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A Village Stroll: 11am, Monday – Friday
Discover the unique history of the Amana Colonies on this hour long walking tour.
Tour offered mid-April through October. Please reserve for groups over ten.
Guten Appetit: 1pm, Second and Fourth Thursday
Experience the unique history of the Colonies through the various foods and beverages produced in the
Colonies. Walking tour; generally lasts three hours. Reservations recommended; please reserve by 11am
on day of tour. Offered May through September.

            622 46th Avenue         Amana, IA 52203         319.622.7622        1.800.579.2294        ]
              We are so pleased you have chosen
                 to spend your time with us!
   Your reason for coming to the Colonies       Amana Colonies is definitely the place
   is unique, as will your experience be.       for you!
   Maybe you are just looking for some            No matter what your reason for
   peace and quiet…a little get away from       coming, we know you will love the
   the hustle and bustle of your everyday       experiences we have to offer, because
   life. The Amana Colonies is the place        each one is unique to you. The Amana
   for you.                                     Colonies are all about you and what you
      Perhaps you are a history buff and want   want, whether it be food and entertain-
   to explore how the American dream came       ment, sampling beer and wine, strolling
   to life for the people of the Colonies.      the villages and trails, shopping or just
   The Amana Colonies is the place for you.     relaxing. We have it all.
      If food is your passion… well, the          So take your time…stay for a while.

The Willkommen mat is always out in the Amana Colonies!
                          VISITOR SERVICES
   Amana Colonies Visitors Center and Convention & Visitors Bureau
               622 46th Avenue, Amana, Iowa 52203
                  1-800-579-2294 / 319-622-7622
Emergency Services.....................911    Sheriff. ..............................319-642-7307
Medical / Dental Services
Amana Family Practice .....................
 Clinic.......................319-622-3231    Dr. Mark Marz, Dentist ...319-622-3150
Amana Pharmacy........319-622-3341            Engel Chiropractic ...........319-622-3322
United States Post Offices
Amana.........................319-622-3019    Middle Amana..................319-622-3861
Homestead .................319-622-3901       South Amana....................319-622-3425

Banking Services
Farmers Savings Bank, 4304 - 220th Trail, Amana, IA 52203.......319-622-6200
ATM Available
US Bank, 504 39th Avenue, Amana, IA 52203..............................319-622-3445
ATM Available
Photo, Design and Copy Credits: Amana Heritage Society, Erich Ernst,
Peter Guttman, Peter Hoehnle, Bruce Jones, Gordon Kellenberger, Dionna
Miller, Allyn Neubauer, Deanna Roberts, and Jennifer Tjaden

                 Eastern Iowa                                      Iowa Tourism Office
                 Tourism Association                               1.800.345.IOWA
44   MAPS
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.

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

          Source: The Amana Colonies & Kalona's Old Order Amish: Two Unique Cultures in Southeast Iowa, Rod A. Janzen

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                                                                        AREA CHURCH
                                                                        Please contact church for service times.

                                                                        Amana Colonies:          Oxford:
                                                                        Middle Amana             Anchored in
                                                                        Church                   Faith Gospel
                                                                        319-622-6155             319-828-4815
                                                                        Rural Homestead:         Hands of Christ
                                                                        Meadow Hill              Worship Center
                                                                        Christian Fellowship     319-828-4105
                                                                        319-622-3464             Oxford United
                                                                        St. John’s Lutheran      Methodist
                                                                        319-622-4286             319-828-1005

                                                                        Conroy:                  St. Mary’s Catholic
                                                                        First Lutheran (ELCA)    319-828-4180
                                                                        319-662-4190             Walford:
                                                                        Trinity Lutheran         Clover Ridge
                                                                        319-662-4075             United Methodist
                                                                        Little Amana:
                                                                                                 Trinity Lutheran
                                                                        Immanuel Lutheran
                                                                        319-668-2372             319-845-2636

                                                                        Church of the
                                                                                                 Evangelical Free
                                                                                                 First Presbyterian
                                                                        First United
                                                                        319-642-3146             Harvest Baptist
USING MAPPING                                                           First Presbyterian       319-668-2322
SOFTWARE                                                                319-642-3635             St. Mary’s Catholic
When using GPS or computerized mapping software, such as                                         319-668-1397
Mapquest, to locate your destination in the Amana Colonies,             Kingdom Hall of
please use the village name excluding any information shown             Jehovah’s Witnesses      St. Paul’s Lutheran
in parentheses. For example, for a business in “(West) Amana,           319-642-5687             319-668-2288
52203” use “Amana, IA 52203” or just “52203” in your search.            St. John’s Lutheran      St. Paul’s Methodist
In actuality, this business will be located in the village called       319-642-5452             319-668-2288
“West Amana”. Not all addresses in this publication can be
used for mailing.                                                       St. Patrick’s Catholic   St. Timothy’s
  See the village maps on page 44 and 45 to locate all shops,           319-642-5438             Lutheran
restaurants and attractions shown in this guide.                                                 319-668-8961

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he history of the Amana Colonies, a         Led by Christian Metz, they hoped to        Six villages were established, a mile or
National Historic Landmark and one of       find religious freedom in America and       two apart, across a river valley tract of
America’s longest-lived communal soci-      left Germany in 1843-44. Community          some 26,000 acres - Amana, East Amana,
eties, begins in 1714 in the villages of    members pooled their resources and          West Amana, South Amana, High
Germany and continues today on the          purchased 5,000 acres near Buffalo,         Amana and Middle Amana. The village
Iowa prairie.                               New York. By working cooperatively          of Homestead was added in 1861, giv-
  In turbulent 18th century Germany         and sharing their property, the com-        ing the Colony access to the railroad.
in the midst of a religious movement        munity, now numbering some 1,200
called Pietism, two men, Eberhard L.        people, was able to carve a relatively      COMMUNAL LIFE
Gruber and Johann F. Rock, advocated        comfortable living. They called their       In the seven villages, residents received
faith renewal through reflection, prayer    community the Ebenezer Society and          a home, medical care, meals, all house-
and Bible study. Their belief, one shared   adopted a constitution that formalized      hold necessities, and schooling for their
by many other Pietists, was that God,       their communal way of life.                 children. Property and resources were
through the Holy Spirit, may inspire            When more farmland was needed           shared. Men and women were assigned
individuals to speak. This gift of inspi-   for the growing community, the              jobs by their village council of brethren.
ration, or prophecy, was the basis for a    Inspirationists looked to Iowa where        No one received a wage. No one
religious group that began meeting in       attractively priced land was available.     needed one.
1714 and became known as the Com-           One valley on the Iowa River seemed             Farming and the production of
munity of True Inspiration. Though the      particularly promising. Here was fertile    wool and calico supported the commu-
Inspirationists sought to avoid conflict,   soil, stone, wood and water enough to       nity, but village enterprises, everything
they were persecuted for their beliefs.     build the community of their dreams.        from clock making to brewing, were
Eventually the Inspirationists found                                                    vital; and well-crafted products became
refuge in central Germany settling in       REMAINING TRUE                              a hallmark of the Amanas. Craftsmen
several estates, including the 13th         In 1855 they arrived in Iowa. After an      took special pride in their work as a
century Ronneburg castle.                   inspired testimony commanded the            testament of both their faith and their
                                            people to call their village, “Bleibtreu”   community spirit.
SEEKING FREEDOM                             or “remain faithful” the leaders                Up before dawn, called to work by
Persecution and an economic depres-         chose the name Amana from                   the gentle tolling of the bell in the vil-
sion in Germany forced the community        the Song of Solomon 4:8.                    lage tower, the unhurried routine of life
to begin searching for a new home.          Amana means to “remain true.”               in old Amana was paced very different-
                                                                                        ly than today. Amana churches, located
                                                                                         in the center of each village, built of
                                                                                           brick or stone, have no stained glass
                                                                                             windows, no steeple or spire, and
                                                                                               reflect the ethos of simplicity and
                                                                                                 humility. Inspirationists attend-
                                                                                                   ed worship services 11 times a
                                                                                                     week; their quiet worship
                                                                                                        punctuating the days.

