©

Anamosa trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Anamosa

Trip Planner USA  /  Iowa  /  Anamosa
Anamosa is a city in Jones County, Iowa, United States. The population was 5,533 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Jones County.HistoryWhat is now Anamosa was founded as the settlement of Buffalo Forks in 1838 and incorporated as Lexington in 1856. Lexington was a popular name for towns at that time, so when Lexington chose to become incorporated as a city in 1877, the name was changed to Anamosa to avoid mail delivery confusion. There are many stories on how Anamosa was chosen as a name. Some believe it was named for a local Native American girl named Anamosa, meaning "white fawn", while others say it means "You walk with me."The romantic origin of the naming of the town of Anamosa comes from its early history. A Native American family was passing through town in 1842. The family stayed at the Ford House. The little girl, a Native American Princess, named Anamosa, endeared herself to the townspeople and following the family's departure from town, local citizens decided to name their town after her.The Wapsipinicon River flows through Anamosa. According to legend, a Native American maiden and her lover threw themselves off a bluff overlooking the Wapsipinicon River; one was named Wapsi, the other Pinicon. Origins of this legend are unconfirmed.Anamosa was named the Pumpkin Capital of Iowa by the Iowa State Legislature in 1993 and hosts Pumpkinfest, a pumpkin festival and weigh-off, each October.
Anamosa is in Iowa (IA). Arrange all the small, but important details of your Anamosa trip itinerary using our United States journey website .
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Anamosa

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Anamosa

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close

Recently planned trips to Iowa

4 days in Okoboji BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, teens, popular PREFERENCES: August, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Okoboji BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, teens, relaxing, beaches, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: August, teens, relaxing, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Orlando & Iowa City BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Dyersville BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 12 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 10 days in Des Moines BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 8 days in Iowa BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: August, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Dubuque BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Eldon BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Okoboji BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Okoboji BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, teens, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans