Clinton, Iowa CVB – Clinton, Iowa

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While the Mississippi riverfront is one of Clinton, Iowa’s main attractions, there is so much more for groups to discover in this Iowan city. From a mansion to a windmill and museums, there is no end to the historical discoveries waiting for bus tour groups.

A tour through Clinton can start at the George M. Curtis Mansion. With original Tiffany glass windows, delicately carved banisters, ornate wood trim and massive fireplaces, one can see the prosperity that decorated Clinton when it was the “Lumber Capital of the World.” The home is a prime example of Victorian architecture and décor and is rightfully listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Further history can be explored at the Clinton County Historical Society Museum. Since its establishment in 1964, the museum has amassed artifacts from Clinton County. With the addition of an impressive collection of work by local artisans, the museum’s exhibits and galleries take up two floors. For enriching displays of local art, artifacts, history, antique musical instruments and much more make sure to add the Clinton County Historical Society Museum to a tour.

Hear the buzz of the sawmill as logs are cut into lumber and envision the workings of the Struve Mill with a visit to The Sawmill Museum. Groups will witness life in a lumber camp and explore authentic sawmill equipment throughout the museum. As lumber was an essential resource in Clinton, not only for the construction of buildings, but also for how the industry beaconed the railroad, immigrants and entrepreneurs, no visit to Clinton is complete without a stop at The Sawmill Museum.

Just across the river in Fulton, Illinois, the DE Immigrant Windmill stands proudly. At 90 feet tall, this fully operational windmill honors the local Dutch heritage. Built specifically for Fulton in Heiligerlee, the Neatherlands, this windmill is as authentic as beautiful. Visit the Windmill Cultural Center to purchase some of the flour it produces.

To learn more about adding Clinton, Iowa to an itinerary, phone CVB Director Mary Seely at (563) 559-2193, e-Mail mseely@clintonia.com or visit clintonia.com.

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