Iowa Valley Scenic Byway

The Iowa Valley Scenic Byway takes you on a 77-mile ride through the Iowa River Valley. It is anchored by two distinct cultures. At the western end of the byway is Iowa’s only Native American community, the Meskwaki Settlement. Visit the Tribal Museum, attend the annual powwow, or try your luck at the Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel anytime.

At the eastern end are the seven villages of the Amana Colonies. The Amana Colonies were created as a communal society in 1855 by Germans fleeing religious persecution. There you can find Iowa’s oldest microbrewery, a woolen mill, a furniture shop and a cluster of quality antique shops.

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