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Address: 4310 220th Trail, Amana, IA 52203
Phone Number: 319-622-3567
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

History of the Amana Colonies, which from 1855 to 1932 were an...

History of the Amana Colonies, which from 1855 to 1932 were an experiment in Utopian living.

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A Must do in the Amanas!

This was a delightful experience. The movie was informative but it was the caretaker who really made this place special. She was a full well of knowledge!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
Boone, Iowa
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Boone, Iowa
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284 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was a delightful experience. The movie was informative but it was the caretaker who really made this place special. She was a full well of knowledge!

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New Boston, Michigan, United States
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27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

A very interesting place if you a museum person, otherwise your time might be better spent elsewhere.

Thank Matthew C
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31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

The Amana Colonies visitors center offers van tours that takes you through most of the 7 colonies. The 3 hour tour included the Heritage Museum, tour the rooms inside the home of William Metz . See and learn about quilts and patterns used and home life of the families; see the Metz Tinsmith shop, inside communal kitchen and church. Time... More 

Thank Diane G
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61 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

This is the place to learn the history of the Amana Colonies. And what a history it is. The museum is spread out, so you do not feel crowded. There is plenty to see and read about. Lovely setting.

Thank Kathleen3001
Panama city beach
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44 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Learned a lot about Amana from the movie and the guide . Gives you good advice on what to see in the rest of the town. We enjoyed our visit to Amana and would recommend for a two or three day visit. The locals are very friendly and very helpful. Beautiful country.

Thank D987
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

If you visit Amana, you must take 2 hours to learn about the history of this fascinating place. Highly recommended for all. Take the time to see the film before walking around the museum. Fee also covers access to communal kitchen and church, also recommended

Thank brygar
Fulton, Missouri
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36 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

it old time and clean and neat. the people are friendly and very helpful. at a place to relax and look into the passed. the food is great at ox yoke inn 4420 220 trail, amana 319-622-3441. strawberry jelly is great on the rye bread. chocolate haus is wonderful and and smell good. the baker has wonderful pastry and bread... More 

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The film and exhibits answered these questions and more. I especially liked walking through the various buildings on site and learning about daily life and customs of the past. Plenty to see for all ages.

1 Thank Robin M
Green Valley, Arizona
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285 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Entry fee is $7, which is a bit pricey for this small Museum. It appears that many people balk at the fee. It does do a good job covering Amana History, but you can learn this on line too.

Thank Phil S
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62 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We came in during a rain storm. Last year we were greeted warmly when we arrived, but this year we received a lecture on the museum with a quote that has stuck with us over the past week - "If you are unwilling to purchase anything, you are only welcome in this room." That room was the gift shop and... More 

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