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Independence overview

Independence is a friendly locale distinct for its riverfront and theaters, and known for its historical sites and monuments. You'll enjoy outdoor areas for biking. Learn about local heritage at landmarks like Wapsipinicon Mill and Cedar Rock State Park. Make some memories at Three Elms Golf Course and Heartland Acres Agribition Center. If you're looking for a family- and business-friendly getaway, Independence is for you.

Where to stay in Independence

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Independence has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Independence with Hotels.com by checking our online map. Our maps display the areas and neighborhoods around all Independence hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Independence hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Independence

Fly in to Waterloo, IA (ALO-Waterloo Regional), 26.4 mi (42.4 km) from downtown Independence.

What to see around Independence

Outdoorsy fun is on hand like biking and golf, along with attractions such as:
  • • Three Elms Golf Course
  • • Heartland Acres Agribition Center
  • • River Ridge Golf Course
  • • Cedar Rock State Park
  • • Hart Ridge Golf Course
Known for its family-friendly sights such as:
  • • Lost Island Waterpark
  • • Phelps Youth Pavilion
Museums and theaters are highlights of the area, along with cultural places like:
  • • Wapsipinicon Mill
  • • Oelwein Area Historical Society Museum
  • • Hub City Heritage Corporation Railway Museum
  • • Frank G. Ray House
  • • Waterloo Center for the Arts
Its riverfront and waterfalls are well known, and favorite spots for nature lovers include:
  • • Tirril Park
  • • Joseph Baum Memorial Park
Some recommended attractions include:
  • • Backbone State Park
  • • Vinton Courthouse
  • • South Hills Golf Course
  • • Five Sullivan Brother Convention Center
  • • Young Arena

When to visit Independence

Wondering what time of year to travel, or what clothes to pack? Here are seasonal norms to help you with your planning:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • January-March: 52°F day, 7°F night
  • April-June: 83°F day, 31°F night
  • July-September: 83°F day, 43°F night
  • October-December: 68°F day, 9°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • January-March: 4.09 inches
  • April-June: 13.35 inches
  • July-September: 12.80 inches
  • October-December: 6.26 inches