Where are all the Amish?
Over the years this has been a frequent question of visitors to the Amana Colonies. Many visitors come to the Colonies with the misconception of finding an Amish Community. Quite simply put the Amana Colonies are not Amish and no Amish have ever lived here.
While both groups (the Amana Colonies and the Amish) are religious based groups and both came to the USA seeking religious freedoms as many other groups did, there is no connection between the two groups. It might be that the names sound similar or that both religious groups arrived from Europe but they are separate non-connected groups.
Another interesting note is that the Amish have spread out around the country and can be found in many Midwestern states while the Amana Colonies are the only place you will find the Amana Church.
We invite you to visit the Amana Colonies and find out more about our unique history and to experience a slice of Amana Culture. We would love to show you what makes the Amana Colonies such an interesting and unique place.