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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 2nd and 3rd 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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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

Apr 25

Frank Sinatra Tribute

2:00 PM - 1:49 AM

39 38th Ave, Amana, IA 52203

Frank Sinatra Tribute Starring Robbie Howard April 25, 2015 at 2:00 PM On the Old Creamery Theatre's Main Stage for one show

Apr 25

Homestead Progressive Dinner

6:00 PM - 1:49 AM

Homestead, Iowa

Join the Amana Heritage Society on a progressive dinner journey in the village of Homestead on Saturday April 25 beginning at 6:00 P.M.  Enjoy a

May 02

Maifest Live Music @ Millstream Brewery

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us at Millstream Brewery for Maifest in the Amana Colonies this weekend and put on your dancing shoes for some German Polka Music. Barry

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The Handcrafted Escape

Our tag line is “Amana Colonies, The Handcrafted Escape”; does that mean that everything you find in the Colonies…
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Are the Amana Colonies Open in Winter?

Yes! The Amanas are open for business. We answer that question quite often from December through February.  While the…
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