By Tim Trudell | March 31 2021
Lincoln Highway, Clinton, Iowa.


Explore Clinton’s historic role in the lumber industry during a visit to the Sawmill Museum, which includes exhibits reliving the history, such as an authentic lumber saw and animatronic lumber barons sharing their tales of the lumber transported downriver from Wisconsin to the eastern Iowa city. Nature enthusiasts enjoy visiting Bickelhaupt Arboretum, a 14-acre botanical garden featuring flowers, shrubs, plants, and trees. The scenic gardens include daffodils, lilies, peonies, and roses, as well as a rock exhibit. Enjoy majestic views of the Mississippi River valley while you enjoy a tasting menu or dinner at Wide River Winery. Tour the grounds and learn about the wine-making process at the award-winning vineyard and winery.

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