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These 10 Places In Iowa Amish Country Are Unique And Worth Visiting

21st-century life in an Amish or Mennonite community isn’t much different from life 100 years ago. Members of these Iowa communities travel by horse and buggy, work without the help of electricity, and have a largely conservative and quiet lifestyle.

Amish and Mennonites have lived in Iowa for more than 160 years. They welcome visitors with homegrown and homemade goods in Hazelton, Bloomfield, Kalona, and in Buchanan County.

Please note that many Mennonite and Amish businesses don’t keep regular hours. They don’t usually maintain websites. Sundays are a day of rest in these communities, so plan your visits accordingly.

Rachel Morey Flynn
Rachel lives in eastern Iowa. She was born in Wisconsin, but only lived there for a few weeks before her parents realized how much better Iowa was and moved. She believes in serial commas, kindness, and good food.