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) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
319-521-3729
Admission:
Adults $3.50
Save to My Sights

Visitor Tips and News About Henry Moore's Mini-Americana Barn Museum

Reports and tips from RoadsideAmerica.com visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

Miniature barns.

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.


Nearby Offbeat Places

Totem Pole in IowaTotem Pole in Iowa, Williamsburg, IA - 6 mi.
Tower of Grain WagonsTower of Grain Wagons, Williamsburg, IA - 8 mi.
Literary Rest StopLiterary Rest Stop, Tiffin, IA - 16 mi.
In the region:
Hamburg Inn: Booths of Reagan and Clinton, Iowa City, IA - 24 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

My Sights

My Sights on Roadside America

Create and Save Your Own Crazy Road Trip! ...Try My Sights

Mobile Apps

Roadside America app: iPhone, iPad Roadside America app for iPhone, iPad. On-route maps, 1,000s of photos, special research targets! ...More

Roadside Presidents app: iPhone, iPad Roadside Presidents app for iPhone, iPad. POTUS landmarks, oddities. ...More

Iowa Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Rattlesnake Museum, Albuquerque, New Mexico (Aug 8-14, 2022)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings