Clinton Visitors Guide 2019 - Page 6

Iowa attractions Bickelhaupt Arboretum 340 South 14th Street | Clinton, IA 563-242-4771 | This nationally-recognized 14-acre outdoor museum of trees, shrubs, ground covers, perennials and annuals, features one of the top garden conifer collections in the country, numbering more than 600 cultivars. Other collections include native prairie grasses, flowering trees, shrub roses, wildflowers, ornamental shrubs, as well as Stout Medal daylily collections, Monarch Watch butterfly station and American Hosta Society National Display Garden and herb garden. A library, meeting sites, water features and museum display of native animals and birds are also on site. The Bickelhaupt Arboretum was donated to Eastern Iowa Community Colleges in 2014 and is now a part of EICC’s Clinton Community College. The facility is open to the public year-round from dawn to dusk. Free conducted group tours by appointment. Camanche Depot Museum 102 12th Avenue | Camanche, IA 563-259-1285 | Climb aboard this fully-restored 1951 Milwaukee/Soo Line caboose and railroad depot and step back in time to 1899 when the depot was built. Open by appointment. Camanche Historical Museum Clinton county historical society & museum 1307 S Washington Blvd. | Camanche, IA 563-259-1285 | 601 South 1st Street | Clinton, IA 563-242-1201 The Museum houses the Clinton County/ Gateway Genealogical Library as well as collections from Camanche’s past. Visit the Museum to learn how to research your family history. Collections include cemetery records, county histories, funeral home records, Old Age Assis- tance, tax records and several family histories. Open by appointment. Clinton Area Showboat Theatre 303 Riverview Drive | Clinton, IA 563-242-6760 | Come join us in the Lillian Russell Theatre aboard a restored old river paddle wheeler on the beautiful riverfront in Clinton. We have professional summer repertory the- atre from June through mid-August, with great musicals and hilarious comedies. Our troupe of talented, young mid-west actors, Broadway professionals and some seasoned, skillful, local actors provide a summer of theatre magic aboard the Showboat! There is also theatre for chil- dren on Saturdays during the summer. We have special group rates and meet-the- cast receptions. Call (563) 242-6760 and our answering service (until the Box Office opens in May) will ensure you get a return call. E-mail: boxoffice@clintonshowboats. org. Here, the story of early settlers of this Mississippi River area and the booming lumber business is told. Permanent collection includes old photographs of the area, memorabilia, period furniture, authentic 1924 kitchen, and the “Resolute,” one of the only three manually-powered fire engines on display in the world. Visit us at www. Clinton Department of parks & recreation 1401 11th Avenue North | Clinton, IA 563-243-1260 | The Erickson community and recreation center is a multi-purpose facility that is available year-round. The center includes seasonal indoor and outdoor team sports, park and recreational areas with 4 separate meeting rooms, volleyball and basketball courts, billiards, workout classes and much more. It is also home to Emma Young Park. Clinton Marina 511 Riverview Drive | Clinton, IA 563-242-3600 | The marina project was part of the vision Iowa and Clinton’s “Things to do with a river view” project. The marina maintains 30 available slips for transient lumberkings stadium eagle point park 6 Bickelhaupt Arboretum 2019 | Visitor And Newcomer Guide