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Tourism at Amana

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  1. Introduction
  2. Effect of modernization and marketing on Amana
  3. Amanites relationship with tourism
  4. Amana's commercialization
  5. The Oktoberfest boost
  6. Conclusion

The cover story of the current issue of Wilkommen, a seasonal guide for tourists visiting the Amana colonies, is titled ?Past Shapes Present Amana Colonies.? Turn the page, and the inside cover is a collection of ads for old-timey businesses like the Amana Stone Hearth Bakery and the Amana Meat Shop and Smokehouse, tied together by the phrase ?A Reflection of Yesterday/ the Feel of Today.? The 2007 Amana visitor's guide, called Amana Colonies: the Handcrafted Escape, features a little boy shooting out of a waterslide shaped like a barrel at the Wasserbahn, the water park at Amana's nearest Holiday Inn. Even the placemats at the Ronneburg Restaurant ooze questionable history; they feature a brief, fairly one-sided account of Amana's background, ads for other Amana businesses, and a friendly recipe for their authentic German cottage cheese that uses ye olde units of measurement like ?a dash? and ?some.?

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