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Recreation & Attractions

Finding something to do in the Amana Colonies is no chore. See Iowa’s largest walnut rocker or experience one of our multiple historical museums. We also have many festivals, both large and small, as well as host many niche groups, such as classic car clubs and culinary events. There is always something special to experience in the Amana Colonies throughout the year.

Celebrate our German heritage with Maipole dancers at our spring Maifest or polka the night away with the Burgermeister at Iowa’s original Oktoberfest. Don’t miss our month long holiday celebration featuring Tannenbaum Forest and Prelude to Christmas. Start the New Year off with Winterfest in the Amana Colonies and fully embrace Iowa’s January weather with our outdoor games and many indoor activities. From the machine museum to the 19th century intact communal-era kitchen, the entertainment possibilities are endless in the Amana Colonies.

The Amana Colonies Visitors Center also serves as the offices of the Amana Colonies Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACCVB). Founded in 1965, the ACCVB is the oldest organized Convention & Visitors Bureau in Iowa. The ACCVB is a membership organization…

Join us for one of our many festivals in the Amana Colonies.  January brings Winterfest and a celebration of winter. We mark the beginning of warmer weather with Maifest the first weekend in May.  June 20th is the date for…

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…

The Amana Colonies RV Park, a 60-acre, full service, campground located in the heart of the Amana Colonies just 1/2 mile from the village of Amana, is a peaceful, scenic place to camp. Enjoy level campsites, full and partial hookups,…

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,…

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…

Personally Crafted Furniture & Clocks

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

724 48th Avenue, PO Box 260, Amana

10 - 5 Monday - Thursday, 10 - 6 Friday, 10 - 6 Saturday, 11 - 5 Sunday

Amana's original furniture shop! Proudly handcrafting solid Walnut, Cherry, and Oak furniture, clocks, and gift items. Featuring traditional Amana designs alongside many new original designs. Custom work is welcome and encouraged...bring us your plans and let us bring them to…

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(319) 622-3567

705 44th Avenue, Amana

Museum Winter Hours: Saturdays 10-5 through December High Amana General Store Winter Hours: 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…

There is no better place to experience the quality and taste of Amana than at The Amana Meat Shop & Smokehouse! Enjoy the personal service and great selection of mouthwatering steaks, chops, and bratwurst from our fresh meat case. Don't…

Cotton-USA-made-Scarves

Quality Cotton & Wool Blankets; History Woven Daily!

Ancestors of the Amana people came together in Germany in the 1700's as a religious sect known as Inspirationists. Through the years, religious persecution forced them to seek shelter on large estates. A few of the inspirationists were particularly skilled…

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