town in the U.S. state of Iowa

Amish horse and buggy

Kalona is a small town in Eastern Iowa of about 2500 residents.


There is no larger Amish Mennonite settlement west of the Mississippi than Kalona. The town embellishes this fact, with special consideration given to these settlers and an economy geared toward supporting the Old Order Amish Mennonite way of life.

Get inEdit

From I-80, drop south on U.S. 218/IA-27 and then take IA-1 south to Kalona. From the south, take 218/27 and until IA-22 East.

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On grounds of Historical Village
  • Historical Village. The former center of Kalona, now enclosed by a white picket fence and admission gate on the south side. Included on the grounds are a school house, train junction and post office. The Iowa Mennonite Museum and Archives is a one-room building with artifacts, some brought across the Atlantic from Europe, and genealogical records available to be used for research purposes.


Hand crafted furniture, many created by Amish craftsmen, quilts and antiques dominate Main Street.


Kalona is known for baked goods, many of them made in Amish kitchens, bakeries or restaurants.




Local area code is 319.

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Routes through Kalona
FairfieldWashington  S   N  Iowa CityAnamosa

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