Amana Colonies Visitors Center

The Amana Colonies Visitors Center is located in the village of Amana, in a restored corn crib. The Visitors Center is your first stop for information about the Amana Colonies; providing Visitors Guides, maps and brochures for area businesses. Menus for all Amana Colonies restaurants are also provided. The Amana Colonies Visitors Center also serves as the offices of the Amana Colonies Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACCVB). Founded in 1965, the ACCVB is the oldest organized Convention & Visitors Bureau in Iowa. The ACCVB is a membership organization representing the many businesses and entities making up the tourism industry in the Colonies. The ACCVB operates the Amana Colonies Visitors Center, publishes the annual Visitors Guide and maps, and maintains this website.

Our Visitors’ Center is open Daily from 10am-4pm.

Lodging

The Visitors Center provides a lodging wall to assist you in making your overnight accommodations. Information for local bed & breakfasts, inns, motels, and hotels is provided. Visitors Center staff is happy to assist you.

Rentals

The Visitors Center rents wheelchairs and strollers for your convenience. Contact the Visitors Center for availability and pricing.

Tours

Village Voyage History Tour-Join us Monday -Saturday from May thru October we as we lead a guided tour of the Amana Colonies we call our Village Voyage. This 2-hour tour includes stops at most of the key Amana Colonies historical sites where you will learn about our unique history. The tour includes a 20-minute video presentation along with stops at the only surviving Communal Kitchen, the Church Museum, and a century-old General Store. The cost is only $20/adult and $18/ child. The tour departs from the Visitor Center at 11 a.m. and at 2 p.m. and seats are limited. We suggest you call 319-622-7622 to reserve your seat.

Village Voyage Sampling Tour-Our popular history tour takes on a tasty twist every Friday at 11 a.m. as we feature a sampling of original communal era foods. This tour takes you to the Amana Heritage Society’s main building for a 20-minute video presentation and then it’s off to Middle Amana and the only surviving intact communal kitchen. You’ll learn how the “kitchen boss” served 5 meals a day to about 40 people and better yet you will get to taste so of those same classic Amana Colonies’ foods that were eaten years ago. The cost is $30/person and seats are limited. Please call 319-622-7622 to reserve your seat.

Driving Directions

From Interstate 80, take Exit 225, turning north on Hwy 151. Travel along Hwy 151 for five miles until you reach the intersection of Hwy 151 and Hwy 6. Turn left on Hwy 6 to go to South Amana, West Amana and High Amana. Turn right to go to Homestead, Amana or Middle Amana. The Amana Colonies Trail, Hwy 220, is a 17-mile loop that connects all seven villages.

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