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The Sawmill Museum

2231 Grant Street, Clinton, IA 52733-3191
+1 563-242-0343
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A bit of Clinton history

A smaller museum that actually was quite interesting. Very unique beginning story. You'll have to... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Boomercal
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Beloit, Wisconsin
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Interesting History

A room is set up with talking mannequin heads depicting four of the lumber barons of Clinton in its... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2017
BKCK
,
Peoria, IL
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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.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good50%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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2231 Grant Street, Clinton, IA 52733-3191
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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 23 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

1  Thank BKCK
Reviewed 21 June 2017

wanted to visit but wasn't completed - loved the irony of the fact it was built of stone & metal with all those saws why not use wood ?!More

Thank Foxy_Enigma
Matt P, Manager at The Sawmill Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2017

I apologize for any confusion that our expansion might have caused. The museum is open, but what you might have seen was our expansion, which will be finished in the fall. Our exhibits start arriving in the winter of 2017. Our Sunday and Monday hours...More

Reviewed 11 May 2017

Great little museum on Clinton's north-end riverfront. We enjoyed visiting The Sawmill in Iowa and right across the river visiting The Windmill in Fulton.

Thank Musemie87
Reviewed 8 April 2017

This place sounds like it would be a waste of time, YET when you walk through the doors you see elements of the area's history. How it grew from the hard worker pioneers, millionaire loggers, to corn syrup and the unique history the area offers.

Thank openroadvt1100
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Visited the museum with 3 small children (ages 6,4,3). Spent several hours playing in the lumber camp and checking out the exhibits. Interesting and informative, well worth a visit.

1  Thank Genevieve M
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

An unexpected treasure in Clinton, the lumber capital of the US in the late 1880's. Detailed multimedia explanation of the industry and the people behind it. Friendly staff. Worth a visit. Can do in an hour, more if you read everything.

Thank Lindabax
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Small musuem, did not take long to see but we did enjoy it. A little hard to find, gps was taking us in circles.

Thank Bruce G
Reviewed 12 September 2016

What the Sawmill Museum lacks in displays of early sawmill and lumberjack equipment, it makes up for with its informative descriptions of the workers, livelihood, and lumber barons. The local Class A baseball team is called the Lumberkings and after reading about the prosperity of...More

Thank IA_Hawks
Reviewed 7 September 2016

We learned a lot about the history of Clinton and the wood mills. Things we never learned in Iowa history in school. We enjoyed it.

Thank Bonnie S
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