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                                             AMANA HERITAGE SITES
    Over 50 communal kitchens provid-        Amana’s unique past is here for you to explore at seven historical
ed three daily meals; as well as a mid-      sites maintained by the Amana Heritage Society. Single admission or
morning and mid-afternoon snack to           multi-site tickets are available. For more information on Amana Heritage
all Colonists. These kitchens were           sites and to check their calendar of special events and programs visit
operated by the women of the Colony or phone 319-622-3567.
and well supplied by the village smoke-
house, bakery, ice house and dairy,          AMANA HERITAGE MUSEUM                   COMMUNAL AGRICULTURE
and by huge gardens, orchards and            4310 - 220th Trail, Amana, 52203        MUSEUM
vineyards maintained by the villagers.       Award-winning, 20-minute video,         505 P Street, South Amana, 52334
    Children attended school, six days       exhibits in three communal era build-   Built in 1858, the Communal Agriculture
a week, year-round until the age of 14.      ings and grounds recalling turn-of-     Museum is housed in one of the oldest barns
Boys were assigned jobs on the farm          the-century Amana life. The muse-       in the Colonies. Tools, implements and
or in the craft shops, while girls were      um tells Amana’s story from 18th        photographs from Amana’s communal era
assigned to a communal kitchen or            century Germany to the present. The     depict operations on the nation’s largest
garden. A few boys were sent to college      Amana Heritage Museum is among          communal farm.
for training as teachers, doctors and        Iowa’s top historical attractions.
                                                                                     May – September, Saturday 10am-5pm,
dentists.                                    Museum Store.
                                                                                     or by arrangement
    In 1932, amidst America’s Great          April – October, Monday - Saturday
Depression, Amana set aside its com-         10am-5pm, Sunday noon-4pm               THE AMANA COMMUNITY
munal way of life. A ruinous farm mar-                                               CHURCH MUSEUM
ket and changes in the rural economy         March, November & December,             4210 V Street, Homestead, 52203
                                             Saturday 10am-5pm, or by                Whether you want to learn more about
contributed, but what finally propelled
                                             arrangement                             the Colonies or simply wish to experience
the change was a strong desire on the
part of residents to maintain their com-                                             a setting uniquely suited to reflection, visit
                                             COMMUNAL KITCHEN
munity. By 1932, the communal way of                                                 the 1865 Saal (church or meeting house) in
                                             AND COOPER SHOP                         Homestead. Guides discuss religious beliefs
life was seen as a barrier to achieving      1003 - 26th Avenue,
individual goals, so rather than leave                                               and practices of the Amana Church, while
                                             (Middle) Amana, 52203                   explaining the unique history and architec-
or watch their children leave, they          The Communal Kitchen and
changed. They established the Amana                                                  ture of this 140-year-old church.
                                             Cooper Shop offer as step back in
Society, Inc. a profit-sharing corpora-      time, as each are preserved as they     May – September, Saturday 10am-5 pm
tion to manage the farmland, the mills       were the day the last communal meal     June 15 – August 14, Monday – Friday
and the larger enterprises. Private enter-   was served in 1932. Guides explain      11am -5pm, or by arrangement
prise was encouraged. The Amana              kitchen routines and share insights
Church was maintained.                       on communal life.                       HOMESTEAD STORE MUSEUM
                                             May – September, Saturday               4430 V Street, Homestead, 52203
AMANA COLONIES TODAY                                                                 Commerce sustained communal Amana;
                                             10am-5 pm
Today the seven villages of the Amana                                                explore its importance at this historical site.
Colonies represent an American dream         June 15 – August 14, Monday –           Craft and industry, plus an examination of the
come true; a thriving community found-       Friday 11am-5pm, or by arrangement      community’s relationship with the “outside
ed by religious faith and community                                                  world.” View storage of museum artifacts and
spirit. Declared a National Historic         HIGH AMANA                              a display of Colony buildings in miniature.
Landmark in 1965, the Amana Colonies         GENERAL STORE
                                             1308 G Street, High Amana, 52203        May – September, Saturday 10am-5 pm
attract hundreds of thousands of visitors
annually all of whom come to see and         Little has changed at the High          June 15 – August 14, Monday – Friday 11am
enjoy a place where the past is cher-        Amana General Store since 1858 -        -5pm, or by arrangement
                                             the smell of handmade soap and
ished and where hospitality is a way                                                 HOMESTEAD BLACKSMITH SHOP
                                             kerosene lanterns lingers. Today
of life.
                                             shelves are stocked with dry goods      4119 V Street, Homestead, 52236
   Evocative of another age, the streets     and merchandise reminiscent of          Experience the sights, sounds and smells of
of the Amana Colonies with their his-        bygone days.                            the original village blacksmith shop. Also on
toric brick, stone and clapboard homes,                                              site is a traditional print shop with operating
their flower and vegetable gardens,          April – October, Monday – Saturday      Linotype and hand-set printing press.
their lanterns and walkways recall           10am – 5pm, Sunday 10am-3pm             Blacksmithing, printing and bookbinding
Amana yesterday. But a vibrant com-          March, November & December,             demonstrations.
munity, celebrating both its past and        Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 10am-
its future, is here today for you to                                                 May – September, Saturday 10am-5pm,
                                             3pm, or by arrangement                  or by arrangement

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

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Winterfest                             Maifest
January 23                             May 1 - 2
Warm your spirits at the 6th annual    Spring celebration blossoms with
Winterfest! Enjoy open-fire chili,     Taste of Amana Colonies food fair,
wine walk, 5K Amana Freezer            Maipole dancing, German folk
Run/Walk, ice sculpting demonstra-     music, parade & much more.
tions, tales by the woodstove, danc-
ing at the Snow Ball, cross-cut log
sawing & “ham-put” competitions        Live Art - 2nd Annual                      AMANA HERITAGE
& much more.
                                       Celebrating the Arts
                                       May 29
                                                                               SOCIETY 2010 PROGRAMS
                                       Artists demonstrate various art        Easter Egg Hunt
Acoustic Camp Midwest                  forms: glass beads, wood carving,      April 3 – 9am
February 11 - 14                       stone sculpting & much more!           Kids 12 & under search for traditional Amana Easter
Led by professional musicians                 Nests on the Amana Heritage Museum lawn.
& designed to help acoustic music                                             Registration required. $3 per child.
students improve skills & gain         Taste Louisiana                        Passport to History - GPS Adventure
confidence in a “jam” session envi-    Cajun & Zydeco Festival                Saturdays May – October; Monday – Friday June 14 –
ronment. Public invited Friday &       May 29 - 30                            August 13
Saturday evenings.                     The good times are back with a         Explore the history of the Amana Colonies using            tasty gumbo of great food and          the Global Positioning System. Start this fun, family-ori-
                                       Cajun & Zydeco bands. Admission.       ented adventure at the Amana Heritage Museum. Don’t
                                                                              have a GPS unit? You can borrow ours!
Millstream Brewing Beer      
& Cheese Tasting                                                              Printing & Blacksmithing Demonstrations
February 20                            Iowa Renaissance Festival              Saturdays May 22 – September 4
                                       & Gathering O'Celts                    Visit the original Homestead blacksmith shop & learn
Enjoy a one-of-a kind brew during                                             about the craft industry in the Amana Colonies.
this exceptional beer & cheese         May 29 - 31
                                                                              Demonstrations vary. FREE.
pairing event.                         Celebration of olde world              European culture; five stages of       Homestead Journey - Progressive Dinner
                                       entertainment, horseback jousting,     May 1 6pm
Willow Weaving Weekend                 food court, merchants bazaar &         Travel through the village of Homestead to hear stories
                                       beer garden. Admission.                of the old Amana Colony. Stops include Amana
February 20 - 21                                                              Heritage Sites. Enjoy delicious Amana Colonies food
Learn willow basket making from                                               along the way. Seating limited; reservations required.
nationally known weavers during        Beckster Fest
this two-day workshop. Registration                                           Village Walking Tour
                                       June 4 - 6                             Friday June 4, July 2, August 6 – 5pm
required.                                                                     Guided tour through the streets of old Amana with
                                       Eighth annual polka fest; nine bands                                                        stories of the past. $3 or free with Museum admission.
                                       playing in two air conditioned
                                       buildings with wooden dance floors.    Lily Lake Bike Tour
Festival of American                   Concessions. Admission.
Baskets Connection                                                            Friday June 11, July 9, August 13 – 1pm
                                               Guided ride along Kolonieweg bike trail; learning about
April 24                                                                      the Colonies unique & natural history. Begin at Amana
Three-day gathering of basket          Iowa Shriners Weekend                  Colonies Visitors Center. Bike rentals available. $3 or
weaving teachers, students & collec-   in the Amana Colonies                  free with Museum admission.
tors; connecting through weaving,      June 4 - 6
sharing & promoting basketry.                                                 Industrial Tours
                                       Iowa Shriners gather in the            Friday June 18, July 16, August 20 – 5pm
Registration required. Open to         Colonies; parade, Shriners Hospital    Learn about Amana's industrial past. Tour starts at the
public, Saturday only.                 info, kids activities.                 Woolen Mill. $5 per person.
                                                                              Amana Wine Walking Tour
                                       BrewBQ & the Blues                     Friday June 25, July 23, August 27 – 3pm
Iowa Heartland Spring Fling            June 5                                 Walking tour of the village of Amana, centered on the
U-Fli® Flyball Tournament              Great evening of blues music &         Colonies wine making history. Also sample the best of
April 24 - 25                          sizzling BBQ at the Millstream         the modern day wine. $5 per person.
Third annual tournament hosted         Brewing Company.
by Hawkeye Hustlers. Flyball is an                                            Glimpse of Amana's Christmas Past
                                           December 3-4
exciting canine sport consisting of                                           Songs, poetry & storytelling lets you experience
teams of 2-4 dogs racing against                                              Christmas in communal Amana a century ago.
each other at this indoor timed                                               Part of the Prelude to Christmas festivities.
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                                                      Amana Colonies 7-Village                  Iowa County Fair
                                                      Garage & Sidewalk Sale                    July 15 - 18
                                                      June 18 - 20                              Fun-filled weeklong event held
                                                      Seven villages of garage & tag sales!     in Marengo featuring exhibits
                                                      Amana Colonies residents &                of 4-H projects and show animals.
                                                      businesses mark down household  
                                                      & retail merchandise.
                                                                 Corridor Classic
                                                                                                Golf Tournament
                                                      Allis Chalmers Tractor Days               July 16
                                                      June 19 - 20                              Support the American Cancer Society
                                                      The Middle Amana park is filled with      by participating in a four-person best
                                                      orange as Allis Chalmers collectors
ON-GOING EVENTS:                                      meet & display restored tractors.
                                                                                                shot tournament for
                                                                                                men & women at Amana Colonie
The following events take place on a                        Golf Club.
regular basis throughout the spring,                  Amana Colonies Trail Ride
summer and fall:                                      June 19 - 20                              Festival of Life for
                                                      Enjoy the beautiful Amana Colonies        American Cancer Society
Village Stroll, Walking Tour                          countryside – on horseback! Venture       July 17
Monday – Friday, April through October, 11am          out on your own or join a guided
(Special times, dates can be pre-arranged for                                                   Events planned throughout the day;
                                                      ride. Some meals & entertainment          kicks off with 5K, survivors reception,
groups of eight or more)                              provided. Bring your own horse.
  Walk with us for a locals view of the Amana                                                   activities for the whole family.
                                                               Proceeds benefit the American
Colonies; learn about our unique heritage, archi-
tecture and all the wonderful things to see and                                                 Cancer Society.
                                                      Homestead Area Minneapolis
do in the Colonies today. Tours depart from the       - Moline Collectors Reunion               Tour de Brew
Amana Colonies Visitors Center. Tour lasts            June 19 - 20
approximately one hour.                                                                         July 17
                                                      Fun-filled weekend in Homestead;          Tenth annual bike ride starts & ends at                                 bringing together antique tractor         the Millstream Brewing Company.
                                                      enthusiasts & Minneapolis Moline          Great warm-up for RAGBRAI.
Guten Appetit: A Sampling Tour
                                                      tractors.                                 Registration required.
of the Amana Colonies
Second and fourth Thursday, May through               Lily Lake in Bloom              
September, 1pm (Special times, dates can be           July - August
pre-arranged for groups of eight or more)                                                       Amana Colonies Handcrafts
                                                      Amana's Lily Lake is crowned with         Throughout the Ages
  A guided walking tour of Amana's great flavors.     buttery-yellow lotus lilies from mid-
The Amana Colonies have always been known                                                       July 17 - 18
                                                      July through August; an event that
for our great food; on this tour you will visit the   has been occurring annually for over      The villages of High,West & South
many shops, restaurants, wineries and brewery         100 years. Pull in at the lakeshore       Amana present the progression of
that hand-craft these great foods. Tours depart       park to enjoy the view and to access      handcrafts in the Colonies from the
from the Amana Colonies Visitors Center. Tours        the Kolonieweg Recreational Trail.        1800’s to present.
last approximately 2 -3 hours. Must be 21 years                                       
of age to participate in wine and beer sampling.      Firecracker 4th of July Tailgate                                 Antique Show                              Christmas in July
                                                      July 3 - 4                                Arts & Crafts Show
Art Night in the Amana Colonies                                                                 July 17 - 18
First & Third Friday, May through August 4-8 pm       Celebrate the Fourth of July antiquing!
                                                      Great selection of quality antiques &     100 booths! Handmade arts & crafts
  Explore behind-the-scenes as Amana Colonies                                                   in two large, air-conditioned buildings
artisans open their galleries, workshops & studios.   collectibles. Festhalle Barn, Amana.
                                                                                                plus tented exhibits. Concessions.
Self-guided evening tour. Refreshments served.        Prairieland U-Fli Qualifier     
                                                      Flyball® Tournament & Iowa
                                                      Heartland Summer Toss                     Millstream “Brew-au”
Farmers Market – Homestead                                                                      Beach Party
Fridays, May through October                          Regular Flyball Tournament
                                                      July 10 - 11                              July 31
  Local growers and food producers gather their
bounty and present it to the public for sale at       Hawkeye Hustlers host U-Fli               Fun in the sun on the “beach” at
Henry’s Village Market. Live music, samples and       Qualifier flyball tournament. Teams of    Millstream Brewery! Beach games,
weekly “Grill Master” make this a popular venue       2-4 dogs compete for championship         great food & drink, luau & live rockin’
for the whole family.                                 tournament; held at a later date.         beach music!                          

