Clinton is a scenic town on the banks of the Mississippi River. Situated at the crossroads of the Lincoln Highway and the Great River Road, Clinton is the Eastern-most point in the State of Iowa. At the height of its local economy during the late 19th Century, Clinton was regarded as the lumber capital of the nation. Huge log rafts were floated down river from Wisconsin and Minnesota, cut into lumber in Clinton, and then shipped to growing communities east, west, north and south via the river and railroads. The railroad and the river continue to provide economic diversity in the area, attracting manufacturing and heavy industry to the community. The Mississippi River also provides spectacular views and opportunities for recreation such as fishing, birding, kayaking, camping and boating, to name a few.
While Clinton celebrates its vibrant past, the community is equally excited for the future. Clinton is a beautiful city with a river view. Visitors who travel to Clinton, Iowa, enjoy the Bickelhaupt Arboretum, Historical Society Museum, Felix Adler Children’s Discovery Center, Class-A professional baseball games, and enjoy the professional theatre performances at the Showboat Theatre. In no time at all, visitors will understand why Clinton is the best kept secret along the Mississippi River!
Welcome to Clinton, thanks for coming!