Map and Directions to the
Anamosa State Penitentiary

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1) From Iowa City

Take Hwy 1 from Iowa City. Anamosa is about 40 miles north. Stay on Hwy 1 and proceed through Solon and Mount Vernon. Outside of Anamosa, proceed straight ahead through Hwy 151 intersection, and continue through Fairview. As you enter Anamosa, you'll cross the Wapsipinicon River bridge. Several blocks straight ahead, the street bends sharply right (at the Casey's store). Follow the bend. This will be Main Street. Look for the courthouse on your left. Be prepared to turn left on High Street. The prison is behind the Courthouse.

2) From Cedar Rapids. Take either Anamosa exit off Hwy 151. If you take the first exit (Hwy 1), follow the directions above. If you take the Hwy 64 exit (by Wal-Mart), turn left at Wal-Mart. Proceed into the city, and follow the road as it bends to the right. At the 4-way stop, turn left onto Main Street. After third stop light, look for High Street, and turn right there. Prison is behind Courthouse.

3) From Dubuque. Exit Hwy 151 at Wal-Mart, then follow directions in #2 above.

4) From the east (Hwy 64). See directions in #2 above.

5) From the west (on County Home Road, via Whittier and Viola). At T-intersection in Fairview, turn left, then follow directions in #1 above.