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R E N E W I N G A M A N A’ S H E R I TA G E We a r e a c o m m u n i t y o f f a m i l i e s , f a r m e r s a n d a r t i s a n s that are nearly as old as Iowa itself. Our commitment to American manufacturing and superior customer s e r v i c e h a s a l w ays ke pt o u r c o m m u n i t y s t ro n g . Wit h fresh product lines and an updated look, we’re beginning to tell our story to the coming generations. V i s i t u s w h i l e yo u’r e h e r e a n d c h e c k o u t a l l t h e exciting changes online at amanashops.com.
TABLE OF CONTENTS 04 LOOKING BACK OUR HISTORY
07 LOOKING AROUND OUR GROUP TOURS
08 CELEBRATING OUR FESTIVALS
14 INDULGE WINE & DINE
20 COMFORT WHERE TO STAY
ART & CULTURE
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
WHERE TO PLAY
38 SURROUNDING US OUR NEIGHBORING TOWNS
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HOW TO USE MAPPING SOFTWARE When using GPS or computerized mapping software, such as Mapquest, to locate your destination in the Amana Colonies, please use the village name excluding any information shown in parentheses. For example, for a business in “(West) Amana 52203” use “Amana, IA 52203” or just “52203” in your search. In actuality, this business will be located in the village called “West Amana”. Not all addresses in this publication can be used for mailing.
COVER PHOTO: LOTHAR BEYER©
VISITOR SERVICES Emergency Services.................................911 Sheriff ...................................319-642-7307
MEDICAL / DENTAL SERVICES
Amana Family Practice Clinic .......................319-622-3231 Amana Pharmacy ..............................319-622-3341 Dr. Mark Marz, Dentist ..................................319-622-3150
UNITED STATES POST OFFICES
Amana ..................................319-622-3019 Middle Amana .....................319-622-3861 South Amana .......................319-622-3425
Bankhaus 4304-220th Trail, Amana, 52203 319-622-HAUS www.thebankhaus.com Community 1st Credit Union.........................319-622-3610 2800 220th Trail Middle Amana, 52307 www.c1stcu.com US Bank................................319-622-3445 504 39th Avenue Amana, 52203 www.usbank.com
Casey’s General Stores.......319-622-3270 617 42nd Ave, Amana, 52203 (Intersection of Hwy 151 & 220, at four-way stop)
Casey’s General Stores .....319-668-2868 I-80, Exit 225, Williamsburg, 52361 www.caseys.com
Amana Colonies Heating & Cooling .............319-622-3055 Amana Insurance Agency .................................319-622-3535
SUNDAY CHURCH SERVICES
Middle Amana Church........319-622-6155 1112 26th Ave, (Middle) Amana www.amanachurch.org
PHOTO, DESIGN AND COPY CREDITS: Amana Heritage Society, Amana Society, Inc., Jenise Catiri, Diamond Valley Photography, Erich Ernst, Mike Fager, Clayton Farnsworth, Fireside Winery, Peter Hoehnle, Allyn Neubauer, Old Creamery Theatre, Jamie Scott, Jennifer Tjaden, Justin Torner, Walking Stick Adventures, White Cross Cellars, Wild Oak Art and Cinder Block House.
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COMPANY DIRECTORY A A Neu Dawn.........................................30 A Prairie Rose B&B ................................21 A Touch of Home B&B ..........................21 Ackerman Winery ................................15 AJ’s Copper Garden........................... 27 Amana Arts Guild ................................27 Amana Church .......................................2 Amana Coffee and Tea Co .................15 Amana Colonies Antiques ..................30 Amana Colonies Golf Club ................37 Amana Colonies Guest House Motel....22 Amana Colonies Histroical Sites Foundation....................................13 Amana Colonies RV Park & Outdoor Event Center ......................37 Amana Furniture Shop .........................27 Amana General Store .........................33 Amana Heritage Society........................6 Amana Meat Shop and Smokehouse ...15 Amana Woolen Mill.............................33 Amazing Grace Antiques ...................30 Art Sanctuary........................................27 As You Wish Weddings .......................13 B Bierstube in the Ox Yoke Inn.................15 Big G Foods .........................................39 Bill Metz - Tinsmith ...............................27 Broom & Basket Shop ..........................27 C Casey’s General Store I-80...................2 Casey’s Genreal Store Amana............15 Catiri’s Art Oasis 27 Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance ...............................39 Cedar Rapids Museum of Art..............39 Chocolate Haus....................................15 Colony Visits-Heritage Destinations......7 Creative Colony....................................27 Crest Country Inn..................................22 Custom Cutlery & Ironworks................27 Czech Village/New Bohemia Main Street District...............................39 D Deborah Kimm Gallery........................27 Die Heimat Country Inn.........................21 Dusk to Dawn B&B................................21 E Edelstein Treasures................................33 F Fern Hill..................................................33 Fireside Winery.....................................39 G Giant Rocker.........................................27 Go Cedar Rapids.................................39 Grapevine Antiques.............................30 H Hahn’s Hearth Oven Bakery................15 Heritage Designs..................................27 Heritage Haus.......................................15 Heritage Haus Antiques.......................30 Heritage Inn Amana Colonies Hotel & Suites .......................................22
High Amana General Store.................33 Hiltons Custom Furniture.......................39 Holiday Inn Express & Suites/Amana Nordstrom 33rd Ave........................... .22 I International Christmas Market........... 33 Iowa Baseball Museum of Norway....39 Iowa City/Coralville Area CVB..........39 Iowa Economic Development Commission...........................................39 Iowa Valley Resource Conservation & Development C&D...........................37 K Kalona....................................................39 L Lace Lodging..........................................21 Lake Iowa Park......................................39 Lehm Books & Gifts...............................33 Lisa Lammey Fine Arts...........................27 Little Red Wagon...................................33 M Michelle Maring Miller Art Gallery - Amana.............................27 Michelle Maring Miller Art Gallery - West Amana...................27 Millstream Brau Haus............................15 Millstream Brewing Company..............15 Mini-Americana Barn Museum........... 27 N Neuhaus Kaffee.....................................15 O Old Creamery Theatre..........................27 Opa’s Tractor Barn Museum................27 Ox Yoke Inn...........................................15 P Paint & A Pint.........................................27 Painted Cupboard................................30 PHAT Daddy’s.......................................15 Philip Dickel Basket Exhibit Museum....27 R Ramada /Wasserbahn........................22 Rawson’s B&B........................................21 Renate’s Antiuque Gallery...................30 Ronneburg Restaurant...........................15 Rose’s Place B&B...................................21 S Sandstone Winery................................15 Scatter Joy Vintage...............................30 Schanz Furniture....................................27 Serena’s Coffe Café..............................15 Smokehouse Square Antiques.............30 Sudbury Court Motel and RV Park......22 T Tanger Outlets.......................................39 The Cloths Encounters...........................33 Troy Thomas Art Gallery.......................27 V, W, Y,Z Village Guest Suite................................21 Village Winery......................................15 Walking Stick Adventures....................37 White Cross Cellars...............................15 Williamsburg Chanber Of Commerce...........39 Yana’s Boutitque....................................33 Zuber’s Homestead Hotel....................22
LIKE NO OTHER AMANA COLONIES VISITORS CENTER CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU 622 46th Avenue, Amana, Iowa 52203 1-800-579-2294 • 319-622-7622 www.AmanaColonies.com [email protected]
WILLKOMMEN Visitors have been coming to our scenic seven villages for over 100 years. Some come for our cuisine, to sample our foods and sip our wines and beers. Others come for the quality of our handcrafted products and art, or the variety of quaint shops that line our streets. Still others come for our fun festivals or our unique German culture. No matter what brought you to us we are glad you’re here. We invite you to step away from the outside world and enjoy the authentic ambiance created by our ancestors and cared for by us today. Discover the unique Amana culture through our history, our attractions, our shops and our people.
GEMUETLICHKEIT Eastern Iowa Tourism Association
Iowa Tourism Office www.traveliowa.com
It’s a difficult word to pronounce and it can’t be translated from German to English in just one word so what is it? Gemuetlichkeit is defined as a state of warmth and friendliness. The definition also describes it to include the qualities of coziness, belonging, peace of mind and social acceptance. We think it is best defined by how you feel while you’re in the Amana Colonies. It is hard to put into words and it’s different for each person but in short, we’re thrilled you’re here with us and will treat you like you’re one of us. It’s kind of like being a member in a special club. You can relax and be yourself. Our pace of life is a little more relaxed and the cares of the outside world are miles away when you’re here in the Colonies. In the Amana Colonies we serve Gemuetlichkeit every day; we hope you’ll experience some for yourself.
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AMANA COLONIES R E M A I N I N G FA I T H F U L T O A D R E A M The history of the 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.
turbulent 18th century Germany in the midst of a religious movement called Pietism, two men, Eberhard L. Gruber and Johann F. Rock, advocated faith renewal through reflection, prayer and Bible study. Their belief, one shared by many other Pietists, was that God, through the Holy Spirit, would inspire individuals to speak. This gift of inspiration, or prophecy, was the basis for a religious group that began meeting in 1714 and became known as the Community of True Inspiration. Though the Inspirationists sought to avoid conflict, they were persecuted for their beliefs. Eventually the Inspirationists found refuge in central Germany settling on several estates, including the 13th century Ronneburg castle.
1,200 people, was able to carve out a relatively comfortable living. They called their community the Ebenezer Society and adopted a constitution that formalized their communal way of life. When more farmland was needed for the growing community, the Inspirationists looked to Iowa where attractively priced land was available. One valley on the Iowa River seemed particularly promising. Here was fertile soil, stone, wood and water enough to build the community of their dreams.
SEEKING FREEDOM Persecution and an economic depression in Germany forced the community to begin searching for a new home. Led by Christian Metz, they hoped to find religious freedom in America and left Germany in 1843-44. Community members pooled their resources and purchased 5,000 acres near Buffalo, New York. By working cooperatively and sharing their property, the community, then numbering some
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REMAINING TRUE In 1855 they arrived in Iowa. After an inspired testimony commanded the people to call their village “Bleibtreu” or “remain faithful”, the leaders chose the name Amana from the Song
of Solomon 4:8. Amana means to “remain true.” Six villages were established, a mile or two apart, across a river valley tract of some 26,000 acres - Amana, East Amana, West Amana, South Amana, High Amana and Middle Amana. The village of Homestead was added in 1861, giving the Colonies access to the railroad.
