The Amana Colonies Visitors Center is located in the village of Amana, in a restored corn crib. The Visitors Center is your first stop for information about the Amana Colonies; providing Visitors Guides, maps and brochures for area businesses. Menus for all Amana Colonies restaurants are also provided. The Amana Colonies Visitors Center also serves as the offices of the Amana Colonies Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACCVB). Founded in 1965, the ACCVB is the oldest organized Convention & Visitors Bureau in Iowa. The ACCVB is a membership organization representing the many businesses and entities making up the tourism industry in the Colonies. The ACCVB operates the Amana Colonies Visitors Center, publishes the annual Visitors Guide and maps, and maintains this website.
Our Visitors’ Center is open Daily from 10am-4pm.
The Visitors Center provides a lodging wall to assist you in making your overnight accommodations. Information for local bed & breakfasts, inns, motels, and hotels is provided. Visitors Center staff is happy to assist you.
The Visitors Center rents wheelchairs and strollers for your convenience. Contact the Visitors Center for availability and pricing.
Village Voyage History Tour-Join us Monday -Saturday from May thru October we as we lead a guided tour of the Amana Colonies we call our Village Voyage. This 2 hour tour includes stops at most of the key Amana Colonies historical sites where you will learn about our unique history. The tour includes a 20 minute video presentation along with stops at the only surviving Communal Kitchen, the Church Museum, and a century old General Store. The cost is only $20/adult and $18/ child. The tour departs from the Visitor Center at 11 a.m. and seats are limited. We suggest you call 319-622-7622 to reserve your seat.
Village Voyage Arts and Crafts Tour-Monday-Friday from May thru October we offer an afternoon tour of four different arts or crafts businesses in the Amana Colonies. This 2 hour tour begins at 2pm and includes a variety of traditional and modern art and crafts of the Colonies. Each day features something different, one may see a tinsmith, artist, furniture makers or another traditional crafts. The cost is $15/adult and $13/child. The tour departs from the Visitor Center and seating is limited. Please call 319-622-7622 to reserve your seat.
Village Stroll Walking Tour-Take an hour long walk with an expert guide through the streets of Amana. The tour illustrates the historical aspects of communal life, architecture, and more. The Village Stroll tour is available most Wednesdays and Thursdays from May thru October. The price is $7 per person. Call 319-622-7622 to reserve your spot.
Guten Appetit – A three to four hour walking tour offered twice a month (the second and fourth Thursday) by Visitors Center staff and takes you on a sampling tour of the many restaurants, specialty food shops, wineries and brewery located in the Colonies. Cost is $25 per person, reservations required, please call 319-622-7622 to reserve your spot.
From Interstate 80, take Exit 225, turning north on Hwy 151. Travel along Hwy 151 for five miles until you reach the intersection of Hwy 151 and Hwy 6. Turn left on Hwy 6 to go to South Amana, West Amana and High Amana. Turn right to go to Homestead, Amana or Middle Amana. The Amana Colonies Trail, Hwy 220, is a 17-mile loop that connects all seven villages.