Independence (Iowa)

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Wapsipinicon Mill

Independence is a town in Northeast Iowa.

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US Highway 20 runs along the south side of town, linking Independence with Dubuque to the east and Waterloo-Cedar Falls to the west. Other routes include Iowa Highway 939, which parallels US 20, and Iowa Highway 150, which runs north-south and links to Interstate 380 about 15 miles south to town, providing access to Cedar Rapids and Iowa City.

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Independence Mental Health Institute
  •   Independence Mental Health Institute2277 Iowa Ave +1 319 334-2583. Tours by appointment only. An old state mental asylum constructed in 1873, built under the Kirkbride Plan. The hospital is still in operation. Free.
  •   Wapsipinicon Mill1st St W along the west bank of the Wapsipinicon River +1 319 334-4616. Mid May-mid Sep: Tu-Su noon-4PM. Originally built as a flour mill in 1875, and later used to produce stock feed for farm animals. Operated as a historic museum today. Free.

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  •   Checkered Flag Sports Bar903 1st St W +1 319 334-4554. M-Th noon-midnight, F noon-2AM, Sa 11AM-2AM, Su 11AM-10PM. Sports bar with pool table and video slots.
  •   The Sanity Room111 1st St E +1 319 961-0054. Tu-Th 4PM-10PM, F 3:30PM-11PM, Sa 1PM-11PM. A mental hospital-themed lounge located in the back of an antiques store.

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  •   Best Western2100 Swan Lake Blvd (at Iowa Ave, off US 20 exit 252),  +1 319 334-6400, toll-free: +1-800-780-7234. Fitness room, indoor heated pool, free wireless internet, free breakfast. No pets. $110+.
  •   Super 82000 1st St W +1 319 334-7041. Free wireless internet, pets allowed. $80+.

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Routes through Independence
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