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Area Overview

The Amana Colonies are one of the largest National Historic Landmarks in the USA. Beginning as a communal society in search of religious freedom these German immigrants first settled in New York prior to moving to Iowa in 1855. The Amana Colonies boast a unique German heritage, seven scenic villages, numerous museums, a wide variety of shopping, arts and crafts along with locally made wine, handcrafted beer and delicious food products. The traditional family style meals served in most of the restaurants are not to be missed and the quality of handcrafted products made in these quaint villages is amazing. Furniture, woolen goods, and art are some of the offerings. Live theater is available during most of the year and the many festivals feature a variety of different cultural aspects of the Colonies and their heritage.

Includes Cities/Towns: Amana, Homestead, Middle Amana, South Amana.

Things to Do

Recreation & Fitness













Within the Amana Colonies you will find a variety of outdoor activites including hihking and biking trails, a championship level golf course, and numerous festivals during the year. The Amana Colonies are a unique area that offers history buffs many opportunities and is a National Historic Landmark.

Cultural Activities





We feature 2 live theater companies along with a museum complex featuring the history of the Amana Colonies. The arts are very alive in the Colonies as the Amana Arts Guild has its own series of events and the Amana Colonies Festivals Inc has a full schedule of events each year.

Attractions






Within the Amana Colonies you will find a variety of outdoor activites including hihking and biking trails, a championship level golf course, and numerous festivals during the year. The Amana Colonies are a unique area that offers history buffs many opportunities and is a National Historic Landmark.

Transportation



There is no public transportation in the seven villages of the Amana Colonies

Climate

Monthly Temperatures / Rainfall


 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain
 January  9.1  18.5  27.9  1.1 "
 February  14.9  24.6  34.2  1.0 "
 March  26.4  36.6  46.9  2.1 "
 April  37.4  49.0  60.6  3.4 "
 May  49.1  60.5  71.9  4.5 "
 June  58.7  70.0  81.3  4.7 "
 July  62.6  73.9  85.2  4.2 "
 August  60.0  71.5  83.0  4.7 "
 September  50.6  63.1  75.6  3.6 "
 October  39.1  51.5  63.8  2.5 "
 November  26.9  36.7  46.5  2.5 "
 December  15.2  24.0  32.9  1.5 "

Best Time To Go:

Summer and fall.

Iowa is a land of 4 seasons; Winters can be cold and snowy Dec-Feb, Spring turns warmer beginning in April, Summer is beautiful and full of outdoor events, expect a few weeks of hot and humid weather in July and August, Fall is fantastic as the temperatures cool, the leaves turn beautiful colors and numerous outdoor events take place.

Accommodations


Numerous Bed and Breakfasts are available along with small hotels/inns that include breakfast with their rooms. Name brand hotels are located only 10 minutes from the Amana Colonies.

Costs

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