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The Sawmill Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Excellent museum

Museum that has alot of rich history about the sawmill era in clinton. Lots of machines, pics, and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bettendorf, Iowa
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Fascinating Small Museum!!

We decided to visit this little museum after seeing it on a bill board outside of Clinton. We were... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
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Discover when Clinton was one of the lumber capitals of the world. The museum features exhibits for all ages, regular special programming, and hands on learning.
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2231 Grant Street, Clinton, IA 52733-3191
+1 563-242-0343
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Museum that has alot of rich history about the sawmill era in clinton. Lots of machines, pics, and props to demonstrate things. Also they have a great area for kids to play like a water table that they can float the boats and logs down,...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2018

We decided to visit this little museum after seeing it on a bill board outside of Clinton. We were just on a Saturday drive. We live in the Mid West and so are acquainted with much of our regional history. However, we had no idea...More

Thank 52,761
Reviewed 20 August 2018

I grew up in the Clinton area and never knew so many interesting historical facts about the area. The "talking heads" of early lumber barons combined information and humor and the virtual reality-type experience of moving logs down the Mississippi was informative and fascinated our...More

Thank nluscombe
Reviewed 9 August 2018

This small museum does a good job of explaining the importance of lumbering in development of Clinton.

Thank Alamo341
Reviewed 27 July 2018

My family was visiting from CA with my 7 yr. old grandson. We had planned to visit the museum for about an hour, but we ended up staying two hours! There was so much to do and see. We really enjoyed all the extra info...More

Thank germancook52
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed a short visit here. Much history regarding the saw mills along the river. This is a one hour stop.

Thank Jack H
Reviewed 22 January 2018

This impressive museum is a great field trip for kids and educational for the adults. It is easy to forget our history of logging that helped build this town, this reminds everyone what a major part of our economy it was. They also are a...More

Thank davidlI5106MM
Reviewed 20 August 2017

this museum is relatively new and has working sawmill at its center. There is a video of Clinton's logging history but it is best for kids (there were school groups running through the entire museum) with hands on things for them to do.

Thank jwyblf
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

A smaller museum that actually was quite interesting. Very unique beginning story. You'll have to check it out. They require a reservation to demonstrate the sawmill.

Thank Boomercal
Reviewed 24 June 2017

A room is set up with talking mannequin heads depicting four of the lumber barons of Clinton in its hey-day. Their conversation was very interesting. There is a large room with heavy machinery that was used in the sawmills. There are full size replicas of...More

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