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Grapevine Vintage Railroad

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Address: 705 South Main Street, Grapevine, TX 76051
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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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It goes to the Historic Stackyards in Fort Worth

The terminus of this line is right at Stockyard Station in the Stockyards. The track goes right through the building which houses a multitude of stores and restaurants—very... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 November 2016
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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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Frisco, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Second time outing, did this last year also. Our grandsons (12, 6 and 5) had a good time. Train ride is fun and the after show is nice. Lots of activities in the area. Parking was available at the Library with a shuttle, but we just walked it.

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Buffalo Gap, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

For some odd reason, only decided on by a committee of idiots, the windows of each car were covered with Christmas decorative plastic. So, the entire trip we could not see out and were not allowed to open the windows. If we had been told before hand, we would have not purchased tickets (which just happen to be non-refundable.) Come... More 

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

The terminus of this line is right at Stockyard Station in the Stockyards. The track goes right through the building which houses a multitude of stores and restaurants—very touristy. At this point they uncouple the locomotive and send it to a vintage turntable across Exchange Street, where they turn it around and send it down a siding that runs parallel... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We had family in town with a little one so we decided that she, Lynn, our great nice, should ride the train. I bought tickets on the website, very easy to do, we showed up and all was as promised. Our tickets were waiting for us and all we had to do was board the train. NOTE: When you buy... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

We love this ride. We've been looking for a close to the wild wild west experience, and this one is at the top of our list. My Dad's so fascinated with cowboys that when that part of the ride where the train stopped and that badboy cowboy got in our coach and got chased by a Marshall, he thought it's... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

The vintage train ride was very relaxing. It is a round trip between Grapevine and the Fort Worth Stockyards. There was about a 2 hour layover for exploring the many shops and attractions. The last of which is a real cattle drive down the center of the street. The staff is very attentive and helpful. There is an open air... More 

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Rock Hill, South Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Not very scenic but nice ride for the sake of riding a vintage train. The fact that the seats in First Class reverse so that you can ride facing forward both directions is great for those that can not ride backwards, also great for families so you can talk to one another. Great first time train ride. First Class is... More 

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Compton, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

We took the opportunity to take tons of photos when the place was empty on a Monday Afternoon. It was great and really felt like we went back in time... I would have loved to see the Glass Blowing but everything was closed on Monday... Have to come on a weekend I guess

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

First class is great for Texas summers. Nice cool trip to Fort Worth with comfy seat and a fun experience. We were able to explore the stock years for about an hour and a half. Plenary of shops and restaurants for the whole family.

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Helotes, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

The T Rex express one hour train ride was a pleasant ride but there was nothing else exciting about it. No dinosaurs. Guess it got the name because the kids get a $.25 dinosaur toy at the end. It goes out for 30 minutes then reversed for 30 minutes. Full train today. If you are in the area in early... More 

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