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Amana Heritage Museum

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Address: 4310 220th Trl, Amana, IA 52203-8025
Phone Number: 319-622-3567
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 experiment...

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

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Very nice museum

The fee includes two other museums. We watched a film that gave us insight to the colonies. Several rooms to view artifacts. We like to read all of the information so we were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The fee includes two other museums. We watched a film that gave us insight to the colonies. Several rooms to view artifacts. We like to read all of the information so we were there a couple of hours. The volunteer is very knowledgable and gave a lot of first hand information. It is a great way to spend a few... More 

Thank Oniedu
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I are big into history so for us this was a fantastic place to visit. It starts with a film about the Amana Colony and its roots. It is quite fascinating to see how it started and is still functioning today. We went on a Sunday which meant things closed earlier. Time wise I would plan at... More 

Thank Geoff C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My sweetheart and I had an afternoon in Amana and this was a great place to start. We bought our passes at the visitor's center which was $6 for access to all 3 museums. We really liked walking through the old barn. The old house is interesting, too, and everything was very nicely labeled.

Thank Emily C
Denver, co
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really enjoyed the museum, but enjoyed asking the docent questions even more. She was a fountain of information, having been raised and lived all her life in the community. The buildings were really nice, and the museum was informative.

Thank d s
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Start here at 10AM. Not much opens before that. The movie is well done and will give the background and understanding of the eight communities to know how to plan your visit. Most things close down at 5PM as does the museum.

Thank Mark K
Naperville, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Start off with an interesting video in the old sewing room, then walk around their buildings to see some older relics and the progression of this community

Thank Bzears
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

This is a nice little museum. There is a 20 minute video telling some of the history of Amana colonies. Then you'll cross a courtyard where you can go into two separate buildings, one housing mostly written displays and some items of period use, the other about house work/chores in olden days. If tried to read all of the displays,... More 

Thank Janet S
Downers Grove, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

The video that is shown is worth the $7 that is charged. The fee also gets you into a couple other points of interest in other Amana towns. There are a couple of exhibits to see and the gentleman who was in charge was very knowledgeable about Amana History.

Thank Nancy C
Davenport, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

This was the starting point for our Amana Colonies tour. This is where you get your map and buy your tickets. Lots of history and shops in Amana.

Thank Steve H
Port Charlotte, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Upon entering the Museum Gift Shop and Bookstore, you"ll be requested to pay to tour the museum facility. The tour begins with a movie explaining the settlement of Amana and its history and people. Next you walk to a nearby building which was once a residence but has been turned into a museum with many period artifacts and informative plaques.... More 

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