Top 200 Places: Amana Colonies Iowa

Amana Colonies
622 46th Avenue (Visitor’s Bureau)
Iowa 52203

These 7 authentic German villages offer a glimpse of colonial communal culture and the beautiful blend of craftsmanship and architecture of the era. In addition to public tours, there is an auto tour consisting of a 17 mile loop on highways 220, 151, and 6, and there are many museums and places to stop/shop/eat along the way. There is also a dog friendly RV park. Dogs must be leashed and under their owner’s control at all times.

Top 200 Places, with tens of thousands of places listed to take your dog to, will be releasing on it’s Dog News blog, Facebook page and on Twitter a list of 200 Top Places that you can take your dog in the U.S. and Canada. This list, while intended to highlight top places that are especially pet-friendly, is not designed to be the absolutely top 200 places that we could find, but a sampling of the top places so that all regions, types of attractions, hotels, B&Bs, vacation rentals, parks, beaches, shopping and more can be considered. No doubt each of you will find many other places not on this list or our full list of dog-friendly places at Please let us know about them by commenting on the blog or emailing us at You can also let us and our readers know if you agree or disagree with the selections, or your experiences there. Please keep in mind that places often change their policies regarding dogs and thus may have different policies at any time in the future.

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