Settled about 1852 on the Bosque River, Clifton is the largest town in the county and a gateway to Lake Whitney. The Texas Legislature designated the community the "Norwegian Capital of Texas" in 1997, and Scandinavian traditions are still observed by descendants of Norse settlers.
Clifton is a Texas Main Street City. More than 100 antique dealers can be found in the downtown area. Downtown is home to the Cliftex Theater, in business since 1916 and now the oldest continuously operating movie theater in Texas, with some of the original wooden seats and decor.
The Classic Chassis Auto Museum on Fifth Street, open by appointment only, features cars from the 1940s-70s. 254/253-0262.
Events include the Clifton Swirl food and wine festival, and Fall Fest the third weekend in October.
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