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622 46th Ave

The first Amana Colonies Gravel Bike Routes are ready for use. The routes each begin in Middle Amana, separating into Route A going to High Amana and Route B going to West Amana. While on the gravel routes, the riders will experience historical points of interest in Middle, High and West Amana.

Route A begins in Middle Amana at the entrance to the Amana Colonies Golf Course and takes riders on a scenic gravel route through native hardwood timberland to High Amana. This route is moderately easy and approximately a 7 mile round trip. High Amana features the historic High Amana General Store and the Amana Art’s Guild.

Route B also begins in Middle Amana at the entrance to the Amana Colonies Golf Course, riders will travel to West Amana rather than High Amana. This route is more challenging and approximately a 17 mile round trip. West Amana features Iowa’s Largest Walnut Rocking Chair, Basket and Broom Shop, Opa’s Tractor Museum, Michele Maring Miller Studio and Gallery, and the landscape that inspired Grant Wood to paint his famous Young Corn.

For a map and list of attractions on the Amana Colonies Gravel Bike Routes, visit the Amana Colonies Visitors Center.  We also have these links that will provide a map:

Bike Route 1

Bike Route 2

319-622-3599 or 877-331-0828

4712 220th Trail, Amana, IA 52203


Location, Location and Location……

We are the only Motel located in Main Amana within the walking distance of all major attractions of Amana Colonies.

We invite you to visit the seven unique Amana Colonies! While you are here, you will find our Guest House Motel a comfortable, convenient overnight stay.

We have a great outdoor Patio for our Guests to get Relax and Socialize.

We offer 33 Rooms with modern amenities at reasonable price along with unbeatable customer service.

Enjoy the nostalgic charm of our 162 year old Sandstone House with 5 lovely rooms and 2 Suites.

P.O. Box 42, Amana, IA 52203

The Kolonieweg, or Colony Way, is a 3.1 mile trail connecting the villages of Amana and Middle Amana. Most of the trail is paved, but a small portion is gravel. The trail offers scenic views of Lily Lake, the Millrace, pastures, farmland and the surrounding countryside. The trail is also home to numerous plants and animals. The village of East Amana and the Amana Colonies Golf Course are also accessible via a marked bike route. Parking is available at two locations along the trail: along Highway 220 between Middle Amana and Amana where parking and picnic spots are available at the Lily Lake and the recently restored Amana Depot in the village of Amana which serves as the trail head for the Kolonieweg, providing parking and seasonal restrooms.

*Note: Bicycles are available for rent at the Amana Colonies Convention and Visitors Bureau (800)579-2294.


622 46th Avenue, Amana, IA 52203

Winter hours are 10:00-4:00 Daily. Spring, Summer, and Fall 9:00-5:00 Daily

The Amana Colonies Visitors Center is located in the village of Amana, in a restored corn crib. The Visitors Center is your first stop for information about the Amana Colonies; providing Visitors Guides, maps and brochures for area businesses. Menus for all Amana Colonies restaurants are also provided.


The Visitors Center provides a lodging wall to assist you in making your overnight accommodations. Information for local bed & breakfasts, inns, motels, and hotels is provided. Visitors Center staff is happy to assist you.


The Visitors Center rents wheelchairs and strollers for your convenience. Contact the Visitors Center for availability and pricing.


Village Voyage History Tour-Join us Monday -Saturday from May thru October we as we lead a guided tour of the Amana Colonies we call our Village Voyage.  This 2 hour tour includes stops at most of the key Amana Colonies historical sites where you will learn about our unique history.  The tour includes a 20 minute video presentation along with stops at the only surviving Communal Kitchen, the Church Museum, and a century old General Store.  The cost is only $20/adult and $18/ child.  The tour departs from the Visitor Center at 11 a.m. and seats are limited.  We suggest you call 319-622-7622 to reserve your seat.

Village Stroll Walking Tour-Take an hour long walk with an expert guide through the streets of Amana.  The tour illustrates the historical aspects of communal life, architecture, and more.  The Village Stroll tour is available most Wednesdays and Thursdays from May thru October.  The price is $7 per person.  Call 319-622-7622 to reserve your spot.

Driving Directions

From Interstate 80, take Exit 225, turning north on Hwy 151. Travel along Hwy 151 for five miles until you reach the intersection of Hwy 151 and Hwy 6. Turn left on Hwy 6 to go to South Amana, West Amana and High Amana. Turn right to go to Homestead, Amana or Middle Amana. The Amana Colonies Trail, Hwy 220, is a 17-mile loop that connects all seven villages.