COMMUNAL LIFE In the seven villages, residents received housing, medical care, meals, all household necessities, and schooling for their children. Property and resources were shared. Men and women were assigned jobs by their village council of brethren. No one received a wage. No one needed one. Farming and the production of wool and calico supported the community, but village enterprises, everything from clock making to brewing, were vital; and well-crafted products became a hallmark of the Amanas. Craftsmen took special pride in their work as a testament of both their faith and their community spirit. Up before dawn, called to work by the gentle tolling of the bell in the village tower, the unhurried routine of life in old Amana was paced very differently than today. Amana churches, located in the center of each village,
CONFUSION OF IDENTITIES THE AMANA COLONIES ARE NOT AMISH
Some visitors arrive in the Colonies expecting to find an Amish community. They’re surprised when they discover they have been misinformed. The Amana Colonies are not and have never been Amish. No doubt the confusion stems from the fact that both are religious groups but as different as Catholics and Lutherans. The Amish broke away from the Anabaptist Church in 1693 and the Amana Church broke away from the Lutheran Church in 1714. This confusion is compounded by old black and white photos (see below) of the Amana people taken in the early 1900’s. If this wasn’t confusing enough both groups are German speaking and settled in Iowa in the mid 1800’s to escape the outside world. To further add to the confusion the Amana Colonies were a communal society from 1855-1932, where no individual owned property. While the Amish do own property, they are famous for helping their neighbors with barn raisings, giving the appearance that they share everything. In short, you will find Amish communities throughout the Midwest but you will only find the Amana Colonies here. We certainly understand how some of our visitors are confused. We recommend a trip to the Amana Heritage Society’s Museum as you will discover not only the difference between the Amana people and the Amish but we believe it will make your visit much more enjoyable as you discover our uniqueness. It won’t be long before you understand why we say the “Amana Colonies, a place like no other.”
AMANA COLONIES TODAY Today the seven villages of the Amana Colonies represent an American dream come true; a thriving community founded by religious faith and community spirit. Declared a National Historic Landmark in 1965, the Amana Colonies attract hundreds of thousands of visitors annually all of whom come to see and enjoy a place where the past is cherished and where hospitality is a way of life. Evocative of another age, the streets of the Amana Colonies with their historic brick, stone and clapboard homes, their flower and vegetable gardens, their lanterns and walkways recall an Amana of yesterday. But a vibrant community, celebrating both its past and its future, is here today for you to experience.
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built of brick or stone, have no stained glass windows, no steeple or spire, and reflect the ethos of simplicity and humility. Inspirationists attended worship services 11 times a week; their quiet worship punctuating the days. Over 50 communal kitchens provided three daily meals; as well as a mid-morning and mid-afternoon snack to all Colonists. These kitchens were operated by the women of the Colony. They were well supplied by the village smokehouse, bakery, ice house and dairy, by huge gardens, orchards and vineyards maintained by the villagers. Children attended school, six days a week, year-round until the age of 14. Boys were assigned jobs on the farm or in the craft shops, while girls were assigned to a communal kitchen or garden. A few boys were sent to college for training as teachers, doctors and dentists. In 1932, amidst America’s Great Depression, Amana set aside its communal way of life. A ruinous farm market and changes in the rural economy contributed, but what finally propelled the change was a strong desire on the part of residents to maintain their community. By 1932, the communal way of life was seen as a barrier to achieving individual goals, so rather than leave or watch their children leave, they changed. They established the Amana Society, Inc. a profitsharing corporation to manage the farmland, the mills and the larger enterprises. Private enterprise was encouraged. The Amana Church was maintained.
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Amana H E R I TA G E S I T E S AMANA HERITAGE MUSEUM One of your first stops should be the Amana Heritage Museum. With an award winning 20-minute video, exhibits in three communal era buildings and grounds recalling turnof-the-century Amana life, the museum tells Amana’s story from 18th century Germany to the present. The Amana Heritage Museum is among Iowa’s top historical attractions. Special programs and exhibits. Museum store. OPEN DAILY April 1 – October 31; 10am5pm Monday – Saturday, noon- 4pm Sunday. Open Saturdays in March, November and December. www.amanaheritage.org 705 44th Ave, Amana 52203 319-622-3567
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THE AMANA COMMUNITY CHURCH MUSEUM Whether you want to learn more about Amana or simply wish to experience a setting uniquely suited to reflection, visit the 1865 Saal (church or meetinghouse) in Homestead. Guides discuss religious beliefs and practices of the Amana Church, while explaining the unique history and architecture of this 140-year-old church. OPEN SATURDAYS, May – October, 10am5pm. OPEN MONDAY FRIDAY, June 12 – August 18, 11am-5pm.
www.amanaheritage.org 4210 V Street, Homestead 52236 319-622-3567
COMMUNAL KITCHEN AND COOPER SHOP Preserved just as it was on the day in 1932 when the last communal meal was served in the Colony, visiting the Communal Kitchen and Cooper Shop is like stepping back in time. Guides explain kitchen routines and share insights on communal Amana life. Popular with all ages, the Communal Kitchen and Cooper Shop is an Amana historical treasure. OPEN SATURDAYS, May – October, 10am5pm. OPEN MONDAY FRIDAY, June 12 – August 18, 11am-5pm.
www.amanaheritage.org 1003 - 26th Ave, (Middle) Amana 52203 319-622-3567
The Amana Colonies have always been a favorite with groups of all kinds. Whether you are coming to the area for a convention, family reunion, a church outing, RV rally or on a motor coach excursion, be sure to schedule a group tour with one of our tour services. If you are planning a trip for your group, the Amana Colonies Convention & Visitors Bureau is your first stop. We can provide you with information regarding tour services such as step-on guides; assist you in creating a custom itinerary for your large group or plan a weekend get-away for you and your closest friends. Several of our businesses offer services specific to group planning; contact Heritage Destinations, the Amana Heritage Museum, or the the Ox Yoke Inn to arrange for step-on guides and itineraries. Group rates and ticket packages are available to visit museums and historic sites. Treat your group to live, professional theatre at the Old Creamery Theatre at group rates. Special programs, unique tours and exclusive access to behind the scenes operations are all available whether your interests are history, agriculture, religion or food and wines.
AMANA COLONIES CELL PHONE AUDIO TOUR
AMANA HERITAGE MUSEUM 319-622-3567 www.amanaheritage.org
Throughout the seven villages of the Amana Colonies you will encounter signs that indicate a cell phone audio stop. This tour is one way you can learn about the history, culture, and landscape of the Amana Colonies. You can also learn about special programs and upcoming events in the colonies. A map of the stops is available at the Visitors Center and at any Amana Heritage Society site. You can access the stops in any sequence by dialing the indicated number. There is no charge to listen to the tour. The cell phone audio tour is produced by the Amana Heritage Society and we welcome your feedback. You can leave a message by entering *0 at the end of any audio stop.
COLONY VISITS - HERITAGE DESTINATIONS 319-622-6178 PO Box 99, Amana 52203 www.colonyvisits.com OX YOKE INN 319-622-3441 www.oxyokeinn.com
TOURING THE AMANA COLONIES Take the Amana GPS Adventure. Stop by the Amana Heritage Museum in the village of Amana and receive your first coordinates. You may use your own GPS system or borrow a hand-held unit from the Museum. Then follow as the coordinates lead you on a chase around the Colonies. A great teaching tool for kids, the GPS Adventure concludes when you discover your token treasure. Contact the Amana Heritage Museum at 319-622-3567 or www.amanaheritage.org for additional information.
TO CEDAR RAPIDS
MIDDLE AMANA THE IOWA RIVER
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SOUTH AMANA 6
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TO DES MOINES EXIT 220
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LOOKING AROUND GROUP TOURS
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Experience the Amana Colonies; a place like no other.
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Festivals WURST FESTIVAL Do you like sausage? Who doesn’t? This festival on the Saturday of Father’s Day weekend is all about sausages. There are free samples along with mini sausages to purchase. The event features Wurst University where you can enroll and graduate with the “Wurst education in Iowa” all in one day.
MAIFEST The first weekend in May this German festival features our famous Maipole dancers along with “Art in the Barn” which showcases local and regional artist. A parade and wine, beer, and food walk add to the special atmosphere as we celebrate spring in the Colonies.
COLONIES IN BLOOM The beauty of the Amana villages is accentuated as the businesses and residents show off their private gardens. This event features two days (one early and one late in the summer) of garden tours. If you love flowers there is no prettier setting then the Amana Colonies as they come into full bloom.
PRELUDE TO CHRISTMAS/ TANNENBAUM FOREST
This celebration of the Christmas season begins the day after Thanksgiving and continues through the weekend prior to Christmas. The streets are alive with traditional décor and good will. Our Festhalle is transformed into a forest of decorated live Christmas Trees and features a 15’ German style pyramid along with Santa Claus.
WINTERFEST Embrace & enjoy winter at the Amana Colonies Winterfest. Both indoor & outdoor events are featured including a 5k fun run, winter mini-golf, best beard contest, open fire chili, a Snowball dance, a wine & beer walk, & more.
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Iowa’s most authentic Oktoberfest experience will celebrate its 52nd year in 2017. Enjoy the Amana Brats, Beer, and the feel of Bavaria at the largest of our annual festivals. The ceremonial tapping of the first keg is not to be missed as the Burgermeister proclaims the beer taps open. Enjoy the parade, the Eisenman competition or simply the autumn colors at Iowa’s favorite fall festival.
