Amana Colonies Visitors Center

622 46th Avenue
Amana, IA 52203

http://www.amanacolonies.com

319-622-7622

10:00-4:00 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.

Lodging

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.

Rentals

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

Tours

Village Voyage Driving 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 3 1/2 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, a century old General Store along with several artisans.  The cost is only $23/adult and $18/ child.  The tour departs from the Visitor Center at 10 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.

An Evening Stroll– This hour long tour takes place each Thursday evening from June thru August.  An expert guide will lead you through the village of Amana on a leisurely walk explaining the history of the Colonies and interesting facts about communal life in the village.  The price is only $5 per person.  Call 319-622-7622 to reserve your spot.

Guten Appetit – A three to four hour walking tour offered twice a month from May -September by our Visitors Center staff, takes you on a sampling tour of the many restaurants, specialty food shops, wineries and brewery located in the Colonies. Cost is $25 per person, reservations required, you must be over 21 to participate.  Please 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.