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Address: Kalona, IA

The local community developed this site to shield the working farms and...

The local community developed this site to shield the working farms and community from tourists.

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Was here in Kalona for the Fall Festival lots good vendors with a lot of good prices, good food, large flea market really enjoyed my day there

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 September 2016
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Coralville, Iowa
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50 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is a lot to see at this museum and is well worth the admission price. There are many historical buildings you can enter including an old church, Victorian-style home, train depot, post office, school, and log home. Most buildings have a button to push with voice that will tell the story of the building you are in. Each building... More 

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Rockford, Illinois
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69 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We attended the Kalona fall Festival which is held on the grounds of the Historical Village, so we not only were able to see the museum but also got to partake in all the wonderful offerings of the fall festival. Our only complaint was that we wanted to have bigger appetites to enjoy all of the yummy treats! The museum... More 

Thank Rita_Rhodes
Saint Peter, Minnesota
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We visited the Kalona Historical Village while traveling in the Coralville area. The drive was easy on good roads. We were greeted by a friendly lady who gave us a short overview of what the site offered. We then proceeded, at our own pace on a self guided tour. At each location there was adequate signage and/or recorded narration to... More 

Thank KenAH17
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66 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We really enjoyed our time at the villiage. They have done a nice job of recreating a mid-19th century town. The staff if very friendly. The man we met at the museum was most interesting and answered all of our questions.

Thank Roy M
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Was here in Kalona for the Fall Festival lots good vendors with a lot of good prices, good food, large flea market really enjoyed my day there

Thank Barkiler
Wichita, Kansas
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44 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

This was a great little place to visit we did this after going on the guided bus tour. The village gave you a good flavor of the buildings from the area. There is a great machinery shed agricultural building for those who are interested in these there is a wealth of stuff in there. The two quilt museums are great... More 

Thank Christine G
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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326 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

Kalona was settled by Mennonites and Amish, and the historical village tells their story, as well as the more general one of small-town eastern Iowa. The main building is a Mennonite/Amish museum, and on the property are a number of buildings that have been moved to the site from other areas. The (largely volunteer) guides are welcoming and enthusiastic to... More 

Thank Margaret F
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

Self guided with nice recorded messages at most buildings. Ladies in Mennonite archives very knowledgeable. Lady from gift shop took us to see the Wahl house. Sad that Wahl museum is closed.

1 Thank booton
Iowa City
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74 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

We did the self guided tour. It costs $10 per adult and $3 per child. We had a group of 7 and they gave us a family rate of $30. We have been to Kalona many times but this was our first visit to the village. There are 12 distinct stops and most of them have an audio tour. The... More 

4 Thank JoshDad
Clarksville, Tennessee, United States
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167 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

Another great historical tour not to be missed. The little village has been restored and many of the artifacts are original. Really great and not a great distance to walk to everything.

1 Thank Robert A

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