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Amana Heritage Museum

4310 220th Trl, Amana, IA 52203-8025
+1 319-622-3567
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the ticket is good for the kitchen and the church, they are in different towns but not far. The man... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kenton, Ohio
Good background and history of the colonies and communal living.

If you want to understand where you are and what it's all about visit the museum. Very interesting... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Middleton, Wisconsin
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History of the Amana Colonies, which from 1855 to 1932 were an experiment in Utopian living.
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4310 220th Trl, Amana, IA 52203-8025
+1 319-622-3567
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Reviewed 1 week ago

the ticket is good for the kitchen and the church, they are in different towns but not far. The man who talked to us about Amana was knew his history.

Thank ohio1958
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to understand where you are and what it's all about visit the museum. Very interesting, You see a short film and walk around two stories filled with artifacts and information. $7.00 per person.

Thank sandiegogirl2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a museum combined with shops and eating places. So much to do! We were on a bus trip so only had 3 hours....would have liked to have stayed all day!

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We would have loved to spent time in the museum but it was not handicapped accessible. Therefore, we had to skip it and instead found the history on line. Wasn't the same though.

Thank Diane R
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed my visit, great learning experience and the historical reenactment was superb. Reasonable admission fee ($7) for an adult. This is part of our German American Heritage in the Midwest.

Thank Maria C
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

The museum itself is kind of old fashioned (think static displays,of photographs and antique furniture), but be sure to stop and watch the fascinating 20-minute film. It explains why believers of the Amana faith (no relation to the Amish!) left Germany and settled in the...More

Thank CrossgarDown
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

This is an absolute must when visiting Amana. It explains the history of Amana in an interesting and educational fashion. If you skip the museum you probably won't really understand what the Amana colonies were. THEY ARE NOT AMISH! Be sure to watch the 20...More

1  Thank Lisa P
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

The movie provides a good overview of the history of the Amana colonies. The museum is very small. Anticipate spending 45 minutes total at the complex.

Thank Alicia S
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Very good look at the history of the area, how the original settlers managed day to day life. Fun stop.

Thank BGJ182
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

We visited this museum thinking it would be a good way to kill 30 minutes & stayed for 2 hours. Lots of interesting facts and well explained displays. Loved the fact that you could dial a phone number & listen to actual german descendants explain...More

Thank Vicky T
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Julie T
What is the admission charge?
8 October 2015|
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Response from brygar | Reviewed this property |
I believe it was $8 which also includes admission to other historic sites in the Amanas.