Independence is a small city and the county seat of Buchanan County, Iowa. It is a charming destination that promises to offer plenty of relaxing and nature-related moments. Major Independence attractions include Illinois Central Railroad Depot, Cedar Rock State Park, and Wapsipinicon River Water Trail – Buchanan County (the wetlands around the Wapsipinicon River are listed as a Protected Water Area; nature is unspoiled and beautiful). If you like playing golf, then we suggest you visit Three Elms Golf Course & Club House and River Ridge Golf Club. Regarding budget accommodation, most of the and around Harlan offer rooms for less than $75 per night.