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Address: 705 South Main Street, Grapevine, TX 76051
Phone Number: +1 817-410-3185
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Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: The Grapevine Vintage Railroad travels along the historic Cotton Belt...
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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Good experience but interaction was lackluster

There was one rude staff member that wouldn't allow us to participate in the interaction because we were wearing a New York Yankees cap. It was unprofessional, ignorant, and... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
hanah327
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Galloway, New Jersey
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Missouri City, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Old "Puffy" worked like a champ! The AC was nice and cold and worth the upgraded ticket! The crew was very nice and friendly. Rode the train to the Fort Worth Stock Yards and back. The only drawback was sitting and waiting for an hour and forty minutes for a freight train to pass by. We had several delays like... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I live in Fort Worth and have been 'meaning to' take this ride ever since it was known as the Tarantula Train (a name going back to its origin due to the route going out in different directions like the legs of a tarantula). My wife had spoken often of a similar historic train she remembered from her childhood. So... More 

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Cleburne, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Took my whole family, parents, brother and his family. Very relaxing and fun experience. My elderly parents loved it and the kids loved the train robbery! To see the look in my parents and the kids eyes was priceless. The only downfall is if you get a round trip ticket, there is not enough time at the midpoint to eat...which... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This train ride was horrible to many stops in between wish i would of never got on this piece of crap. Took the ride to stockyard and it took 2 hours just to get there wish i would of saved my money. The ride back to grapevine was no different as soon as we took off we had to stop... More 

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Galloway, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

There was one rude staff member that wouldn't allow us to participate in the interaction because we were wearing a New York Yankees cap. It was unprofessional, ignorant, and uncalled for considering we payed full price to use their services and were on board with smiles and good spirits. Everything else was good. The rest of the staff was friendly... More 

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United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Buy tickets well ahead of time online, or they will be sold out on the day of the trip as many found out. We went on a July afternoon in the open air car, so it was hot as expected. The price for the open car was $16/person. The air-conditioned car was $26/person. The breeze blows as the train moves,... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This is a good activity for young and old. The passenger cars are not air conditioned so being in Texas I would suggest going in early spring, fall, or winter for your comfort. Interesting ride seeing neighborhoods and other sights that you would not ordinarily see by car. Stops in Fort Worth Stockyards so you have plenty of time to... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

We had 24! Reservations, paid for, arrived on time. Get informed that they've screwed up, didn't assign our seats and then resold. Had a flipping family reunion and this was our activity. This is a pathetic operation.

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Tulsa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

If you want a fast train ride this isn't for you. If you want to enjoy a slow pace and time with your family and be held up by outlaws and have the sheriff come on board your train then you will love this train ride. We did this with a group of 14 as a family reunion of sorts... More 

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Dallas TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

On Saturdays only they bring out the Tarantula Steam train for about a 30 mile ride to the Ft Worth Stockyards. It crisscrosses the Trinity River a number of times while it follows old tracks from Grapevine to the heart of the stockyards. It rides through a half dozen towns where you will see industrializes zones, modern day housing, parks,... More 

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