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BrewBQ & the Blues               Amana Artisans                    Communal Meal                    Amana Colonies
August 7                         Studio Tour                       November 13                      Christmas Haus Tour
Great evening of blues           September 17 - 19                 A true communal experience!      December 4 - 5
music & sizzling BBQ at          Meet Amana Colonies artists       Reminiscent of the communal      Visit with homeowners as you
the Millstream Brewing           in their private workshops        kitchens, dine on traditional    tour five Amana Colonies homes;
Company.                         & studios. An unforgettable,      Amana cuisine by lamp light.     century-old & contemporary, all        self-guided tour. FREE.           Reservations required.           beautifully decorated for the
Festival of the Arts
August 14                        Oktoberfest                       Tannenbaum Forest
Art show & sale at the Middle    October 1 - 3                     November 26 -
Amana Park. Local & regional     A bit of Bavaria right here in    December 19
artists, performing artists,     the Amana Colonies. Non-          A forest of decorated, live
food, drinks & raffle.           stop entertainment, dancing       Christmas trees inspires holi-     AMANA BY           & German-style food & bev-        day wishes. Visit with Santa       THE NUMBERS
                                 erages. Parade. Games. Kids       & the reindeer (scheduled          800,000 – Approximate
Iowa Model A Day                 activities. Street-side vendors   times). 16 foot, handcrafted       number of visitors to Amana
August 21                        & entertainment.                  Weihnacht’s pyramid & beau-        Colonies each year
                                 tifully hand carved Nativity.      17 – Miles around the
Tribute to the Model A Ford
era from 1928-1931 with                                            Benefits Iowa Chapter of the       Amana Colonies Trail
                                 Exhibit: Gordon                   Make-a-Wish Foundation.
entertainment & activities.      Kellenberger - Latest                                                26,000 – Acres make up                                             the Amana Colonies
                                 Work & Demonstration
                                 October 1                         Prelude to Christmas               152 – Continuous number of
Amana Colonies                                                                                        years the High Amana Store
Rundtour Duathlon                Local artist demonstrates         December 3 - 5                     has been in operation
                                 & exhibits lastest work.          Shop on candlelit streets in
August 28                                                                                             10 – Number of years it took
                                 Reception, 5pm-8pm. Exhibit       the village of Amana, Glimpse
First annual run-bike-run        displayed through October.                                           to complete the move from
                                                                   of Christmas Past, Gingerbread
event through the beautiful                                               New York to Amana
                                                                   Village & Trail, visit the
seven villages of the Amana                                                                           7 – Miles length of Amana
                                                                   Amana Church Craft Bazaar
Colonies.                        Willow Harvest                                                       Millrace
                                                                   & Cookie Walk.
www.amanacoloniesrund            Weekend                                         
                                 October 8 - 10
Fresh Paint Iowa - 3rd           Three-day weekend of basket
Annual Plein Air Event           weaving beginning with the
                                 harvesting of willow to the
September 4 - 6
                                 completion of a woven bas-
Celebration of art drawn in      ket. Joanna Schanz instructs.
“plein air” or outside. These    Registration required.
works are taken directly from
nature, capturing the chang-
ing light & luminous colors of   Iowa Heartland Fall
the Amana Colonies.              Fling NAFA® Flyball           Tournament
Festival of Iowa Beers           October 16 - 17
September 5                      Hosted by the Hawkeye
                                 Hustlers; flyball tournamant
Sample Iowa’s finest brews!
                                 is an exciting sport consisting
Iowa’s craft breweries &
                                 of 2-4 dog teams competing
homebrew clubs assemble for
                                 in timed indoor events.
an extraordinary tasting
                                 Fall Fibre & Clay Show
Hawkeye Tailgate                 November 6 - 7
September 17 - 19                Indoor show & sale of fibre
                                 & clay art. Also includes bas-
Enjoy the biggest tailgating
                                 ketry, knitting, quilting, tex-
party around! 5K run, kids
                                 tiles & pottery.
activities, live entertainment
& more. Proceeds benefit
Miracles in Motion.

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     SATISFYOur version of mass production...

veryone knows about the food in the         five daily meals. In addition, each village
Amana Colonies…we’re legendary for          had a meat shop and a bakery. The food
our family-style dining, our savory meats   choices may have changed some, but
and delicious pastries. You won’t find      great food never goes out of style…cut-
haute cuisine in the Colonies…you’ll find   with-a-fork roast beef, the best pancakes
good, old-fashioned meats, potatoes and     west of the Mississippi and pecan pie to
breads. The Amana Colonies is not a         die for.
dieter’s paradise…we like our food and         Great food is not limited to our restau-
we serve it hearty.                         rants; stop by any of our specialty food
  Did you know our history of great food    shops and you will find fresh meats,
dates back to our communal era? During      hand-dipped chocolates, hot-from-the-
the communal era, homes were void a         oven breads and other great treats sure to
kitchen; all residents were assigned to a   please all.
kitchen house where they received their

     L i k e w e a l w a y s s a y … y o u w o n ’t l e a v e h u n g r y !

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Casey’s Deli                             Ox Yoke Innterstate                 
(319) 622-3070                           (319) 668-1443 or (877) 668-1443
Hwy 151 & 220, Amana, 52203              2206 U Avenue
                                         (I-80, Amana Exit 225)                    AMANA BY
Colony Inn Restaurant                    Williamsburg, 52361                       THE NUMBERS
(319) 622-3030                           Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
741 - 47th Avenue, Amana, 52203
                                                                                   3 - Tons, amount of
                                         Family style. Child’s menu.
                                         Sandwiches, daily specials, home
                                                                                   rhubarb used by Ox Yoke
The restaurant where family style
dining began in 1935. Breakfast, lunch   baked desserts and HUGE cinnamon          Inn each year
and dinner served daily. Specials,       rolls. Wine and beer. Gifts. Free WiFi.   10,000 – Pounds, amount
sandwiches and house-made
                                         Ronneburg Restaurant                      of beef made into jerky at
desserts. Locally made beer and                                                    the Amana Meat Shop
wine available.
                                         (319) 622-3641 or (888) 348-4686          each year
Ox Yoke Inn                              4408 - 220th Trail, Amana, 52203          5,115,216 – Bottles of                        Great neighborhood restaurant in          beer and soda bottled
                                         original communal kitchen. Serving
(319) 622-3441 or (800) 233-3441
                                         German and American entrees for
                                                                                   at Millstream Brewery
4420 - 220th Trail, Amana, 52203                                                   since 2001
                                         breakfast, lunch and dinner. Great
“An Amana Colonies tradition since       family atmosphere. Groups welcome.
1940.” Daily lunch, dinner and           Home to The Clothes Encounter.
Sunday brunch. Child’s menu.
Sandwiches, daily specials and home
baked desserts. Wine, beer
and cocktails. Gifts. Free WiFi.

                                                     Amana Colonies l 13
                                                                                                             Inside Ronneburg Restaurant

        A          great neighborhood restaurant located in
                   an original historical communal kitchen house.
     Truly a nice variety of German and American entrees are presented on our menu.
Family style meals as well as popular smaller and lighter meals, sandwiches and homemade
                                                                                                            Two specialty shops
                                                                                                             featuring unique
                                                                                                             women’s apparel.

          soups and salads are served. Please come and experience our hospitality.
       Amana Colonies’ first restaurant to serve Sauerbraten and Weiner Schnitzel.                              Boutique

      Today we are still using the same secret recipe for our wonderful Sauerbraten.                         319-622-3680
                           MAIN STREET Amana                                                               Across from Ronneburg Restaurant

        319-622-3641 • 888-348-4686 •

                                                                                                              Old World Charm
                                                                                                             with all the modern
                                                                                                                Family-owned and
                                                                                                            renovated Amana Colonies
                                                                                                               original 1890s hotel.
                                                                                                                15 Themed rooms.
                                                                                                                Homestead, Iowa

                                                                                           Visit OurWineGallery
                                                                                           • Taste dry, semi-sweet and dessert wines
                                                                                             from Iowa’s best vineyards and wineries
                                                                                           • Learn about grape processing

                                                                                           Relax in ourCoffeeStudio
                                                                                             equipment, bottling and corking

                                                                                           • Sip a glass of Iowa wine or other beverage
                                                                                           • Connect via WiFi or use our computers
                                                                                           4709 - 220 Trail • Amana, IA 52203

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Amana Colonies                          Amana Meat Shop
Bakery & Cafe                           & Smokehouse
(319) 622-7640                
4522 - 220th Trail            
Amana, IA 52203                         (319) 622-7586 or (800) 373-6328
                                        4513 F Street, Amana, 52203
Amana Coffee & Tea Co.                  Since 1855! Home of famous Amana®               ham, bacon, steaks, sausage and
(319) 622-6598                          cheese. Sampling. Also Amana® jams
4423 - 220th Trail, Amana, 52203        and jellies and specialty foods from
Offering Amana's largest selection      Europe. Free mail order catalog.
of whole bean coffees and loose teas.
Samples available. Large selection of   Chocolate Haus ~
lodge and American country décor.       Dessert & Coffee Café
Lower level, Amana General Store.
                                        (319) 622-3025 or (877) 622-3025
                                        4521 - 220th Trail, Amana, 52203

