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Grapevine Vintage Railroad

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Address: 705 South Main Street, Grapevine, TX 76051
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+1 817-410-3185
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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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Not for everyone, but I loved it

If you are on a schedule or in a hurry this is not for you. However, if you are looking for a relaxing ride on a train to chat with family or friends and then spend an hour or two... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are on a schedule or in a hurry this is not for you. However, if you are looking for a relaxing ride on a train to chat with family or friends and then spend an hour or two at the Ft. Worth Stockyards and then a relaxing ride home, this is perfect. My whole family enjoyed it (me,... More 

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Plano, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

I totally get that they had to repair a part of the track while we were on the train, but we had to pull over for all the other train traffic as well. Fun trip but allow extra time. You can buy fresh popped popcorn on the train which was nice.

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Cypress, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2016

The"wonderland" around the train is less than average. There were two rides that looked very sketchy and two food vendors. Don't waist your time going early unless it is to see the "talking reindeer" across the street at convention center. Definitely bring your kids to see it and the center has beautiful decorations as well. The train itself is nicely... More 

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Dallas, TX
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

I would suggest to take kids younger than 5 years old. Our daughter is 5 and she was not real impressed. The train goes down the track and then puts it in reverse. Our daughter was like "why are we going back." The train itself is nice on the inside. However, there is very little to do on the ride... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016 via mobile

We arrived early for our train ride, but we walked down the short path to see the shops. The boarding line went fairly quickly. The separate cars were decorated differently as one had cushioned seats with windows and the neighboring car was benches with ceiling to floor windows. The ride was a drive out of station and reverse back to... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

I would only recommend the North Pole Express for children under 4 years of age. The older children expect more of an experience and nothing gets by them. If you take older children, set their expectations for a train ride and a musical show, nothing magical or they will be terribly disappointed. Our 8 children were very disappointed. Also, it's... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

I went with a preschool group on the NorthPole Express and got a discounted rate for me and my two toddlers to go on an "abridged" version of the NorthPole Express. Abridged for sure. We boarded the train, heard a very unenthusiastic person read our "rules" and ask for 5 adults to get up and "dance", then they played Christmas... More 

Thank Katie M
Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016 via mobile

We went on the traditional train ride this past summer and returned last weekend for their Polar Express. It was awesome. We were worried about the rain but they had everything enclosed in tents with floors so there was no mud. We had a great time. Highly recommend it.

Thank Corie H
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

This is the first time we have done the train ride down to the Fort Worth Stockyards and it was a fun experience. The $26 price per person seems high though. However, if you are staying in Grapevine and haven't been to the Stockyards then this is the perfect venue to do it. We took the first class car and... More 

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Clarksville, Texas, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

We enjoyed the train ride. The weather was perfect. The train was beautiful. I wish we could have seen out of the windows though---that was a little disappointing. There were a couple of little things that kind of dampened the spirit a little. The Elf that was passing out the Christmas lists didn't give one to my oldest granddaughter (even... More 

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