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.
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.
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.