery
                                                                                                                                                         29 The Herb Lady & Co.                                                                                             48 Amana Depot – Kolonieweg Trailhead /
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             47
11 Village Vintner                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Overflow Parking / Old Creamery Depot Stage
                                                                                                                                                         30 Java Junction
12 Das Nachbar Haus                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         49 Amana Furniture and Clock Shop
                                                                                                                                                         31 Amana Stone Hearth Bakery                                                                                        48
13 Amana Heritage Museum                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    50 Village Winery and Gift Gallery
                                                                                                                                                         32 Creative Colony                                                                                                  49
14 Yana’s Boutique                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          51 Amana Woolen Mill
                                                                                                                                                         33 Lehm Books & Gifts                                                                                               50
15 Little Red Wagon – Kid’s Stuff!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          52 Custom Cutlery & Ironworks /
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             51
                                                                                                                                                         34 Annie’s Garden Guest House
16 Olde World Lace Shoppe / Lace Lodging                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Industrial Machine Shop Museum
                                                                                                                                                         35 Smokehouse Square Antiques
17 Amana General Store /                                                                                                                                 36 Amana Meat Shop and Smokehouse
   Amana Coffee & Tea Co. / Christmas Room
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    to Amana




                                                                                                                                                         37 Collectively Iowa
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Colonies




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I-80 Amana
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Hwy 151




18 Heritage Wine, Cheese & Jelly Haus
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Colonies 6
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Exit 225
                                                                                                                                                                                     1 AJ’s in Homestead
                                                    an a




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 I-80                                                 I-80
                                                      m




                                                                   Homestead
                                                 To A




                                                                                                                                                                                     2 Amana Colonies Nature Trail
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        U Avenue
                                              51




       Nature Trail
                                                                                                                                                                                     3 Ehrle Brothers Winery /                                                                                                     4
                                            &1




                    2                                                                      Hwy 6 Trail                                                                                                                                                                                    2
                                                                                                                                                                                           Alma’s Washhouse
                                        y6




                                                                             44th Avenue




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1                                                          5
                                       Hw




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                                             4             5                                                                                                                         5 Henry’s Village Market
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     1 Amana Colonies Holiday Inn /
      S
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                                                           V Street                                                                                                                  6 Amana Community Church Museum                                                                          Wasserbahn Waterpark Resort
   1                                                               6                        7                           8 9 10 11
                                                                                                                                                                                     7 Zuber’s Homestead Hotel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     2 Little Amana General Store
                                                                                                                                                                                     8 Troy Richard Thomas Art Gallery & Studio                                                               and Woolens

                                                                                                                                                                                     9 Rawson’s Bed & Breakfast                                                                      3 Little Amana Casey’s
                                                          MAPS KEY                                                                                                                   10 Homestead Store Museum                                                                       4 Johnson’s Little Amana Antiques
           Restaurant                                              Winery/Brewery                                                                  Parking                           11 Die Heimat Country Inn                                                                       5 Ox Yoke Innterstate Restaurant
                                                                                                                                           P
                                                                                                                                                                                           Bed and Breakfast
           Lodging                                                 Periodic Working Demonstrations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     6 Heritage Inn Amana Colonies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Hotel and Suites
           Historical Site                                         Handicapped Accessible

           Other
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P.O. Box 310
Amana, Iowa 52203
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