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Griffith, Indiana

Griffith, nicknamed "The Town that Came to the Tracks," was founded in 1904. The town served as an interchange for five railroads, with approximately 180 trains passing through daily at its peak in the 1970s. Currently, two railroads operate through Griffith, and the town is steeped in railroad history.

History buffs will enjoy visiting the Griffith Historical Park and Railroad Museum. Every Labor Day weekend, Griffith celebrates its railroad history with the Rock ‘N' Rail Street Festival, which features a fantastic variety of food and street vendors, arts and crafts, family entertainment and non-stop live music.

Nature lovers will appreciate Griffith's Hoosier Prairie Nature Preserve. This 576-acre preserve boasts marshes, black oak savannas, wet prairies and sedge marshes. These natural habitats support more than 350 native plants, 43 of which are uncommon to Indiana. Visitors can also view abundant wildlife, from reptiles and amphibians to birds and butterflies.

Art lovers will enjoy "A Park Full of Art," Griffith's juried fine arts show, held the third week of July at the town's Central Park. During the summer months, the park also hosts movies nights and a wonderful farmers' market, the "Griffith Central Market."

After a day full of fun, visitors can enjoy a delicious meal at one of Griffith's wonderful restaurants. From Mexican to Italian or burgers and fries, there is something to please everyone's palette.

For more information on Griffith, please visit:

Town of Griffith
111 North Broad Street
Griffith, IN  46319

Griffith Chamber of Commerce
939 North Oakwood Avenue
Griffith, IN 46319

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