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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

Feb 12

Romance Weekend February 12-14, 2016 Listing of Events

4:02 AM

622 46th Ave

Spend the Valentine's Day  weekend in the Amana Colonies.  Many of our hotels/motels, B & B's, and Inns have special packages as well as some

Feb 12

Couples Workshop

7:00 PM - 3:30 PM

4434 V Street, Homestead, Iowa 52236


Feb 12

Dinner Theatre “The Love List”

6:00 PM - 4:02 AM

4420 220th Trail

The Ox Yoke Inn is pairing up with TKM Productions for this uproarious comedy that is the perfect night out for you and your ideal mate! "The Love

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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…