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Clifton, Texas

Settled about 1852 on the Bosque River, Clifton today is the largest town in the county, and the marketing center for surrounding agricultural efforts. It is also the gateway to Lake Whitney. Clifton's city park offers picnic facilities, playground equipment, and RV slots with fishing available on the Bosque and Lake Whitney.

Clifton was designated the "Norwegian Capital of Texas" in 1997 by the Texas State Legislature, and various Scandinavian traditions are still observed by descendants of Norse settlers. Clifton is a Texas Main Street City. Three antique malls feature more than 100 antique dealers in the downtown area.

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Norwegian Historic District

The Norwegian Historic District, located just outside of Clifton on Cleng Peerson Memorial Hwy. FM 219, draws many tourists to our area. The Norse community is dotted with historical sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places including two churches, 46

Clifton, TX Historic Districts

Bosque Memorial Museum

Bosque Memorial Museum displays the largest collection of Norwegian artifacts in the South and Southwest, highlighting the county'

Clifton, TX Museums

Tin Building Theatre

Located behind the historic Bosque Conservatory, the Tin Building Theatre is a unique space - a simple exterior with a state of the art, fully equipped theater inside. During its 20 year history, the theater has staged over 80

Clifton, TX Theatres

Things to do near Clifton, TX

Lake Park Golf Course -Executive

Course Access: PublicHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: 3 days...

Turner-Chapman Gallery

This fine art gallery features the work of regional artists such as Ken Turner, Paulina Kearney, Lynda Counts, and Charles Fo...

Grapevine Lake Hunting

Hunting at the Elm Fork Project, U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS Hunting permits are issued at the Lewisville Lake Project Of...

Lake Arlington Golf

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...