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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.
[ AMANA COLONIES CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU
622 46th Avenue Amana, IA 52203 319.622.7622 1.800.579.2294 ]
WELCOME TO THE
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!
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
Farmers Savings Bank, 4304 - 220th Trail, Amana, IA 52203.......319-622-6200
US Bank, 504 39th Avenue, Amana, IA 52203..............................319-622-3445
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
12 DINING/SPECIALTY FOODS
24 ARTS & CRAFTSMANSHIP
A CONFUSION OF IDENTITIES
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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Please contact church for service times.
Amana Colonies: Oxford:
Middle Amana Anchored in
Church Faith Gospel
Rural Homestead: Hands of Christ
Meadow Hill Worship Center
Christian Fellowship 319-828-4105
319-622-3464 Oxford United
St. John’s Lutheran Methodist
Conroy: St. Mary’s Catholic
First Lutheran (ELCA) 319-828-4180
Trinity Lutheran Clover Ridge
319-662-4075 United Methodist
Church of the
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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THE AMANA COLONIES:
REMAINING FAITHFUL TO A DREAM
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 www.amanaheritage.org 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
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;
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
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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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- www.festivalsinamana.com
ing at the Snow Ball, cross-cut log
sawing & “ham-put” competitions Live Art - 2nd Annual AMANA HERITAGE
& much more.
Celebrating the Arts
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 www.catiriartoasis.com 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
www.acousticcampmidwest.com 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 www.cajunfest.net
& 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
www.millstreambrewing.com 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
www.broomandbasket.com 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
www.barefootbecky.com 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
www.millstreambrewing.com 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 www.theiowacountyfair.com
& retail merchandise.
www.amanacolonies.com Corridor Classic
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 www.theallisconnection.com 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.
www.amanatrailride.com. 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
www.amanacolonies.com 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 www.millstreambrewing.com
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 www.amanavillages.com
of age to participate in wine and beer sampling. Firecracker 4th of July Tailgate
www.amanacolonies.com 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 www.candr-productions.com
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!
www.henrysvillagemarket.com www.hawkeyehustlers.org www.millstreambrewing.com
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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
www.millstreambrewing.com self-guided tour. FREE. Reservations required. beautifully decorated for the
www.amanaartsguild.com www.amanaartsguild.com holidays. www.amanaartsguild.com
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
www.amanaartsguild.com & 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
www.festivalsinamana.com 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
www.hawkamodelaclub.org www.festivalsinamana.com 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 www.catiriartoasis.com 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.
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 www.broomandbasket.com
nature, capturing the chang-
ing light & luminous colors of Iowa Heartland Fall
the Amana Colonies. Fling NAFA® Flyball
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
(319) 622-3641 or (888) 348-4686 each year
Ox Yoke Inn 4408 - 220th Trail, Amana, 52203 5,115,216 – Bottles of
www.oxyokeinn.com 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.
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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
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 • www.ronneburgrestaurant.com
Old World Charm
with all the modern
renovated Amana Colonies
original 1890s hotel.
15 Themed rooms.
• 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 www.amanameatshop.com
4522 - 220th Trail www.amanashops.com
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®
www.amanacoffeeandtea.com 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. www.chocolatehaus.com
(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
www.ackermanwinery.com (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 www.millstreambrewing.com
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 www.javajunctioncoffee.net 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
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 www.ackermanwinery.com 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.
www.henrysvillagemarket.com 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. www.thevillagewinery.com
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
countryside to beer from
Germany's oldest brewery, your www.collectivelyiowa.com
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
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Gift Boxes & Baskets
Many favorites starting
or design your own
Walk Through Tour &
of the Wine Cellar.
Over 400 Awards in National
and International Competitions
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
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 www.amanadusktodawn.com
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
www.thecloisterhaus.com 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- lacelodging.googlepages.com
ting. Located within minutes of (319) 622-3097 or (888) 877-4893
shops, restaurants, theatres and
617 - 45th Avenue, Amana, 52203
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 www.amanacolonies.com/rosesbb
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.
www.timeandtides.com 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
www.BabisBnB.com 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.
Die Heimat Country Inn Amana Colonies Colony Oaks at the Amanas
Bed & Breakfast Guest House Motel www.amanagolfcourse.com
www.dheimat.com www.theguesthousemotel.com (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 www.sudburymotelandrv.com
Hotel & Suites AmericInn Lodge & Suites 2211 Hwy 6 Trail
www.heritageinnamanacolonies.com www.americinn.com/hotels/IA/ 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
www.zubershomesteadhotel.com Colonies with a relaxing massage,
(319) 622-3911 or (888) 623-3911 Crest Motel
facial or manicure/pedicure. Also
2206 - 44th Avenue www.CrestMotel-Iowa.com
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 www.countryinns.com/cedarrapidsia
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 www.AmanaColonies.com.
Amana Colonies l 21
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
www.dheimat.com • 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
A DISTINCTIVE BED AND BREAKFAST EXPERIENCE
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
dawn.co I think of when
anaduskto www.villageguestsuite.com looking for this
www.am kind of ‘home
away from home.’
