What to See & Do
We invite you to enjoy a peaceful time remembering when horse and buggies were the main mode of travel and every wash day
saw the home’s collection of handmade
quilts hanging on the line.
There is plenty to do around Kalona.
We invite you to check out the useful links below to learn more about the area.
What to Do
Explore The Amish countryside & our historic town filled with crafts, quilts, arts & antiques
Enjoy fine dining, delicious snacks, kraft beers, local wines & tasty baked goods
Take a tour of the Amish countryside, a relaxing quilt block walk or enjoy a barn quilt drive
We’re also 10 minutes from Riverside Casino & Golf Course
KALONA HISTORICAL VILLAGE
715 D Ave, Kalona
Scenic 1800s pioneer village with 15 buildings depicting early life in Iowa and explaining the customs and life style of the local Amish culture.
QUILT & TEXTILE MUSEUM
715 D Ave, Kalona – 319.656.2519
Featuring an English and Amish gallery, the museum is home to quilts and textiles from the Midwest and beyond. With exhibits that change several times a year, you are sure to see something new every visit, including the US premier collection of spool cabinets.
KALONA HISTORICAL TOURS
715 D Ave – 319.656.2519
View Amish schools, homes and farms while learning about the hard work ethic and family values that encompass the Amish and Mennonite way of life. Some tours feature demonstrations or a home cooked Amish meal served in a private home. Busses welcome.
KALONA SALES BARN
Visitors from all over the US come to attend the auction of horse, cattle, hog, sheep,, goats, poultry, draft horses carriages, and exotic animals, as well as the swap and flea markets. Folks also rave about the meals served in the lunchroom day of sale.
QUILT BLOCK WALKING TOUR
Stroll past the unique shops and boutiques of downtown Kalona and view the 42 brick work quilt squares. Pickup a map to learn the history of these beautiful quilt patterns. The complete walk takes about an hour if you don’t fall into the temptation of the shops and culinary delights along the way.
BUNKER MILL BRIDGE TRAIL
South of town on 12th Street
BARN QUILT DRIVING TOUR
AREA GOLF COURSES
With a 20 minute drive
Including Parks & Camping
RIVERSIDE CASINO & GOLF RESORT
3184 Hwy 22, Riverside