Experience that “Old Fashioned” Hospitality!
The Chamber offers guided and self-guided tours for all ages.
Kalona By-Ways 90-Minute Bus Tour
Travel back in time on scenic back roads and get a sense of the rigorous days that comprise the Amish way of life. Learn about their family ethic, while you view the homes, one room schools, beautifully manicured gardens, & working horses. Tours take about 90 minutes. New spacious seats and air conditioning!
When: Twice daily (Monday – Saturday) between April 1 – October 31, except holidays. **Starting at 11 am & 1 pm**
Cost: $15 per person, minimum of 2 people.
Register for Tours: Kalona Chamber Office (514 B Avenue) or call (319) 656-2660 or online by clicking the button above.
Current Tourism Guide
A great reference for attractions and events for that particular season, the Kalona Tourism Guide is published three times each year.
Four loops originating from the county seat of Washington feature over 100 hand-painted quilt patterns tastefully framed on the sides of historic and unique barns throughout this scenic farm country.
42 beautiful quilt patterns are crafted into the sidewalks, and more are featured on signposts accompanied by lush hanging plantings during the summer season. This walking tour, which takes approximately one hour, and is slightly over a half mile in length, is a great way to be introduced to a craft that is a large part of Amish culture.