Amana Colonies 2011 Visitors Guide : Page 42
WHERE TO PLAY Even our scenery is handcrafted by the hands of a higher power... T ake a deep breath and relax… this is the Amana Colonies, the pace is slower here, the air a bit crisper, the colors of the landscape a bit sharper. Amana Colonies l 42 34
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Take a deep breath and relax… this is the Amana Colonies, the pace is slower here, the air a bit crisper, the colors of the landscape a bit sharper<br /> <br /> TOURING THE AMANA COLONIES<br /> <br /> Take the Amana GPS Adventure. Stop by the Amana Heritage Museum in the village of Amana and receive your first coordinates.You may use your own GPS system or borrow a hand-held unit from the Museum.Then follow as the coordinates lead you on a chase around the Colonies. A great teaching tool for kids, the GPS Adventure concludes when you discover your token treasure.Contact the Amana Heritage Museum at 319-622-3567 or www.amanaheritage.org for additional information.<br /> <br /> GOLF<br /> <br /> The Amana Colonies Golf Club is recognized as one of the top, 18-hole championship courses in the Midwest and perhaps one of the most scenic courses in the region.<br /> <br /> Open to the public, you can reserve your tee time, arrange for a group or business outing, take lessons from staff pros and practice your swing on what has to be one of the most spectacular driving ranges anywhere.Or just relax in the clubhouse and enjoy the view. The Amana Colonies Golf Club offers lodging just steps away from the course and dining at the Clubhouse and gladly accommodates groups.<br /> <br /> With five sets of tees, the course accommodates all skill levels, but whether you’re a golf novice or club champ, you’ll be impressed by the sheer beauty of this pristine course.<br /> <br /> CAMPING<br /> <br /> Pitch your tent, park your recreational vehicle, gather ‘round the campfire – camping at the Amana Colonies RV Park offers you the opportunity to see and experience the villages from the comfort of your campsite.<br /> <br /> The park is a 60-acre, full service, campground located along Price Creek in the heart of the Amana Colonies just 1/2 mile from the village of Amana and is a peaceful, scenic place to camp. Enjoy level campsites, full and partial hookups, showers, laundry and sanitary stations. The park offers 460 RV sites, as well as tent sites. Retail store on site. Three climate-controlled event facilities for meetings and events. The RV Park is open April – October with staff on duty year-round to help you plan your camping getaway, group camping trip or large rally.<br /> <br /> The Middle Amana Park, with self-registration, electrical hookups and fresh water available, offers fewer amenities but has a quiet appeal and lush landscape.Amana Colonies l 43 Award Winning Golf in a Spectacular Setting Meeting Space • Group Outings • Lessons(319) 622-6222 www.amanagolfcourse.com<br /> <br /> Amana Colonies Golf Club<br /> <br /> www.amanagolfcourse.com 451 27th Ave, Amana 52203 319-622-6222 Course features shining ponds, abundant wildlife, and striking scenery, adding to the aesthetic beauty and enjoyment of the game.Consistently ranked highly; winner of many national honors.<br /> <br /> Amana Colonies RV Park & Outdoor Events Center<br /> <br /> www.amanarvpark.com 3890 C St, Amana 52203 (Entrance on North side of park, off Hwy 151) 319-622-7616 or 800-471-7616 Amana’s 60-acre RV Park and Event Center. Full and water/electric hook-ups, showers, dump station, propane, laundry. Store, free WI-FI.Buildings ideal for group rallies or special events. Open April 15 – October 31.<br /> <br /> Iowa Valley Resource Conservation & Development<br /> <br /> www.ivrcd.org 920 48th Ave, Amana 52203 319-622-3264<br /> <br /> TRAILS<br /> <br /> To fully appreciate the natural beauty of the Colonies and Eastern Iowa, the Colonies have two trails in which you’ll see unmatched views of the prairie, Lily Lake and the Iowa River. Open yearround, the newly extended Kolonieweg Recreational Trail links the villages of Amana and Middle Amana circling Lily Lake and extending along the historical 140 year old Millrace Canal. Much of the trail is paved; however the stretch along the canal levee is crushed limestone.As you walk the or bike the trail, watch for bald eagles, pelicans, ducks, beaver, muskrat, wild turkeys, turtles and river otter. Access the trail either at the Lily Lake parking and picnic area on Highway 220 between Amana and Middle Amana or at the Amana Depot in the village of Amana.<br /> <br /> The rustic Amana Colonies Nature Trail allows you to experience Amana on the wild side as it winds through the Amana forest and continues to the steep bluffs overlooking Iowa River. You can walk the unpaved trail, or if there is snow on the ground, bring your cross country skis to experience the pristine beauty of the 3.2 mile trail. Prehistoric Native American mounds and geologic features are noted on the trail, but its appeal is more than educational, as you will discover. The trailhead parking is just north of Homestead at the intersection of Highways 151 and 6.
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