Welcome to Clinton!
Between the 1850s and 1900, the Clinton area was regarded as the sawmill capital of the nation. Huge log rafts were floated down the river from Wisconsin and Minnesota, cut into lumber at Clinton, then shipped to growing communities east, west, north and south via the river and the railroads. The railroad and the river continue to provide economic diversity in all directions, attracting manufacturing and heavy industry to the community, plus providing sport and recreational activities and commerce. Since the early years of this century, and continuing forward, the Clinton area has prospered as an industrial center, with a steadily growing list of products and services, which are delivered to all parts of the nation and the world.
Today, Clinton boasts a newly redeveloped Riverview cultural and entertainment district, residing in the heart of the city and functioning as a home to a plethora of cultural and recreational venues. With a broad mixture of art, culture, history, recreation, entertainment and a variety of dining experiences, the Riverview District offers something for everyone to enjoy -- and between its entertainment, parks and other attractions, the city of Clinton offers a wonderful stop along the Great River Road.
Area Attractions and Locations
Find the best resources for local tourism attractions, entertainment venues, recreation opportunities, dining options, lodging choices and travel services in the six convenient clickable categories below. Create an itinerary and add your favorites to your next trip to the Iowa Great River Road. (Click here for an interactive map)