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Address: 4310 220th Trail, Amana, IA 52203
Phone Number: 319-622-3567
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12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: History of the Amana Colonies, which from 1855 to 1932 were an experiment...
History of the Amana Colonies, which from 1855 to 1932 were an experiment in Utopian living.
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Why are there 7 villages and who were these people?

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
Robin M
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Kingsport, Tennessee
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Kingsport, Tennessee
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 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.

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Green Valley, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 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.

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Muscatine
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13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 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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Forest City, Iowa
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

This had a very interesting movie and many things to look at. I enjoyed the lady at the desk..she was very informative and more than willing to help.

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Monument, Colorado
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33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

People in the US so no little about the incredible Amana area. All most citizens know is the name Amana and the products that the company produces. This museum tells you SO much more about this unique and amazing area of the country located in the heart of the Midwest.

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Whitehouse, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I liked the film shown. It explained why the colonies were there and why they have survived. The lady on duty is a lifelong resident of the area, and can probably answer any question about the communtiy.

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Loveland, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Make sure you watch the video. Walk through the buildings around the yard and enjoy going back in time.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great info about the Amana Colonies. Gave you a realistic view of how they lived together. I would recommend this museum to anyone who is interested in the beginnings of the community.

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Owasso, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We really enjoyed seeing a little bit of history from the area, don't miss any of the rooms as there is something for everybldy.

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Worthington, Minnesota, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We enjoyed going through this museum as it had photos, printed explanations, actual letters written by people from that time, artifacts and furniture and all laid out in a good progression through the building. The house itself had been lived in by an early Amana family so one got a feeling for what life was like at that time.

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Additional Information about Amana Heritage Museum

Address: 4310 220th Trail, Amana, IA 52203
Phone Number: 319-622-3567
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Amana
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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