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Grapevine Vintage Railroad

705 South Main Street, Grapevine, TX 76051
+1 817-410-3185
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Ranked #20 of 23 Attractions in Grapevine
Type: Scenic Railroads, Landmarks
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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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Salt Lake
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

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
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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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Las Vegas, Nevada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Who does not like riding in a train and when you take the ride to the Ft Worth Stockyard you can end your trip with all you can eat ribs at Risky's. our conductor was a hoot and did not mind stopping for pictures with the kids!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

It took more than 3 hours to go from Grapevine to The Stockyards. We asked a friend to pick us up and drive us back to Grapevine ... No way were we getting back on that thing. It appears that this happens all the time based on other reviews. I live in the Dallas area and had no idea, but... More

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GrapevineCVBRep, Public Relations Manager at Grapevine Vintage Railroad, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We apologize that your experience on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad (GVRR) was not as expected. On Saturday, August 31, all rail systems in the area experienced delays due to construction at one of the junction towers. Unfortunately, this information was not relayed by the railroad commission to our staff before departure. The US Federal Railroad... More

Grapevine, Texas
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We took our son and girlfriend from San Francisco on an excursion on the Grapevine Trarantula train ride to the stockyards on Saturday of Labor Day. What a disappointment! We were delayed a total of almost 2 hours due to two stops to let trains past. Honestly, really??? Our son commented that it took him less time to travel from... More

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GrapevineCVBRep, Public Relations Manager at Grapevine Vintage Railroad, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We apologize that your experience on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad (GVRR) was not as expected. On Saturday, August 31, all rail systems in the area experienced delays due to construction at one of the junction towers. Unfortunately, this information was not relayed by the railroad commission to our staff before departure. The US Federal Railroad... More

West Monroe, Louisiana, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We took the train ride to Fort Worth from Grapevine. It was so fun! There was a train robbery a few minutes into the ride, this was really cool. It was fun to see all the people waving and standing outside in their yards to watch the train come by. I highly suggest taking the train ride if you get... More

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San Antonio, Texs
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We rode the train from Grapevine, Texas to Ft. worth Stockyards. We thought the kids would enjoy it more, it they got a little bored. We had to wait on the tracks for other trains both going Nd returning. On the return trip we sat for about 20 minutes. There was a screaming toddler in our car which was unnerving.... More

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Dallas, Texas, USA
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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The train ride is more of the event then the actual trip to Fort Worth. The only thing is check the train schedule we were on the Scream Train for Halloween and did not know it. Good ride. Good experience I can say I did it. The museum attached is a good stop

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Minneapolis
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We enjoyed the train ride, complete with train robbery. This train does have to wait at crossings for freight and Amtrack trains though. This can cause a seriously long wait. Thankfully, there are snacks and restrooms available on the train. By the time we reached Ft Worth we had to see it very quickly as the return train would be... More

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Longview, Texas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

While this place may be worth visiting if that's the only vintage railroad you can get to, but after experiencing several of them in Central/East Texas I should say that this one will give you quite a limited experience for quite a price. In my opinion Jefferson, TX railroad experience is both superior in quality and price (but is certainly... More

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