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experience the tannenbaum forest in the amana colonies

Tannenbaum Forest: Nov 27th-Dec 20th
Prelude to Christmas: Dec 4th-Dec 6th

Experience the traditions of the
Holidays in the Amana Colonies

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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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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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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 27


7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

39 38th Avenue, Amana, IA 52203

Nuncrackers November  19 – December 20, 2015 On The Main Stage Main Stage shows are on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. and on

Nov 27

Smokehouse Square Antiques Christmas Open House

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

4503 F Street, Amana, ia 52203

Join us at Smokehouse Square Antiques November 27-29 for our Christmas Open House.  Enjoy homemade Christmas Cookies and Coffee as you browse our

Nov 27


7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

4709 220th Trail

by John Patrick Shanley   Two Irish families dispute a sliver of land that represents more than just survival and the future in this witty, lyrical

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From the Blog

Octoberfest in Amana Colonies - Patrons enjoying steins of beer

50th Anniversary of Oktoberfest

The Amana Jaycees got together in 1965 and decided that the Amana Colonies should celebrate their German heritage with…
Friends gathering in the Amanas to Celebrate Gemuetlichkeit or a state of Warmth and happiness


It’s a difficult word to pronounce and it can’t be translated from German to English in just one word…