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The Amish





The Amish community is a rural community and somewhat different than what most urban people might expect. It is widespread over several townships and consists of small to medium-sized Amish farmsteads and individual homes, many with a small business on the property. Regardless of whether the person is engaged in farming or not...each home has at least a small barn for one or more horses and a grazing area.



Approximate area of the Amish Community in Columbia County

On some rural roads in the community almost all the inhabitants will be other areas the Amish will be intermingled with non-Amish, or "English", homeowners or farmers. The Amish refer to all people not members of the Amish Community as "English".


Amish business people operate many businesses that cater to the needs of the Amish community itself.


Many of these businesses are of great interest to local and regional folks...including many visitors to the area...who wish to purchase goods made in the Amish tradition of craftsmanship and quality. These businesses are open Monday thru Wednesday, plus Friday and Saturday. Amish businesses are closed on Thursday and Sunday.  Thursdays are when special events such as weddings are held in the Amish Community and, of course, Sundays are are honored as the Lord's Day and a day of rest...with the exception of tending to the needs of the farm animals.


When you visit Columbia County's Amish Community please make your trip a safe one.  Remember, you may be driving on hilly, curvy and narrow township roads...and amongst horse drawn buggies. You must exercise greater caution!

  • Drive slowly and cautiously when in the Amish Community

  • Slow down when overtaking a horse drawn buggy or farm equipment

  • Be patient, do not pass on hills

  • When passing a buggy, pass could scare the horse

  • Watch for pedestrians in the rural areas


Additionally...the Amish People strongly prefer not to have photographs taken of them. Please respect their wishes and focus your photography on buildings, carriages and animals.


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Businesses of the Amish Community

Amish businesses

are shown in Black.

Amish Heritage businesses

are shown in Gold.

Non-Amish businesses 

are shown in Burgundy.

Note: Most Amish businesses do not advertise, nor display information on the Web. Therefore, specifics concerning an Amish business listed herein may be brief.


Ledlow's Kountry Korner

Kountry cooking in the heart of the Amish Community. Located 7 miles north of Pardeeville on Hwy 22 at Cty CM and Barry Road. Breakfast & Lunch served daily. Enjoy our Kountry Specialty Sandwiches; Hand-Dipped ice cream; old-fashioned sundaes, malts, shakes; home-made deserts. Kountry Fish Fry every Friday! Deep-Fried Cod w/baked beans, coleslaw, rye bread. Carry-outs. Summer Hours: Tuesday thru Sunday 7am to 2pm. Closed Mondays. Winter Hours starting Nov.1st - Weekends Only: Friday 7am to 8pm; Saturday & Sunday 7am to 2pm. Hand-made Kountry Krafts. Horse, tack and animal auction 1st Saturday of the month. W2980 Cty CM, Pardeeville, WI 53954. (608) 429-3584. E-mail


Pride Originals


Amish heritage custom furniture manufacturer. Showroom. Custom build from your specifications, picture or drawing. Open 6 days weekly, closed Sundays except by appointment. Downtown Cambria. 106 W. Edgewater St, Cambria, WI 53925. (800) 636-6090   (920) 348-6090    

Open: Monday thru Friday 10am to 6pm. Saturday 10am to 4pm.


S & S Wildflowers

Beautiful wild flowers, seasonal plants and vegetables, sweet corn, pumpkins, squash and more! Located east of Pardeeville on Hwy 33 just east of the intersection with Cty Rd "SS". Stop In! Bring the family.

Open May 1st thru November 1st.    7 Days each week from 9am until 7pm.

Off-Season: Call for Appointment.

W4401 Hwy 33, Pardeeville, WI 53954     (608) 429-2511   


Hidden Blessings

Hidden Blessings, located south of Dalton, Wisconsin, is situated in the Heart of the Amish Community! Furniture by local Amish craftsmen, quilts, candles, votives, wall hangings, pictures, baskets, gifts, antiques and collectibles.  Open Thursday thru Saturday.   W4099 Cty Rd HH, Dalton, WI  53926     (920) 394-3429


Day Trips to the Amish Community



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