Communal Kitchen

1003 26th Ave Middle Amana, IA Built in 1863, the “Rüdy Küche” (Ruedy Kitchen) is the only intact communal kitchen remaining in the Amanas. During the communal era, families did not cook for themselves. Instead, elders assigned them to eat in one of the village kitchens. Each kitchen served 40-50 people. The Ruedy family preserved…

Homestead Church

4210 V St Homestead, IA Come to learn about the Amana church’s history. This church building is one of seven Amana village churches of the Community of True Inspiration. Built in 1865, this church building looks much as it did 130 years ago. Hosts explain the Amana religion and history of the community, and the…

High Amana General Store

1308 G St High Amana, IA Established back in communal days in 1857, the High Amana General Store’s exterior and interior have remained virtually unchanged all these years. The original tin ceiling, wooden floor, and glass-topped display cases still remain. Throughout the store are charming reminders of the good old days, of a simpler time,…