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309 220th Trail, South Amana, IA 52334


4502 220th Trail, 611 F Street, Amana, IA 52203

The Michele Maring Miller Studio Gallery features the works of watercolorist Miller, and the photography and mixed media work of her two daughters. Experience the Amana Colonies through the brush strokes and lens of this talented family. Also featuring pottery from Cedar Falls artist, Jim Kerns. Be sure to visit our West Amana location in the old West Amana Church, open Friday thru Monday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.


611 F Street, West Amana, IA 52203

Willkommen! Visit our award winning artist at work in her spacious and peaceful studio and gallery. Located in 1871 sandstone meeting haus in the center of the village. Small room of antiques.


835 48th Ave


Brau Haus:  (Definition) The name simply means Brewing House!

In August 2016 the Millstream Brau Haus was born! For years the Millstream Brewery owners had said that it would be wonderful to add an authentic German Bierhalle to the Amana Colonies.  Great German bar food paired up with great German style beers (plus a few others…) is now the theme of our new venue!  Adding the Brau Haus gives Millstream Brewery the opportunity to make more ‘one of a kind’ brews and specialty beers only to be sold in the Brau Haus!  And of course these special brews are complimented by delicious German-style pub food!  No family style meals here, just good old Amana made brats, Chicken Schnitzel Sandwiches, Hand-made twisted pretzels and much more.  We create a “One of a kind” experience for all to enjoy during your visit to the Historic Amana Colonies.  With our great staff, we feel blessed to have such a wonderful family at the Millstream Brau Haus! We hope you enjoy your visit!


835 48th Avenue, PO Box 284, Amana, IA 52203

Open Daily - Hours vary monthly (Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Day)

Some years ago, three Amana men decided to revive an art that hadn’t been practiced in Amana for years–the art of brewing beer. Carroll F. Zuber and brothers, James and Dennis Roemig had a dream of building a small brewery to produce small batches of hand brewed beer reminiscent of Europe’s finest brews.

To brew the best they needed the best, so they called on one of America’s premier brewers, Joseph Pickett Sr. who helped in the brewery design and in development of the robust Schild Brau Amber. Currently Millstream brews 15 different beers throughout the year.

In 1985 Millstream Brewing Company opened it doors-the first brewery to operate in Amana since 1884 and the first micro brewery in Iowa. So the Millstream Brewery was born and so it has come to be recognized as the home of quality brews of rewarding tastes.

We start with pure water and the finest malted grains from America’s heartland. We add European varieties of American hops and our own Bavarian yeast. Unlike the big breweries, we can take the time to cold-filter our beer, giving you the clear, crisp, full flavors and resilient, creamy head characteristics of a well-made lager.

We are still here in Amana, making beer the way it should be… and we have the awards to back it up. The Schild Brau Amber is an 16 time national award winner, the John’s White Ale has received 9 awards, the German Pilsner has received 4 awards, the Back Road Stout has received 4. For a total of 33 national awards! Visit our brewery in the scenic Amana Colonies. We are located just across from the Woolen Mill in Main Amana. Enjoy the gemutlichkeit of the hospitality room/gift shop and sample our beers and sodas. Viewing windows allow visitors to see the brewing and bottling areas, as well as the fermentation cellar. Then relax and enjoy a beer in our hop-covered biergarten.


413 P Street, PO Box 124 , South Amana, IA 52334

Mini-Americana is the largest known collection of 1/12 scale miniature replicas built by one man, woodworker Henry Moore (1911-1983).

Following a scale of one inch to one foot, Mini-Americana is a unique display of over 200 miniatures that depict the history of rural America. Each building, an exact replica of an original structure either past or present, took an average of six months to complete.

Each exhibit is finished in complete detail, inside and out: Shingles are fashioned from real cedar, siding is worked to exact proportions, and windowpanes are made of real glass. Houses have curtains; the blacksmith shop has a forge; and the barns have pens, mangers and even movable stanchions. Activities abound from fertile imaginations. Charlotte Moore (1913-1993) was responsible for collecting the over 3,000 small items, farm equipment, livestock, people, etc. in the displays. Clothing was hand made for each of the dolls and the livestock was hand painted.

Mini-Americana is a warm, personal experience filled with educational history, architecture and wonderment. Many of our visitors have commented that it is a “trip worth taking for the young and old alike.”

The Old Creamery Theatre Main Stage

(319) 622-6262

39 - 38th Avenue, Amana, IA 52203

Monday - Friday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

The Old Creamery Theatre is dedicated to performing high-quality, live professional theatre for audiences of all ages and interests. The company offers a wide variety of plays each season, as well as many different educational opportunities. Featuring approximately 200 performances in 2019, the 300-seat Main Stage season features favorite comedies, musicals, mysteries, and more. The Old Creamery Theatre is Iowa’s longest-running professional theatre. All actors, directors, designers, and technicians are paid professionals. These professionals are gathered together from all over the country to provide a high-quality theatrical experience for the audiences. Since opening its doors in 1971, just over two million patrons have enjoyed live performances by the Old Creamery Theatre.

For more information or to see what’s playing right now, call the box office at 319-62-AMANA (319-622-6262) or visit our website at


609 7th Ave., West Amana, IA 52203

Open by Chance

Opa’s Tractor Barn Museum features Minneapolis-Moline Tractors, Machinery, Agricultural  Memorabilia, Barnyard in Miniature and more. Play with Amana Colonies’ Largest Bowling Ball Run! Located in the Historic West Amana Horse Barn, built in 1883 with hand-pegged Chestnut beams.

amana family style dining


4420 220th Trail, Amana, IA 52203

You hungry? An Amana Colonies Tradition Since 1940. World famous for American and German food served “Family Style.” Hearty and light portions including chicken, hand cut steaks, roast beef, sauerbraten, wiener schnitzel cutlets, Amana brats, ham, pork chops,  catfish, shrimp, sandwiches, salads, homemade soups and desserts including rhubarb custard, chocolate & coconut cream pies. Pies to Go. Daily Specials, Children’s and Carry Out menus. Local, American and imported wines, beers and cocktails. Bierstube Bar & Outdoor Biergarten. Banquet and meeting rooms, museum and gift shop. Motor coaches welcome – step on tour guide service. Handicap access. Complimentary WiFi.

An Amana Colonies Tradition since 1940

An Amana Colonies Tradition since 1940


Serving Monday – Saturday Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Banquets. On Sundays a Four Entree Brunch Buffet, Lunch, Dinner and Banquets. Seasonal hours. During the winter and inclement weather serving times may vary please call ahead. Reservations and Gift Cards on-line at

Dinging Rooms at the Ox Yoke InnBrunch - Ox Yoke StyleSpecial Events at the Ox Yoke


728 47th ave, amana ia 52203

Wood fired pizzas, soups, salads, sandwiches and BBQ. In-house catering and offsite catering.  Fantastic Pizza!!!