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Amana Colonies Visitors Center

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Patricia F wrote a review Aug 2020
6 contributions
We love to explore historic places. The main building is a restoration of an old corn crib. The hand work is beautiful. Staff were courteous and helpful.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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traveltheworld012 wrote a review Mar 2020
Rochester, Minnesota9,685 contributions398 helpful votes
We were there in on a Thursday in March, 2020, and the sign on the door, said "open by chance". No chance because the door was locked. We went to other places and walked around. We had parked in the Visitor Center parking lot, so when returning to the car, I tried the door again and it was open. We walked inside, but there did not appear to be anyone there. I understand that people come here for information and maybe signing up for tours or getting tickets.. and so on. We just wanted general info. This building is a former granary/corn crib and they did a nice job in making it into a nice airy place. Since we found no one to talk to, I decided to walk up the stairs to see what was up there. On the second floor, there was another set of stairs leading up to a door. When I opened the door, it went up another short flight of stairs. I was now in the very top roof line of the building and it was totally unrestored with pigeon and bat droppings about. Upon coming back down I was greeted by a guy running the place. He made me feel a bit like I was an invader. So I departed quickly.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Amy G. wrote a review Feb 2020
Maple Grove, Minnesota6 contributions
We visited the Amana colonies in early February. It was not exceptionally cold and there was a light flurry falling, adding to the quaint atmosphere. However, likely since it was winter time, main street Amana was virtually deserted. Even more disappointing was the fact that most stores had gone the route of selling tourist trap wares instead of primarily home made goods from local artisans. The exceptions to this were 1. the Amana Woolen Mill store, which sold wool and cotton blankets and other goods made in Amana, and 2. Heritage Designs Quilting and Needlework, which had hundreds of locally made quilts both on display and for sale. Perhaps in the summer the atmosphere is more lively and would have more local artisans, but a winter visit was disappointing.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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michael rodemeyer wrote a review Nov 2019
Hartsburg, Missouri117 contributions25 helpful votes
This was very good for the women as they were looking for material, and maybe info so they felt it was a good place. It's convenientand clean, right close by to most attrractions.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Timothy W wrote a review Oct 2019
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At the visitor cente.r you can get on a guided tour to the villages which is a must for new visitors
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Date of experience: September 2019
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