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Amana Colonies National Historic Landmark

4424 V Street, Amana, IA
+1 800-579-2294
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Awesome Village

I Love the Amana Colonies! Love all the little shops, great dining, and fun to explore. I used to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Heather A
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Belcamp, Maryland
Am already planning my return visit

Wonderful history, shopping, dining, exploring adventure. Great for families, friends, lady trips... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
robertabR5326QR
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Bloomington, Indiana
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This village, founded by 18th-century German immigrants, was the foundation for modern Amana.Our Building served as the communal kitchen for the area and 25 years ago was turned into a bed and breakfast. We have an in ground pool (the only bed and breakfast in Iowa to have one), and we can accommodate 30 people overnight. we have 9 rooms all with their own bathrooms and 4 jacuzzi sweats. We have media come up graded cable and internet for the guest. We do have a full sit down breakfast every morning and on weekends we have desert in the evenings, with coffee.
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4424 V Street, Amana, IA
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Reviewed yesterday

I Love the Amana Colonies! Love all the little shops, great dining, and fun to explore. I used to live in Iowa and tried to visit at least once a year. Now that I no longer live there I don't get to go as often....More

Thank Heather A
Reviewed 3 days ago

Wonderful history, shopping, dining, exploring adventure. Great for families, friends, lady trips. Beautiful, safe area. What a national treasure!

Thank robertabR5326QR
Reviewed 1 week ago

We got there around 8:30 am and since most places didn't open until 10 we drove to the surrounding colonies. You sort of make a loop and it's a nice, peaceful drive. We went into the broom shop and I took a picture of my...More

Thank DPenn_11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perhaps we expected too much of it or the timing wasn't right. We just think it was rather charming, nothing special though. But the Meat Shop and Smoke house was superb!

Thank Jurgen B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is iconic. Not just for the buildings and culture, but what it stands for. The American way....move away from people till they find you interesting, then sell them a bunch of stuff when they come to visit. Very rich history though, really worth...More

1  Thank michael m
Reviewed 12 May 2017

I only stayed half a day and only visited Amana. The site is actually over several small villages. There are places to stay throughout the site. Lots of shopping and handmade crafts. This is a pleasant area to visit and just relax.

Thank bLiselotte
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

Touristy but very clean. Lots of antiques and do dad's. Wife likes the quilt store. But said the prices were high. Good way to spend a rainy day.

Thank Toby N
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

I hadn't been here for about 40 years, but the Amana Colonies have gotten better with age! Instead of the fudge shops and souvenir shops of many tourist towns, the Amana offer delightful, quality alternatives such as woolens, furniture and meat. The Amana religion -...More

2  Thank CrossgarDown
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Neat little place I just had to check out, I got to go into the basement to see where the beer was kept before new tanks came out. It was just really cool to see a piece of history! Glad I took the time to...More

Thank Hungarianhottie85
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Really enjoyed this quaint town. There are many types of shops, diners, craft stores as well as antique shops in this town. Its a beautiful area. There is also a shop that makes good quality furniture. Great place to spend the day. Make sure you...More

2  Thank Melanie M
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heritage2013
6 April 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.
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raynewman
28 March 2017|
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Response from 83,154 | Reviewed this property |
I use a wheeled walker, and although there were several places I did not go into (due to time limitations), I had no problem getting around.
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B W
19 March 2017|
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Response from Denise D | Reviewed this property |
I've been there a few times in different seasons and as a walker who enjoys a leisurely experience, I would recommend that you plan on spending the better part of a day.
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