Amish Dairy Goat Farm
Discover the local dairy goat industry at this Amish farm, which milks an average 200 goats twice daily. Learn how an Amish operation operates, the feeding regimens and what equipment their religion allows them to utilize.
Amish Field Operation
Visit an Amish farmstead, and discover the exhausting work day of the Amish farmer. Curry the horses, or pet the barn cats. Step into a buggy and envision yourself riding the country lanes. Examine the steel wheeled machinery and acclimate to the Amish way of life.
Amish Produce / Floral Auction House
Tour the cooperative sale site of the local Amish farmers who supply wholesale plants and produce to local grocers, farmers market vendors, restaurants and other bulk purchasers. $$
Sales held Tuesdays and Fridays mornings in season only.
Community Country Store
Amish Country general stores specialize in kitchen and household goods, much like your grandparents used, and still popular with the Amish of today. Depending on your tour, we will select the one best suited to your size and form of transportation. $$
Some are closed Tuesdays.
Farmers Hen House
Witness the daily collection of eggs, learn about the care given to the layers, and contemplate the economic importance of egg money to the multi-generational Amish family. Discover the difference between an Amish family farm and large conglomerate chicken operation.
JK Creative Wood & Gifts
Every one of the Brokaws gets involved in this family owned woodworking operation. The distinctive pieced designs, created with solid kiln-dried wood, are painstakingly produced, each a unique creation. Observe the creative process. Shop also sells Amish quilts, custom furniture, pottery, glass, jewelry and other handmade gifts. $$
Kalona Brewing Company
Discover the methodology behind the making of Kalona’s newest libation – authentic craft beer. The brewery is home to a fifteen barrel brewing system, which includes a three vessel brew house, fermenters, bright tanks and a canning line. Your tour ends with a sampling of heavenly beers, brewed by mere mortals. $$
Kalona Buggy Shop
Discover what goes into the construction of a custom created Amish buggy, built by hand at this Amish family operation. If you wish, you may place your own order, but plan to wait a year for its delivery.
Get a sneak peak at the Hershberger family operation, as these delectable handmade confections are created right before your eyes.
Sample the milk or dark chocolates. $$
Previously known worldwide as the Kalona Cheese Haus, this locally owned dairy has been modernized and now gives local farmers a novel option for their milk. Visitors tour the plant and learn about the fresh products, including organic and Non-GMO, being processed daily. $$
Kalona General Store
Located downtown, this old fashioned general store will demonstrate the making of Amish peanut butter. You may also sample other foods as well. $$
Kalona Historical Village
Relive the 1800’s when you visit the 13 authentically restored buildings, lovingly preserved and filled with interesting and informative displays depicting the lifestyle of the early Iowa pioneer.
Kalona Noodle Shop
Discover the tricks behind the creation of those mouth watering egg noodles in this fascinating demonstration. Learn the secret to delicious meals using this German Amish staple. Product is available for purchase. $$
Kalona Sale Barn
Depending upon the day, your tour will encompass the procedures necessary to operate a livestock auction and may witness the sale of a variety of livestock at this 4th generation family owned auction house.
Check out their auction schedule here
Kalona Solar Farm
The operation of this 2,900 panel solar energy collectors plays a large role in powering local communities. Discover the environmental impact of the solar industry and the importance of securing clean, economical and renewable sources of power in ensuring our nation’s energy independence.
Max-Cast Sculpture Foundry
Founded in 1983 by artists, Steve Maxon & Doris Park, Max-Cast is a full-service foundry, casting in bronze, iron, and aluminum. Your guide explains the unique steps and different processes used in the metal casting of fine art sculptures.
Conservative Mennonite Program
Learn the basic beliefs of the Mennonite faith, and the changes it has undergone since its origin in 16th Century Europe. The speaker will be happy to answer your questions. * KHS Exclusive
Quilt Block Walk & Historic Downtown Kalona
Enjoy the 40 minute quilt block walk and learn the story behind the unique quilt patterns of the Amish. The walk also travels past an exceptional array of shops brimming with antiques, fabrics, quilts, crafts, home decor, gifts, art, and the famous Kalona Chocolates. $$
This famous Amish bulk food grocery is a favorite of locals, and a landmark for visitors interested in the unique offering of ingredients for baking and snacking. Features an organic section. $$
Woodin Wheel Antiques
Known worldwide for its selection of hand-stitched American quilts, vintage and new, tour includes display of some of the most gorgeous quilts in the US. Newer quilts are mostly of Amish-Mennonite origin, and range in size from small blocks to king size bed covers. The shop also is home to antique glassware, jewelry, small furniture, linens, laces and new gifts, including Amish dolls and crafts. $$
Bunker Mill Bridge Historic Site
An 1887 King iron pratt through truss bridge crosses the English River at the site of the former grist mill that serviced area farmers in the 1800s. the mill burned in 1899 and the bridge was arsoned in 2013, but a local group restored it to its former glory. Your guide tells the historical importance of the site. $$
Schlaubaugh & Sons Woodworking
Founded in 1982, S&S designs and creates clocks and decorative accessories, sold in the National Gallery of Art, the DeYoung Museum in San Francisco and Frank Lloyd Wright gift shops across the country. Large viewing windows oversee our production area and your guide will explain the steps involved in making the pieces in current production. We also feature other Kalona artisans. $$
* – KHS Exclusive Tour $$ – Optional purchases available HA – Handicapped Accessible Option
Please Note: Due to the fact that many of these options are Mom & Pop operations, the destination you select may not be available upon the date you request. We do our best to fill requests, but may have to make substitutions. We will do our best to ensure our options are to your satisfaction prior to your visit.