A History Lesson At The Amana Colonies

Our visit to the Amana Colonies, in Iowa was a chance to slow down and enjoy a simpler pace. Like many of you, our lives can become so hectic with all of the commitments, that we almost forget how to relax. Our morning drive began with rush hour traffic, but before long we found ourselves cruising through the Iowa countryside. The sight of roadside vegetables stands and Amish buggies suggested us we had traveled, not only to another region, but also another time. While the people of Amana are not Amish, we were certainly in a region that offered a slower pace [...]

By |2019-12-12T12:24:46-06:00October 9th, 2017|Amana Colonies, Destinations, Iowa, Midwest|4 Comments

4 Favorites on the Amana Wine Trail

It is obvious that the Amana Colonies are a tourist destination. Why else would a town like Amana, Iowa, with a population around 500 residents, be able to support multiple wineries. Fortunately for us, this made for the perfect chance to create a walking Amana Wine Trail tour. Now it is highly possible that this will become an actual tour in the future, so if it does perhaps they will name it the “Our Changing Lives Wine Trail”. One can always hope. All of the wineries in this article are located in the main town of Amana, which also holds most of [...]

By |2019-12-12T12:25:32-06:00September 25th, 2017|Amana Colonies, Destinations, Iowa, Midwest|0 Comments

Down By The Old Mill Stream Brau Haus

During our stay in the Amana Colonies we had an opportunity to sample every restaurant in the town of Amana. Our visit to Millstream Brau Haus (simply means “brew house”) introduced us to the oldest brewery in the state of Iowa. We had spent the morning checking out some of the unique shops around town, and had worked up healthy appetites. […]

By |2019-12-12T12:17:52-06:00September 4th, 2017|Amana Colonies, Destinations, Iowa, Midwest|0 Comments

A Branson Show Comes To The Old Creamery Theater

Amana, Iowa has tons of shops, restaurants, and scenic beauty, but nightlife is a little more slim pickings. One great choice is the Creamery Theater, which offers a variety of live entertainment. many of their shows focus on the talents of the local entertainer pool, but for our visit they had something a little different in store. […]

By |2019-12-12T12:18:58-06:00August 23rd, 2017|Amana Colonies, Destinations, Iowa, Midwest|0 Comments

Family Style Dining At Ronneburg Restaurant

Amana was a communal society for many generations. This meant that large groups worked and ate together. To accomplish this they would serve meals in a family style. The dishes would come out on platters or large bowls, which could be passed around the table. While the communal lifestyle ended in the 1930’s, you can still find family style dining at Ronneburg Restaurant. […]

By |2019-12-12T12:19:54-06:00August 17th, 2017|Amana Colonies, Destinations, Iowa, Midwest|0 Comments
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