The Amana Colonies, also called The Amanas, is a National Historic Landmark. The Amana Colonies began in 1714 in Germany and continues today on the Iowa prairie. It's just a hop, skip, and a jump from Iowa City and Cedar Rapids and we are proud to be part of the Creative Corridor!
The Amana Colonies makes a perfect day trip! It was voted "Best Day Trip" by CityView Newspaper in 2014!
CityView Newspaper writes:
" “The land between two rivers” has a lot of fascinating sites, from the mighty Mississippi to the majestic Missouri River Valleys. But our readers’ voted the Amana Colonies as the best Iowa day trip worth the tank of gas. Step back in time to visit seven quiet German Pietist villages of friendly folks making nationally-acclaimed cheese, homemade wines and craft beer from a local brewery, plus quaint restaurants serving up home-cooked meals with an old-fashioned flare. It’s a time-travel road trip guaranteed to leave everyone in the car with lifelong memories." Read more HERE.
Midwest Living writes:
"In the green east-central Iowa River Valley along Interstate-80 (100 miles east of Des Moines), the seven Amana Colonies have clung to their roots with German steadfastness since 1855. Almost half the residents are descendants of the original German colonists; inns, restaurants and shops draw heavily on traditional foods and handicrafts."
The Old Creamery is proud to be one of Midwest Living's 9 Highlights of Iowa's Amana Colonies! Read more HERE.
For information on other things to do in the Amana Colonies and the rest of Eastern Iowa please check out the links below: