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“Great little museum”
Review of The Sawmill Museum

The Sawmill Museum
Ranked #4 of 19 things to do in Clinton
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed March 4, 2014

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

Thank Jon B
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Matt P, Manager at The Sawmill Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2014

The staff really appreciates your kind words. Our volunteers take great pride in taking the time to explain how our sawmill works and the history of sawmilling.

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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.

Thank Randy R
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Matt P, Manager at The Sawmill Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2014

I'm sorry that we transported Wisconsin's forests to build an empire down here in Iowa, but we really appreciate your wonderful review.

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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 well as the saw milling process. They also have a very nice clock made by the Tiffany Co. Which belonged to one of the lumber barrons.

1  Thank Paul F
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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.

1  Thank Marsha S
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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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