Clinton Visitors Guide 2019 - Page 7

attractions clinton area showboat theatre lyons farmers’ market boaters and has 130 slips, boat ramps, and offers a place to store people’s boats over the winter. Clinton Public Library 306 8th Avenue South | Clinton, IA 563-242-8441 | Housed in a Carnegie building, the downtown location has been in business for more than 100 years. The library also has a branch in the Lyons District. Clinton Symphony Orchestra P. O. Box 116 | Clinton, IA 563-242-0727 | The Clinton Symphony is a full, professional symphony orchestra that performs classical concerts throughout the season and an annual pop concerts on the riverfront. Curtis Mansion 420 Fifth Ave South | Clinton, IA 563-242-8556 | Find us on Facebook This restored Victorian home of Lumber Baron George M. Curtis shows period architecture with its original Tiffany glass windows, carved banisters, wood trim and massive fireplaces. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Clinton Women’s Club purchased the property in 1925 and has been operated by them since then. It is used for their meetings and also rented for receptions and other similar events. Tours are available by special appointment or during the summer months. Discovery Trail Eagle Point Park to Camanche, IA 563-243-0820 Clinton’s Discovery Trail is dedicated to three Clinton County astronauts: Cmdr. Dale A. Gardner (U.S. Navy), Dr. George D. (Pinky) Nelson and Col. David C. Hilmers (U.S. Marine Corps). Trail users will enjoy scenery of the Mississippi River. Riverview Park has many recreational facilities, including tennis, swimming, minor league baseball, and camping. Eagle Point Park features scenic bluffs. The trail now connects through Downtown Clinton, offering a 14 mile continuous trail from Eagle Point Park to Camanche, IA. Eagle Point Park Lodge 3923 North 3rd Street | Clinton, IA Eagle Point Park lodge sits high above the bluffs of the Mississippi River. The lodge was built in 1937 and recently renovated in 2016. The lodge overlooks the Mississippi River and Lock and Dam 13. Just north of the lodge reveals the widest point of the Mississippi River. The heated and air conditioned lodge is available year-round as a rental facility. Eagle Point Park 3923 North 3rd Street | Clinton, IA This 200-acre park offers views of the Mississippi River and the bluffs. Hiking, picnicking and cross-country skiing are a few opportunities offered by this historic landmark. The park offers many more amenities, such as: dog park, picnic tables, barbecue grills, viewing towers, playground equipment, horseshoe courts, and a frisbee golf course. Felix Adler Children’s Discovery Center clinton marina model train layout; giant bubble machine; Adler Avenue with a grocery, hospital, school house and school bus, camper and dress up; and an historical tribute to Frank “King of Clowns” Adler, Clinton native and famous clown with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey for nearly 50 years. Find complete info on our Facebook! Freedom Trees Memorial Clinton, IA A special place at the corner of Main Avenue and Mill Creek Parkway was turned into a spot of remembrance of the events of September 11, 2001. Gateway Contemporary Ballet 233 5th Ave South | Clinton, IA 563-242-1002 | Clinton’s resident dance company, Gateway Contemporary Ballet, has been bringing classical and modern dance to the area for more than 35 years. The Gateway Contemporary Ballet also performs with other organizations and for various clubs, festivals and benefits. Lumberkings stadium 537 Ball Park Drive | Clinton, IA 563-242-0727 | Home to the Clinton LumberKings, a professional Class 1A Midwest League affiliate of the Miami Marlins. Home games are from April through September. Lyons Farmers’ Market 332 8th Avenue South | Clinton, IA 563-243-3600 | Welcome to “Clinton, Iowa’s Children’s Museum!” where families learn through play! Enjoy a large museum space with engaging exhibits for all ages: Outreach to Space; mini-putt golf; Kapla blocks; Roosevelt & Main Street | Clinton, IA 563-577-2216 | Find us on Facebook This attraction is placed outside from May through November. Shop for fresh produce and homemade treats at this market. Takes place Wednesday afternoons and Saturday mornings, Visitor And Newcomer Guide | 2019 7