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Amana Colonies

PlaceLogging. AmanaIowa. GermanProtestants, CommunalSocieties. Originally a communal settlement of GermanPietists in IowaState. Presently a tourist attraction and a brand of appliance.

<Brennen> I visited the Amanas three or four times with my parents when I was younger. From what I can remember, it's pretty thoroughly touristified, but not entirely without interest. I don't think I had much interest in the idea of religious community at the time, but there was kind of a fascination about the place's history even so. Also, I remember a cool candle store, a decent winery, really good dried beef, and a German-American restaurant with pretty authentic fare.

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last edited July 8, 2007