Experience Clinton as a Lumber Capital
How Lumberjacks Lived in the Northwoods
Our multiple exhibits on lumberjacks show the tools, the scenes, and realities of life in the Northwoods. The feature is our kid sized lumberjack camp. Feel like you really are living as a lumberjack in the Northwood. Cut down a tree and float down the river.
Job Qualifications of a Raftman
Coming in the summer of 2018: Before steamboats, raftsmen were called floaters and floated log rafts through the tributaries and down the Mississippi. This exhibit, created by Eureka Exhibits, brings to life the floating raft through an immersive, arcade game like experience. The seats move, the wind blows, the River flows in front of you as you guide thousands of logs to the mill.
Sawmill Industry & Woodworking Industry
Lumber Barons of Clinton
Discover the families that had its roots in Clinton, conquered the nation, and left a long lasting local legacy. Learn the stories behind the names of the Youngs, the Lambs, the Joyces, the Struves. This exhibit created by Garner Holt Production depicts our lumber barons as they are for us to see, captured in their gilded frames. The animatronics tell a vivid story. Outside the exhibit is our growing lumber baron collection.
What Else To Do
Sawmill Museum Train
When the weather is nice outside (above 60 degrees), the museum has a trackless train to ride. Rides are $2 per person.
Gift Shop: one of a kind items made by our sawyers
The museum's gift shop is full of unique gifts. With multiple local consignors, the museum features many one of a kind wooden items along with Sawmill themed apparel and items. Not to mention lots of toys for the kids and history books for the adults.