You so have the
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was a one of a
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will treasure in
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No. of Rooms
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
No. of Rooms
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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Amana Amana Colonies
AJ's Copper Garden from all seven villages. Guild hosts Broom & Basket Shop
& Metal Art Gallery teacher workshops, classes for young www.broomandbasket.com
www.AJsCopperGarden.com and old, and Amana Festival of (319) 622-3315
the Arts. 618 - 8th Avenue, (West) Amana, 52203
3146 - Hwy 6 Trail Amana Furniture & Clock Shop Local artisans craft brooms and baskets;
Homestead, 52236 www.amanafurniture.com 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. www.catiriartoasis.com
Iowa's largest clock shop! Showroom (319) 622-3969
Amana Arts Guild Center and workshop gallery open year-round. 4516 - 220th Trail, Amana, 52203
www.amanaartsguild.com 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
made exclusively by Iowa artisans. www.heritagedesignsquiltshop.com
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 www.iowatheatreartists.org
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. www.maringmillergallery.com
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 • www.broomandbasket.com
Join Doug and his talented family for hilarious Come See The GIANT Rocker!
comedy, great music and more!
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Schanz Furniture &
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
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AMANA BY Mini-Americana Barn Museum Personalized Wood Products
THE NUMBERS www.barnmuseum.com personalizedwoodproducts.
(319) 622-3058 googlepages.com
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
www.oldcreamery.com 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. www.wildoakart.com
Play with Amana Colonies largest (319) 310-8691
bowling ball run. Seasonal 10am-4pm. 4315 220th Trail, Amana 52203
IOWA THEATRE ARTISTS COMPANY
All shows subject to change. www.iowatheatreartists.org
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.
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
Jan. 3, 1911-Nov. 26, 1983
South Amana, Iowa
Tour Groups Welcome • Admission Charged
Open April-October (Weather Permitting)
1st Floor Handicap Accessible
Restroom On Site • Bus Parking Available
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
BOOKS & PATTERNS
NOTIONS & UNIQUE
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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
www.azulworldtreasure.com (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
www.christmasroom.com Lehm Books & Gifts
(319) 622-3692 or (888) 516-7769 www.lehmbooksandgifts.com
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- www.amanawoolenmill.com
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,
www.fernhill.net 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.
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 www.amanageneralstore.com
brimming floors! Open year-round! (319) 622-3822
4417 - 220th Trail, Amana, 52203
GermanSense Unique toy store for all ages. Browse
www.germansense.com 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, www.oldeworldlace.com
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-
www.amanaheritage.org 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.
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755 - 48th Avenue, Amana, 52203 Noé Haus Antiques Casey’s General Store
German pyramids, smokers, steins, www.noehausantiques.blogspot.com www.caseys.com
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 www.caseys.com
by appointment. Check out blog. (319) 668-2868
Yana's Boutique 2217 U Avenue
Smokehouse Square Antiques I-80, Exit 225
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.
through a magazine,
walk through one…
at Fern Hill
Saunter up the steps
of Fern Hill and lose
yourself in the feeling.
Fern Hill offers a
• 3500 bolts of fabric
• Original and custom
creative edge in
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
quilt with Grandma by a warm fire.
Whatever the season, Fern Hill welcomes
you and encourages you to create with them.
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 • www.fernhill.net
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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
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
Steiff, Ornaments, Wendt
& Kuhn, Painted Pewter,
Incense and Pyramid
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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.
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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 www.amheritage.org 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
Amana Colonies Golf Club Amana Colonies and the interesting
www.amanagolfcourse.com 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 www.ivrcd.org
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 www.amanarvpark.com 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,
RV sites, as well as tent sites. Retail store laundry. Store, free Wi-Fi. Buildings
on site. Three climate-controlled event ideal for group rallies or special events. 170 – Acres make up the Amana
Open April 15 - October 31.
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
to help you plan your camping getaway, Heritage Destinations 336,000 - Rounds of golf played
www.colonyvisits.com at the Amana Colonies Golf Club
group camping trip or large rally. since 1989
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
- Rehearsal Dinners
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
Group Tours from The Amana Colonies Area
to exciting destinations
• Custom Planned Packages
• A Variety of Ready-Made Packages to
• Group Planning Service/Group Tours
Colony Visits’ certified
Amana Colony Guides
who have lived the
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.
Amana Amana Colonies
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Cedar Rapids Kalona Tanger Outlet Center
www.cedar-rapids.com www.kalonaiowa.org www.tangeroutlet.com
(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. www.iowacitycoralville.org West Branch
(800) 283-6592 www.nps.gov/heho/
Historic Iowa County (319) 643-2541
Home of the University of Iowa and
www.co.iowa.ia.us 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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PERMIT NO. 15
The Handcrafted Escape
Convention & Visitors Bureau
622 46th Avenue
Amana, Iowa 52203
319.622.7622 / 1.800.579.2294
EVEN OUR SCENERY IS
HANDCRAFTED BY A HIGHER POWER