Download GPX file for this article
41.846944-90.207222Full screen dynamic map

From Wikivoyage
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Clinton is a city in Eastern Iowa.


Clinton is in fact the easternmost city in Iowa, and just south of the Mississippi River's widest section, the area above Lock and Dam No. 13. Clinton has its origins as a railroad and lumbering town, and in the 1880s-1890s boasted the most millionaires in the country.

If you need a heads up on details, you can stop by the Clinton, Iowa Visitors Information Kiosk[dead link] at 400 Riverview Dr daily from 7AM-8PM.

Get in[edit]

Map of Clinton (Iowa)

Get around[edit]


  • Bickelhaupt Arboretum, 340 S 14th St, Clinton, IA 52732, +1 563 242-4771. M-F 6AM-5PM. A 14 acre botanical garden operated by the Clinton Community College with shrubs, conifers, herbs, hostas, daylillies, and that kind of thing.
  • Sawmill Museum, 2231 Grant St, +1 563 242-0343. Tu-Sa 10AM-6PM, Su 1PM-5PM, M 1PM-6PM. This museum explores Clinton's legacy as a lumbering and transportation center given its proximity to rail lines and waterways.
  • Eagle Point Park, 3923 N 3rd St, +1 563 243-1260. Daily 7AM-7PM. An expansive park that overlooks the Mississippi River with trails, stone bridge, and even a castle.
  • Riverview Park, 303 Riverview Dr. This little park has a marina, walking path along the river, and the Clinton lighthouse.
  • George M. Curtis Mansion, 420 5th Ave S. Example of a timber magnate's wealth from late 19th century Clinton. Guided tour may be available. +1 563 242-8556
Eagle Point Park




  • Candlelight Inn Restaurant - Clinton Iowa, 511 Riverview Dr, +1 563 243-3200. Tu-Su 11AM-9PM. Despite the name, you might not see too much candlelight. However, the riverfront seating with the Clinton lighthouse in the foreground and solid American cuisine and drinks are a plus.



Pull-thru camping sites are available at Riverview Park. Most of the chain hotels are west of town on Hwy 30.


Go next[edit]

Routes through Clinton
Cedar RapidsDeWitt  W  E  Rock FallsJoliet
Ends at Sabula  N  S  Le ClaireDavenport

This city travel guide to Clinton is an outline and needs more content. It has a template, but there is not enough information present. Please plunge forward and help it grow!