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Address: 705 South Main Street, Grapevine, TX 76051
Phone Number: +1 817-410-3185
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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Overpriced and hokey

Agree with most reviewers that this is a bit disappointing. Our 7-year-old was probably too old for this. The train drives out a mile or so (10-15 minutes), before stopping... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Austin, Texas
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San Antonio, Texas
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a neat experience to ride a train with the family! The train took us from Grapevine to the Fort Worth Stockyards. We rode first class and had a great time. There is no alcohol on the train, just water, cokes and popcorn. They are reasonably priced. The stopover at the stockyards is not very long, so if you sit... More 

Thank Shan B
Austin, Texas
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25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Agree with most reviewers that this is a bit disappointing. Our 7-year-old was probably too old for this. The train drives out a mile or so (10-15 minutes), before stopping and heading back. That's not such a big deal, it's just the scenery is horrible - overpasses, warehouses, random apartments, etc. It would be nice to set up some boards... More 

1 Thank amoagirl
Arlington, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

We have been on both the long ride and the shorter ride and our kids had a blast both times. I thought it was pretty cool my self. I want to go on the 'Train Robbery' trip!

Thank Willinghamjill
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

My family loved the north pole express!! Old fashioned trains, conductors all dressed up, Christmas decorations galore, elves, Mrs Clause, Pictures with santa.. fun fun fun! After getting our free picture with a real santa we went to board the train. Be sure to get on with your whole group so that you can sit together. Real conductors help you... More 

Thank Cody B
Wednesbury, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

I have visited here several times my most recent in October 2015. Parking is plentiful and wheelchair access to the train is via a lift. There are wheelchair accessible toilets at both Grapevine and Fort Worth but on board toilets and first class coaches are not wheelchair accessible Always a nostalgic atmosphere with the rail-roads proximity to the the Museum... More 

Thank Andy S
Lubbock, Texas, USA
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24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

This is perfect for age 3-6, and the price is great for what you get: train ride, visit from Mrs. Claus, a silver bell, a little song and dance show, a souvenir mug with frosty (cold chocolate) milk, a picture with Santa. This isn't as commercial as The Polar Express if you have done that. It fits right in with... More 

1 Thank DDSRCP
Pearland, Texas, United States
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

Really enjoyed this excursion. The trip to the Stockyards was fun and relaxing. Drinks and snacks were offered at a reasonable price. The seating in first class was comfortable and the conductor kept people entertained with classic trivia and jokes. One we got to the Stockyards, we had about 2 hours to walk around the shops and museums. Boarding commenced... More 

1 Thank Bdsumners
Glen Rose, Texas
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52 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

Not my favorite train ride but a fun ride! The Ft Worth stockyards were fun to see and imagine what it was like in the old days! we had a nice lunch then it was time to get back on the train for the return trip.

Thank gene s
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61 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

Lack luster at best. They try very hard to make it fun but it was to very much fun. The show in beginning was a good time. But then you wait in a long line to get on the train and it was crowded, hot, loud, and not at all scenic. Santa seemed to be rushed to make it around... More 

Thank Tate V
Houston, Texas
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

The train itself was nice as was the trip. The steam engine had to be changed out due to a leak and on the return trip we ended up playing "chicken" with another train on the same track - but we won!!! Staff was exceptionally friendly, helpful & informative. NOTE: If you are going to the stockyards for the "cattle... More 

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