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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.

319-662-4222

1755 P Avenue, Marengo

Monday - Thursday 10-5pm, Friday & Saturday 10-6pm, Sunday 12-5pm

Situated along the Iowa Scenic Byway, patrons of family-owned Fireside Winery can unwind while sipping wine under the vine-covered veranda, stroll through beautifully landscaped grounds, or chat with new friends in the tasting room all while enjoying a glass of…

Iowa's Largest Walnut Rocker

319-622-3315

816 8th Avenue, West Amana

Hours: Mon-Sat 9-5, Sundays 12-4

Come visit Iowa's Largest Walnut Rocker.  This rocker is a big one....over 11 feet tall and weighing more than 650lbs! We invite you to climb on in and take a family picture.  The kid in you will be glad you…

Historic General Store operated by the Amana Heritage Society

319-622-3232, 319-622-3567

1308 G Street, High Amana

Saturday 10-5

Established back in communal days in 1857, the store's exterior and interior have remained virtually unchanged all these years. The original tin ceiling, wooden floor, and glass-topped display cases still remain. Throughout the store are charming reminders of the good…

Norway's baseball tradition grew into 20 state championships, and many college, semi-pro and professional baseball players came from this small community. This museum features the history of baseball, championship trophies, major league players from the community, other major league players,…

319-622-3264

920 48th Avenue, Amana

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. weekdays - closed Sat. and Sun.

Resource Conservation & Development (RC&D) is a unique program that helps people protect and develop their economic, natural, and social resources in ways that improve their area's economy, environment, and quality of life. The Iowa Valley RC&D provides ways for…

Iowa's Oldest & Most Award Winning Brewery

319-622-3672

835 48th Avenue, PO Box 284, Amana

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…

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…

The Old Creamery Theatre Main Stage

The Old Creamery Theatre is a live, professional, nonprofit theatre company founded in 1971. Dramas, Comedies, Musicals, Childrens Theatre, and more! We have shows almost every Wednesday through Sunday of the year! Something for everyone!

(319) 622-6262

39 - 38th Avenue, Amana

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…

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.

Enjoy the company of Family, Friends, Co-workers or a Couple Paint when you join us in an (about) three hour long how-to session painting event. Check event listings or call us to schedule studio time. Parties for Adults, Children or Families.

319-560-1276

612 45th Ave, Ama

Check our the Events Calendar for Scheduled Events. Private parties by Appointment Only

[gallery ids="39376,38116,40210"] Paint & A Paint is Amana’s only paint and byob studio where you can do step-by-step painting in a very fun, stress-free atmosphere. An entertainment-style art class. Evening classes involve music and fun with old friends and new -  interspersed…

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