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                                       Heritage Wine,                             Ehrle Brothers Winery
                                       Cheese & Jelly Haus                        & Alma’s Washhouse
                                                  (319) 622-3241
                                       (319) 622-3564                             4105 V Street, Homestead, 52236
                                       4402 - 220th Trail, Amana, 52203
                                       Iowa, domestic, and imported cheeses.      Millstream Brewing Company
                                       Wines of Ackerman Winery. Samples
                                       daily. Jellies, mustards, vinegars, and    (319) 622-3672
                                       honey. Create your own gift box!           835 - 48th Avenue, Amana, 52203
                                                                                  Iowa's oldest microbrewery. Award-
                                       Java Junction                              winning premium beers and famous
Hahn’s Hearth Oven Bakery                     Old Time Root Beer. Visit hospitality
(319) 622-3439                         (319) 622-4100                             room for samples. View brewing and
2510 J Street,                         619 - 46th Avenue                          bottling processes and enjoy outdoor
(Middle) Amana, 52203                  Amana, 52203                               Biergarten. Open daily.
Scrumptious breads and pastries
                                                                                  Sandstone Winery
baked in the Amana Colonies' only
operating hearth oven. Open            BREWERY/WINERIES                           (319) 622-3081
Tuesday - Saturday, April - October.                                              4505 - 220th Trail, Amana, 52203
Open Wednesdays and Saturdays          Ackerman Winery                            Adjacent to a 150-year-old sandstone
in November, December and                         home; taste a variety of whole fruit,
March. Open at 7am.                    (319) 622-3379                             homemade wine made in old Colony
                                       4406 - 220th Trail, Amana, 52203           tradition. Austrian lead crystal. German
Henry's Village Market                 Amana's most award-winning winery;         nutcrackers and smokers. Other items.            featuring over 24 varieties. Sweet, dry,
(319) 622-3931                         fruit or table wines. Sample bar. Walk-    Village Winery
4125 V Street                          through tour. Wine racks. Accessories.
Homestead, 52236                       Gifts. Come see for yourself!              (319) 622-3448 or (800) 731-7142
From natural foods of the Iowa                                                    752 - 48th Avenue, Amana, 52203
                                       Collectively Iowa
countryside to beer from
Germany's oldest brewery, your
stop for old fashioned, old world      (319) 622-3698
flavors. Visit the goats -             4709 - 2267 Trail, Amana, 52203
Clara & Greta! Closed Tuesdays.        Savor dry and semi-sweet wines from
                                       Iowa's best vineyards and wineries by
                                       the bottle or glass. Featuring beautiful
                                       bar and tasting room. Adjacent to
                                       Visitors Center.

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

Walk Through Tour                                             &
of the Wine Cellar.
Over 400 Awards in National
                                                         Jelly Haus
and International Competitions
           Tasting Room
 Grape Wines       Fruit Wines       Blends
 Catawba           Apple             Lover’s
 Concord           Apricot           Cranberry/Plum
                                                         • Tasting Room
 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
                   Plum                                  • Many, Many Food Items
                   Red Raspberry                         • Kitchen Gadgets
                   Rhubarb                               • Metal Collector Signs

4406 220th Trail, Amana, IA                               4402 220th Trail, Amana, Iowa
319-622-3379                                              319-622-3564
Handicap Accessible Shop
Monday - Saturday 9am - 5pm                               Monday - Saturday 9am-5pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm                                         Sunday 10am-5pm
UNWIND  Not another cookie cutter get-away

 Get away from it all with an overnight in the Amana Colonies! Kick back
   in a sophisticated condo on the beautiful Amana Colonies Golf Club,
 gather with friends in a well appointed bed and breakfast … the lodging
 here is as unique as the Colonies themselves. This is not another cookie-
cutter get-away! Come for a day, come for a week … there’s a perfect place
  waiting just for you … the coffee’s on and the Willkommen mat is out!

               Lodging as unique as you are.

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                                        Dusk to Dawn Bed & Breakfast
BED AND                       
BREAKFASTS                              (319) 622-3029 or (800) 669-5773
                                        2616 K Street
Aaron's Cloister Haus                   (Middle) Amana, 52203
Retreat                                 Lovely bed and breakfast in historic                 district. Seven non-smoking rooms
(319) 622-6091 or (800) 996-6964        with private baths. Large deck in
1117 - 26th Avenue                      secluded setting. Full, family style
(Middle) Amana, 52203                   breakfast.
Enjoy a full breakfast served family
style in an original communal kitchen   Lace Lodging
that provides a quiet, secluded set-
ting. Located within minutes of         (319) 622-3097 or (888) 877-4893
shops, restaurants, theatres and
                                        617 - 45th Avenue, Amana, 52203
golf course.
                                        Two spacious, three-room suites with
Abbi's Cottage Bed & Breakfast          old Amana charm. Kitchenette/sitting
(319) 622-6760                          room in each. Suite #1 on main floor
4307 - 220th Trail, Amana, 52203        sleeps five. Suite #2 on second floor
Quaint, charming and beautifully        sleeps three. In the heart of Amana.
decorated spacious suite. Luxurious
living room area. Located on main       Rose's Place Bed & Breakfast
street Amana, walking distance to
everything. Private bath, cable TV,     (319) 622-6097 or (877) 767-3233
full breakfast, private entrance.       1007 - 26th Avenue, (Middle)
Reasonable rates.                       Amana, 52203
                                        Beautifully restored Amana Sunday
Annie's Garden Guest House              School built in 1870; used until 1981.                    Full, home cooked breakfast served
(319) 622-6854 or (866) 622-6854        family style. Queen beds, private
716 - 46th Avenue, Amana, 52203
                                        baths, large common area, TV's,
Enjoy simple elegance and deep          antique furnishings. $85 + tax.
comfort in this 1893 B&B. Half block
off main street Amana. A full home-
                                        Village Guest Suite & Village
cooked breakfast, gardens, patios,
WiFi, bicycles and private bathrooms.   Custom Floral
Bábi’s Bed & Breakfast                  (319) 622-6690 or (866) 624-6690                        4312 F Street, Amana 52208
(319) 662-4381 or (866) 752-5286        Three beautiful suites in renovated
2788 Hwy 6 Trail                        1856 Amana home. Elegant main
South Amana, 52334                      floor suite with Jacuzzi and spacious
Ten-acre country retreat: woods,        upstairs connecting suites. Contin-
meadows, walking paths and gazebo.      ental breakfast. Special winter pack-
Five room guesthouse; separate          ages. Custom floral arrangements
entrances, private baths. Full family   available.
style breakfast served in 1915 farm-
house. Turn of the century antiques.
WiFi.                                   HOTELS/MOTELS
Die Heimat Country Inn                  Amana Colonies                           Colony Oaks at the Amanas
Bed & Breakfast                         Guest House Motel                                            (319) 622-6222
(319) 622-3937 or (888) 613-5463        (319) 622-3599 or (877) 331-0828         451 - 27th Avenue
4434 V Street, Homestead, 52236         4712 - 220th Trail, Amana, 52203         (Middle) Amana, 52203
Enjoy a 50-year tradition in Amana's    A comfortable, convenient overnight      Adjacent to beautiful Amana Colonies
premier B&B. Enjoy all-you-can-eat      stay located in the heart of Amana.      Golf Club. Condominiums provide
buffet breakfast, authentic Amana       38 beautiful rooms, air-conditioned,     spectacular views of the course and
ambience, hand-pieced quilts,           phone, cable TV and new tub-shower       surrounding countryside. Great for
Midwest hospitality & Australian        combinations. We invite you to stay      weddings, retreats, and meetings.
charm. Group & senior discounts.        with us.

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                                                                                     Sudbury Court Motel
HOTELS/MOTELS                             AREA HOTELS/                               & RV Park
Heritage Inn Amana Colonies               MOTELS                           
                                                                                     (319) 642-5411
Hotel & Suites                            AmericInn Lodge & Suites                   2211 Hwy 6 Trail               Marengo, 52301
(319) 668-2700                            CedarRapids
2185 U Avenue (I-80, Exit 225),           (319) 632-1800 or (800) 634-3444
52361                                     8910 - 6th Street SW                       DAY SPA
100% smoke-free hotel. Heated             Cedar Rapids, 52404                        Tracy's Massage
indoor pool and spa. WiFi. Elevator.      Modern hotel conveniences only 15 min-     & Day Spa
Newest hotel at this exit. Free restau-   utes north of Amana near Eastern Iowa      (319) 622-3322
rant "Hot Country Breakfast" for 1-2      Airport. Standard rooms; whirlpool/fire-   606 - 39th Avenue
included with the room each day.          place, family, and two-room suites. Free   Amana, 52203
                                          continental breakfast. Indoor pool and     (Inside Engel Chiropractic)
Zuber’s Homestead Hotel                   hot tub. Meeting room available.
                                                                                     Pamper yourself while visiting the                                                         Colonies with a relaxing massage,
(319) 622-3911 or (888) 623-3911          Crest Motel
                                                                                     facial or manicure/pedicure. Also
2206 - 44th Avenue              
                                                                                     provides waxing and ear candling.
Homestead, 52236                          (319) 668-1522 or (866) 819-8329
                                                                                     Full salon services.
Family-owned, recently renovated          340 W Evans (I-80, Exit 220),
Amana Colonies original 1890's hotel.     Williamsburg, 52361
Fifteen themed rooms designed with old
world charm and all the modern ameni-     Country Inn & Suites
ties. Spacious rooms and comfortable
sitting areas. Free breakfast buffet.     (319) 363-3789 (800) 456-4000
                                          9100 Atlantic Drive SW
                                          Cedar Rapids, 52404