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JANUARY 21 Winterfest
Open Fire chili, games, snow sculpting, 5k run/walk, music, wine walk. festivalsinamana.com JANUARY 21 Winterfest Communal Kitchen Breakfast. 9:00 A.M. $10. Reservations required. Saturday January 21, the Amana Heritage Society will be firing up the historic woodburning hearth in the Communal Kitchen Museum in Middle Amana to serve a communal-style breakfast. In addition to enjoying the delicious meal, participants will be able to see how the hearth works, how communal kitchen women worked and learn some of the history of the Ruedy Kitchen house. [email protected]
JANURAY 21 Winterfest
Wine and Beer Walk Visit each winery and brewery for delicious samples and collect your souvenir glass when you’re done. millstreambrewing.com JANUARY 21 Wine and Dine Enjoy an Ox Yoke Inn meal paired with White Cross Cellars wines on this special evening that includes 4 courses and a choice of selections. oxyokeinn.com JANUARY 21 Snow Ball Dance End Winterfest day with live music at Millstream. Stay warm with us, enjoy music and supper will be available. millstreambrewing.com
APRIL 2123 “TAKE A BITE: A 3 DAY FOOD FEST” A CULINARY EVENT THAT FEATURES COOKING EDUCATION, HANDS ON INSTRUCTIONS, SAMPLING, SPECIAL MENU ITEMS, AND SPECIAL DINNERS AT OUR FOOD BUSINESSES. IT’S A “FOODIE’S” DREAM COME TRUE. PAGE 10 | 2017 VIS ITOR ’S G UIDE
FEBRUARY 1719 ROMANCE WEEKEND GET AWAY FOR A SPECIAL WEEKEND IN THE COLONIES. SPECIAL LODGING PACKAGES, SAMPLING, DINING, AND MORE. amanacolonies.com
FEBRUARY 18 Wine and Dine
Enjoy an Ox Yoke Inn meal paired with White Cross Cellars wines on this special evening that includes 4 courses and a choice of selections. oxyokeinn.com MARCH 11 Vintner’s Dinner Enjoy a themed 5 course meal with wine pairing. whitecrosscellars.com APRIL 14 Amana Heritage Museum
Easter Egg Hunt 9:00 A.M. $6. Reservations required. Children 12 and younger are invited to join in the annual Amana Heritage Museum Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 14 at 9:00 A.M. Each child will be able to find a basket filled with treats including traditional Amana colored eggs. The Easter Bunny will be on hand to greet the children and will bring along some of his real rabbit friends. Bring your cameras. Reservations are required. For reservations call 319-622-3567 or email [email protected]
APRIL 22 Vintner’s Dinner Enjoy a themed 5 course meal with wine pairing. whitecrosscellars.com MAY 67 Maifest Celebrate spring with German traditions; food, parade, art in the barn and more. festivalsinamana.com MAY 6 Music at Millstream Enjoy a little bit of Maifest at Millstream with the Barry Boyce Polka Band in the Biergarten. Amana Brats right off the grill. millstreambrewing.com MAY 6 Fiber Art at the Guild This event celebrates Fiber-the art of fiber with sales and demonstrations by gifted Artisans. amanaartsguild.com
MAY 67 Colorful Baskets: Naturally & Dyed 2017 opening reception for Philip Dickel Basket Museum in West Amana. View baskets from across the USA. facebook.com/philipdickelbasketmuseum MAY 7 Music at Millstream Live music performed by Iowa Rock n Roll Hall of Famer, Nick Stika from 1pm-5pm in our Biergarten. millstreambrewing.com MAY 11 Guten Appétit A sampling tour through the village of Amana. amanacolonies.com MAY 25 Guten Appetit A sampling tour through the village of Amana. amanacolonies.com MAY 1920 Handworks: Woodworking Tools and Traditions Join modern woodworking handtool makers, artisans, enthusiasts and The Woodwright’s Shop’s Roy Underhill for a weekend immersion in all things handwork. handworks.co MAY 2021 My Favorite Things Art, Ladies Fashions, Handmade Jewelry, Photography and Tea Party at Deborah Kimm Gallery of Art and Antiques. deborahkimmgallery.com MAY 2729 Iowa Renaissance Festival A village of entertainment, jousting, music and more. Iowarenfest.com JUNE 24 Beckster Fest 15th Annual polka variety music festival held at the Amana RV Park. barefootbecky.com JUNE 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Wine Walks Fridays at 3:00 P.M. June -- September Stroll through the village of Amana with your guide as you learn about Amana's winemaking traditions, stopping at the local wineries to sample their specialties. Tours leave from the Amana Heritage Museum at 3:00 P.M. every Friday from June through September. Cost is $5. JUNE 2 Music at Millstream Join us for live music and supper in our Millstream biergarten from 5-9pm. millstreambrewing.com JUNE 34 Iowa Renaissance Festival A village of entertainment, jousting, music and more. Iowarenfest.com
Festivals JUNE 1618 Allis Chalmers Connection Allis Connection annual antique tractor show. theallisconnection.com
JUNE 10 Music at Millstream Join us for live music and supper in our Millstream biergarten from 5-9pm. millstreambrewing.com
JUNE 22 Guten Appétit A sampling tour through the village of Amana. amanacolonies.com
JUNE 17 WURST FESTIVAL
COLONIES IN BLOOM
TOUR BEAUTIFUL PRIVATE GARDENS OF EARLY SUMMER FLOWERS.
Sausage, Sausage and more Sausage! Attend and graduate from Wurst University. Voted Iowa’s Best New Event in 2015. festivalsinamana.com
JUNE 24 Music at Millstream Join us for live music and supper in our Millstream biergarten from 5-9pm. millstreambrewing.com
JUNE 17 Music at Millstream
Join us for live music and supper in our Millstream biergarten from 5-9pm. millstreambrewing.com
JULY 7, 14, 21, 28 Wine Walks
Fridays at 3:00 P.M. June -- September. Stroll through the village of Amana with your guide as you learn about Amana's winemaking traditions, stopping at the local wineries to sample their specialties. Tours leave from the Amana Heritage Museum at 3:00 P.M. every Friday from June through September. Cost is $5. JULY 1 Music at Millstream
Join us for live music and supper in our Millstream biergarten from 5-9pm. millstreambrewing.com JULY 23 Accent of Antiques Special showing of unique and one of-akind antiques at Deborah Kimm Gallery of Art and Antiques. deborahkimmgallery.com JULY 34 Firecracker 4th Antique Show Whether you’re picking, junking or antiquing- there’s something for you. Americana-Signs-Primitives-Furniture-Folk Art-Mid-Century-Farm Finds. firecracker4antiques.com JULY 8 Music at Millstream
Join us for live music and supper in our Millstream biergarten from 5-9pm. millstreambrewing.com
JULY 13 Guten Appétit A sampling tour through the village of Amana. amanacolonies.com JULY 1516 Bike and Hike Weekend Enjoy the great outdoors in the colonies with a variety of trails for all levels. Walking and biking. amanacolonies.com JULY 15 Tour de Brew This is our version of a warm up ride for RAGBRAI. Ride, beer, ride, you get the idea! Live music all day and into the evening. millstreambrewing.com JULY 15 Music at Millstream Join us for live music and supper in our Millstream biergarten from 5-9pm. millstreambrewing.com JULY 22 Vintner’s Dinner Enjoy a themed 5 course meal with wine pairing. whitecrosscellars.com JULY 22 Music at Millstream Join us for live music and supper in our Millstream biergarten from 5-9pm. millstreambrewing.com JULY 2223 Kinderfest A weekend dedicated to children. You’ll find special games, crafts, and events for all ages of children. amanacolonies.com JULY 27 Guten Appétit A sampling tour through the village of Amana. amanacolonies.com
JULY 29 Colonies in Bloom The Lily Lake is in full bloom and tour private gardens of summer flowers. festivalsinamana.com JULY 29 Music at Millstream Join us for live music and supper in our Millstream biergarten from 5-9pm. millstreambrewing.com AUGUST 4, 11, 18, 25
Wine Walks Fridays at 3:00 P.M. June -- September. Stroll through the village of Amana with your guide as you learn about Amana's winemaking traditions, stopping at the local wineries to sample their specialties. Tours leave from the Amana Heritage Museum at 3:00 P.M. every Friday from June through September. Cost is $5. AUG 5 Amana Colonies Back Road Half Marathon 5K Join us for our annual race through the beautiful Back Roads of East Amana. millstreambrewing.com AUG 5 Music at Millstream Join us for live music and supper in our Millstream biergarten from 5-9pm. millstreambrewing.com
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JUNE 8 Guten Appétit A sampling tour through the village of Amana. amanacolonies.com
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Festivals SUMMER CONT.
AUGUST 19 Music at Millstream Join us for live music and supper in our Millstream biergarten from 5-9pm. millstreambrewing.com
AUGUST 12 FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS. THIS SPECIAL EVENT WILL FEATURE SALES OF FINE ARTS, CRAFTS, AND TRADITIONAL COLONY FOLK ARTS BY GUEST AND LOCAL ARTISANS.
AUGUST 24 Guten Appétit A sampling tour through the village of Amana. amanacolonies.com
AUGUST 10 Guten Appétit A sampling tour through the village of Amana. amanacolonies.com
AUGUST 2527 Woodfest
Celebrating all things wood and wood related. Ongoing demonstrations and sales of furniture, toys, home and garden, bowls, carvings, tools. amanaartsguild.com AUGUST 26 Music at Millstream Join us for live music and supper in our Millstream biergarten from 5-9pm. millstreambrewing.com SEPTEMBER 13 Catiri’s Fresh Paint
AUGUST 12 Music at Millstream Join us for live music and supper in our Millstream biergarten from 5-9pm. millstreambrewing.com
Professional artist from all over Iowa and 3 states paint Amana for the weekend, ending in a Red Carpet Awards Ceremony. 319-622-3969 or [email protected]
AUGUST 19 Model A Day/ Throwback Saturday Over 80 Model “A” vehicles line the streets of Amana as we step back in time with special events. festivalsinamana.com
SEPTEMBER 1, 8, 15, 22 Wine Walks Fridays at 3:00 P.M. June -- September. Stroll through thee village of Amana with your guide as you learn about Amana's winemaking traditions, stopping at the local wineries to sample their specialties. Tours leave from the Amana Heritage Museum at 3:00 P.M. every Friday from June through September. Cost is $5.
AUGUST 19 BRIC (Bike Ride of Iowa County) Join us for a 37 mile bike ride through the northeast portion of Iowa County with numerous fun stops along the way. amanacolonies.com
SEPTEMBER 29OCTOBER 1 OKTOBERFEST IOWA’S ORIGINAL AND MOST AUTHENTIC OKTOBERFEST CELEBRATES ITS 52ND YEAR WITH MUSIC, FOOD AND FUN. SEPT 29 Oktoberfest Beer Keg Ceremony. Begin at Millstream Brewing with the loading and blessing of the official Oktoberfest beer keg, then follow the 1st keg to the Oktoberfest Festhalle. millstreambrewing.com
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SEPTEMBER 2 The Art of Baseball Annual Open Gallery Event at the Deborah Kimm Gallery featuring art, baseball memorabilia and autographs, door prizes, free hot dogs and fun activities for the entire family. deborahkimmgallery.com SEPTEMBER 3 Festival of Iowa Beers Join us as we host over 30 Iowa Breweries at this annual festival of beer. Reserve your tickets in advance. Limited number of tickets are available for unlimited sampling. millstreambrewing.com SEPTEMBER 14 Guten Appétit A sampling tour through the village of Amana. amanacolonies.com SEPTEMBER 16 Apfelfest Our Apple festival with special events and plenty of apple treats. amanacolonies.com SEPTEMBER 28 Guten Appétit A sampling tour through the village of Amana. amanacolonies.com
SEPTEMBER 29 Music at Millstream Rock out with us as Dogs on Skis kick off our Oktoberfest celebration at Millstream Brewery. Brats all day. millstreambrewing.com SEPTEMBER 30 Music at Millstream Live Polka Music, put on your dancing shoes as the Barry Boyce Band entertains us all in our biergarten. millstreambrewing.com SEPTEMBER 30 Music at Millstream Enjoy Oktoberfest at Millstream Brewery with live music, our famous Oktoberfest brew and brats right off the grill. millstreambrewing.com OCTOBER 1 Music at Millstream Join us as we wind down Oktoberfest with a relaxing afternoon of music in our biergarten. millstreambrewing.com
OCTOBER 14 AND NOVEMBER 11
Vintner’s Dinner Enjoy a themed 5 course meal with wine pairing. whitecrosscellars.com OCTOBER 2022 The Modern Collector’s Market The Area’s Newest Antique Market. Today’s eclectic collector market for country primitives, signs, to mid-century modern to farm finds. OCTOBER 28 Halloween Party Come in full costume to our annual Halloween Party at Millstream. Live music, supper and a spooky fun time will be had by all. millstreambrewing.com NOVEMBER 35 Girls Get away
Weekend Grab the girls and come to Amana for a weekend of shopping and special events. The guys are welcome too. amanacolonies.com NOVEMBER 45 Fall Fiber
Show and Sale This intimate event celebrates rug making, spinning, weaving, and needlework. Several of the artisans will be demonstrating their craft. amanaartsguild.com NOVEMBER 24 DEC 17
Tannenbaum Forest A forest of decorated trees, Nativity, a 15’ German pyramid, and Santa. festivalsinamana.com DECEMBER 13
Prelude to Christmas A celebration of the holiday season including a glimpse into Amana’s Christmas past. festivalsinamana.com DECEMBER 12 Amana Church Holiday Bazaar and Cookie Walk. An annual event featuring handmade arts, crafts, great things to eat, and homemade cookies. The Cookie Walk is Saturday only. DECEMBER 23 Villages
Christmas Haus Tour An event filled with lovely traditions and whimsical surprises. Tour private homes decorated for the holidays. amanaartsguild.com
ON-GOING EVENTS Village Voyage, Driving Tour Monday-Saturday, May through October, 11am. Join us on a Village Voyage! Learn the history of the Amana Colonies while visiting each of the villages and finding interesting things to do and see. Seating is limited. Please call for reservations 319-622-7622 amanacolonies.com Village Stroll, Walking Tour Monday-Friday, May through September, times vary, please call (319-622-7622) for schedule. Walk with us for a local’s view of the Colonies; learn about our heritage, architecture and life as it was in the communal days. Tour departs from the Visitors Center. amanacolonies.com
Live Music at Millstream Brewery Every Saturday, June –August, 5-9pm. Enjoy live entertainment from classic rock to blues to fun polka tunes in the Millstream’s biergarten. Bring your friends and a lawn chair for an enjoyable evening. Beverages and food available. millstreambrewing.com Live Music at Fireside Winery Enjoy wonderful live music from local musicians while watching the sunset on the relaxing outdoor patio. Live music every Friday night (Memorial Day through Labor Day) and Sunday afternoons (May-October). For a complete listing, visit firesidewinery.com.
