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[graphic header] The Amana Colonies: A National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary of a unique historic communal society in eastern Iowa

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Dear Internet Visitor:

Willkommen! We invite you to take an online tour of the unique and fascinating history of the Amana Colonies, a National Historic Landmark tucked in the rolling hills of eastern Iowa. "Gemütlichkeit" (German for warmth, cheer and friendliness) overflows in our quaint seven villages, founded nearly 150 years ago.

This virtual tour offers you a sampling of the rich heritage that abounds in the Amana Colonies. The churches, communal kitchens, historic hotels and other intriguing sites listed here are only a few of our more than 400 buildings which comprise the Amana Colonies National Historic Landmark.

Once you have experienced us online, come experience the Amana Colonies in person. We would be delighted to host you in our unique corner of the world.

"Wir wünschen Euch eine glückliche Reise" (We wish you a safe journey).


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