Clinton, Iowa: The Sawmill Museum

Clinton was once the Lumber Capital of the World. The museum has animatronics, a working sawmill, a log raft simulator, and lots of weird wood pieces and art.
Address:
2231 Grant St., Clinton, IA
Directions:
On the west bank of the Mississippi River, at the corner of Grant St. and 23rd Ave. N.
Hours:
Tu-Sa 10-6, Su 1-5, M 1-6 (Call to verify)
Phone:
563-242-0343
Admission:
Adults $6.
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The Sawmill Museum.

The Sawmill Museum

Clinton was the Lumber Capital of the World from 1870-1893. The museum tells that story with animatronics, a working sawmill, a log raft simulator, and lots of weird wood pieces and wood art!

[Matt Parbs, 01/02/2019]

Clinton is about 250 miles south of the pine forests of the Northwoods, but in the 19th century it had a prime spot on the Mississippi River and money to turn logs into lumber.

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