SPECIAL EVENTS Looking for a special place for your wedding, reunion,or corporate retreat? The Amana Colonies offers a unique setting you can tailor to your specific needs. Area businesses can assist with catering, specialty cakes, chocolates, flowers, gifts and more. Many local bed and breakfasts and inns provide lodging and meeting space for groups. Be sure to inquire about facilities for workshops, family events and small meetings. Whether you are looking for a rustic reprieve from the cookie-cutter world of weddings, a high-tech space for your office retreat or an outdoor events center for your next trade or sports show or festival … the Amana Colonies have a space for you. THE FOLLOWING FACILITIES & SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE FOR SPECIAL EVENTS: AMANA COMMUNITY CHURCH MUSEUM
Built in 1865, this traditional Amana church offers a simple location for your wedding. Contact the Amana Heritage Society at 319-622-3567 for arrangements. AMANA COLONIES EVENTS CENTER
Two climate controlled facilities. The Pioneer Building offers 5,600 square feet of space, accommodating 350; the Morton Building provides nearly 13,000 square feet for accommodation of 800. Both buildings offer staging, tables and chairs, public restroom facilities. Contact the Amana Colonies RV Park at 319-622-7616. AMANA COLONIES WEDDING AND EVENT CENTER
4709 220th Trail, Amana Newly remodeled, the former Barn Restaurant now serves as a complete indoor wedding venue to make that special
day a memorable one. The upper level provides a beautiful and spacious area for your ceremony including a luxurious dressing room complete with a hair stylist/make-up specialist. Your bridal party will be pampered. The lower level is perfect for a reception of up to 250 guests. It features two buffet lines and several beverage stations to provide a smooth and fast food serve for your guests. There is also a separate bar for wine and beer service. Located in the center of Amana, it’s a perfect venue for corporate events, conferences, and private parties. Call 319558-6159 or 319-361-6786 for more details. THE OLD CREAMERY THEATRE
For business meetings, family gatherings, wedding receptions and more, the Old Creamery Theatre may be the perfect place for you. The theatre features a beautiful courtyard that includes a stage, flower garden and a fire pit. If you
need space indoors, they also have a 300 seat theatre with continental armchair seating. Concessions are available and they offer reasonable rates year-round. Call 319-622-6262 for details. BED & BREAKFASTS & INNS
Many local bed and breakfasts and inns provide lodging and meeting space for groups. Be sure to inquire about facilities for workshops, family events and small meetings. Many offer group discounts. Visit our website for additional information: www.AmanaColonies.com. AS YOU WISH WEDDINGS
1232 U Avenue, Amana, IA 52203. 319-212-1352 www.asyouwishweddings.com AMANA COLONIES HISTORICAL SITES FOUNDATION
319-622-3981 PO Box 28, Amana, IA 52203
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OCTOBER 131 Scarecrow Trail Travel the Amana Colony trail through the 7 villages and find as many scarecrows as you can.
WI N DE & DI N E
WINE & DINE
Our Local Cuisine The Amana Colonies are famous for our cuisine. Many of the recipes that we use originated in Germany or were developed during our communal days. Whether you dine at one of our restaurants or sample the foods, wines, or beers in our shops you’ll quickly see why the Amana Colonies have become synonymous with good food and drink.
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Bierstube in the Ox Yoke Inn® www.oxyokeinn.com 4420 220th Trail, Amana 52203 319-622-3441 You thirsty? Einbecker German Import and local Millstream beers on tap. White Cross Cellars, Amana, American and Imported Wines, Beers, and Cocktails. Appetizers, Sandwiches, Flammkuchen-German style pizza, and Desserts menu. Seasonal hours. Casey’s Deli www.caseys.com Hwy 151 & 220, Amana 52203 319-622-3028 Millstream Brau Haus www.millstreambrewing.com 741 47th Ave Amana 52203 319-622-7332 Come experience our traditional German Bier Hall! The authentic atmosphere along with our German-style beers, food, and sounds are a place to cozy up to and enjoy a few hours! Ox Yoke Inn® www.oxyokeinn.com 4420 220th Trail, Amana 52203 319-622-3441 You Hungry? Enjoy the best German and American food served “Family Style” since 1940. Daily breakfast, lunch, dinner, banquets, Sunday Brunch buffet. Home-made desserts. Bar, Outdoor Biergarten-pet friendly, Gifts. PHAT Daddy’s www.PHAT-DADDYS.com 728 47th Ave, Amana 52203 319-622-3001 Wood fired pizzas, soups, salads, sandwiches and BBQ. In-house catering and offsite catering. Ronneburg Restaurant www.ronneburgrestaurant.com 4408 220th Trail, Amana 52203 319-622-3641 or 888-348-4686 Great neighborhood restaurant in an original communal kitchen. Serving German and American entrees for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Great family atmosphere. Group rates. Also home of the Clothes Encounter Boutique.
SPECIALTY FOODS Amana Coffee & Tea Co. www.amanacoffeeandtea.com 4423 220th Trail, Amana 52203 (lower level Amana General Store) 319-622-6598 Offering Amana’s largest selection of whole bean coffees and loose teas. Samples available. Stroll through our fine selection of classic lodge and American country décor. Lower level, Amana General Store. Amana Meat Shop & Smokehouse www.amanameatshop.com www.amanashops.com 4512 F St., Amana, 52203 319-622-7586 or 800-373-6328 Since 1855! Home of famous Amana® ham, bacon, steaks, sausage and cheese. Sampling. Also Amana® jams and jellies and specialty foods from Europe. Free mail order catalog. Chocolate Haus www.chocolatehaus.com 4521 220th Trail, Amana, 52203 319-622-3025 Free fudge samples! Come watch and “smell” the candy being made. Coffee, lattes, smoothies, ice cream, soda, made from scratch truffles, caramels, cookies, brownies and over 100 varieties of candy. Hahn’s Hearth Oven Bakery 2510 J St. (Middle) Amana 52307 319-622-3439 Scrumptious breads and pastries baked in the Amana Colonies’ only operating hearth oven. Open Tuesday through Saturday, April through October. Open Wednesdays and Saturdays in November, December and March. Open at 7am. Heritage Haus www.ackermanwinery.com 4402 220th Trail, Amana, 52203 319-622-3564 Delicious cheeses, jellies, and other gourmet food items available. Wines from Ackerman Winery & Fireside Winery. Sampling of cheese and wine daily. Unique gift items too! Let us create the perfect gift box from the Colonies. Neuhaus Kaffee Follow us on Facebook 4304 220th Trail, Amana, 52203 (inside Bankhaus) 319-622-5500 Have a seat at the Stammtisch and enjoy a cup of the world’s best tasting coffee. We proudly serve seasonal, single origin, hand-crafted coffee at the entrance to Main Amana.
Serena’s Coffee Café 728 47th Ave, Amana, 52203 319-622-3320 Amana’s only Full-Service Coffee Bar. Fresh brewed coffees & teas, lattes, cappuccinos, espresso shots. Fruit smoothies, frappes & root beer floats. Baked goods & grab and go items.
WINERIES Ackerman Winery www.ackermanwinery.com 4406 220th Trail, Amana 52203 319-622-3379 Iowa’s oldest winery, established in 1956. Known around the nation for award winning fruitwines. Open daily for wine sampling. Visit our tasting room and try our signature Rhubarb and Dandelion wines. Sandstone Winery 4505 220th Trail, Amana 52203 319-622-3081 Adjacent to a 150-year-old sandstone home, taste a variety of whole fruit, homemade wines in old colony tradition. Austrian lead crystal. German nutcrackers and smokers. Other items. Village Winery www.thevillagewinery.com 752 48th Ave., Amana 52203 319-622-3448 or 800-731-7142 Featuring fruit and berry wines made in Amana. Our gift shop features many collectibles. Visit our Crafters Corner for handmade items, all made by local crafters. White Cross Cellars www.whitecrosscellars.com 755 48th Ave., Amana, 52203 319-622-3233 Award-winning wines in European and California styles from Midwestern and classic wine grapes. Crafted for people that love wine. Wine tasting daily. Also featuring gourmet foods and gifts
BREWERY Millstream Brewing Company www.millstreambrewing.com 835 48th Ave., Amana 52203 319-622-3672 Iowa’s oldest brewery. Award winning premium beers and famous Old Time Root Beer. View brewing and bottling process, enjoy samples and our outdoor biergarten. Open Daily.
