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Best things to do in Amana

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

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“Amana Colonies restaurants have been serving family-style meals of over 75 years but we offer more than the traditional fare these days. Are you a shopper? You’ll find wonderful small shops, each will specialize in a certain type of craft or item. Many products are made here in our small villages while we also offer products from far away places.”
9 locals recommend
German Restaurant
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“Great all-you-can eat breakfasts, and Sunday brunch. Best catfish, steaks and schnitzel, served family style (all you can eat sides). Try a side order of German style potato pancakes with apple sauce. They are large enough to share!”
2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great pancakes, and all-you-can-eat breakfast (mornings). Great salads with homemade dressings, and desserts.Family style dinners (all-you-can-eat sides) or smaller plate dinners.”
3 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Not only do they serve stone hearth fired pizza, but they have a salad bar with option of soup too at an extremely reasonable price all day long.”
2 locals recommend
Off-Licence
1 local recommends
Point of Interest
1 local recommends
Museum
“Learn all about Amana and how the people of the Colonies lived during Communal times.”
1 local recommends
Food
“Take some delicious Amana meats home with you. We recommend the ham, summer sausage and brats for starters! If you want a little quick lunch they also make sandwiches with the meats they sell in the store.”
1 local recommends
Bar
“Millstream Brewing Co is Iowa's oldest craft brewery and usually has live music outside on Saturday nights. Beer is always cold & tasty and the crowd is always friendly! If you want food with your beer head over to their Brau Haus for burgers, schnitzel, brats and more! ”
2 locals recommend
Off-Licence
“Hands down my favorite wines in Amana and the staff is always friendly and helpful! If you can get it the Cranberry Bog is delicious! If you prefer a dryer wine try the Knight's Red, it is a favorite too!”
1 local recommends
Food
“Amana General Store sells everything from jams and kitchen supplies to Christmas decorations and souvenirs. It's also a great place to pick up some Amana Made products.”
1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Millstream Brewery is the oldest craft brewery in Iowa & Brau Haus is their newest expansion where you can find live music on Saturday nights and excellent appetizers, burgers, Amana brats and Millstream Beer.”
1 local recommends
Off-Licence
“Traditional Amana wines at their best! Try the Lover's Blend for a sweet but balanced wine or the Rhubarb for a nice, tart refreshing taste.”
1 local recommends
Clothes Shop
“Check out how the Woolen Mill operated during Communal times and maybe buy yourself a Amana Made blanket, scarf or one of the many other products they offer.”
1 local recommends
Food
1 local recommends
Coffee Shop
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“Breakfast foods, coffee and a great assortment of teas can be found at Serena's. If you want something faster than a sit down breakfast at one of the family style restaurants in town, this is the place for you!”
1 local recommends