Located along the Mississippi River and the Lincoln Highway Heritage Byway, Clinton is home to a variety of Iowa history. Stop by the Sawmill Museum to learn about community's rise in the lumber industry; read the stories of early settlers at the Clinton County Historical Society Museum & Library; or tour the gorgeously restored George M. Curtis Mansion. A must-see piece of history is the Lock & Dam 13, where you can also view bald eagles during the winter months. Complete your visit with a stay at the historic Fisher House Bed & Breakfast, a remodeled Queen Anne Victorian home.
Celebrate the arts by admiring the stunning works at the River Arts Center or enjoy professional stage performances at the Clinton Showboat Theatre. Delight the whole family with a visit to the Felix Adler Children's Discovery Center or a Clinton Lumberkings baseball game. Relax in Downtown Clinton to discover shops, restaurants, live music and charming history.
Outdoor Recreation & Exciting Eateries
Add Eagle Point Park to your itinerary and discover a wide array of recreation, including basketball courts, picnic areas, hiking/cross-country skiing trails and sledding alongside a stunning sights from atop the Stone Tower. Stop by the nationally-recognized Bickelhaupt Arboretum to admire the beauty of nature. Bring your bike and enjoy a scenic ride along the Clinton Discovery Trail; or pack your kayak/canoe and hop on the Wapsipinicon River Water Trail.
Explore the flavors of Iowa with savory wines from Wide River Winery. Or enjoy classic dishes at McKinley Street Tavern, Lyons Tap & Grill or Vitale's Pizza & Italian Cuisine. Grab a coffee from 392° Caffe or a sweet treat from Homer's Deli & Sweetheart Bakery.
Clinton has something for everyone to enjoy, all with small-town charm that makes you feel right at home. Stroll along the riverfront for astonishing views of the Mississippi River.
The Clinton area offers year-round attractions, outstanding annual events, live theater, craft and antique shops, unique restaurants and historic districts. No trip to Clinton is complete without a visit to our state-of-the-art marina and riverfront amenities that include a municipal pool and splash park, bike and pedestrian path and much more!