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IOWA’S OLDEST WINERY ESTABLISHED IN 1956
R ECOGNIZED N ATIONALLY AND I NTERNATIONALLY FOR OUR O UTSTANDING F RUIT W INES
WINE SAMPLING OFFERED DAILY
HERITAGE HAUS is a favorite stop along the historic main street of Amana, Iowa offering:
• Handicap accessible
More than 50 varieties of cheese
Over 100 flavors of jam, jelly and preserves
• Open 7 days a week
Locally made Ackerman and Fireside wines
Daily wine and cheese sampling
Gift shop with items for the home, children & pet lovers
Ready made or custom gift baskets
• Great selection of wine related gifts
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COME VISIT US SOON! HERITAGE HAUS • 4402 220TH TRAIL • AMANA, IA • 52203 (319) 622-3564
Our restaurant is located in an original historical communal kitchen house. Serving German & American entrees including family-style meals, light meals, sandwiches, homemade soups, salads & much more
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Looking for a great way to sample all the flavors of the Colonies? The Guten Appetit Tour is a walking tour designed to let you sample the many wonderful foods and beverages created in the Colonies. Held on the second and fourth Thursday of the month, May through September. Tours depart from the Amana Colonies Visitors Center and last approximately three to four hours. Must be 21 years of age to participate. Reservations required. Contact the Amana Colonies Visitors Center to reserve your place on this yummy tour: 800-579-2294 or [email protected]
AUTHENTIC TRADITIONAL COMMUNAL AMANA DINNER By special arrangement for groups (minimum 15 people).
Enjoy a three course dinner of appetizers, main course and dessert featuring traditional Amana communal kitchen favorites. Served in one of the Amana Heritage Society’s historical buildings. Special programs can be included. Call the Amana Heritage Museum at 319-622-3567 or email [email protected]
for pricing and to make arrangements.
or 888-348.4686 319-622-3641 319-622-3641 or 888-348.4686 8am to 8pm Monday-Saturday 8am 8am to 8pm Monday-Saturday 8am to to 7pm 7pm Sunday Sunday
Located Located on on Main Main Street Street Amana Amana ronneburgrestaurant.com ronneburgrestaurant.com
You thirsty? Einbecker German Import & Local Millstream Beers on Tap White Cross Cellars, Amana Made, American and Imported Wines, Beers & Cocktails Appetizers, Sandwich Menu & Flammkuchen German Style Pizza Reserve for a Private Party Seasonal Hours Please drink responsibly.
Amana’s only Full-Service Coffee Bar! Fresh brewed coffees & teas, lattes, cappuccinos, espresso shots – all hot or iced, fruit smoothies, frappes, Coke products, Millstream sodas, root beer floats. A variety of baked goods & grab and go items. We can also cater coffee, tea and baked goods for your meeting or event.
728 47th Ave., Amana 319/622-3320 [email protected]
Indoor/Outdoor Seating and WIFI
Ox Yoke Inn® 4420 220th Trail, Amana
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German - American food served family style
Ox Yoke Inn®
4420 220th Trail, Amana, Iowa • Breakfast • Lunch • Banquets
Taste the Handmade Difference!
• Sunday Brunch Buffet
Only 20 minutes from Cedar Rapids, Westdale Mall & Coralville, Coral Ridge Mall
Changing the way you think about wines from the Amana Colonies
European and California style wines
with a Midwest twist
Gourmet Pizza, Pasta, Sandwiches, Dessert & Catering www.PHAT-DADDYS.COM
Across from Amana Furniture Shop
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Have a seat at the Stammtisch or head for the drive-up and enjoy a cup of the world’s best tasting coffee. We proudly serve seasonal, single origin, handcrafted coffee at the entrance to Main Amana (inside Bankhaus).
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The Full Colony Experience
The best way to experience the Amana Colonies is with an overnight stay. Whether you choose a charming B & B , a cozy inn, or a classic hotel/motel your visit in the Colonies will be more relaxing and comfortable when you stay in the area.
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Where to Stay
A PRAIRIE ROSE B & B
4411 F Street, Amana, IA 52203 319-594-2043 This remodeled former wash “haus” is 2 blocks from Main Street. 3 decorated guest rooms with queen beds. Cable, AC, Wood beamed ceilings, nooks and crannies. Includes full country breakfast. A TOUCH OF HOME B & B
www.atouchofhomebb.com 621 45th Ave, Amana, IA 52203 319-333-4025 An 1895 residence located in the heart of Amana, just steps from main street. Main floor, queen beds, private baths, Wi-Fi, air conditioning, full breakfast, cable TV and comfortable sitting areas. DIE HEIMAT COUNTRY INN
www.dieheimat.com 4434 V St Homestead, IA 52236 319-622-3937 Enjoy the warm hospitality and charm of the Colonies’ original B&B, formerly a stagecoach stop and communal kitchen. Full, hot breakfast; 16 rooms, private baths. Ask about our event center, Next Door.
www.lacelodging.com 617 45th Ave, Amana 52203 319-622-3097 Just a short stroll to Main Street-we offer 3 spacious suites which sleep 2-5 guests. Amenities include guest controlled AC/Heat, Wi-Fi, Cable TV, and a full kitchen or kitchenette. Come relax and enjoy.
ROSE’S PLACE B & B
www.rosesplacebb.com 1007 26th Ave Middle Amana, IA 52307 319-622-6097 877-767-3233 Enjoy your stay in a beautifully restored 1870 Amana church building. Rose’s Place offers queen beds, private baths, WiFi, AC gas grill, and bicycles. Full breakfast included; gluten free options. VILLLAGE GUEST SUITE
www.villageguestsuite.com 4312 F St, Amana, IA 52203 319-622-6690 or 866-624-6690
www.rawsonsbandb.com 4424 V St Homestead, 52236 319-660-0390 or 319-225-8011 Enjoy a glimpse of Amana’s past in a renovated 1862 communal kitchen. Whirlpools, large rooms, swimming pool, TV, DVD players/movies, WiFi, Private baths. Perfect for romantic adult getaway or girls weekend away.
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DUSK TO DAWN B & B
www.dusktodawnbb.com 2616 K St, Middle Amana 52307 319-622-3029 or 800-669-5773 Lovely bed and breakfast in a historic district. Seven non-smoking rooms with private baths. Large deck in secluded setting. Full, family-style breakfast.
SURROUNDING AREA LODGING CREST COUNTRY INN
A Prairie Rose B&B
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HOT EL S/MOTEL S
www.crestcountryinn.com 340 W Evans, (I-80, Exit 220) Williamsburg 52361 319-668-1522 or 866-819-8329 Operated by the Stake Family since 1966; 360 degree panoramic view, at-door parking, free continental breakfast, internet, cable TV. Pet friendly. Conveniently located near Amana Colonies and Tanger Outlet Mall.
www.heritageinnamanacolonies.com 2185 U Ave, Williamsburg 52361 319-668-2700 or 800-251-1962 Winner Award of Excellence from Trip Advisor. Located on I-80 at Amana exit 225. Indoor Heated Pool & Spa, Free Wi-Fi, 100% Smokefree, Elevator and Starbucks in-room coffee. Entrance to the Amana Colonies and only 30 minutes to the Amish Settlement of Kalona.
ZUBER’S HOMESTEAD HOTEL
HERITAGE INN AMANA COLONIES HOTEL & SUITES
SUDBURY COURT MOTEL & RV PARK
www.sudburymotelandrv.com 2211 Hwy 6 Trail, Marengo, 52301 319-642-5411
www.zubershomesteadhotel.com 2206 44th Ave, Homestead 52236 319-622-3911 or 888-623-3911 Stay with us in a renovated 1860 Amana Colonies hotel with modern amenities. Fifteen themed rooms and large breakfast/ gathering room open to guests 24/7. Full hot breakfast included. Run like a B&B.
www.guest-house-motel.com 4712 220th Trail, Amana 52203 319-622-3599 or 877-331-0828 A comfortable, friendly motel; stay in the heart of Amana. 33 beautiful air-conditioned rooms feature in-room refrigerator, hair dryer, free phone, Wi-Fi, and cable on HD TVs. We have a large wooden deck for our guests to relax and enjoy. We invite you to stay with us, conveniently located next to the Amana Colonies Visitor Center, Festhalle Barn, and newly opened Wedding and Event Center.
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES
www.mycedarrapidshotel.com 3320 Southgate Ct. SW (off of 33rd Ave.) Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 319-399-5025
www.ramadawasserbahn.com 2211 U Ave, Williamsburg IA 52361 319-668-1175 or 800-633-9244 Ramada Williamsburg, home of the indoor Wasserbahn Waterpark. AAA Diamond Rated family suites, on site miniature golf, free WiFi, playground, banquet facilities, and shops. 7 Villages Family Style restaurant and bar.
AMANA COLONIES GUEST HOUSE MOTEL
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Come check us out under new management...now offering more amenities
LOOKING FOR A GREAT ROOM IN AMANA?
In the Heart of Amana Now offering more amenities... We invite you to visit the seven unique Amana Colonies. While you are here, you will find our Guest House Motel with 33 rooms a comfortable, convenient overnight stay. We are the only motel in Main Amana. Located within walking distance of all major attractions and restaurants, we offer 2 lovely suites and 5 rooms that capture the warm memories of the past in our 162 year old sandstone building. All of our rooms are equipped with modern amenities.
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4712 220th Trail, Amana, IA 52203 l Next to the Visitors Center in Amana 319-622-3599 l TOLL FREE 1-877-331-0828 ACCEPTING ONLINE RESERVATION at www.Guest-House-Motel.com
Die Di e He Heimat imat Countr Country y In Inn n “The Original B&B of the Amana Colonies”
1850’s stagecoach inn combines the charm and hospitality of the Amana’s with modern amenities. 16 rooms with private baths and full country breakfast.
Ask about Die Heimat’s Heimat’s Event Center Next Door.
Perfect for family reunions, retreats, meetings and celebrations in a 150 year old general store.
www.dieheimat.com www .dieheimat.com 319-622-3937
A Hotel Like No Other
15 Iowa-Themed Rooms in a B&B style Boutique Hotel Built in the 1860s. 1860s. Hot Buff Buffet et Breakfast and an Afternoon Sweet Trea Treatt ZUBER’S HOMESTEAD HOTEL l 319.622.3911 l www.zubershomesteadhotel.com
Lodging in Spacious Suites
An 1850s Prayer Meeting House has been converted to three three 4-room suites. suites. Perfect for a family reunion, romantic getaway, or as a bridal suite. Just off of Amana’s main street.
LACE LODGING l 319.622.3097 l www.lacelodging.com *Gemutlichkeit — that cozy, comfortable feeling of warmth and friendliness you’ll experience in the Amana Colonies.
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A DISTINCTIVE BED AND BREAKFAST EXPERIENCE
An 1860’s Amana residence just minutes from the golf course, shops, restaurants, museums and bike trail
BED & BREAKFAST INN Restored 1862 Amana Communal Kitchen
7 rooms with private baths and air conditioning Secluded deck in a very private back yard Full family style breakfast served at 8am
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Family Fun Waterpark!
