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Wapsipinicon Mill

Independence is a town in Northeast Iowa.


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Map of Independence (Iowa)

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.

Get around[edit]


Independence Mental Health Institute
  • 1 Independence Mental Health Institute, 2277 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.
  • 2 Wapsipinicon Mill, 1st St W along the west bank of the Wapsipinicon River, +1 319 334-4616. Mid May-mid Sep: Tu-Su noon-4PM. It was built as a flour mill in 1875, and later used to produce stock feed for farm animals. It is operated as a historic museum today. Free.






  • 1 Best Western, 2100 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+.
  • 2 Super 8, 2000 1st St W, +1 319 334-7041. Free wireless internet, pets allowed. $80+.


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Routes through Independence
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