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Amana Colonies National Historic Landmark

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Interesting Piece of History to See

Went there after my friend "The Human Map"told me cool places to visit during our weekend family... read more

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Perry M
Chicago, Illinois
Beautiful fall day trip

Lots of shops - antiques, crafts, art, bakeries, meat smoke shop etc. Make sure to stop at the... read more

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The history of Amana Colonies, a National Historic Landmark and one of America’s longest-lived communal societies, begins in 1714 in the villages of Germany and continues today on the Iowa prairie. Amana Colonies Today Today the seven villages of...more
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4424 V Street, Amana, IA
+1 319-622-7622
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Reviewed yesterday

Went there after my friend "The Human Map"told me cool places to visit during our weekend family trip to Iowa City. It was a pleasant surprise as the old little village still has many of the original buildings standing and in excellent shape. It's a...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lots of shops - antiques, crafts, art, bakeries, meat smoke shop etc. Make sure to stop at the Amish furniture factory for the beautiful wood pieces and the interesting shop viewing area

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First, lots of history, very interesting and love the old buildings. The shops in town are fun, some nice hand crafted items, some generic items. The food was yum. Love the family style of the side items. Lots of good beer and wine, and lots...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had stayed in Cedar Rapids the night before so it was only a little over a half hour drive to Amana. Very historic area that I was unaware existed before visiting. Most of the shopping and attraction is in Amana. Lots of antique stores,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ended up arriving for OctoberFest lots of music beer and happy people. The town was lavishly decorated for fall. All of the people we dealt with were friendly and helpful. If you need a cane or wheelchair not all of the places were easily...More

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Reviewed September 6, 2018

We have made several visits in the past. On our most recent visit we agreed that this has now become a commercialized tourist attraction and has lost much of its previous charm. We will not be returning.

Thank Mike C
Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

Amana Colonies was an experiment in communal living in the mid 1800’s. Restored areas and historical movie explained their story. A bit of a tourist trap. There are 5 different districts that are 2-3 miles apart. Worth a visit.

Thank rdpine
Reviewed August 23, 2018

Very good video explaining the culture of the people and how they came to be here. Large museum, much to read, but interesting. Probably more interesting for adults, I don't see it as being very child friendly. Worth the stop. Admission gets you into 3...More

Thank teklamom
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

The town (we only visited Amanda) was cute. Had an excellent lunch and dessert. We also saw the movie in the museum which set the stage. Visited the visitors center, but never really got a sense of what demonstrations would be visible during the day....More

Thank nanette v
Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

There is much to see and learn at this attraction. My friend and I researched ahead of time in order to maximize our day there. We loved it! I will share advice on how to make the most of your visit: 1. Start at the...More

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August 28, 2018|
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Response from T D | Reviewed this property |
call the visitor's center
December 19, 2017|
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Response from michael m | Reviewed this property |
Yes. A series of small communities in a circle, lots of open areas.
April 6, 2017|
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Response from jaz79h | Reviewed this property |
It's the seven Colonies, not a specific site or building. Each has its own distinct nature. Some are within a mile of the others, some are several miles away.