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It’s hard not to fall for a classic river town; Clifton, Tennessee is no exception. Sunsets on the water, beautifully preserved historic buildings, and plenty of opportunities to get outside, on and off the river. What’s not to love?

Arts on the Water

Clifton is home to an emerging arts district, with local theater, fine arts, music, literature, and artisan crafts fueling the town’s culture. Life in an artsy small town is about more than craft fairs and festivals, though Clifton has plenty of both. It means stretching your wings and auditioning for a part in community theater; abundant arts programming for kids, local studios open for tours. You can even experience a piece of literary history at the historic home of T.S. Stribling, the first Tennessean to win a Pulitzer Prize in literature for his 1933 novel, The Store.