We are here for the Iowa State Winnebago Rally at the Amana RV Park. It has over 400 sites and several large meeting buildings. Since we have toured the colonies in 2010, we are enjoying our time just visiting with friends.
Yesterday, we took a group tour of Middle Amana with a guide who was born here and is a descendent of members who settled here in the mid 1800's He provided a very entertaining history of the community as we walked the streets. It is a very interesting story and can be seen here. At the end of the tour, we experienced the communal dining that all members took part in until the great change of 1932 took place, abandoning the communal lifestyle and rules of the colony. All of the homes are now owned by individuals, many of them having no direct connection to the colony.