It’s that time of year again when the kids are out of school and you’re looking for ways to entertain and educate your kids. The Kinze Innovation Center provides a great opportunity for families to learn about agriculture, the story of the Kinze, and Kinze’s role in advancing planters and grain carts. It offers many interactive activities and videos. It also has Kinze artifacts and equipment on display. Create your own grain cart or take a photos in front of your favorite piece of Kinze equipment!
Make your Kinze visit a day trip by combining it with a nearby attraction! Below are four different options that pair well with a trip to Kinze! Visit the Kinze Innovation Center in the morning. Pack a lunch and enjoy it in the Kinze Innovation Center Café. Then…
Day Trip Option One:
Williamsburg Aquatic Center
Beat the afternoon heat with a trip to the Williamsburg Aquatic Center. It features a large water slide, water spraying features, a children's slide and diving board, drop slide, and sand play area. It also has a large concession/picnic area with deck and grassy lounge areas.
Address: 939 S Highland St, Williamsburg, IA 52361
Hours: Sunday · 1-6 p.m.
Monday-Thursday · 12-7 p.m.
Friday and Saturday · 12-6 p.m.
Day Trip Option Two:
Need new summer apparel? Score some great deals at the Tanger Outlets. There are shops for all ages and interests.
Address: 150 Tanger Dr, Williamsburg, IA 52361
Hours: Monday-Saturday · 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sunday · 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Day Trip Option Three:
Amana Colonies, IA
The Amana Colonies is a rich historical site offering several tourist attractions including wine shops, woodworking shops, handcrafted art, and other shops. Plan an afternoon walking stick adventure, see Iowa’s only remaining woolen mill, or sit in Iowa’s largest walnut rocking chair. The Amana Colonies are about 20 minutes northeast of the Kinze Innovation Center.
Amana Colonies Visitors Center
Address: 622 46th Avenue, Amana, IA 52203
Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Daily
Day Trip Option Four:
Kalona is known for crafts, antiques, and local products industry. Its historic business section features many popular local businesses and shops. Take your kids to Stringtown Grocery for fresh produce, baked goods, and bulk spices and groceries. Or take them to Yotty’s Ice Cream Shop for an afternoon treat. Kalona is about 40 southeast of the Kinze Innovation Center.
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Kinze Innovation Center Summer Hours
Monday-Thursday · 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday · 9 a.m.-noon