South Amana, Iowa: Henry Moore's Mini-Americana Barn Museum

Henry Moore was a retired farmer who built over 200 tiny farm buildings, at a scale of 1 inch to 1 foot, in obsessive detail.
Address:
413 P St., South Amana, IA
Directions:
From US Hwy 6 turn north at the blinker light onto 220th Trail. Drive three blocks. As the road bends left you'll see the museum sign on the right.
Hours:
Daily April-Oct. 9-5 (Call to verify)
Phone:
319-622-3058
Admission:
Adults $3.50
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Henry Moore's Mini-Americana Barn Museum

Mini-Americana is the largest known collection of miniature replicas built by one man, woodworker Henry Moore (1911-1983). Fine craftsmanship. Many displays.

[G. O'Connor, 07/14/2015]

Moore was a retired farmer who constructed over 200 tiny farm buildings at a scale of 1 inch to 1 foot. Obsessive detail, down to the itty-bitty shingles on the roofs and eentsy-weentsy curtains in the windows. The Amana barn has 9,897 tiny nails, each hammered into a Moore-drilled hole.

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