Challenge a friend to a race down the 4-story racing slides, or enjoy a relaxing moment in the spa or sauna! Younger kids will enjoy swinging across the Mill Race or splashing in the 0-depth entry wading pool!
located at 2211 U Avenue Williamsburg Exit 225 of I-80
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A R T & C U LT U R E HANDCRAFTS HAVE BEEN A PART OF THE AMANA COLONIES LIFESTYLE SINCE THE COMMUNAL ERA; ART, FOR THE SAKE OF ART, WAS FROWNED UPON ... EVERYTHING NEEDED TO HAVE A PURPOSE. Therefore, artists
created pottery, baskets and tinware for use in the communal kitchens; blacksmiths forged the hinges and locks for doors; local craftsmen created beautiful, yet simple pieces of furniture. These crafts, along with many others, are still produced in the Amana Colonies today. In addition, the Amana Colonies are home to many contemporary artists; creating everything from pastel and watercolor landscapes to copper garden sculptures and fused glass. Today’s Amana Colonies artists
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provide wonderful works for any palette, and encourage artists of all skill levels to come to the Colonies to practice and perfect their art through various classes and retreats. Live, professional theatre has been a part of the Amana Colonies experience for over thirty years. The Old Creamery Theatre Company provides comic relief, boisterous musicals and exceptional children’s theatre. While in the Colonies, be sure to visit one of our many museums. Seven museums depict the communal era of the Amana Colonies; telling the story of Old Amana through its communal kitchen, industry and commerce sites and Homestead church. Other museum sites exhibit the Colonies and the nation in miniature, illustrate the history of agriculture through the use of Minneapolis/Moline tractors and the craft of furniture and basket making in the Colonies – all must-see sites for kids! They will especially love the giant walnut rocker – who can resist climbing into Iowa’s largest chair?
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ART & HANDCRAFTED SPECIALTIES AJ’S COPPER GARDEN
www.AJsCopperGarden.com 3146 Hwy 6 Trail, Homestead 52236 319-622-6840 Award-winning sculptors create unique metal artwork for home & Garden. Artists’ studios and metal sculpture gallery on-site. Come and watch us create! Buy direct from the artists. AMANA ARTS GUILD
www.amanaartsguild.com 1210 G St, High Amana 52203 319-622-3678 This quaint shop and gallery is a unique place to purchase traditional folk arts and crafts handmade in Amana. We host workshops, classes and the Festival of the Arts. AMANA FURNITURE & CLOCK SHOP
www.amanafurniture.com 724 48th Ave, Amana 52203 319-622-3291 or 800-247-5088 Amana Colonies’ original furniture shop. Handcrafters of furniture and clocks in traditional, original, and custom designs. Iowa’s largest clock shop! Locally made gifts! Showroom and workshop gallery open year-round. ART SANCTUARY
www.artsanctuary.studio 4517 220th Trail Amana, 52203 951-240-9247 BILL METZ, TINSMITH
2608 220th Trail, Middle Amana 52307 319-622-3141 BROOM & BASKET SHOP
www.broomandbasket.com 618 8th Ave, West Amana 52203 319-622-3315 Local artisans craft brooms and baskets; occasional demonstrations. Unique wooden gifts. Open by chance Jan to March. Monday through Saturday, April through December. Sundays in June, July & August CATIRI’S ART OASIS
www.catiriartoasis.com 4506 220th Trail, Amana 52203 319-622-3969 A true fine art oasis. Enjoy the incredible glass work of local artists Jenise and Ithiel Catiri, and artwork of over 100 other talented Iowa and regional artists. You can’t miss the wonderful silver & gemstone jewelry too.
CUSTOM CUTLERY & IRONWORKS
www.customcutlery.com 4321 220th Trail, Amana 52203 319-622-3482 Quality, hand-forged ironwork, home accessories and unique gifts. Handcrafted knives (paring, steaks, boning, ulu, chef’s, santoku, fillet and hunting knives). Custom hand turned bowls & cutting boards. DEBORAH KIMM GALLERY
www.deborahkimmgallery.com 3172 121St Street, Amana 52203 319-213-5466 Tour our eclectic art gallery, with antiques, and baseball memorabilia. Open by chance or appointment May –October just 2 miles north of Main Amana. Come discover Big City Quality, Small Town Atmosphere. HERITAGE DESIGNS QUILTING & NEEDLEWORK
www.heritagedesignsquiltshop.com 614 46th Ave, Amana 52203 319-622-3887 A Quilt Sampler Top 10 Quilt Shop! 3,500 fabrics from contemporary to traditional including batik art panels. Featured local designers. Dovo scissors & unique accessories. Quilting, crossstitch, embroidery, tatting. Open daily. LISA LAMMEY FINE ARTS
www.wildoakart.com 4313 220th Trail, Amana, 52203 319-310-8691 MICHELE MARING MILLERART GALLERY
www.maringmillergallery.com 4502 220th Trail, Amana 52203 319-622-3013 or 319-622-6330 Gallery features the works of watercolorist Miller and the photography and mixed media work of her two daughters. Experience the Amana Colonies through the brush stokes and lens of this talented family and pottery by James Kerns. MICHELE MARING MILLER STUDIO & GALLERYWEST
www.maringmillergallery.com 611 F St, West Amana 52203 319-622-6330 or 319-622-3013 Award-winning artist at work in her spacious and peaceful studio and gallery. Located in an 1871 sandstone church in the center of the village. Two rooms of antiques.
PAINT & A PINT
www.facebook.com/paintandapint 612 45th Ave, Amana 52203 319-560-1276 SCHANZ FURNITURE & REFINISHING SHOP
www.schanzfurniture.com 2773 Hwy 6 Trail, South Amana 52334 319-622-3529 Custom built furniture in Iowa’s woods. Many items ready for immediate purchase. Quality wooden gift items. Furniture repair, refinishing, chair caning and seat weaving. Closed Sundays and Holidays. Amana Colonies only familyowned furniture makers. TROY THOMAS ART GALLERY
troy-thomas.artistwebsites.com 4412 V Street, Homestead, IA 52236 319-622-3078
MUSEUMS/ ATTRACTIONS GIANT ROCKER
618 8th Ave, West Amana, 52203 319-622-3315 Great stop for the whole family! Climb into this 11’ tall, 670 pound locally made solid walnut rocker. Open same time as Broom & Basket Shop. MINIAMERICANA BARN MUSEUM
www.barnmuseum.com 413 P St., South Amana 52334 319-622-3058 OPA’S TRACTOR BARN MUSEUM
609 7th Ave, West Amana 52203 319-622-3529 PHILIP DICKEL BASKET MUSEUM
www.facebook.com/philipdickelbasket museum 618 8th Ave, West Amana 52203 319-622-3315 A new basket exhibit each year with baskets from across the US plus history of Amana Colonies baskets. Open Monday-Saturday april-September, Sundays June-September.
THE OLD CREAMERY THEATRE COMPANY
www.oldcreamery.com 39 – 38th Ave, Amana 52203 319-622-6262 The Old Creamery Theatre is proud to be Iowa’s oldest professional theatre company! They produce musicals, comedies, dramas, and children’s theatre year round on their Main Stage and Studio Stage.
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www.creativecolonyamana.com 4530 220th Trail, Amana 52203 319-622-3753 Proudly presenting quality “Made in Iowa” handcrafted products from local artisans. Located in the historic Wohn Haus. Open daily March through December; Friday, Saturday and Sunday during January and February.
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OLD CREAMERY THEATRE
2017 Main Stage Season The Old Creamery Theatre is a non-profit professional theatre founded in 1971. In 2017, the company will be celebrating 46 years of bringing live, professional theatre to the people of Iowa and the Midwest. Come see professional talent from around the country at the Old Creamery Theatre! Comedies, dramas, musicals, children’s Theatre and more!
39 38th Avenue, Amana, IA 52203 Main Stage shows are on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. and on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $31 for adults, $19.50 for Students, or $12 Student Rush MAKING GOD LAUGH
April 20 – May 14, 2017 By Sean Grennan This brand new comedy follows one typical American family over the course of thirty years’ worth of holidays. Starting in 1980, Ruthie and Bill’s grown children — a priest, an aspiring actress, and a former football star — all return home, where we learn of their plans and dreams as they embark on their adult lives. As time passes, the family discovers that, despite what we may have in mind, we often arrive at unexpected destinations. Rated PG. MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
June 8 – July 2, 2017 By Floyd Mutrux and Colin Escott BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! The hit rock n’ roll musical inspired by the electrifying true story of an actual Sun Records recording session with stars Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis. This musical includes hits of the era: “Blue Suede Shoes,” “I Walk the Line,” “Long Tall Sally,” and “Great Balls of Fire!” Rated PG. GUYS ON ICE: THE ICE FISHING MUSICAL
August 3 – August 27, 2017 Book and Lyrics by Fred Alley; Music by James Kaplan; Conceived and Researched by Fred Alley and Frederick Heide A charming slice of Midwest life with Lloyd and Marvin, two buddies who spend the day in their ice fishing shanty sharing stories and laughs! As a musical, you can expect hilarious songs like “The Wishing Hole,” “Ode to a Snowmobile Suit,” “Fish is the Miracle Food” and “The One That Got Away.” Guys on Ice has been performed all across the country to sell-out crowds. Rated PG. FOOTLOOSE
September 7 – October 1, 2017 Music by Tom Snow; Lyrics by Dean Pitchford; Stage Adaptation by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie; Based on the original screenplay by Dean Pitchford; Additional Music by Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggins and Jim Steinman.
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One of the most explosive movie musicals in recent memory bursts onto the live stage with exhilarating results. When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren isn’t prepared for a local ban on dancing. To the rockin’ rhythm of its Oscar-nominated, top 40 score and augmented with dynamic new songs for the stage musical, Footloose celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people, while guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind. Rated PG. TO BE ANNOUNCED
October 12 – November 12, 2017 A brand new musical featuring characters that you’ve grown to love! We can’t tell you the title until April 1, 2017 but trust us — this show is sure to be a fan favorite! Rated G. A CHRISTMAS CAROL
November 16 – December 17, 2017 By Patrick Barlow This brand new thrilling adaptation of Dickens’ classic comes from the author of the Broadway and West End hit, The 39 Steps. A truly original retelling of the story of Ebenezer Scrooge and his ghostly visitors brought to life by a small, imaginative cast. It’s the spirit of the Christmas season in a way you’ve NEVER seen it before. Witness Scrooge’s transformation from a stingy miser to a man who generously celebrates the spirit of the season all year long in this highly theatrical adaptation. Rated G.
to the type their complaints to the farmer. The animals proclaim ‘Power to the animals!’ and take over the farm. GRUFF! THE THREE BILLY GOATS MUSICAL
June 18 – July 2 By Gene Mackey; Original Music by Molly Jessup; Based on the classic Norwegian folk tale. Based on the beloved childhood fable, this musical "salutes the spirit of Norway and transforms the simple children's tale into a parable of how to overcome the inevitable obstacles of life... always warm and charming and sometimes simply hilarious!” (Kansas City Star) JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH
September 16 – September 30 Adapted by David Wood from the book by Roald Dahl. The classic children’s novel by infamous author Roald Dahl comes to life on stage in this new retelling of the incredible story of one boy’s adventure with some unlikely traveling companions inside a giant piece of fruit! JUNIE B JONES IS NOT A CROOK
OLD CREAMERY THEATRE 2017 THEATER FOR YOUNG
November 25 – December 16 By Allison Gregory; Adapted from the book series by Barbara Park. Something terrible happened to Junie B. Jones at school today! Someone stole her new furry mittens! So when Junie B. finds a wonderful pen of many colors, she should be allowed to keep it, right? Because finders keepers, losers weepers. It is okay to keep it, right? Junie B. Jones is not a crook...or is she? Join in on the fun with America’s favorite kindergartener!
