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The Sawmill Museum

2231 Grant Street, Clinton, IA 52733-3191
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Ranked #5 of 14 Attractions in Clinton
Type: Museums
Most recent review
- Apr 6, 2014
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English first
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220 reviews 220 reviews
32 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

There is a mansion you can tour in Clinton - the George Curtis Mansion - that is historically tied to the lumber industry. The sawmill museum has a lot of artifacts from the 1800s and early 1900s and is definitely educational for the whole family. Both attractions should be tied together. In setting up a tour, we are going to... More

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Neat little muesum that details the history of logging in the Clinton area,. Very interesting worth an hour of your time.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Great for kids and family, nice quick stop for some interesting facts. Staff here are great, friendly, and informative.

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Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

This is a neat little museum with good history about the boom of the sawmills of years ago. They have a lot of children activities including a scaled down version of the old logging camps. It has an old working sawmill, and all the lumber is used to build and sell things in the gift shop, nothing wasted.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012 via mobile

I was staying in Clinton while on a minor league baseball road trip and stopped by te museum suing the day. It is small, by very well done. Clinton was once the lumber capital of the country and the exhibits and video at the museum painted a very good picture of the city that I wouldn't have gotten otherwise, as... More

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Clinton, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

If you like history the Sawmill Musueum has it. Actual working sawmill can be seen on weekends and every Saturday they have interesting programs.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2012 via mobile

Many planned children's events on Saturdays. There is a tree house structure that kids live playing on. There are also other fun interactive children's activities and plenty of interesting things for older kids or adults. It is also right on the river so make sure you go for a walk.

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