Culture & History

  1. About Independence

    Nestled in northeast Iowa, Independence was home to some of the first settlers west of the Mississippi.

  2. Amish Country

    Step back to an earlier, slower pace of life as you tour the Amish countryside.

  3. Buchanan County Visitors Center

    Today, the Chicago Rock Island Depot and the Illinois Central Depot have been restored and relocated along Highway 150 in Independence and serves as the home for Buchanan County Tourism.

  4. Heartland Acres Agribition Center

    Come check out exhibitions of agriculture's past, present, and future.

  5. Independence Public Library

    Find contact information, hours of operation, and available books at the Independence Public Library.

  6. Wapsipinicon Mill

    The Wapsipinicon Feed Mill and Dam became operational in 1854.

  7. Wapsipinicon River

    The Wapsipinicon River flows through the heart of Independence.

  8. Underground City Tour

    Take an underground tour of the former main streets located under the recently resurfaced sidewalks in downtown Independence.