We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 705 South Main Street, Grapevine, TX 76051
Phone Number: +1 817-410-3185
Website
Monday
Closed
See all hours
Hours:
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 150 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 42
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 26
    Terrible
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
,
Galloway, New Jersey
Add Photo Write a Review

150 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Galloway, New Jersey
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
United States
Level Contributor
12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Dallas, Texas
Level Contributor
65 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Tulsa
Level Contributor
32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Dallas TX
Level Contributor
152 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tucson, Arizona
Level Contributor
85 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Little Rock, Arkansas
Level Contributor
26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lake Wales, Florida
Level Contributor
228 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States
Level Contributor
118 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4

Travelers who viewed Grapevine Vintage Railroad also viewed

 

Been to Grapevine Vintage Railroad? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Grapevine Vintage Railroad

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

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Grapevine Vintage Railroad and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Grapevine Vintage Railroad staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?