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Wapsipinicon Mill and Museum

100 1st St W, Independence, IA 50644-2601
+1 319-334-4616
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Interesting history spot

We stopped by on a Saturday morning while the Farmers Market was going on in the parking lot of the... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2017
Paula G
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OKLAHOMA
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Great museum

The history involved with this building is awesome. They are currently raising money to redo the... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2017
mat211
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Independence, Iowa
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Jun 24, 2017
“Interesting history spot”
Jan 17, 2017
“Great museum”
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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100 1st St W, Independence, IA 50644-2601
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+1 319-334-4616
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Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

We stopped by on a Saturday morning while the Farmers Market was going on in the parking lot of the mill. Volunteers man the mill and had really interesting stories to tell along with the many displays. We only had an hour and wished we...More

Thank Paula G
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

The history involved with this building is awesome. They are currently raising money to redo the upper levels so they are safe for tourists.

Thank mat211
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Reviewed 18 September 2016

This is a wonderful place to go on a nice summer or fall afternoon-I've taken my nephew several times and he loves it. No hands on activities but a lot of history.

Thank Mary W
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Reviewed 22 November 2015

From the outside, at first glance, you may not expect much but for a free museum, there's a lot to see and explore. I knew nothing of Wapsipinicon and its Mill but this museum does a great job of organizing all of these various different...More

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Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

I grew up in Independence and learned more about the mill in my short visit than the other 13 years I lived there. It gave lots of information and displayed all kinds of items from when it was operational. My teenagers found it interesting as...More

Thank Rick K
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Reviewed 27 October 2015

Wonderful museum to tour. You will not find them like this and a great educational experience. May levels on which to see many different displays from years gone by. The mill was a working mill and there are very few if any left with this...More

Thank Wapsieyorkies
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Reviewed 29 August 2015

On a whim, I picked the Wapsipinicon Mill and Museum to stop at on our vacation. It's huge and the water fall is good. Unfortunately it was raining so I got only a couple of exterior pictures. The wife and I love stopping and photographing...More

1  Thank Delmar M
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Reviewed 13 August 2015

This 1870 grist mill is located along the Wapsipinicon River in downtown Independence. It was originally used as a flour mill. Then in the mid 1900's it switched to milling livestock and poultry feed. The mill is 6 stories tall, has an 8 inch thick...More

1  Thank OTR_Again_IM
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