Clinton, Iowa/Illinois

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Avg. Home Price: $129K

The Clinton Area in Iowa and Illinois provides visitors and residents unique amenities in a small-town atmosphere not far from larger metropolitan areas.

Check out the breathtaking views in a local park, go to a game in the minor league baseball park, spend a night at the casino or attend one of the many community events and festivals planned year round.

Nearest Ruhl&Ruhl Office
301 North Second Street
Clinton, IA 52732
Phone Number: (563) 242-4602

Clinton Area History

The first permanent European-American settler arrived in the Clinton, Iowa area in 1835. Clinton was originally platted as the town of New York in 1836 but was renamed in 1857 in honor of the sixth governor of New York, DeWitt Clinton.

In 1855, the land was purchased by the Iowa Land Company in anticipation of construction on the Chicago, Nebraska, and Iowa Railroad line traveling across the Mississippi River. The railroad was completed in 1859 reaching all the way to Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

The Clinton, Iowa area became a lumber industry center between 1850 and 1900, using rafts of logs floated down from Wisconsin and Minnesota. Thereafter, the manufacturing industry came to Clinton, attracted by the transportation afforded by the river and the railroad.

Camanche, Iowa actually has a deeper industrial and economic history, because by 1856, there were more than 256 buildings in the town. The city was named an original charter city in the state of Iowa. However, in June 1860, a devastating tornado ripped through town and destroyed almost the entire town in a matter of minutes. It traveled across the river to Albany, Illinois and destroyed much of their industry as well.

Clinton Area Community

The Clinton Area offers affordable housing in towns next to the beautiful Mississippi River. Built on a truly supportive community atmosphere, the cities have been focused on people first since they were founded. If you’re looking for towns that feel like home, look no further!

Attractions and Entertainment

Showboat Theater: The Clinton Area Showboat Theatre is a professional theatre in Clinton, Iowa that offers shows in the summer. With a 217-seat theater, the Clinton Showboat, an actual dry-docked showboat, has produced musicals and comedies for 21 years.

The Sawmill Museum: This museum helps tell the significant history of lografts, sawmills and railroads in the Clinton area. Take a guided tour, book the party room or attend one of the popular events.

Heritage Canyon: Host to many popular Clinton Area events, this 12-acre wooded structure nature walk is dotted with buildings and takes visitors back to the 1800s. You can take a tour of the area, host your special event here or attend one of the local events that occur here.

Wild Rose Casino & Resort: Wild Rose Clinton dates back to the earliest days of riverboat gaming in Iowa. Once a cruising vessel, Wild Rose Clinton unites the charm of riverboat gaming with the thrill and amenities of a casino resort.

The Clinton Lumber Kings: A Class A Minor League Baseball Team Affiliate of the Miami Marlins, the Clinton Lumber Kings are local favorites when it comes to an exciting way to spend your weekend. Bring the whole family to one of their many unique “event” nights or just enjoy a night of local baseball under the lights.

Eagle Point Park: Eagle Point Park offers visitors plenty to explore in nature and history. Visit or rent the rustic lodge, drive to the limestone bridge or to the castle, bring your dog to the Prairie Pastures Dog Park, play a round of 18-hole disc golf, look out over the Mississippi or visit one of the many other attractions the park has to offer.

Camanche Historical Museum: Learn about the town’s past by visiting the historical museum. Here you can find county histories, tax records and family records. You can also explore the long and interesting past of Camanche. The museum is open by appointment only.

Blue Heron Eco Cruises: The Blue Heron is a 26-passenger pontoon boat that gives cruisers an up-close and personal look at the Mississippi River. A naturalist will conduct tours through backwaters, sloughs and the main channel.

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