13032
Iowa/Illinois
Exploring Unusual Cities: A Touch of History, a Taste of Utopia
Gain inside perspectives of utopian life with a rare opportunity to go inside closed societies, including Old Order Amish and Vedic City. Join the celebration at Pella's Tulip Festival.
Rating (5)
Program No. 13032RJ
Length
7 days
Starts at
1,539

At a Glance

Attracted to endless sunsets and a better way of life, many unusual societies settled in the heartland. Broaden your understanding of Old Order Amish, New Age Maharishi, German Amana Colonies, Pella's Dutch, Nauvoo's Mormons and French Icarians as you meet their residents, learn their histories, compare their lifestyles and laugh with storytellers.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • We’ve reserved the best seats for you at Pella's Tulip Festival, where you’ll delight in colorful Dutch dancing, tulips, parades and ethnic foods.
  • Enjoy a truly rare experience — entering an Old Order Amish (most conservative) home to learn about their practices and beliefs.
  • Step inside the unique world of Vedic City, Iowa to learn about their unusual lifestyle of meditation, diet, special currency, architecture and yogic flying.
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