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                                                         Looking for a special place for your          The Pioneer Building offers 5,600
SPECIAL EVENTS                                           wedding? Reunion or corporate                 square feet of space, accommodating
IN THE AMANAS                                            retreat? The Amana Colonies offers a
                                                         unique setting you can tailor to your
                                                                                                       350; the Morton Building provides
                                                                                                       nearly 13,000 square feet for accom-
                                                         specific needs. Area businesses can           modation of 800. Both buildings offer
                                                         assist with catering, specialty cakes,        staging, tables and chairs, public rest-
                                                         chocolates, flowers, gifts and more.          room facilities. Contact the Amana
                                                         Many local bed and breakfasts and             Colonies RV Park at 1-800-471-7616.
                                                         inns provide lodging and meeting
                                                         space for larger groups. Be sure to           Amana Colonies Golf Club:
                                                         inquire about facilities for workshops,       Beautiful 18-hole course offers a
                                                         family events and small meetings.             well-tailored club house perfect for
                                                                                                       business meetings, weddings or
                                                         Whether you are looking for a rustic          reunions. On-site food service, upper
                                                         reprieve from the cookie-cutter world         and lower facilities, outdoor seating.
                                                         of weddings, a high-tech space for            Maximum 120 guests up, 40 down.
                                                         your office retreat or an outdoor             The course also offers a beautiful out-
                                                         events center for your next trade or          door setting especially for weddings.
                                                         sports show or festival … the Amana           With a sparkling view of the pond,
                                                         Colonies has a space for you.                 the area accommodates up to 200
                                                         The following facilities are available        guests.Contact the Amana Colonies
                                                         for special events:                           Golf Club at 319-622-6222.
                                                         Festhalle Barn: Restored century-old          Colony Oaks Conference Room:
                                                         dairy barn accommodates 350 to                Located near the 9th tee of the beau-
                                                         500 depending on set-up. Contact              tiful Amana Colonies Golf Club.
                                                         Michelle Hahn at 319-213-4116 for             Accommodates 20, catering available
                                                         reservation details.                          or use of full kitchen, outdoor grill.
                                                                                                       Ready for all your technology needs,
                                                         Amana Colonies Events Center:                 including WiFi. Contact the Amana
                                                         Two climate controlled facilities.            Colonies Golf Club at 319-622-6222.
                                                                                                       Collectively Iowa Banquet Room:
Looking for a great room in Amana?                                                                     The main floor of this facility is
                                                                                                       ready to accommodate your next
                                                                                                       meeting or reception. This venue is
                                                                                                       located on main street Amana, fully
                                                                                                       handicap accessible and seats over
                                                                                                       150. Beautiful bar and wine tasting
                                                                                                       room adjacent. Contact Collectively
                                                                                                       Iowa at 319-622-3698.
                                                                                                       Weddings at the New Jerusalem
                                                                                                       Church: Built in 1880 by the New
                                                                                                       Swedenborgian Soceity, this beautiful
                                                                                                       church in a quite rural setting is the
                                                                                                       perfect place to celebrate your wed-
                                                                                                       ding. Accommodates 120. Located
                                                                                                       just minutes north of Middle and
                                                                                                       High Amana. Contact the Amana
                                                                                                       Colonies Golf Club at 319-622-6222
                                                                                                       for details or to make reservations.
                   In the Heart of Amana                                                               Bed & Breakfasts and Inns: Many
                                                                                                       local bed and breakfasts and inns
         We invite you to visit the seven unique Amana Colonies. While you are here,
        you will find our Guest House Motel a comfortable, convenient overnight stay.                  provide lodging and meeting space
Enjoy the nostalgic charm of our 125 year old Sandstone Home with twelve lovely rooms that
                                                                                                       for larger groups. Be sure to inquire
capture the warm memories of the past. If you prefer a more traditional stay, we also offer 26 motel   about facilities for workshops, family
rooms. All 38 rooms are air conditioned and feature cable TV. No Pets Please.                          events and small meetings. Many
                            4712 220th Trail, Amana, IA 52203                                          offer group discounts. Visit our
              Next to the Visitors Center in Amana                                                     website for additional information:
           319-622-3599 • TOLL FREE 1-877-331-0828                                           

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                                                           Bed & Breakfast

      We welcome you...
   1854 Stagecoach Stop • All Private Baths
  Australian Charm & Midwestern Hospitality
  Hand-pieced Quilts • Group Rates/Packages
   Full Buffet Breakfasts • Euro-style Feather
   Beds • WiFi • National Historic Registry                 1 Large Queen Sized Suite
   Call for Reasonable Rates and Availability               On Main Street in Amana
            888.613.5463                                           • Private Bath
            Homestead, Iowa                                  • Full Breakfast Available                                         • TV/Cable • AC
    One of the Best Little Hotels as noted in
  “1,000 Places to See Before You Die”
                                                           Main Street Amana

 Dusk to Dawn

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                         Pets Allowed
                                                                              Private Baths

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Aaron’s Cloister Haus Retreat              3                                  •                                                                    •             •                                                      full                                •         M,        V
Abbi’s Cottage B & B                       1            •                     •                                                                    •             •                                                      full                                •         M,        V, D
Annie’s Garden Guest House                 3            •                     •                                                                    •          16 yrs +                                                  full                                          M,        V
Bábi’s B & B                               5            •                     •                                                                    •          14 yrs +                                                  full                                          M,        V, D
Die Heimat Country Inn B & B             18             •                     •                                                                    •                •                          •                        full                                •         M,        V
Dusk to Dawn B & B                       7              •                     • •                                                                  •                •                                                   full                                •         M,        V
Lace Lodging                             2                                    •                                                                    •                •                                           continental                                 •         M,        V
Rose’s Place B & B                       3                                    •                                                                    •                •                                                   full                                •         M,        V
Village Guest Suite                      3                                    •   •                                                                •                •                          •                continental                                 •         M,        V

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Amana Colonies
Guest House Motel                                              38                                •                                                            nearby                 • • •                                                                            M, V, A, D
Colony Oaks at the Amanas
Heritage Inn Amana Colonies
                                                               22                              • •                                                            nearby                   •                some                                                          M, V, A

Hotel & Suites                                                 61                              • •                                     limited nearby                              • 1 • • •                                                                          M, V, A, D, Di
Zuber’s Homestead Hotel                                        15                                •                                          full                                       • •                                                                            M, V, D, A
KEY: M-Mastercard, V-Visa, A-American Express, D-Discover, Di-Diners

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              We don’t have to bring back quality...
                          it never left

   andcrafts have been a part of the Amana Colonies         Amana Colonies experience for over thirty years.
   lifestyle since the communal era; art, for the sake of   Today you can choose from The Old Creamery
   art, was frowned upon . . . everything needed to         Theatre Company, providing comic relief, boisterous
   have a purpose. Therefore, artists created pottery,      musicals and exceptional children’s theatre, or the
   baskets and tinware for use in the communal              Iowa Theatre Artists Company, the Colonies newest
   kitchens; blacksmiths forged the hinges and locks        theatre – providing compelling shows in an intimate
   for doors; local craftsmen created beautiful, yet sim-   setting.
   ple pieces of furniture. These crafts, along with          While in the Colonies, be sure to visit one of our
   many others, are still produced in the Amana             many museums. Seven museums depict the commu-
   Colonies today.                                          nal era of the Amana Colonies; telling the story of
      In addition, the Amana Colonies are home to           Old Amana through its communal kitchen, industry
   many contemporary artists; creating everything from      and commerce sites and Homestead church. Other
   pastel and watercolor landscapes to copper garden        museum sites exhibit the Colonies and the nation in
   sculptures and fused glass. Today’s Amana Colonies       miniature, illustrate the history of agriculture
   artists provide wonderful works for any palette, and     through the use of Minneapolis/Moline tractors and
   encourage artists of all skill levels to come to the     the craft of furniture and basket making in the
   Colonies to practice and perfect their art through       Colonies –all must see sites for kids! They will espe-
   various classes and retreats.                            cially love the giant walnut rocker – who can resist
      Live, professional theatre has been a part of the     climbing into Iowa’s largest chair?

                       Known as “The Handcrafted Escape,”
the Amana Colonies offers a wide array of fine art, handcrafts and live entertainment.

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AJ's Copper Garden                       from all seven villages. Guild hosts        Broom & Basket Shop
& Metal Art Gallery                      teacher workshops, classes for young                  and old, and Amana Festival of              (319) 622-3315
                                         the Arts.                                   618 - 8th Avenue, (West) Amana, 52203
(319) 622-6840
3146 - Hwy 6 Trail                       Amana Furniture & Clock Shop                Local artisans craft brooms and baskets;
Homestead, 52236                                     occasional demonstrations. Unique
10 year Anniversary! Award-winning       (319) 622-3291 or (800) 247-5088            wooden gifts. Open year-round. Closed
sculptors create unique Metal Art for    724 - 48th Avenue, Amana, 52203             Sundays and holidays. Next door to
the home & garden. Artists' studios                                                  Giant Rocker and Basket Museum.
                                         Amana Colonies' original furniture
and metal sculpture gallery on-site.     shop. Handcrafters of solid walnut, oak
Come and watch! Buy direct from the      and cherry furniture and clocks in tradi-   Catiri's Art Oasis
artists!                                 tional, original and custom designs.
                                         Iowa's largest clock shop! Showroom         (319) 622-3969
Amana Arts Guild Center                  and workshop gallery open year-round.       4516 - 220th Trail, Amana, 52203                                                               A true fine art oasis. Enjoy the Catiri's
(319) 622-3678                           Bill Metz - Tinsmith                        incredible glass works along with over
1210 G Street, (High) Amana, 52203       (319) 622-3141                              100 of the most talented Iowa and
Quaint gallery and shop featuring        2608 - 220th Trail                          regional artists working in various
traditional Amana folk arts and crafts   (Middle) Amana, 52307                       mediums. NICHE Award recipient!

