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Grapevine Vintage Railroad

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Address: 705 S Main St, Grapevine, TX 76051-5351
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+1 817-410-3185
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Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 17:00
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The Grapevine Vintage Railroad travels along the historic Cotton Belt Route...

The Grapevine Vintage Railroad travels along the historic Cotton Belt Route between Grapevine and the Fort Worth Stockyards. The Railroad is serviced by two vintage locomotives which include "Puffy" the 1896 Steam locomotive and oldest continously operating steam engine in the South, and a 1953 GP-7 diesel locomotive. Passengers enjoy riding in authentic 1920s and 1930s Victorian - style coaches as they take a step back in time and experience train travel as it was in the glory days of the expanding West. Pull into the Fort Worth Stockyards Station and you'll be right in the middle of the Stockyards National Historic District where the Old West comes alive. Have fun at this outstanding retail and entertainment district.

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I had the end of my afternoon for a walk at Grapevine. The place is nice and there might be some time or season that you can see more, but as end of May, nothing much to see past... read more

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had the end of my afternoon for a walk at Grapevine. The place is nice and there might be some time or season that you can see more, but as end of May, nothing much to see past 6pm (until 7pm). Maybe because I was by myself... who know...

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Fort Worth, Texas
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

There was a time when this attraction held some interest. That time went away when they stopped using the steam engine. The railroad has former Southern Pacific steam engine #2248. Rich in heritage, this locomotive also served on the Texas State Railroad. When the city of Grapevine bought the excursion service from the Fort Worth & Western, they placed city... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

In the relative cool temperatures of Texas in winter, this excursion is a fine diversion from Christmas shopping. Grapevine Main Street is readily available for others to shop for the kids unimpeded. Hot chocolate is available for purchase as well, so make an evening of it with family. Not a long train ride but sufficient to divert the children.

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Thank Lou C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My 6 yr old had never been on a train and since we were in town visiting family, I thought this might be a nice past time for us. It was cool. I thought it toured the town but it went up and came back on the same track, which was okay. The area of town was nice to see.... More 

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Reviewed 24 April 2017

The servers on the train were so friendly and helpful, they did an excellent job. The musicians were very good and friendly as well. The wine selections and catered appetizers were all tasty and a nice variety. The only problem was the noise level of the riders. We could hardly enjoy the music or visit quietly with one another because... More 

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Thank Ruth Amy S
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

The ride was literally a view of the highway, walmart and empty warehouses...boring! we weren't even able to take a picture with thomas after getting off the train we had to wait after it came back from the next ride, my kiddo was dissapointed. I had seen the video on the website and its just not anything like it. Not... More 

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Thank Aracely R
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Planning a visit to the railroad was easy and the railroad were really quick at responding to email queries. In the end we booked a Saturday morning fun train as we didn't have time for the stockyards train later in the day. The railway was easy to find in the centre of Grapevine. There was plenty of parking, restrooms and... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

This is the second year in a row we've taken our grandkids for a Day out with Thomas. It was a lot of fun, and I really appreciated how all the staff and volunteers tried to make sure the kids had a good time. Boarding and unboarding the train was well organized-- I can think of several other places that... More 

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Vinita, Oklahoma
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

This was a wonderful time for our 3 year old grandson. A lot of hands on experiences, video, met Sir Top Hat and road the train with a Thomas the train car. Food was available for an extra price.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 April 2017

We booked on the St Patrick's Night Special. we were really looking forward to an Irish themed night but was very disappointed. Many people had made the effort to wear something associated with the day but the effort from the railroad company was minimal to say the least. Everyone was entitled to 2 beers some of it GREEN but there... More 

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