Clarinda is the home of great beginnings, such as: 

  • The Glenn Miller Birthplace Museum and birthplace home
  • Goldenrod School - Birthplace of 4-H
  • Promenade Historical Home tour
  • Nordland Classic Car Museum and the Muscle Car Museum
Custom tours are offered at Lisle Corporation, NSK Japanese Corporation and the Clarinda Academy. The Annual Craft Carnival is held in October of every year, featuring 425 booths of handmade items at 5 building locations.