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Grapevine Vintage Railroad

Address: 705 South Main Street, Grapevine, TX 76051
Phone Number: +1 817-410-3185
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Ranked #30 of 53 things to do in Grapevine
Type: Scenic railroads, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: The Grapevine Vintage Railroad travels along the historic Cotton Belt Route between Grapevine and...
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Type: Scenic railroads, Sightseeing Tours
Hours:
Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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San Marcos, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We went with 2 grand kids and their parents. Ages 3 yrs and 6 mos. The train was decorated beautifully and the sing a long was fun. Great choice of songs. The elves were great (personality and dress). Mrs Claus's visit was perfect. She really took the time with each group to interact with the kids and take pictures. True... More 

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Weatherford, Texas
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88 reviews 88 reviews
27 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We rode the seasonal "North Pole Express" and it was beautiful. The inside of the train was perfectly decorated. The staff were so friendly and professional. We can't wait to go back and ride another train sometime.

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Sappington, Missouri
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We booked the touring class (open air) from Grapevine to the Stockyards. It was smooth sailing going, but we had about a 20 minute delay in the train yard whilst a commercial train was given clearance. That just made it that more interesting, if you ask me (of course, some graffiti was hard to explain to a 7 yr old..)... More 

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Dallas, Texas, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I spent $125 for tickets for my son, daughter in law and two grandsons along with my husband and I. My oldest grandson (2 years old) is really into choo choo trains, I was not expecting my 2 month old grandson to think anything of it, no big deal there. Upon entrance you do not see Puffy the steam engine,... More 

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Converse, Texas, United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

My three year old had a blast! The north pole express was fun, included a family photo with santa and "snow milk" with a collectors cup. I def feel i got my moneys worth. everyone seemed so nice and happy to be there.

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Flower Mound, Texas
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54 reviews 54 reviews
26 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

My 4 year old daughter loved the North Pole Express, but my 8 year old son knew all along that we weren't going to the North Pole and was very disappointed that we just went 5 miles down the tracks and then reversed back to the station. The hot cocoa is just hot water and powdered cocoa mix that was... More 

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Montgomery, Texas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Husband and I went on the Jazz Wine Train and had a good time. Sampled four wines and listened to a nice Jazz band. My recommendation is to turn this into a dining train on certain dates and have white glove service with some type of live music. And...drive to Fort Worth instead of HEB and back.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Road in third car and was MISERABLE!! Not worth the heat stroke!! Kids hated it because of the heat. Why do you pay the same amout of money and get stuck in the one non air conditioner car! Would NEVER recommend this to ANYONE! I understand they don't control weather but geez turn on the air conditioner or DON'T run... More 

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Salt Lake
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This is a really cute idea for visitors to the DFW area or just for something fun to do. We left exactly on time, and yes we were delayed on the tracks to wait for another train. BUT the conductor changed our leaving time from Fort Worth so that we didn't have to cut our time short. Very fun trip,... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Took this trip today for my birthday. The train and the staff are excellent! The train experience was excellent! The scenery between N. Richland Hills and Stockyards/Trinity is absolutely horrid. If you like looking at factories and "the hood" then this is the ride for you. The cities need to come together and spend money beautifying this span of track.... More 

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