CLICK, CLACK, MOO: COWS THAT TYPE
THAT'LL BE THE DAY: A TRIBUTE TO BUDDY HOLLY AND THE CRICKETS
Audiences on the Main Stage Tickets are $10 per person
April 29 – May 13 Adapted by James E Grote; Music by George Howe; Lyrics by George Howe and James E Grote; Adapted from the book by Doreen Cronin, Illustrations by Betsy Lewin. The hilarious story of disgruntled farm animals who desperately want to improve their accommodations. They want to complain to Farmer Brown but he doesn’t speak Cow, Hen or Duck. Farmer Brown stores some books and a typewriter in the barn, and they decide
July 7 at 2:00pm and July 8 at 2:00pm and 7:30pm Made up of cast members from the national tour of the hit musical, BUDDY – THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY, Todd Meredith & The Rave-Ons are a high energy rockabilly band originally formed to revitalize the music of Buddy Holly and the Crickets. They produce and star in two different Buddy Holly tribute shows and have over a hundred 50s rockabilly tunes in their repertoire, as well as some original tunes.
come see professional talent from around the country at the old creamery!
Broom & Basket Shop
Handmade Brooms and Baskets by Local Artisans
39 38TH AVenue, AMANA, IA 52203 319-622-6262 OLDCREAMERY.COM
A TOP 10 QUILT SHOP
Celebrating 41 Years
MON-SAT 9-5 SUN 11-4
Broom and basketmakers keep two traditional crafts alive. 319-622-3315 • www.broomandbasket.com
Come See The GIANT Rocker!
Deborah Kimm Gallery
HeritageQuilting Designs & Needlework 614 46TH AVENUE AMANA, IA 52203
NEXT TO VISITORS CENTER IN HISTORIC AMANA
3500 FABRICS CONTEMPORARY TO TRADITIONAL BATIK ART PANELS KITS BOOKS & PATTERNS LOCAL DESIGNERS NOTIONS & UNIQUE ACCESSORIES DOVO SCISSORS EMBROIDERY ®
Fine Art ~ Antiques
www.DeborahKimmGallery.com By appointment
319.213.5466 3172 121st Street
2 Miles North of Main Amana
Big City Quality Small Town Atmosphere
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Hunting for Timeless Treasures The Amana Colonies are an Antique Hunter’s paradise. Each gallery is different and unique as are the treasures you’ll find in them. Some items are from far off lands and others are from the attics of the homes in the Amana Colonies.
A NEU DAWN
730 – 47th Ave, Amana 52203 319-929-0657
AMANA COLONIES ANTIQUES 4535 220th Trail, Amana 52203 319-622-3044
AMAZING GRACE ANTIQUES & GIFTS
4524 220th Trail, Amana 52203 319-622-4075 Offering fun antiques and gifts in our quaint shop tucked behind the bakery. Enjoy the hands on experience of choosing from a large selection of locally handmade glycerin soap.
GRAPEVINE ANTIQUES 4515 F St, Amana 52203 319-622-6300
THE FOLLOWING BUSINESSES ALSO OFFER A SELECTION OF ANTIQUES: Fern Hill - South Amana Michelle Maring Miller Studio/Gallery - West Amana Deborah Kimm Gallery -2 Miles North of Amana
HERITAGE HAUS ANTIQUES 4702 220th Trail, Amana, 52203 319-622-3256
PAINTED CUPBOARD ANTIQUES & GIFTS 4311 220th Trail, Amana 52203 319-622-3427
RENATE’S ANTIQUE GALLERY [email protected]
4516 F St, Amana 52203 319-622-3230
SCATTER JOY VINTAGE 732 47th Ave, Amana 52203 319-622-3046
SMOKEHOUSE SQUARE ANTIQUES Facebook/Smokehouse Square Antiques 4503 F St , Amana 52203 319-622-3539
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Fern Hill... Off the beaten path in the village of SOUTH Amana
• Antiques • Quilts • 3500 bolts of fabric • Original and custom floral design • Garden & Gifts • Home Decor • Original Fern Hill Fabric Collections • Original art • Architectural Antiques
Don’t flip through a magazine, walk through one… at Fern Hill
Fern Hill on the corner of Hwys 6 and 220 Open daily • 319.622.3627 • www.fernhill.net www.fernhill
Schanz Furniture & Refinishing Shop Custom Built Furniture in Your Choice of Woods www.schanzfurniture.com
Visit our workshop and see new furniture being built, old furniture being repaired and refinished, as well as caning and seatweaving. East of South Amana on Hwy 6
2773 Hwy 6 Trail South Amana, IA 52334
Michele Maring Miller Studio & Gallery Two Locations: Noe Wash House in Amana and in the Spacious Old West Amana Church in the center of West Amana 319.622.6330 l maringmillergallery.com
Open: MondaySaturday Schanz Lumbar Chair
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AN ENDLESS VARIETY
You’ll find a wide variety of stores from the latest fashions to a store that has changed little since it opened over 100 years ago. Browse through famous amana woolens, jewelry, clothing, collectibles, and toys just to mention a few. There is something for everyone in the amana colonies.
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Shopping LEHM BOOKS & GIFTS
www.lehmbooksandgifts.com 4536 220th Trail, Amana 52203 319-622-6447 or 800-840-2387 Featuring Jim Shore, Cherished Teddies, Charming Tails, Heart of Christmas, and Possible Dreams figurines. Books, puzzles, scrapbooking, mini garden flags, barn quilts, tractor items, and kid stuff.
AMANA WOOLEN MILL
www.amanawoolenmill.com 800 48th Ave, Amana 52203 319-622-3432 Visit Iowa’s only operating woolen mill and see how famous Amana® wool and cotton blankets are made. Personalize any blanket with in-house embroidery. Blankets available from throw to king size. Open Daily. EDELSTEIN TREASURESTHE NOBLE STONE
LITTLE RED WAGON KID’S STUFF!
THE CLOTHES ENCOUNTER
4408 220th Trail, Amana 52203 319-622-3648 Look and feel great wearing something special! A quaint boutique featuring women’s collections of casual and contemporary clothing. Accessorize with our unique pieces of jewelry. Located inside the Ronneburg Restaurant. YANA’S BOUTIQUE
www.amanageneralstore.com 4417 220th Trail, Amana 52203 319-622-3822 Unique toy store for all ages. Browse through our fun collection of nostalgic toys, as well as books, puzzles, games and more. Located next to the Amana General Store.
4411 220th Trail, Amana 52203 319-622-3680 Featuring classic and novelty women’s apparel. Great selection of jackets for casual or special occasions. Accessorize with scarves, purses, shoes and fun jewelry.
www.edelsteintreasures.com 4510 220th Trail, Amana 52203 319-622-3018 Come see our exciting collection of jewelry and mineral specimens from around the world. Kids of all ages enjoy hunting in our “Treasure Mine”. Come find your hidden treasure today! FERN HILL GIFTS & QUILTS
www.fernhill.net 103 220th Trail, South Amana 52334 319-622-3627 Handmade Iowa quilts, locally designed quilting fabric - huge selection! Antiques - quilts, furniture, architectural and garden pieces. Gifts, home dec, florals, cards, sweets and beverages. Three brimming floors! Open year-round!
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319-622-7650·4423 220 th Trl., Amana
Classic & Contemporar y Decor
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HIGH AMANA GENERAL STORE
www.amanaheritage.org 1308 G St, High Amana 52203 319-622-3232 This museum-operated, original 1858 village store looks as it did 100 years ago and offers a variety of merchandise. Open daily April October and Saturdays in March, November, & December. INTERNATIONAL CHRISTMAS MARKET
www.christmasroom.com 4423 220th Trail, Amana (located in the Amana General Store) 319-622-7650 Enjoy the beauty of Christmas anytime at The Christmas Room located in the Amana General Store. New Holiday De’cor from traditional to contemporary arrives throughout the year. Stunning displays and fully decorated trees.
YEAR-ROUND YULETIDE ENJOY
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AMANA GENERAL STORE
www.amanageneralstore.com 4423 220th Trail, Amana 52203 319-622-7650 Amana’s original store since 1858 features a wide variety of gifts, speciality foods, souvenirs, Amana® food products, cookbooks, seasonal gifts and more.
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on our main street by the ronneburg
Two unique boutiques featuring stylish apparel for ladies.
Trendy fashion forward designs and accessories.
ladies boutique Classy apparel apparel fo for r the stylish lady lady..
Lehm Books and Gifts
Books of all Kinds:
Children’s • Sports • Sticker & Activity Books • Color Books • Novels • Amana and Iowa Books • History • Inspirational
Gifts of all Kinds:
4536 220th Trail in Amana Special Orders Welcome! Open Daily
Jim Shore • Cherished Teddies • Charming Tails • Holiday Figurines • Tractor Items • Scrapbooking • Puzzles • Greeting Cards • Mini Garden Flags • Gift Certificates Available! Baby Gifts • Christmas and other Holiday items www.lehmbooksandgifts.com • Barn Quilts • Iowa, Iowa State and UNI Items and Baby Clothing. Gifts for all occasions and so much more!
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3.3 miles South outh of Amana on Hwy 151 in Homestead
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Pitch your tent, park your recreational vehicle, gather ‘round the campfire – camping at the Amana Colonies RV Park offers you the opportunity to see and experience the villages from the comfort of your campsite. The park is a 60-acre, full service, campground located along Price Creek in the heart of the Amana Colonies just 1/2 mile from the village of Amana and is a peaceful, scenic place to camp. Enjoy level campsites, full and partial hookups, showers, laundry and sanitary stations. The park offers 460 RV sites, as well as tent sites. Retail store on site. Three climate-controlled event facilities for meetings and events. The RV Park is open April – October with staff on duty yearround to help you plan your camping getaway, group camping trip or large rally. The Middle Amana Park, with selfregistration, electrical hookups and fresh water available, offers fewer amenities but has a quiet appeal and lush landscape.
