Be sure and pick up your seasonal guide to the Amana Colonies from the Crest Country Inn Lobby. The newspaper is entitled Willkommen: Your Free Guide to the Seven Amana Colonies, published each season. You'll find a map of the Amanas, a directory of shops, restaurants, hotels, special events - features of things going on at the local shops. Be sure to savor a 'family style' meal at one of the restaurants and visit their furniture shop for Amana made wood heirloom pieces.
Heading east on Interstate 80, we are 20 minutes from Iowa city (Home of the University of Iowa Hawkeyes), and heading west we are on Interstate 80 we are 90 minutes from Des Moines, Iowa.
The Colonies have been a treasure on the Iowa prairie for over 150 years, welcoming visitors to an experience that’s as unique as they are. Be sure to check out their updated calendar of events.
We invite you to escape your daily routine and experience our local outlets. Along with shopping, you can meet new artists, sample hearty foods, try locally crafted beer, or simply stroll down our colorful streets.
Kinze Innovation Center is one of the world's largest manufacturers of agricultural equipment. Located in Williamsburg, Iowa, visit the Kinze's "State of the Art" Innovation Center for a free guided tour.
Only 5 minutes away, Fireside Winery offers handcrafted wine, tastings, grape harvesting, and local entertainment. A true family business - Fireside Winery has been in the Wyant family for five generations.
Pella, the City of Refuge, was settled by Dutch emigrants in 1847. The historic downtown area resembles a village in the Netherlands - with historic storefronts and numerous tulip gardens. The Pella Tulip Festival is celebrated for three days every year in early May.