Hotels in Independence, Iowa

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Independence overview

Independence is unique for its waterparks, historical sites, and casinos. You're sure to find the coffee and bar options to your liking. 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 traveling for business or pleasure, Independence can comfortably accommodate all visitors. There are 24 hotels in the Independence area, some with discounts of up to 20%.
  • • 11 2-star hotels with an average price of $56 per night
  • • 11 3-star hotels with an average price of $70 per night

Here's the top hotel based on 1498 user reviews of Independence hotels: Best Western Plus Independence Inn & Suites (Independence)

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

Fun outdoor activities are on hand along with these attractions:
  • • Three Elms Golf Course
  • • Heartland Acres Agribition Center
  • • River Ridge Golf Course
  • • Cedar Rock State Park
  • • Hart Ridge Golf Course
Highlights like its waterparks are popular with families and top attractions include:
  • • Lost Island Waterpark
  • • Phelps Youth Pavilion
A top draw is the area's entertainment, as well as places like:
  • • Wapsipinicon Mill
  • • Oelwein Area Historical Society Museum
  • • Hub City Heritage Corporation Railway Museum
  • • Frank G. Ray House
  • • Waterloo Center for the Arts
Some recommended attractions include:
  • • Vinton Courthouse
  • • Tirril Park
  • • South Hills Golf Course
  • • Joseph Baum Memorial Park
  • • Five Sullivan Brother Convention Center

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: 4.1 inches
  • • April-June: 13.3 inches
  • • July-September: 12.8 inches
  • • October-December: 6.3 inches