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The Sawmill Museum

2231 Grant Street, Clinton, IA 52733-3191
+1 563-242-0343
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Great small museum

Great little museum on Clinton's north-end riverfront. We enjoyed visiting The Sawmill in Iowa and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
interesting history

This place sounds like it would be a waste of time, YET when you walk through the doors you see... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2017
Clinton, Iowa
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2231 Grant Street, Clinton, IA 52733-3191
+1 563-242-0343
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Read about this place on TripAdvisor so we included it as one of our stops. It is a nice little museum. The Director gave us a personal introduction to it as it wasn't busy when we stopped. Learned lots of information about the history of...More

Thank ShelleyD007
Reviewed 11 August 2016

This museum is part museum and part playground. My sons enjoyed playing in the child size logging village and there is a slide and things to play on. There is a lot of historical information about Clinton and the lumber barons that I was unaware...More

Thank Mike H
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Great history, old photos, and stories about the people and events that created the logging city of Clinton. I was fascinated with the "talking heads" of the 4 most prominent investors/developers of the logging businesses. Very clever way to tell their stories! Also enjoyed watching...More

Thank AuntLori2011
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