                                                                                                    Location 40 on map on page 45

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OLD CREAMERY                                               Creative Colony                             Adjacent to Broom and Basket Shop.
                                                           (319) 622-3753                              Closed Sundays and holidays.
THEATRE COMPANY                                            4530 - 220th Trail, Amana, 52203            Heritage Designs Quilting
2010 SCHEDULE                                              “From our home to yours.”
                                                           Handcrafted gifts and home décor
                                                                                                       & Needlework
                                                           made exclusively by Iowa artisans.
On the Main Stage:                                                                                     (319) 622-3887
Everybody Loves Opal April 29 – May 23                     Open daily March through December.
                                                           Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday            614 - 46th Avenue, Amana, 52203
By John Patrick – Everyone will love Opal Kronkie!
When three “friends” decide Opal needs plenty of           during January and February.                2009 Top 10 Quilt Shop! Over 3,500
life insurance and a rapid demise, she still radiates                                                  fabrics from contemporary to tradition-
kindness, affection & strangely enough, gratitude!         Custom Cutlery & Ironworks                  al. Featured designs by local artists.
Laughter abounds as the con artists attempt to do                                                      Dovo scissors and unique accessories.
her in. – Sponsored by Windmill Village of Coralville
                                                                                                       Quilting, cross-stitch, embroidery,
                                                           (319) 622-3482 or (800) 642-8352            tatting, punch needle. Open daily.
Rumors June 3 – July 3                                     822 - 48th Avenue, Amana, 52203
By Neil Simon – An anniversary party for New York’s                                                    Iowa Theatre Artists Company
deputy mayor turns into a wild night of zany adven-        Quality ironwork handforged on-site.
tures for four couples. An attempted suicide (or is        Home accessories. Handcrafted knives
it?), a missing hostess, a damaged car, recurring          for kitchen and sport. Industrial Machine   (319) 622-3222
back spasms & rumors galore add to the comedic             Shop Museum. Open year-round.               4709 - 220th Trail, Amana, 52334
mayhem of this hilarious comedy.                                                                       A non-profit professional theatre organ-
A Don’t Hug Me County Fair July 15 – August 15
                                                           Dionne Miller Photography                   ization with the mission of mounting
Book and Lyrics by Phil Olson – “Oh, for spilling the      (319) 622-6330                              high-quality public performances; touring;
mosquito repellent!” Its summertime in Minnesota &         611 F Street, (West) Amana, 52203           the development of new theatre artists;
the folks of Bunyan Bay are back for an all-new show.      Inspired by her surroundings, Miller        and targeting underserved audiences.
The County Fair & the Miss Walleye competition are         uses a lens to capture the colors &
in full swing; things get tense as Bernice & Clara                                                     Michele Maring Miller
vie for the crown, but the real trouble begins when        character of Iowa. Photos collect &
Gunner’s “twin” sister shows up to enter the contest.      record the feelings & moments of the        Studio & Gallery
– Sponsored by The Gethmann Organizations                  Amana Colonies.                   
                                                                                                       (319) 622-6330
Church Basement Ladies September 9 – October 17            Giant Rocker
By Jim Stowell and Jessica Zuehlke, inspired by the                                                    611 F Street, (West) Amana, 52203
books of Janet Letnes Martin and Suzann Nelson.            (319) 622-3315                              Award-winning artist at work in spa-
Music & Lyrics by Drew Jansen – Holy hot dish!             618 - 8th Avenue, (West) Amana, 52203       cious, peaceful studio and gallery.
You’re gonna love it! This musical comedy celebrates       Great stop for the whole family! Climb      Located in 1871 sandstone church
the heart & soul of every church: the basement             into this solid walnut rocker which is      in the center of the village of West
kitchen & the women who work there. These ladies           11 feet tall and weighs 670 pounds.         Amana. Small room of antiques.
serve up laughs with the Lutefisk, dole out advice
with the Jello salad, & make sure everyone leaves
the table satisfied. So join us where the coffee’s
always perking & there’s fun for all! –
Sponsored by the Bob Carver Family
Blithe Spirit October 21 – November 14
By Noel Coward – Marriage can be difficult enough,
but what if the ghost of your first wife moves in with
you and your new wife and only you can see her?
That’s exactly what happens to Charles when an
eccentric psychic accidentally brings back the spirit
of his late wife, setting off a hilarious battle between
the women for rightful possession of their husband.
Plaid Tidings November 18 – December 19
By Stuart Ross – Dreaming of a Plaid Christmas?
Because the boys from Forever Plaid are back to
complete a special mission: they must use their
heavenly harmonies and humor to help us celebrate
the season to its fullest! Sparky, Jinx, Smudge and
Frankie will deliver dozens of your 50’s and holiday
favorites all wrapped up with a big Plaid bow. –
Sponsored by Rockwell Collins

Studio Series 2010: Made in America
The Glass Menagerie April 8 – April 25
By Tennessee Williams
Red, White & Tuna August 19 – September 5
By Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
September 30 – October 17
By Edward Albee

Special Events:                                                                                          Broomakers and basketmakers keeping
Doug Gabriel & Family, direct from Branson                                                                   alive two centuries old crafts.
July 8 – 11                                                                                            319-622-3315 •
Join Doug and his talented family for hilarious                                                        Come See The GIANT Rocker!
comedy, great music and more!

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                        Schanz Furniture &
                         Refinishing Shop
                       Custom Built Furniture
                       in Your Choice of Woods
                      Visit our workshop and see new
                      furniture being built, old furniture
                      being repaired and
                      refinished, as well
                      as caning and
                      East of South
                      Amana on Hwy 6
                      2773 Hwy 6 Trail
                      South Amana, IA


                                         Lumbar Chair

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AMANA BY                                Mini-Americana Barn Museum                                        Personalized Wood Products
THE NUMBERS                                                                   personalizedwoodproducts.
                                        (319) 622-3058                                            
670 – Pounds, weight of the Giant
Rocker in West Amana                    413 P Street, South Amana, 52334                                  (319) 622-3100 or (319) 622-3097
                                        Two hundred miniature replicas, scale                             617 - 45th Avenue, Amana, 52203
427 – Number theatre seats in the
Amana Colonies                          one-inch to one-foot, built by wood-
7 – Number of published works painted   worker Henry Moore demonstrating                                  Schanz Furniture
by Grant Wood of the Amana Colonies     early rural history from 1880 to 1930.                            & Refinishing Shop
                                        The Old Creamery Theatre                                          (319) 622-3529
                                        Company                                                           2773 Hwy 6 Trail
                                                                             South Amana, 52334
                                        (319) 622-6194 or (800) 35-AMANA                                  Custom-built furniture in your choice
                                        39 - 38th Ave, Amana, 52203                                       of wood. Many items available for
                                        Live professional theatre company                                 immediate purchase. Furniture repair,
                                        celebrating 39 years of bringing                                  refinishing, chair caning and seat
                                        professional theatre to the people                                weaving. Closed Sundays and holi-
                                        of Iowa and the Midwest.                                          days. Amana Colonies' only family-
                                                                                                          owned furniture shop.
                                        Opa’s Tractor Barn Museum
                                        (319) 622-3529                                                    Troy Richard Thomas
                                        609 - 7th Avenue                                                  Art Gallery & Studio
                                        (West) Amana, 52203                                               (319) 622-3078
                                        Walk through an 1883 barn with hand-                              4412 V Street, Homestead, 52236
                                        pegged chestnut beams. Agricultural
                                        history memorabilia, Minneapolis-                                 Wild Oak Art Gallery
                                        Moline, barnyard in miniature and more.                 
                                        Play with Amana Colonies largest                                  (319) 310-8691
                                        bowling ball run. Seasonal 10am-4pm.                              4315 220th Trail, Amana 52203

                                        IOWA THEATRE ARTISTS COMPANY
                                        2010 SCHEDULE
                                        All shows subject to change.
                                        Spoon River Anthology: A Concert of the Spoken Word and           The Bee’s Knees & Then Some!
                                        Live Music                                                        A Brand New 1920’s Music & Comedy Revue
                                        March 27 – Spring fundraiser                                      August 6 – 29
                                        By Edgar Lee Masters – The late residents of the Village of       By Iowa Theatre Artists Company Performing Ensemble –
                                        Spoon River, Illinois speak to us from beyond the grave; a        A brand new 1920’s music & comedy revue. The Flivvers,
                                        collection of epitaphs, each a wonderful short poem. This         Flappers & Funny Folks are back for another round of vaude-
                                        classic theatre piece is presented by the ITAC Acting             ville hilarity. If you liked The Bee’s Knees, you will love this all
                                        Ensemble and accompanied by live folk musicians.                  new show.
                                        TWO PERFORMANCES ONLY!
                                                                                                          The Cemetery Club: A Senior Look at Friendship, Romance,
                                        Southern Comforts: “…an uttertly charming, sweet, old             Laughter & Life’s Twists & Turns.
                                        fashioned comedy”                                                 September 17 – 26 & October 8 – 17
                                        May 7-30                                                          By Ivan Menchell – Once a month three widows meet for tea
                                        By Kathleen Clark – Some people need continuous change in         before visiting their husbands’ graves. Problems arise when
                                        to feel alive…others are terrified of unsettling their estab-     each takes widowed life in a different direction. Described as
                                        lished peace. Meg Merchkens and Robert Gardner team up            “…very touching and humorous. An evening of pure pleas-
                                        for this tour-de-force journey of a widow and widower who         ure that will make you glad you went to the theatre.”
                                        meet late in life and find a way into each others hearts.
                                                                                                          Artists’ Choice
                                        Remain True Based on the Oral Histories of the Amana People       October 22 – November 31
                                        June 8 – August 28 (Daily Matinees & Special Performances)        A compelling evening of theatre – please visit website for
                                        Adapted by Thomas P. Johnson and Meg Merckens – These             title and information.
                                        wonderfully human & frequently funny stories of the early
                                        Amana Colony provide a great insight into the history & char-     Harrison VFD: A Hot Musical Comedy
                                        acter of the Amana people.                                        November 25 – December 5
                                                                                                          By Thomas P. Johnson – Come on down & “wind the hose”
                                        All School Reunion: A Four-Course Comedy with Music               with the members of the Harrison Volunteer Fire Department.
                                        June 17 – August 1                                                Meet eight of the regulars who pretty much do it all; hold
                                        By Iowa Theatre Artists Company Performing Ensemble –             bake sales & fish fries, wash the trucks every other week,
                                        Kitsy Judson was passed over for Highland High Homecoming         give rides to kids & bring Santa to town on the big red
                                        Queen; all these years later, she wants to set things straight.   pumper at Christmas time. Oh yes, they also go to the infre-
                                        Join her for the Highland High annual all-school reunion. The     quent fire calls in rural Harrison. “They sing, they dance
                                        fun begins with a great meal & continues through an               …they put out fires.”
                                        evening of comedy, lively music & just a little bit of mystery.
                                        Meal includes starters, salad, entrée & dessert.

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   Largest Known Collection of
   Miniatures in America Built
           by One Man
      Henry Moore
    Jan. 3, 1911-Nov. 26, 1983
      South Amana, Iowa
         (319) 622-3058
Tour Groups Welcome • Admission Charged
  Open April-October (Weather Permitting)
                 Daily 9-5
      1st Floor Handicap Accessible
 Restroom On Site • Bus Parking Available

                                            Heritage Designs
                                             2009 TOP 10 QUILT SHOP                               OPEN DAILY
                                                                                             MON-SAT 9-5 SUN 11-4

                                                                  Quilting &   Needlework
                                            614 46TH AVENUE AMANA, IA 52203
                                            NEXT TO VISITORS CENTER IN HISTORIC AMANA
                                                                                               3500 FABRICS
                                                                                              TO TRADITIONAL
                                                                                             BOOKS & PATTERNS
                                                                                             NOTIONS & UNIQUE

                                                                                               DOVO SCISSORS

                                                                                              LOCAL DESIGNERS

                                                   Amana Colonies l 29
SHOPPING     Unique shops – none of which are
               coming to a mall near you...

