Things to Do


Things to do in the Amana Colonies

Plan Your Stay in the Amana Colonies


There’s always something to do in the Amana Colonies! Whether you’re here for a festival or just to relax, learn more about the area and plan your visit. Before you book your stay, check out our specials & deals on hotel rates!

The Amana Colonies Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACCVB) provides a wealth of information to help you during your stay, including:

Places to shop


Upcoming events

Day Trip Tips from Locals

Zuber’s Homestead Hotel is conveniently located near many attractions…

Antique shopping, fine dining, live theatre, historical interests, museums, wineries, meat whops, Millstream Brewing Company, furniture factories, broom and basket shops, picnic areas, artist galleries and tours, clothing boutiques, gift shops, bakeries, and chocolate shops.

For our guests who enjoy nature and recreation…

Bike trails, bird watching, cross-country skiing at golf course, golfing, hiking the Amana Nature Trail or Bike Trail, hunting, swimming at community indoor pool, tennis courts, community playground, watching the lotus lilies in full bloom in late July or early August.

Zuber’s Homestead Hotel is located 25 minutes from Coralville/Iowa City and Cedar Rapids on Junction Highway 6 and US 151. Enjoy all the sports and cultural events of the University of Iowa, Coe College, Mount Mercy and Kirkwood Community College. 

Don’t miss your chance to visit the Amana Colonies during these upcoming special events!

The Festivals in Amana site provides details and schedules for all the major festivals.

What to do? What to see? 

Need some personal help planning your trip to the Amana Colonies?

Whether it is your first time to the Amana Colonies or you’re a regular, we are happy to give you some personal assistance with planning your visit here or updating you on things that have changed since last you were here.

Please Click Here for more information about a personal trip planner!

Major events in the Amana Colonies for 2021 will include:

Winterfest and Wine Walk – January 23

Romance Weekend – TBD

Take-A-Bite weekend (Tea and Tales at Zuber’s) – April 16th – 18th

Easter – May 4th

Maifest Sunday Wine Walk – May 1st – 2nd

Mother’s Day – May 8th

Memorial Day/Renaissance Fest – May 29th – 31st

Becksterfest – June 4th – 6th

Wurst Festival – June 19th

Colonies in Bloom – June 26th

Kinderfest – July 10th

Bike and Hike Weekend – July 17th/18th

Colonies in Bloom – July 24th/25th

BRIC (Bike Ride of Iowa County) – August 7th

Model A Day – August 21

Woodfest – TBD

Catiri’s Fresh Paint – September 3 – 5th

Apfelfest – September 18

A Taste of the Colonies – September 25 – 26th

Oktoberfest – October 1 – 3rd

Iowa Renaissance Festival – October 9 & 10th

Art and Antiques in Amana – October 16 & 17

Pumpkinfest – October 23 & 24

Girls Getaway Weekend – November 5 – 7

Tannenbaum Forest – November 26 – Dec. 19th (mainly open weekends)

Prelude to Christmas – December 3 – 5th

Rooms fill up fast for festival times so book now!