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Grapevine Vintage Railroad

705 South Main Street, Grapevine, TX 76051
+1 817-410-3185
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Ranked #19 of 22 attractions in Grapevine
Type: Scenic Railroads
Owner description: The Grapevine Vintage Railroad travels along the historic Cotton Belt Route between Grapevine and the Fort Worth Stockyards. The Railroad is serviced... more » 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. « less
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195 reviews 195 reviews
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116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

If you are in Grapevine with kids, don't miss the "historic" train. It is fun and who doesn't like trains?

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

We took out of town guests here to experience the "train robbery", stockyards, etc. We departed @ 1:00 pm, didn't arrive (after multiple stops to wait for other trains), until 3:10 pm... We had to re-board at 4:05 pm. We literally had enough time to shovel in food and race back. Part of our party and guests refused to ride... 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. The US Federal Railroad Association sets and regulates the schedule for all rail systems, including the GVRR. We do abide by this schedule and do our best to work around it. Attraction railroads such as the GVRR, must give the... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Our group of 40 set up reservations at least a month early. We also spoke personally with the Director Michael so that our group would be seated together. Imagine our surprise when we arrived and found our group scattered apart over three separate cars!!! The staff were rude and completely uncaring. No effort was made to rectify their mistake. It... 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 groups experience on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad (GVRR) was not as expected. Our train manager has reached out to the organizer of your group to resolve and explain the issue. Due to a software upgrade and a glitch in the new report, the seat assignments did not transfer over to the... More

Southeast Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Get your tickets ahead of time online. They sometimes are sold out during busy summer months. You will leave the RR depot and travel to the Ft. Worth Stockyards. There are lots of shops, restaurants and things to see there and right before you depart for the trip back to Grapevine, there is a Longhorn cattle drive...so fun to watch.... More

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to provide this feedback. We appreciate it very much. We will share your comments with the staff. Thank you again and we hope to welcome you back to Grapevine soon! More

OVILLA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

The train left on time, we sat in the open car. They staged a train robbery which was cool. Service was impeccable. They have air-conditioned cars if your not into the heat. Very nice ride.

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to provide this feedback. We appreciate it very much. We will share your comments with the staff. Thank you again and we hope to welcome you back to Grapevine soon! More

Midlothian, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

The trip starts exciting, but soon thereafter you begin to stop frequently. You get delayed, the 2 hour stop at the Stockyards becomes 1hour and 30 minutes. If you stop and have lunch then you only have 1 hour left. You board the train on time at 4:05 pm to head back to Grapevine but there again you stop due... More

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

Thank you for your feedback. We do apologize that your experience on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad (GVRR) was not as expected. The US Federal Railroad Association sets and regulates the schedule for all rail systems, including the GVRR. We do abide by this schedule and do our best to work around it. Attraction railroads such as the GVRR, must give... More

Manchester, Tennessee
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

If you want to look at the rear of industrial buildings, the rear of apartment buildings, piles of concrete, dirty water in drainage ditches and dirty underpasses take this trip. Such a total ripoff. They should be ashamed of themselves to call this a scenic trip.

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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. Because the majority of the scenery and landscapes seen on the excursions are not in Grapevine city limits, their maintenance is out of our control. The GVRR is not considered a scenic excursion; therefore, it is not marketed as such.... More

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12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

Evening business group ride, serving box dinners and wine tastings. Ugly terrain. Loud jazz musicians. Terribly non-conducive to talking and entertaining clients and prospects. Some sort of historic sharing would have been nice.

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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. Much of the scenery and landscapes seen on the excursions are not in Grapevine city limits; however, we are continuing to develop communication with surrounding communities to get these cleaned up. The Jazz Wine Trains are a jazz and wine... More

Irving, Texas
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We started out boarding the train at 12:30 03/23/14 and arrived back at the depot at 7:30pm. Too many long delays! on the way to the Stockyards 1 1/2 hour one stop, 2nd stop 1hour, Listen,for delays this lengthy there needs to be some form of entertainment tv, movie or how about some history on the city we have stopped... More

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

Thank you for your feedback. We do apologize that your experience on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad (GVRR) was not as expected. On Sunday, March 23, there were extensive delays across the North Texas rail system due to railway construction which the GVRR was not made aware of. Because the GVRR is an attraction train, we must give the right-away to... More

Crossett, Arkansas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

I write this review, seated (and stopped) on the return leg of the Sunday voyage to the stockyard. It took 2 hours & 45 minutes to make it there. Scheduled for 1 hour. The return trip has lasted 1 hour and 15 minutes so far, and we've traveled less than 10 miles from the stockyard. The scenery is, to be... More

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

Thank you for your feedback. We do apologize that your experience on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad (GVRR) was not as expected. On Sunday, March 23, there were extensive delays across the North Texas rail system due to railway construction which the GVRR was not made aware of. Because the GVRR is an attraction train, we must give the right-away to... More

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