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Amana Heritage Museum

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Good history of people here

Very nice video of people who settled here, certainly worth seeing. Admission gets you into 3... read more

Reviewed August 23, 2018
Group tour

A lot of history of the people who lived in the community. Only had a couple of hours to see the... read more

Reviewed July 22, 2018
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History of the Amana Colonies, which from 1855 to 1932 were an experiment in Utopian living.
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4310 220th Trl, Amana, IA 52203-8025
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All reviews heritage museum great place to learn self guided tour short film an absolute the main house interesting history couple of hours nice video movie artifacts information community colonies knowledge roots german
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Reviewed October 27, 2018

An excellent site for understanding the fascinating history of this unusual collection of seven villages. Expertly curated and full of history.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

7 bucks per person, was a little high, but it went to a good cause in helping keeping the buildings up and working. Really enjoyed the history of the site and even found someone with the same last name as mine, very exciting. There is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

The movie and displays in this museum are a wonderful way to learn about the Amana Colonies' history. Everyone who comes to the Colonies should visit the museum to fully appreciate this area.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 23, 2018

Very nice video of people who settled here, certainly worth seeing. Admission gets you into 3 places, $7 for adults. Much to see and read, some shorter videos throughout that are interesting. Not much to keep young children interested.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

A lot of history of the people who lived in the community. Only had a couple of hours to see the area. I will be back.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 21, 2018

WE watched the short video there and toured the buildings on site. Lots to read about if you want. Interesting history of the Amana settlements.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile

Stopped by with the van tour. Very informative on the area. Neat history and keep wife happy with shopping

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 28, 2018

Been to a lot of historic homes and museums and this was one of the weaker ones. The video was fairly well done but it would have been nice to have learned more about what happened to the community after they decided to disband as...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 24, 2018

I loved visiting this museum. There was so much to see regarding the history of the colonies and the town itself. I would recommend taking enough time to read through things so you are not rushed. I will be coming back again with my sisters...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Sandy O
Reviewed June 3, 2018 via mobile

I don’t mind paying museum fees to help places fund themselves. Everything is displayed well. I had already seen 98% I’d what I saw in other German heritage museums. There is information about the Amana colonies, but you can also read up on it on...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Julie T
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Response from brygar | Reviewed this property |
I believe it was $8 which also includes admission to other historic sites in the Amanas.