Amana General Store                             Amana Woolen Mill             
(319) 622-7650 or (800) 418-8318                (319) 622-3432 or (800) 222-6430
4423 - 220th Trail, Amana, 52203                800 - 48th Avenue, Amana, 52203
Amana's original store since 1858! Features     Visit Iowa's only operating woolen mill and
a wide variety of gifts, home décor, candles,   see how famous Amana® wool and cotton
specialty foods, novelty candy, locally made    blankets are made. Sweaters, apparel and
wine, Amana® food products, cookbooks,          personalized embroidery are also available.
cards, and more.                                Bus/RV parking. Open daily.

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Azul World Treasures                           Kitchen Sink                      (319) 622-3227
(319) 622-3018                                 759 - 48th Avenue, Amana, 52203
4530 - 220th Trail, Amana, 52203               High quality gourmet kitchenware,
See an exciting collection of jewelry and      cookware, glassware, crockery, baskets,
mineral specimens from around the              linens, knives, pot racks, wine racks,
world. Kids of all ages enjoy hunting in       gadgets, decorative accessories, cookie
"Treasure Mine". Come find your hidden         cutters, cookbooks, aprons, rugs, special-
treasure today!                                ty foods, bakeware, local products.
                                               Open daily year-round.
The Christmas Room                          Lehm Books & Gifts
(319) 622-3692 or (888) 516-7769     
4423 - 220th Trail, Amana, 52203               (319) 622-6447 or (800) 840-2387
Located in the Amana General Store.            4536 - 220th Trail, Amana, 52203
Features Pipka, Dept 56, Byers Choice,         Cherished Teddies, Home Grown, and Take
NeQwa and a wide variety of holiday            Heart figurines, books, dolls, tractor items,
ornaments and trims.                           scrapbooking, Heartwood Creek by Jim
                                               Shore, cookbooks, puzzles, garden flags,
The Clothes Encounter                          cards, holiday items, and more. Open
(319) 622-3648                                 daily.
4408 - 220th Trail, Amana, 52203
                                               Little Amana General
Look and feel great wearing something
special! A quaint boutique featuring
                                               Store & Woolens
women's collections of casual and con-
temporary clothing. Accessorize with           (319) 668-2744 or (800) 779-4152
unique pieces of jewelry. Located inside       I-80, Exit 225, 2207 U Avenue, #A,
the Ronneburg Restaurant.                      “Little Amana,” 52361
                                               Old-fashioned store setting features
Fern Hill Gifts & Quilts                       delicious Amana® food products,                               gourmet foods, famous Amana® blan-
(319) 622-3627                                 kets, apparel, swimwear and a large
103 - 220th Trail, South Amana, 52334          variety of gifts and collectibles.
                                               Open daily.
Handmade Iowa quilts, antique quilts,
fabric and Fern Hill original fabric, archi-
tectural antiques, antique furniture, artist   Little Red Wagon -
bears, gifts, cards, home decorating, gar-     Kid’s Stuff!
den, florals, sweets and beverages. Three
brimming floors! Open year-round!              (319) 622-3822
                                               4417 - 220th Trail, Amana, 52203
GermanSense                                    Unique toy store for all ages. Browse                            through our fun collection of nostalgic
(319) 622-3112 or (800) 523-8077               toys, as well as books, puzzles, games,
4929 - 220th Trail, Amana, 52203               and more. Located next to the Amana
English, German and bilingual books;           General Store.
imported CD's from Germany; movies;
board games; and puzzles. Main topics:         Olde World Lace Shoppe
learning German, history, biography, 
travel, cooking, genealogy, calendars,         (319) 622-3097
Oktoberfest, Christmas, authentic              617- 45th Avenue, Amana, 52203
folk music.                                    European and domestic lace curtains,
                                               doilies, tablecloths, and vintage items.
High Amana General Store                       Bobbin lace-making supplies. Also fea-                          tures handcrafted Personalized Wood
(319) 622-3232                                 Products showroom of wooden signs
1308 G Street, (High) Amana, 52203             and 3-D wood-mounted photographs
This museum-operated, original 1858 vil-       and prints.
lage store looks as it did 100 years ago
and offers a variety of merchandise.
Open daily April - October and Saturdays
in March, November, & December.

                                                          Amana Colonies l 31
Schnitzel's Ecke
(319) 622-3359
                                                     ANTIQUES                                   CONVENIENCE
755 - 48th Avenue, Amana, 52203                      Noé Haus Antiques                          Casey’s General Store
German pyramids, smokers, steins,           
nutcrackers, Steiff, Wendt & Kuhn,                   (319) 622-4075                             (319) 622-3270
pewter, incense, ornaments, Colony                                                              Hwy 151 & 220
                                                     4506 - 220th Trail, Amana, 52203
Candleworks candles, Schleich, Fenton,                                                          Amana, 52203
                                                     Quality antiques in historical Amana
toys, games, puzzles, plush, cards, jewelry,
                                                     home. On the main street of the village    Casey’s General Store
candy, fudge, ice cream. Open daily
                                                     of Amana. Open daily 10am-5pm or 
                                                     by appointment. Check out blog.            (319) 668-2868
Yana's Boutique                                                                                 2217 U Avenue
                                                     Smokehouse Square Antiques                 I-80, Exit 225
(319) 622-3680
4411 - 220th Trail, Amana, 52203                     www.smokehousesquare                       "Little Amana," 52361
Featuring classic and novelty apparel.
Find great selection of jackets for casual           (319) 622-3539
or special occasions. Accessorize with               4503 F Street, Amana, 52203
scarves, belts, purses and fun jewelry.
Comfort shoes coming this spring.

          Don’t flip
      through a magazine,
      walk through one…
                                                        Fern Hill...
         at Fern Hill
                                                                                          • Antiques
                           Saunter up the steps

                                                                                          • Quilts
                         of Fern Hill and lose
                        yourself in the feeling.
                           Fern Hill offers a
                                                                                          • 3500 bolts of fabric
                                                                                          • Original and custom
                         creative edge in

                                                                                            floral design
                          displaying the beauty of

                                                                                          • Garden & Gifts
                       the antiques that once
                 graced sacred places like
                       home and church. The array
             of architectural antiques is
                                                                                          • Home Decor
                                                          • Original Fern Hill
                unprecedented in this area and
       will take your mind on a journey. Journey
     back to laughing days of summer swinging on            Fabric Collections
     an old porch or snowy days, learning to
                                                                • Original art
                                                              • Consultations
     quilt with Grandma by a warm fire.

                                                              • Architectural
     Whatever the season, Fern Hill welcomes
     you and encourages you to create with them.
                                                                                               Fern Hill

     Make your first quilt or let Fern Hill                                                    Collection
     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 •

                                                               32 l Amana Colonies
                  Visit Iowa’s only operating woolen mill since 1857!

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Lehm Books and Gifts
Books of all Kinds:
Children’s • Sports • Sticker & Activity Books        4536 220th Trail in Amana
• Novels • Taste of Home Cookbooks • Amana and
Iowa Books • History • Religious/Inspirational        Special Orders Welcome!
Gifts of all Kinds:
Jim Shore Figurines • Lee Middleton Collector Dolls
                                                             Open Daily
                                                                                          Kitchen Sink
                                                                                      Quality gourmet kitchenware, linens,
• Porter Music Boxes and CDs • Ertl Tractors and                                     coffee, tea, gourmet foods, gifts, glass-
other Tractor items • Scrapbooking • Puzzles •        1-800-840-2387                  ware, cookbooks, cookware, gadgets,
Greeting Cards • Frames • Garden Flags • Cherished                                    knives, wine & pot racks, decorative
Teddies, Pavilion, Homegrown and Take Heart           Gift Certificates Available!
                                                                                          accessories and local products.
Figurines • Baby Gifts • Occupational                                                  Featuring many German products.
Gifts • Gifts for all occasions and so much more!
                                                                                       HISTORIC LOOP • AMANA

                                                                                            Schnitzel’s Ecke
                                                                                                     Pyramids, Smokers,
                                                                                                     Steins, Nutcrackers,
                                                                                                  Steiff, Ornaments, Wendt
                                                                                                  & Kuhn, Painted Pewter,
                                                                                                    Incense and Pyramid
                                                                                                         CANDY AND
                                                                                                          TOY STORE

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

      Take a deep breath and relax…
   this is the Amana Colonies, the pace
    is slower here, the air a bit crisper,
 the colors of the landscape a bit sharper.

               Amana Colonies
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                                                                                       To fully appreciate the beauty of the
                                                                                       Colonies and Eastern Iowa, drive the
                                                                                       Amana Colonies Heritage Trail which
                                                                                       links the seven Amana villages via High-
                                                                                       ways 151, 6 and 220. Visit all seven vil-
                                                                                       lages, stop and see the sights, meet the
                                                                                       locals and enjoy the unique experience
                                                                                       of traveling one of the most scenic and
                                                                                       historic drives in the Midwest. The trail
                                                                                       twice crosses the Millrace Canal and the
                                                                                       Iowa River and offers unspoiled views
                                                                                       of the villages, Amana farm, prairie and
                                                                                          Open year-round, the 3.1 mile
                                                                                       Kolonieweg Recreational Trail links the
                                                                                       villages of Amana and Middle Amana cir-
                                                                                       cling the Lily Lake and extending along
                                                                                       the historical Millrace canal. From the
                                                                                       trail you’ll see unmatched views of prairie
                                                                                       and lake, and gain a new perspective of
                                                                                       Amana’s 140-year-old canal. Much of the
                                                                                       trail is paved; however the stretch along
                                                                                       the canal levee is crushed limestone. As
                                                                                       you walk or bike the trail alongside the
                                                                                       Lake and Millrace, watch for bald eagles,
                                                                                       geese, ducks, beaver, muskrat, wild
                                                                                       turkeys and river otter. Access the trail
                                                                                       via the Lily Lake parking and picnic area
                                                                                       on Highway 220 between Amana and
                                                                                       Middle Amana or at the Amana Depot in
                                                                                       the village of Amana.
                                                                                          The rustic Amana Colonies Nature Trail
TOURING THE                                                                            allows you to experience Amana on the
AMANA COLONIES                              Take the Amana GPS Adventure. Stop
                                                                                       wild side as it winds through the Amana
                                                                                       forest and continues to the steep bluffs
The Amana Colonies by Car: an Audio        by the Amana Heritage Museum in the         overlooking the Iowa River. You can walk
Driving Tour is an easy-to-use CD; pro-    village of Amana and receive your first     the unpaved, woodland trail, or if there
viding an entertaining, point-by-point     coordinates. You may use your own GPS       is snow on the ground, bring your cross-
tour of the seven villages while provid-   system or borrow a hand-held unit from      country skis and ski the 3.2 mile trail.
ing insights regarding life in communal    the Museum. Then follow as the coordi-      Prehistoric Native American mounds and
Amana and information about Amana          nates lead you on a chase around the        geologic features are noted on the trail,
history, architecture and lore. The CD     Colonies. A great teaching tool for kids,   but its appeal is more than educational,
is narrated by local residents and fea-    the GPS Adventure concludes when you        as you will discover when you enter the
tures an original musical soundtrack.      discover your token treasure. Contact       forest and continue down a path that is
The CD can be purchased at many local      the Amana Heritage Museum at 319-           timeless. The trailhead parking lot is
shops and at the Amana Colonies            622-3567 or for          located just north of Homestead near
Visitors Center.                           additional information.                     the intersection of Highways 151 and 6.
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The Amana Colonies Golf Club is recog-
nized as one of the top, 18-hole champion-
ship courses in the Midwest and perhaps
one of the most scenic courses in the
  Open to the public, you can reserve your
tee time, arrange for a group or business
outing, take lessons from staff pros and
practice your swing on what has to be one
of the most spectacular driving ranges any-
where. Or just relax in the clubhouse and
enjoy the view. The Amana Colonies Golf
Club offers lodging just steps away from
the course and dining at the Clubhouse and
gladly accommodates groups.
  With five sets of tees, the course accom-
modates all skill levels, but whether you’re
a golf novice or club champ, you’ll be          GROUP TOURS
impressed by the sheer beauty of this           The Amana Colonies have always been a favorite with groups of all kinds.
pristine course.                                Whether you are here for a convention, family reunion, RV rally or on a motor
                                                coach excursion, be sure to schedule a group tour with one of our tour services.
                                                Step-on guide services are offered by the Amana Heritage Society, Colony Visits,
                                                the Colony Inn, the Ox Yoke Inn and the Ronneburg Restaurant. Group rates are
                                                available to Amana Heritage Sites through the Amana Heritage Society. Special
                                                programming is often available to fit your group’s interests. The Old Creamery
                                                Theatre Company and the Iowa Theatre Artists Company offer group rates and
                                                ticket packages.

