Iowa is full of history, and it’s easy to see the evidence of our past in many of the state’s small towns. One group of towns has captured the hearts of Iowans and Midwesterners, and is a little slice of heaven right here in the Hawkeye State. The Amana Colonies, located half an hour from both Iowa City and Cedar Rapids, are some of the most charming towns you’ll ever visit.

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The best time to visit the Amana Colonies is during one of their iconic festivals. There’s Maifest in May, the Wurst Festival in June, Oktoberfest in October, Prelude to Christmas in November and December, and Winterfest in January. Find their schedule of events right here!

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