Category: Nature Attractions

Why You Should Visit The Sawmill Museum


Past and present coming together as one – that’s just one reason why you should visit The Sawmill Museum.

Here are the other reasons:

  • It has an enchanted past. Ever wondered how the American sawmill industry came to be? How Clinton, Iowa came to be known as the “Lumber Capital of the World?” What it’s like to work in sawmills back in the 20th century? What tools and equipment were also used back then? All these and more will be answered – albeit, in an enchanting way – at The Sawmill Museum.
  • It has a magical present. Years after it was first founded, who would have thought The Sawmill Museum would become a magical place – not just for learning more about the enchanting past of Clinton, Iowa and the whole country’s sawmill industry, but also for getting a once-in-a-lifetime chance to experience firsthand what it’s like to work in sawmills and more.
  • Moreover, it has a dreamlike future. The future of the sawmill industry doesn’t just rest in the hands of those working in sawmills, but also in the hands of those who see or starting to see the industry in a new light – meaning, seeing more than just cutting down trees to ultimately make beautiful wood products.

Moreover, The Sawmill Museum has:

  • A lumberjack camp, where both kids and young-at-heart adults can play and live as lumberjacks and jills in a recreated lumberjack camp from 1888 and unlock more about being lumberjacks through a scavenger hunt.
  • Struve Mill, where both aspiring woodworking business owners or just curious about how people work in sawmills experience firsthand what it’s like to process and finish various wood products using tools you can even find in jigsaw reviews.
  • A vintage and replica sawmill, where both locals and tourists alike can be taken back in time in an awesome way as they see what it’s like to work in sawmills back in the 1920s – complete with antique tools and equipment from back then.
  • Lumber barons, where both locals and tourists alike can be taken back in time further in an awesome way as they relive the story of Clinton’s famous names building a renowned lumber empire.
  • A family corner and a lumber train, where families or big groups of tourists can experience firsthand what it’s like to live nearby and around sawmills and even see workers harvesting trees via riding a lumber train.

Enchanting, magical, and dreamlike – what are you waiting for? Visit The Sawmill Museum now!

10 Dreamy Lakes in the World for the Bucket List

Hanging Lake

With roughly 71% of the earth covered in water, it should not be surprising that there are many stunning lakes out there just waiting to be discovered and explored. Here are some of the world’s dreamiest lakes that make for perfect getaways if you love nature and breathtaking bodies of water.

1. Lake Arnensee
Lake Arnensee
Location: Berne, Switzerlands
A lake with clear, blue waters nestled in a picturesque place. Experience the awe-inspiring and soothing atmosphere as you gape in wonder at the beautiful waters and the surrounding natural scenery.

2. Moraine Lake
Moraine Lake
Location: Alberta, Canada
Scenic Moraine Lake sits in Banff National Park. It boasts of waters that are a stunning shade of blue. It is a great place for a relaxing getaway with many water activities and hiking trails to explore.

3. Five-Flower Lake
Five-Flower Lake
Location: Jiuzhaigou, China
Surrounded by verdant trees of a forest, Five-Flower Lake looks surreal. It has a mirror-like surface that reflects the changing colors of the foliage that surrounds it.

4. Plitvice Lakes
Plitvice Lakes
Location: Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
A UNESCO World Heritage site, Plitvice Lakes National Park is a protected area. Its pristine waters and breathtaking view makes it one of the most scenic lakes in the world.

5. Crater Lake
Crater Lake
Location: Oregon, USA
Clear and blue waters are just some of the hallmarks of this famous lake that draws local and foreign tourists alike.

6. Hanging Lake
Hanging Lake
Location: Colorado, USA
Hanging Lake is located in Glenwood Canyon in Colorado. It is a popular tourist destination which can be easily reached by clearly marked trails.

7. Lake Bled
Lake Bled
Location: Bled, Slovenia
This dreamy and romantic lake looks as if it just jumped out of the pages of a fairy tale book. It surrounds a small island with a church building that lends an even more dramatic feel to the scenery.

8. Maligne Lake
Maligne Lake
Location: Alberta, Canada
Imagine spending some time away from the hustle and bustle of life in a place with a stunning lake and amazing natural scenery. Go boating on the pristine waters and marvel at the natural sights and sounds around you.

9. Peyto Lake
Peyto Lake
Location: Alberta, Canada
Canada is without a doubt home to some of the most beautiful lakes in the world. Peyto Lake has a most amazing blue waters.

10. Lake Annecy
Lake Annecy
Location: Haute-Savoie, France
The lake is located in a famous holiday destination. There are ski resorts nearby, which makes it an attractive getaway even during winter.