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Amana Colonies National Historic Landmark

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Address: 4424 V Street, Amana, IA
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This village, founded by 18th-century German immigrants, was the foundation...

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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great variety of stores from specialty food shops to antiques. The day we were there was an antique auto show. lots of model A's and other cars from that era.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 August 2015
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Sun City Center, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015

great variety of stores from specialty food shops to antiques. The day we were there was an antique auto show. lots of model A's and other cars from that era.

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United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015

A wonderful place to visit. The first thing to do; go to the visitors center in Amana, call ahead to reserve your spot for the Village Voyage Van Tour. You pay the day of the tour. Scott was our guide. He did a wonderful job of educating us all about the villages, way of life, the buildings, personal stories about... More 

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De Soto, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015

We were expecting a recreated village showing what Amana life was like many years ago. But that isn't how they are set up at all. It is actually various shops selling items in the historic buildings. There are a couple walking trails, and a car tour route that goes through all seven Amana communities. We just walked around the main... More 

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1 Thank Ken and Pam T
Lyon, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015

We happened upon this place on our way through Iowa. It was well worth the detour to see it and we wished we had more time to spend there. Charming homes and shops. Beautiful gardens. Impeccably maintained. A village that seems to be living in a different century.

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Stillwater, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015

I had visited once, over 30 years ago, so when I had the chance to visit again in '14, I took it. There are seven "colonies" each with unique features of their own. The brick and wooden historic homes, the eateries, the wineries, the shopping, all offer something for everyone. The bakeries serve great German baked goods ... just as... More 

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Moline, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015

This area is a quaint series of 7 villages with shops, museums, restaurants, and bed and breakfasts. You can drive a 17 mile loop between the villages. It is a good location to learn about some local history that is different from the surrounding areas. Restaurants offer German family style meals, and bed and breakfasts are peaceful and quaint.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed visiting the stores. There was a mixture of hand crafted items as well as manufactured items. Items were priced as one would expect at a tourist stop. We visited two local wineries and were pleasantly surprised by the selections. A definite must see when in the area.

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1 Thank Pat H
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015 via mobile

My hubby and I love history and old time ways...Zubers was a great B&B, the food was great and wine testings were fun with good wine. The fudge store, furniture, and woolen mill were nice and actually had people working in them making their goods. All of the personnel were kind and helpful. The town very picturesque and buildings from... More 

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Rake, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015

My husband and I spent a couple of days touring the Amana Colonies, and it wasn't enough time to see all of the sites. We will be returning again to get through everything. This was a fun vacation with much to do. There are so many shops and little museums to get through you need at least 3 days. We... More 

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Plano, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015

Did not really know what to expect out side of historic/religious buildings and german food. The Amana colonies comprise of several villages that are all within 5-10 milesof their neighboring colony. The town with the majority of things to do and the one that has all the restaurants is AMANA. Five of the remaining colonies all have something to see... More 

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