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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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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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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

Jul 01

I'll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

3023 220th Trail, Middle Amana, 52307

I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers June 30-July 17,

Jul 01

Footloose Friday Nights featuring Two Buck Chuck

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

1755 P Ave Marengo, IA 52301

Kick back on Friday nights this summer for footloose and free live music on the lawn of Fireside Winery. With great music and delicious wines

Jul 02

The Emperor’s New Clothes

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

39 38th Ave, Amana, IA 52203

A delightful retelling of Hans Christian Anderson’s classic tale of a vain ruler and two mischievous tricksters who promise the king “special”

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Maifest in the Amana Colonies

The first weekend of May (April 30-May 1, 2016) brings large crowds to the Amana Colonies for our annual…
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A Tradition of Great Food

The Amana Colonies are famous for food, whether it’s the family style meals that have their roots in the…