Step back in time and across oceans for a taste of Old World tradition. Visit seven authentic German villages to sample wines, beers and delicious fare. Or, shop for master-crafted furniture and clocks. Then fast-forward to the 21st century for a thrilling evening of stock car racing.
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The Industrial Machine Shop Museum dates back to 1860 and was the original repair shop for the Amana Woolen Mill. The museum still contains equipment original to the building. Machinery was driven by a central line shaft and was powered by the water wheel turned by the millrace canal.Amana, IA Museums
The nation's foremost institution interpreting Czech and Slovak history and culture, officially dedicated in 1995 by presidents of the U.S., Czech Republic and Slovakia Republic. Homelands exhibit tells the 500-year story of Czech and Slovak people. Restored 19Cedar Rapids, IA Museums