                                                Amana Colonies Golf Club                     Amana Colonies and the interesting
                                                            Eastern Iowa area. All-inclusive tour
                                                (319) 622-6222                               packages with step-on guides, meals,
                                                451 - 27th Avenue                            sightseeing, etc.
                                                (Middle) Amana, 52203
                                                                                             Iowa Valley Resource
                                                The course features shining ponds,
CAMPING                                         abundant wildlife, and striking scenery
                                                                                             Conservation & Development
                                                that add to the aesthetic beauty and
Pitch your tent, park your recreational vehi-                                                (319) 622-3264
cle, gather ‘round the campfire – camping       enjoyment of the game. Consistently
                                                ranked highly, the course wins many          920 - 48th Avenue, Amana, 52203
at the Amana Colonies RV Park offers you
                                                national honors.                             The Iowa Valley RC&D is a non-profit
the opportunity to see and experience the                                                    organization with a mission to con-
villages from the comfort of your campsite.     Amana Colonies RV                            serve and develop resources in the
The park is a 60-acre, full service, camp-      Park & Event Center                          Iowa and Cedar Valleys through educa-
ground located along Price Creek in the                          tion, demonstration and partnerships.
heart of the Amana Colonies just 1/2 mile       (319) 622-7616 or (800) 471-7616
from the village of Amana and is a peaceful,    3890 C Street, Amana, 52203
scenic place to camp. Enjoy level campsites,    Amana's 60-acre RV park and event
full and partial hookups, showers, laundry      center. Full and water/electric hook-
and sanitary stations. The park offers 460      ups, showers, dump station, propane,
                                                                                                   AMANA BY
RV sites, as well as tent sites. Retail store   laundry. Store, free Wi-Fi. Buildings
                                                                                                   THE NUMBERS
on site. Three climate-controlled event         ideal for group rallies or special events.         170 – Acres make up the Amana
                                                Open April 15 - October 31.
                                                                                                   Lily Lake
facilities for meetings and events. The RV
Park is open April – October with staff on                                                         400 -Number of camp sites at the
                                                Colony Visits ...                                  Amana Colonies RV Park
duty year-round
to help you plan your camping getaway,          Heritage Destinations                              336,000 - Rounds of golf played
                                                                     at the Amana Colonies Golf Club
group camping trip or large rally.                                                                 since 1989
                                                (319) 622-6178
The Middle Amana Park, with self-registra-
                                                Receptive group services. Your door-
tion, electrical hookups and fresh water        way to hospitality in the historic
available, offers fewer amenities but has
a quiet appeal and lush landscape.
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Begin your journey together at the
   Amana Colonies Golf Club
- Outdoor Wedding Facilities\
- Church Available
- Receptions
- Rehearsal Dinners

        (319) 622-6222

                      Put Your Amana Colony Plans
                       in the Hands of Those who
                         Know the Colonies Best
                     Complete Receptive Services
                       for group visitors to the
                       Historic Amana Colonies
                         & Eastern Iowa Area
                           Heritage Destinations...
                       Group Tours from The Amana Colonies Area
                                to exciting destinations
                                    We Offer:
                      • Custom Planned Packages
                      • A Variety of Ready-Made Packages to
                        choose from
                      • Group Planning Service/Group Tours

                                             Our experienced
                                             Host-Guides are
                                             Colony Visits’ certified
                                             Amana Colony Guides
                                             who have lived the
                                             Colony Traditions.
                     Phone: 319 622-6178 • Fax: 319 622-3958
                          P.O. Box 99, Amana, IA 52203

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 The Amana Colonies are surrounded by great
communities with activities for the whole family.

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Cedar Rapids                                 Kalona                                     Tanger Outlet Center                              
(319) 398-5009 or (800) 735-5557             (319) 636-2460                             (319) 668-2885
Just 17 miles north on Highway 151,          Just 30 miles from the Amana Colonies,     or (800) 406-2887
Cedar Rapids offers a variety of cultural,   Kalona is the largest Amish settlement     I-80, Exit 220, Williamsburg, 52361
historic and ethnic attractions, including   west of the Mississippi. Kalona is home    At Tanger, every day is a sale day. Find
the National Czech and Slovak Museum,        to many unique shops; from quilting        the latest fashions, home furnishings and
Brucemore Mansion, the African American      supplies and antiques to upscale home      accessories at unbeatable prices. Buy
Historical Museum and Cultural Center        accessories and furniture. Visit           direct from over 55 brand name stores.
of Iowa, Cedar Rapids Museum of Arts         the Kalona Historical Village.             Located in Williamsburg, Tanger Outlet
and Usher’s Ferry Historic Village. Cedar                                               Center is just minutes from the Amana
Rapids Kernels Baseball and Rough            Iowa City, Coralville                      Colonies.
Riders Hockey offer semi-professional        & North Liberty
sports.                                             West Branch
                                             (800) 283-6592                   
Historic Iowa County                                                                    (319) 643-2541
                                             Home of the University of Iowa and                                                                       Located 30 miles east of Amana is the
                                             internationally recognized University of
Just minutes to the west in Williamsburg,    Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City,     home of our nation's 31st president,
brick paved streets surround a pictures-     North Liberty and Coralville are located   Herbert Hoover. Visit the changing
que town square. Contact the Chamber                                                    exhibits at the Herbert Hoover Presi-
of Commerce at 319-668-1500 for infor-       18 miles to the east. The University of
                                             Iowa offers several museums, including     dential Library/Museum and National
mation about their unique shops, outdoor
aquatic center and recreation facilities.    Iowa’s first capital building. Downtown    Historic Site. Another must-see is
Step back in time at the Pioneer             Iowa City provides unique shopping, art,   Hoover's birthplace cottage, his father’s
Heritage Museum in nearby Marengo,           entertainment and dining experiences.      blacksmith shop, Quaker Meeting
also home to a Carnegie Library. Throw       The Iowa Children’s Museum is located      House and the gravesites of President
in a line at Lake Iowa, near Millersburg     in the Coral Ridge Mall.                   and Mrs. Hoover.
or hike around the scenic 600-acre park,

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AmanaRestaurants                                                    Shopping/Other                                                                                  24 Creative Colony
16 Ronneburg Restaurant/The Clothes Encounter                    1 Amana Family Practice/Pharmacy                                                                   25 Lehm Books & Gifts
17 Ox Yoke Inn Restaurant                                        2 US Bank/Amana Society O ce                                                                       26 GermanSense
23 Amana Colonies Bakery & Cafe                                  3 Tracy’s Message & Day Spa                                                                        28 Smokehouse Square Antiques
27 Java Junction                                                 4 Amana Casey’s General Store                                                                      29 Amana Meat Shop & Smokehouse
38 Colony Inn Restaurant                                         5 Mark Marz Dental O ce/Farmers Savings Bank                                                       32 Festhalle Barn
     Lodging                                                     8 Wild Oak Art Gallery                                                                             33 Iowa Theatre Artists Co.
 6   Village Guest Suite/Village Custom Floral                   10 Yana’s Boutique                                                                                 34 Visitors Center
 7   Abbi’s Cottage Bed & Breakfast                              11 Little Red Wagon - Kid’s Stu                                                                    36 Market Barn
12   Olde World Lace Shoppe/Lace Lodging/PWP                     12 Olde World Lace Shoppe/Lace Lodging/PWP                                                         41 Kitchen Sink
35   Guest House Motel                                           13 Amana General Store/Amana Co ee & Tea Co./                                                      42 Schnitzel’s Ecke
37   Annie’s Garden Guest House                                     Christmas Room                                                                                  46 Iowa Valley Resource Conservation &
     Historical Site                                             18 Noé Haus Antiques                                                                                           Development
9 Amana Heritage Museum                                          21 Azul World Treasures
47 Amana Depot - Kolonieweg Trailhead
14 Heritage Wine, Cheese & Jelly Haus
15 Ackerman Winery
19 Sandstone Winery
30 Collectively Iowa
39 Millstream Brewing Co.
43 Village Winery & Gift Gallery
     Periodic Working Demonstrations
20 Catiri’s Art Oasis
22 The Chocolate Haus - Dessert & Co ee Café
31 Heritage Designs Quilting & Needlework
40 Amana Furniture & Clock Shop
44 Amana Woolen Mill
45 Custom Cutlery & Ironworks/Industrial
     Machine Shop Museum

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                                                           AMANA, IA
                                                         PERMIT NO. 15
The Handcrafted Escape
Amana Colonies
Convention & Visitors Bureau
622 46th Avenue
Amana, Iowa 52203
319.622.7622 / 1.800.579.2294

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