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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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Tarantula Steam Train to Fort Worth along the Trinity

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 4, 2015
DonJancauskas
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Dallas TX
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Lexington, Kentucky, United States
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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 22 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
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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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

No issues with the scenery if you take the Trinity River Run from the Stockyards, as it provides good views of the river, park and city (takes a different route than the Grapevine round trip). The train staff were very friendly and helpful. The car attendant gave my grandson a ring pop, which made him very happy and blue. The... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This trip was billed as a wine tasting on a train with hors d'oeuvres. The wine was ok. The hors d'oeuvres were minimal and served in a "to go" box. For each hors d'oeuvre listed, there was exactly one--and a small piece. To top this off, you have to hold your wine the box and your eating utensil. They give... More 

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Lake Wales, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Take a tour back in time with the Steam engine located lower Main Street, history is listed on the plaque , great to take pictures bye.

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Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We rode the Grapevine Fun Train which departs on Saturday mornings at 10 am. It is a 1 hour ride that returns to the same station. My two kids 7 y/o and 3 y/o sons absolutely loved it. They got to sit by the window and enjoyed watching and waving as the train chugged on. They sell snacks and drinks.... More 

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Lubbock, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We rode the Grapevine Fun Train which departs on Saturday morning at 10 am. It is a 1hr ride that returns to the same station. My two kids 7 y/o daughter and 4 y/o son absolutely loved it. They got their tickets punched by the conductor and got to sit by the window. They sell snacks and drinks (on which... More 

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San Marcos, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 via mobile

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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Additional Information about Grapevine Vintage Railroad

Address: Address: 705 South Main Street, Grapevine, TX 76051
Phone Number: +1 817-410-3185
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Grapevine
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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