Omar (Rhododendron Show Boat)

Architectural Tour of Clinton

Omar (Rhododendron Show Boat)

Clinton, Iowa 52732, United States

Created By: Matt Parbs


Omar (Rhododendron Show Boat), Riverview Park-River Levee; 1936. The Omar was a coal-fired towboat that operated on the Ohio River. The West Virginia Centennial Commission purchased the boat and renovated it. A 250-seat theater was ceated and a third level added. After purchase by the Clinton Park Commissioners, it operated out of Clinton until 1975. It was placed on the levee berm in June of 1977. It is to be renovated again and is scheduled to return to operartion in May, 1980. Work in progress or to be includes; re-siding, painting, paddlewheel re-construction, electrical service and sewage system installation. 

This point of interest is part of the tour: Architectural Tour of Clinton


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