Travel the scenic back roads in your bus with our step-on guide as you discover the world of the Kalona businesses or the Amish who continue to live the simple, wholesome lives of our pioneers. You must have your own group of 12 or more people to do the following. We do not combine groups.
Village School Tours
There are a several ways your student group can learn about Iowa history, the local Amish, or other subjects.
The Kalona Historical Village Gift Shop has a wide variety of items that you will want to get your hands on. Enjoy hand-crafted items such as our Amish-made baskets and rugs, to great sauces and jellies. We have your Iowa and Amish souvenirs including books on how the Amish live. The Village Gift Shop welcomes consigners who live in the area or create items that exemplify the atmosphere of Kalona to apply for space in the gift shop. If you or someone you know would like to sell something by consignment at the Kalona Historical Village’s Gift Shop, click the button below!
After five years of dedicated research, planning and design work, the Kalona Historical Society Board has made the commitment to hire Miller Builders of Kalona to construct the framework and Edwards Creative from the Quad Cities to fabricate the Streetscape Exhibit. Anyone who has visited the Native American, Pioneer and Railroad exhibits in the Wahl Museum can testify as to the quality of work completed by Edwards. Museum objects, photographs and archival materials will be used to show the impact the railroad and small family businesses had on the town’s growth and development. One such object is a leather pouch owned by George Eglin, 1913 President of Kalona Savings Bank. Notice the slot designated for the railroad ticket purchased.
Kalona Historical Society Board is kicking off a $300,000 campaign and asking for the community’s help. You won’t want to miss out! Buy your “ticket” today to reach our final destination together and learn about your city of Kalona!