Lodging, Food and Travel Info

We are delighted to announce that there is no course fee for those participating in the Invincible America Assembly on the MIU campus. Information about accommodations and meals follows.

Special IdeaLife Assembly Campus Option: Also listed below are details of the new option of housing and assembly participation on the IdeaLife Assembly campus.

MIU Campus Housing

At this time, there is no visitor housing available on the MIU campus.

Hotels, Motels and Bed & Breakfasts

Payment for hotel rooms should be settled directly with the hotel. Taxes will be added.

Maharishi Vedic City:

The Raj
641-472-9580
Call for rates
Package rates available for those combining a stay with treatments

Raj Manor
641 472-9580
Call for rates

Rukmapura Park Hotel
866-472-1008
www.rukmapuraparkhotel.com
Four star Maharishi Sthapatya Veda Suites
Nightly and extended stays, special weekly and monthly rates

Fairfield:

Landmark Inn
Just off the Fairfield town square
641-472-4152
Call for rates

Americinn Motel
641-451-6600
Call for rates

Seven Roses Inn
Charming B&B on Rte. 34/Burlington Avenue east near park
641-209-7077
Call for rates

Super 8 Motel
Burlington Avenue west
641-469-2000
Call for rates

Food

At this time, there is no dining in Annapurna dining hall except for MIU faculty, staff and students.

Lunches are available Mon.-Fri. in the Golden Dome Market Cafe near the domes.

In addition, Assembly participants may enjoy eating at the many fine restaurants in Fairfield.

Transportation

The Eastern Iowa Airport (CID) near Cedar Rapids, Iowa, approximately 1.5 hours away, is our nearest commonly used airport. The ground transportation fees vary but are approximately $90–$95 US from the airport to Fairfield.

From the Chicago International Airport, O’Hare, to Burlington, Iowa, Air Choice One (www.airchoiceone.com) offers a commuter flight for $45 USD. Burlington is a one hour drive away from Fairfield and the drivers charge around $70 USD.

Other airports are further away and more costly for ground transportation, although flights may be cheaper.

  • Des Moines International Airport (DSM) is about 2 hours away.
  • Quad Cities International Airport (MLI) in Moline is about 2 hours away.
  • The Chicago area airports are about 5 hours away.
  • Amtrak stops in Mt. Pleasant (nearest stop coming from Chicago) and in Ottumwa (nearest stop coming from the west).
  • There is a Trailways Bus station in Fairfield.

Drivers (Airport, Train Station, Local):

Cars can be rented at Hertz Rent-A-Car (641-682-1664) or Enterprise Rent-A-Car (641-682-2020) in Ottumwa, IA, which is 25 miles from Fairfield. One of their drivers can pick you up and take you to their office to get a rental car.

Taxicab service

TM Information Center

The TM Information Center is a year-round resource for off-campus lodging, food, dining, transportation to and from airports and around town, medical resources, shopping and supplies, local maps when visitors come through Fairfield, information about TM activities both locally and throughout the country, and much more.

Contact information:
The TM Information Center
110 N Main St., Fairfield, IA 52556 (just off the town square next door to Revelations Cafe)
Tel: (641) 209-7060
Email: ff@tm.org

You will find a friendly face, a cup of tea, some chocolates, a very comfortable setting to relax, and knowledgeable answers to most any inquiry at the TM Information Center. It is the Center’s mission to give support, and supply information about Fairfield and Maharishi Vedic City, to both visitors and residents.

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