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Maifest in the Amana Colonies

Join us May 6th and May 7th, 2017 for our traditional celebration of spring. Our famous Maipole Dancers will perform all weekend long as our villages come alive with the colors, sounds, sights, and aromas of spring.

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Gemuetlichkeit

A German word that's hard to say but easy to find in the Amana Colonies. Join us and discover Gemuetlichkeit for yourself.

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Wurst Festival June 17, 2017

Join us for a festival dedicated to Sausage! Featuring Wurst University. It will be the wurst festival of the year!

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Welcome to the Amana Colonies

The Amana Colonies have a rich heritage of arts and crafts. We invite you to discover our galleries and the talents of our local artists.

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Welcome to the Amana Colonies

Our unique shops feature handcrafted items, specialty imports, delicious foods, fashionable styles, and antique treasures.

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Oktoberfest in the Amana Colonies, September 29-Oct 1, 2017

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experience the tannenbaum forest in the amana colonies

Tannenbaum Forest: Nov 24th -Dec 17th, 2017
Prelude to Christmas: Dec 1st-Dec 3rd, 2017, 2017

Experience the traditions of the
Holidays in the Amana Colonies

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The Colonies have been a treasure on the Iowa prairie for over 150 years; welcoming visitors to an experience that’s as unique as you are.
Located just minutes from I-80, the seven villages of the Amana Colonies offers visitors the opportunity to step back from today’s busy pace, to relish in the comfort of locally crafted foods, furniture, art and more. The Colonies offer a unique history and culture found nowhere else in the world.
We invite you to escape the daily routine and experience our villages, meet our many artists, sample hearty foods, locally crafted beer and wine or simply stroll down our quiet streets. The Amana Colonies have something for everyone…let us handcraft an experience just for you!

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Events in the Amanas

Nov 22

A Christmas Carol

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

39 38th Ave, Amana, IA 52203

A Christmas Carol opens on November 16 and runs through December 17 on the Old Creamery’s Main Stage, with shows on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and

Nov 24

Amana Colonies German Pickle Hunt

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

622 46th Ave

The Legend of the German Pickle Ornament. The origin of the German Pickle Ornament is unknown but legend has it that it was an old German Christmas

Nov 24

Tannenbaum Forest Nov 24th-Dec 17th

10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

622 46th Ave, Amana IA 52203

This is a must do holiday event.  Tannenbaum Forest is a holiday tradition for many of our visitors. Come see the twinkling lights of over 40

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