Nearby Area Attractions
While visiting the Amana Villages you may wish to extend your stay and include a jaunt to one of our nearby towns…
Amana Colonies Visitors Center and Convention and Visitors Bureau
622 46th Ave.
Amana, Ia 52203
800-579-2294 or 319-622-7622
For information about the Amana Colonies contact the visitors center. There is much to see and do in the Amanas and this website has information on festivals, arts and culture, recreation and attractions.
Kalona (30 miles south)
This town is the largest Amish/Mennonite community west of the Mississippi River. Expect to spend a whole day exploring this fascinating farming community with its Village Museum, antique shops, and country stores. Ask June about dinner in a Mennonite home.
Iowa City/Coralville (18 miles east)
Also known as “Hawkeye Land,” home of the University of Iowa. It is a city of great cultural diversity in the midst of the heartland. It’s the location of Coral Ridge Mall, one of Iowa’s largest shopping centers.
West Branch (30 miles east)
The birthplace of President Herbert Hoover. There’s a wonderful library/museum with ever-changing exhibits and tour of the grounds.
Mt Vernon (32 miles north east)
The home of Cornell College. This town has a reputation for its fine antique shops and the unique Lincoln Cafe.
Cedar Rapids (18 miles north)
Known as the “City of Five Seasons”, it is the home of the Brucemore Mansion, the National Czech and Slovak Museum, the Museum of Art, the African American Museum…Cedar Rapids has much to offer.