319-622-3291 Toll Free: 800-247-5088

724 48th Avenue, PO Box 260, Amana, IA 52203

10 - 4 Monday - Friday, 10 - 5 Saturday, 12 - 4 Sunday

Amana furniture, designed and hand-built in the Colonies since the 1850’s, has an enduring reputation for high quality and timelessness. The Amana difference is a focus on craftsmanship, using century-old building methods that have been passed down for generations. Today, these standards are still applied to our exceptional quality furniture, clocks, and home décor. Meticulous care is taken in matching wood grains, testing durability, and expert finishing to enhance the wood’s natural beauty.  Many locally made gifts also available.

Our craftsmen are both designers and builders, and turn their experience, passion, and know-how into pieces that expertly blend heritage craftsmanship with modern insights.

Enjoy our workshop viewing gallery and learn more about handcrafting authentic Amana Furniture while watching our craftsmen work.

319-622-7650 Toll Free: 800-418-8318

4423 220th Trail, Amana, IA 52203

The Amana General Store was built in 1858 and is a prominent historic landmark in the village of Amana. From the time it was built until 1932, the store served the community with all of their material needs that the communal society did not provide.

Today, the General Store continues to offer items from far off places and many Amana and Iowa made products. Amana General Store features two specialized areas; the Amana Coffee & Tea Co., which offers an exclusive line of flavored whole bean coffees and a variety of loose-leaf teas, and the International Christmas Market, a year-round holiday wonderland.

You never know what treasure you might find!


(319) 622-3567

705 44th Avenue, Amana, IA 52203

Saturday 10-5

The Amana Heritage Society maintains a group of arts-and-culture museums that display and interpret artifacts and photos of the history of the Amana Colonies.

The Amana Heritage Museum is comprised of three 19th Century buildings, set in spacious grounds. The Noé House, built in 1864, was originally a communal kitchen and later a doctor’s residence. Recently updated exhibits in the Noé House trace the history and development of Amana, include stories about Amana residents, and display the varied crafts and industries of the Inspirationists. Temporary exhibits and special programs focus on particular aspects of Amana’s culture. The Schoolhouse was built in 1870. An audio visual presentation on Amana’s history is shown regularly in the Schoolhouse auditorium.

The original washhouse/woodshed, an integral part of communal Amana, houses wine-making and gardening displays.

With an intact communal-era kitchen, cooper shop,  blacksmith shop, a well-preserved church museum, a research library for scholars and a working General Store, we preserve and make available to the public all aspects of Amana’s history. We also have a museum bookstore that has many great books for both adults and children on topics ranging from Amana history to cooking and knitting. Check out our virtual bookstore here.



Amana Heritage Museum

Open Saturdays 10am-5pm in March, November, and December

Open Daily April 1- October 31

Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm

Sunday 12pm-4pm

319-622-7586 Toll Free: 800-373-6328

4513 F Street, Amana, IA 52203

The tradition of the Amana Meat Shop & Smokehouse began when the seven villages were a communal settlement and families enjoyed meals together in kitchen houses.

Each village had its own smokehouse and meat shop where ham, bacon, and sausage were cured the old-world way with long-held recipes and a commitment to quality.

Today the tradition continues, each year thousands of visitors come to Amana to visit our historic shop, sample our products, and take home the flavors of another century.

Enjoy the personal service and great selection of mouthwatering steaks, chops, and bratwurst from our fresh meat case. Don’t miss the daily samples of our delicious sausages and other Amana foods while you are here.


3850 C Street, Amana, IA 52203

The Amana RV Park is a peaceful, scenic place for a getaway. Our 80-acre, full service, campground is located in the heart of the Amana Colonies just 1/2 mile from the village of Amana. Enjoy level campsites, full and partial hookups, showers, laundry, free Wi-Fi, a camp store and a four-vehicle sanitary station.

The park offers over 400 RV sites as well as tent camping. Over 20,000 square feet of meeting and event space is available. The RV Park is open April – October with staff on duty year-round to help you plan your camping getaway or event. Events and large or small RV rallies welcome. Visit us a


800 48th Ave, Amana, Ia 52203

Monday-Saturday 9-5, Sunday 11-5

Amana textiles express the heritage, value and essence of the originating Amana community. The Amana Woolen Mill is the oldest business in the Colonies and Iowa’s only remaining woolen mill. It’s been in continuous operation since 1857 and can be traced back more than 300 years to Germany.

Textiles were critical to Amana’s beginnings. In addition to producing goods for the community’s use, the Mill helped to support the colonists’ communal living; selling textiles across the country gained Amana a national reputation for superior quality. Now, with updated designs, colors and materials, we want to ensure that they’re a part of your future.

The Woolen Mill showroom is open Monday-Saturday from 9am-5pm and Sunday from 11am-5pm weather permitting.