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The Sawmill Museum, Clinton

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#44 of 56 in Museums in Iowa
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  • this museum is relatively new and has working sawmill at its center. There is a video of Clinton's logging history but it is best for kids (there were school groups running through the entire museum) ...  more »
  • A smaller museum that actually was quite interesting. Very unique beginning story. You'll have to check it out. They require a reservation to demonstrate the sawmill.  more »
  • A room is set up with talking mannequin heads depicting four of the lumber barons of Clinton in its hey-day. Their conversation was very interesting. There is a large room with heavy machinery that wa...  more »
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  • Great place to learn about the saw milling days in Lyons / Clinton day. Every one should stop and check it out. You won't be disappointed.
  • Great and educative venue if you're interested in the history of Clinton's economic uprise - and downfall. And an excellent example what happens if economic interests disregard sustainability: Once the forests in the midwest were depleted, the sawmills had to close, thousands of people were laid off, and the money just moved on to the next ventures.
  • My kids always enjoy going to the Sawmill. It is such an interesting place to visit and take guests to. I have yet to catch a live demonstration here, but that isn't for a lack of them.
  • Hands on and very informative.
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