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Explore the traditional restaurants and artisanal boutiques and learn the customs in the villages of this former self-sufficient German settlement.

Amana Colonies is an area of seven villages with a German flair and an intriguing past. It was initially set up by German Pietists known as the Community of True Inspiration who were seeking isolation and refuge. Travel between the tightknit communities for a glimpse into their fascinating history. 

Learn about the American dream of the German settlers, whose community flourished in rural Iowa. Take a step back in time, as you stroll through the pleasant streets that are flanked by historic brick homes. Old-fashioned lanterns and vegetable patches evoke images of yesteryear. 

Get a comprehensive understanding of this exceptional settlement’s history via the exhibits of the Amana Heritage Museum in Amana village. Watch the 20-minute film and browse the displays in buildings dating back to the initial community.

Visit the Communal Kitchen and Cooper Shop in Middle Amana. Docents describe kitchen practices within the settlement. Make your way to the Homestead village to see the 19th-century Amana Community Church Museum and the Homestead Blacksmith Shop.

Note that the settlement was set up in 1856, after the Community of True Inspiration moved from New York to Iowa. Residents lived a communal and self-sufficient life, secluded from much of the outside world until 1932. 

For a change of scenery, play a few rounds at the Amana Colonies Golf Course in the northern outskirts of Middle Amana village. The fairly dry and hot summer afternoons in this region are ideal for golf.

The district occupies a region of 26,000 acres (11,000 hectares) in Iowa County, which is in the eastern part of Iowa. Arrive at Eastern Iowa Airport and drive northeast for 15 miles (24 kilometers) to get here in less than 25 minutes. Get around the villages on foot and travel between them by car. 

Amana Colonies is a quaint district with a German culture and a historic independence from the outside world.

Accommodation in Amana Colonies

Our Amana Colonies hotels guide currently offers a limited range of available lodging options, so be sure to search it today to find a place before spots run out.

Some of the options that might tick your boxes in and around Amana Colonies are the Die Heimat Country Inn and Zuber's Homestead Hotel.


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Red Roof Inn Cedar Rapids

Red Roof Inn Cedar Rapids

3243 S Ridge Dr Sw, Cedar Rapids
3.1
of 5, from 625 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Cedar Rapids, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Hawkeye Downs Speedway Expo Center and within 3 mi (5 km) of Czech Village and National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library. African American Museum of Iowa and Veterans Memorial Stadium are also within 3 mi (5 km).

$119
Doubletree by Hilton Cedar Rapids Convention Complex

Doubletree by Hilton Cedar Rapids Convention Complex

350 First Avenue NE, Cedar Rapids
4.3
of 5, from 566 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Cedar Rapids, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of US Cellular Center, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, and The Carl and Mary Koehler History Center. Paramount Theatre and Coe College are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$71
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Cedar Rapids Airport, IA

Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Cedar Rapids Airport, IA

9100 Atlantic Drive SW, Cedar Rapids
3.9
of 5, from 462 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Hawkeye Downs Speedway Expo Center, Westdale Mall, and Czech Village. National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library and African American Museum of Iowa are also within 6 mi (10 km).

$35
Motel 6 Cedar Rapids - Airport

Motel 6 Cedar Rapids - Airport

616 33rd Ave S.W., Cedar Rapids
2.9
of 5, from 447 reviews
2.0 out of 5.0

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Hawkeye Downs Speedway Expo Center and within 3 mi (5 km) of Czech Village and National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library. Veterans Memorial Stadium and African American Museum of Iowa are also within 3 mi (5 km).

$84
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Cedar Rapids North

Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Cedar Rapids North

4444 Czech Ln Ne, Cedar Rapids
3.9
of 5, from 446 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Noelridge Park and within 3 mi (5 km) of Rockwell Collins and Lindale Mall. Coe College is 2.7 mi (4.4 km) away.

$57
Ramada Williamsburg and Wasserbahn Waterpark

Ramada Williamsburg and Wasserbahn Waterpark

2211 U Avenue, Williamsburg
3.4
of 5, from 378 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Williamsburg hotel is located in the historical district, 5.4 mi (8.7 km) from Tanger Outlets, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Amana Heritage Museum and Millstream Brewery. Coral Ridge Mall and Coralville VA Care Clinic are also within 20 mi (32 km).

$72
Comfort Suites Coralville

Comfort Suites Coralville

2431 James St, Coralville
4.4
of 5, from 362 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Coralville, this hotel is 1 mi (1.7 km) from Coral Ridge Mall and within 3 mi (5 km) of Coralville VA Care Clinic and Carver-Hawkeye Arena. University of Iowa and Kinnick Stadium are also within 6 mi (10 km).

$60
Baymont Inn & Suites Cedar Rapids

Baymont Inn & Suites Cedar Rapids

720 33rd Ave SW, Cedar Rapids
3.8
of 5, from 527 reviews
2.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Cedar Rapids, this hotel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Hawkeye Downs Speedway Expo Center and within 3 mi (5 km) of Czech Village and National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library. Veterans Memorial Stadium and Westdale Mall are also within 3 mi (5 km).

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