To fully appreciate the natural beauty of the Amana Colonies there are three trails that will provide unmatched views of our prairie, the Lily Lake, our timber, and the Iowa River Valley. Open year round, the Kolonieweg Recreational Trail links the villages of Amana and Middle Amana circling the Lily Lake and extending along the historical 140 year old Millrace Canal. Most of the trail is paved; however a stretch along the canal is crushed limestone. Walk or bike the trail, watch for bald eagles, pelicans, ducks, beaver, muskrats, wild turkeys, turtles, and river otters.
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The newly designated Amana Colonies Gravel Bike route extends from the paved bike path north of Middle Amana and connects to the villages of High Amana and West Amana. This county gravel road is divided into two sections with the first being fairly level through our hardwood forest and the second more challenging as it travels further north into the area that inspired the famous artist Grant Wood to paint “Young Corn”. The rustic Amana Colonies Nature trail allows you to experience Amana on the wild side as it winds through the Amana forest near the village of Homestead and continues to the bluffs overlooking the Iowa River. This unpaved trail is a 3.2 mile hike with prehistoric Native American mounds and geologic features that are noted on the trail; during the winter bring your cross country skis and enjoy the calm of the Amana Timber land.
If you’re a golfer make sure to bring your clubs as you’ll want to play the Amana Colonies Golf Club. This championship golf course is carved out of the hardwood timberland north of Middle Amana and both Golf Digest and Golf Magazine consistently rank it as one of the top public courses in the state of Iowa. Both challenging and beautiful the Amana Colonies Golf Club offers some memorable holes and scenery. There are five sets of tees and the course measures 5,228 to 6,284 yards and will accommodate players of all skill levels. Before you start your round stop off at the driving range to warm-up and take in the outstanding view of the Iowa River Valley and the Amana Lily Lake. It’s not to be missed.
AMANA COLONIES RV PARK & OUTDOOR EVENTS CENTER
www.amanarvpark.com 3890 C St, Amana 52203 (Entrance on North side of park, off Hwy 151) 319-622-7616 AMANA COLONIES GOLF CLUB
451 27th Ave, Amana 52203 319-622-6222 AMANA’S 60ACRE RV PARK AND EVENT CENTER.
Full and water/electric hook-ups, showers, dump station, propane, laundry. Store, free WI-FI. Buildings ideal for group rallies or special events. Open April 15 – October 31. IOWA VALLEY RESOURCE CONSERVATION & DEVELOPMENT
www.ivrcd.org 920 48th Ave, Amana 52203 319-622-3264 WALKING STICK ADVENTURES
www.walkingstickadventurecom.wordpress.com 2347 L. Ave, Williamsburg, 52361 319-329-9821
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Iowa County & SURROUNDING AREAS Peaceful Countryside And Vibrant Cities
There is a simple beauty to the rolling hills and valleys of the Iowa landscape. Green pastures, rows of corn waving in the breeze, cattle grazing, all dotted with picturesque communities just waiting to welcome you. This is Iowa’s Iowa County home to the Amana Colonies. It’s where the stately county courthouse in Marengo is listed on the Register of National Historic Places and Williamsburg, the county’s largest city is home to Tanger Outlet Center. A short drive (about 30 minutes) from the Amana Colonies you’ll find both Cedar Rapids and its National Czech and Slovak Museum, Art Museum, and professional sports along with Iowa City, home to the University of Iowa Hawkeyes of the Big Ten and the vibrance only a major college city can bring.
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GATEWAY PARK AND PRESERVE
Located west of the Amana Colonies, the park is located on the north side of Marengo, to the west of M Avenue. Watch for signs. GUNDERSON WILDLIFE AREA
Located west of the Amana Colonies and north of Marengo. From Marengo, take F-15 west for 1.5 miles. This site is within the Iowa River Corridor Bird Con servation Area and the Iowa River Corridor Project. IOWA RIVER CORRIDOR
The Iowa River Corridor runs along the Iowa River in Tama, Benton and Iowa Counties. Some sections of the Corridor are private lands, while others are public access areas (Watch for signage, do not enter private property without permission). Public areas within the corridor include Longpoint Landing, Duffus Landing, Otter Creek Marsh, Iowa River Wildlife Area in Tama County, Belle Plaine Access in Benton County, Randolph Access, Koszta Access, Simmons Timber and Big Bend Conservation Area in Iowa County.
IOWA COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION
iowacedc.com 212 W. State St, Williamsburg, IA 52361 319-430-4483 Iowa County Economic Development Commission is a non-profit corporation dedicated to improving the economic well-being of Iowa County and its communities. Contact us for information regarding sites, buildings and incentives available in Iowa County. TANGER OUTLET CENTER
tangeroutlet.com 319-668-2885 or 800-406-2887 I-80, Exit 220, Williamsburg 52361
Marengo, located seven miles west of the Amana Colonies on Hwy 6, offers several recreation opportunities, shopping and dining. Marengo is home to the historic Iowa County Courthouse and a beautifully renovated and expanded Carnegie Library. Marengo also hosts the Iowa County Fair each year. Other communities in Iowa County include: Parnell, North English, Millersburg & Victor, each offer small town charm, historical buildings and downtowns, services and goods. HILTONS CUSTOM FURNITURE
iowarockers.com 2566 Hwy 6 Trail, Marengo, 52301 319-594-0057 or 866-762-5377 Stop by and check out my shop and showroom full of “tree to treasure” items such as the Iowa Rocker and Bent Back chairs. Just one mile west of South Amana on Highway 6 Trail.
BIG BEND CONSERVATION AREA
Located west of the Amana Colonies and northeast of Marengo, this park is accessible from F-15. Go north of Marengo on V-66, turn right on F-15, and drive one mile. The access road to the park is on the south side of the F-15. IOWA VALLEY RC&D
920 - 48th Ave, Amana, IA 52203 319-622-3264 www.ivrcd.org
BIG “G” FOOD STORE
biggfoods.com 310 W Dillin St. Marengo, 52301 319-642-5551 Your Community Proud Grocer for 54 years! Friendly service, selection and savings. Eight miles west of Amana Colonies. Seven miles north of Interstate 80 in Marengo. FIRESIDE WINERY
WILLIAMSBURG CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Williamsburg, located south of I-80 at Exit 220, welcomes you to enjoy our PGA golf course, aquatic and recreation centers, museums, restaurants, lodging and retail specialty shops. Williamsburg is also the home to Tanger Outlet Mall, where you will find over 55 brand name stores, conveniently located north of Williamsburg at Exit 220, I-80. No trip is complete to Williamsburg without a stop at Tanger Mall. For more information about Williamsburg, contact the Williamsburg Area Chamber of Commerce at 319-668-1500 or visit williamsburgiachamber.org.
firesidewinery.com 1755 P Ave, Marengo 52301 319-662-4222 Delicious wine, knowledgeable and friendly staff, splendid views and fun times await you at Fireside Winery. “Visit our website for Special Events.” Close to the Amana Colonies, I-80 and Tanger Outlet Center.
gocedarrapids.com 319-398-5009 or 800-735-5557 Just 17 miles north on Highway 151, Cedar Rapids offers a variety of cultural, historic and ethnic attractions, including the National Czech and Slovak Museum, Brucemore Mansion, the African American Historical Museum, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art and Usher’s Ferry Historic Village. Cedar Rapids Kernels Baseball, Cedar Rapids Titans and Rough Riders Hockey offer semiprofessional sports. CEDAR RAPIDS MUSEUM OF ART
crma.org 410 Third Avenue Cedar Rapids, IA 52401 319-366-7503 CEDAR RAPIDS METRO ECONOMIC ALLIANCE
cedarrapids.org 501 First St. SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401 319-398-5317 or 855-730-1405 CZECH VILLAGE/NEW BOHEMIA MAIN STREET DISTRICT
crmainstreet.org 101 16th Ave SW, Suite A. Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 319-432-9785
kalonaiowa.org 319-656-3232 Just 30 miles SE of the Amana Colonies, come visit Kalona and its beautiful countryside to learn about the Amish way of life. Kalona has a wide variety of shops, touring options and don’t forget to stop by the Historical Village.
IOWA CITY, CORALVILLE & NORTH LIBERTY
iowacitycoralville.org 800-283-6592 Iowa City/Coralville Area CVB 900 First Ave / Hayden Fry Way Coralville, IA 52241 Designated as a City of Literature and an Iowa Great Place, Iowa City, Coralville and North Liberty will sure surprise you. Loaded with many festivals and fantastic historical and cultural events all year.
IOWA BASEBALL MUSEUM OF NORWAY
norwaybaseballmuseum.org 319-721-6288 112 E. Railroad Street, Norway, IA 52318 2 0 1 7 V I S I TO R ’ S G U I D E | PAGE 3 9
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LAKE IOWA PARK
Located southwest of the Amana Colonies; take I-80 west from Amana to exit 211, go south one and a half miles to the stop sign, turn west, go one mile, turn south on G Ave, and go three miles to park entrance. Brown signs with white arrowheads lead the way. For more information contact the Iowa County Conservation Board. 2550 G Ave, Ladora, IA 52250 319-655-8465 mycountyparks.com/County/Iowa.aspx
Discover the Beauty
Antiques • Quilts • Great Food
kalonachamber.com • 319.656.2660
Historic Village & Amish Tours
kalonaiowa.org • 319.656.3232
A PIE,OR A SHAKE? Think about it. PAGE 40 | 2017 VIS ITOR ’S G UIDE
IOWA CITY’S Hamburg Inn This local diner is where candidates and citizens come for a hearty breakfast and some lively debate, all topped off with a confectionary conundrum in downtown Iowa City. Don’t miss this slice of pie blended with ice cream into a milkshake. Visit all the curious communities of Iowa City, where even dessert deserves a fair amount of discourse.
Annual members will receive:
• Over $250 in coupons to the best places to drink local craft beer in the Cedar Rapids area. • Over 30 member exclusive signature experiences, offers such as*: - Buy one beer get second beer for $1 at Millstream - ½ price beer flight at Parlor City • Members only craft beer events Full details at craletrail.com • All for just $30/year or $10/7 day visitor pass *Offers and Signature Experiences subject to change
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Full of activity and vibrance in a picturesque setting, Fireside Winery is a perfect getaway to relax and enjoy the day...or night.
Location is 1 mile west of South Amana on Hwy 6
1-866-ROCKERS www.iowarockers.com www .iowarockers.com
Marengo, IA Phone 642-5551 Store Hours Mon-Sat 6:30 am to 9 pm Sunday 6:30 am to 8 pm
2566 Hwy 6 Trail
Your Community Proud Grocer for 54 years. Friendly Service, Selecction & Savings Close To Home
Directions — just 4 miles north of I-80 and Tanger Outlets at 1755 P Ave in Marengo, IA.
Visit www.firesidewinery.com for event listings, wine descriptions and tasting room hours.
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Amana Colonies Convention & Visitors Bureau 622 46th Avenue Amana, Iowa 52203 www.AmanaColonies.com email: [email protected]