American Tours
October 26, 2003 1:30 AM   Subscribe

Nice links!
posted by eriko at 6:13 AM on October 26, 2003

Yes, and useful as I plan an itinerary for the visit of my parents next year; thanks, plep!
posted by carter at 8:50 AM on October 26, 2003

My father was a member of a group that studies communal societies and I had the good luck to travel to Amana and Shaker communities as a kid. Really great fun if you are into historical site thing. The Shakers especially were a bunch of geeks for their day inventing such things like indoor hot-air dryers and better ways to peel apples.
posted by KirkJobSluder at 9:19 AM on October 26, 2003

Awesome resource. Travel by history is fun. I wonder if there is a similair resource for all the "Historic Marker" or "Points of Interest" sites that dot the roadways by the thousands.
posted by stbalbach at 11:48 AM on October 26, 2003

Great post as usual, plep. Thanks!
posted by hama7 at 4:25 PM on October 26, 2003

If you're interested in the Amanas, I would have to say that the "sights" are a lot less interesting than just loosening your belt and pulling yourself up to some of the checkered tables offered, and taking part in the Germanic family-style dinners.

Some of the best food I'd been party to eating.
posted by thanotopsis at 7:38 AM on October 27, 2003

The best breakfast I've ever eaten was in the Amana Colonies.

From the Detroit map: "If you tour these sites in person, please keep safety in mind, just as you would while visiting any unfamiliar place." Heh. (I can say that, I live here.)
posted by pmurray63 at 1:14 PM on October 27, 2003

thanks plep!
posted by madamjujujive at 9:33 PM on October 27, 2003

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