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Grapevine Vintage Railroad

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Address: 705 S Main St, Grapevine, TX 76051-5351
Phone Number: +1 817-410-3185
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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T Rex Express Pleasant but nothing more

The T Rex express one hour train ride was a pleasant ride but there was nothing else exciting about it. No dinosaurs. Guess it got the name because the kids get a $.25 dinosaur... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Helotes, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First class is great for Texas summers. Nice cool trip to Fort Worth with comfy seat and a fun experience. We were able to explore the stock years for about an hour and a half. Plenary of shops and restaurants for the whole family.

Thank Christy V
Helotes, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The T Rex express one hour train ride was a pleasant ride but there was nothing else exciting about it. No dinosaurs. Guess it got the name because the kids get a $.25 dinosaur toy at the end. It goes out for 30 minutes then reversed for 30 minutes. Full train today. If you are in the area in early... More 

Thank Utah-Indy
Cypress, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Although this is part of the Grapevine Vintage Railroad system, technically it departs and returns to the Fort Worth Stockyards station. I believe the same train that departs from Grapevine takes this shorter round trip before returning to Grapevine. We went with our 2 year old grandson so we were glad we opted for this shorter 1-hour ride. It was... More 

Thank PinayTexan
Texarkana, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

If you like construction yards and graffiti, take the Trinity River Train Ride. Only good thing about this trip is the a/c in first class. General seats sit on benches with open air cars. At least first is enclosed. Cushions are worn out. Don't waste your money.

Thank Noah G
central PA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

We took the train ride from the stockyards and it was a big loser. The train itself was a nice historic train, comfortable and clean. The ride, however, was very boring. The scenery was mostly weeds, the side of adjacent freight trains, and industrial yards. There was about a 5 minute portion with nice views of a small river and... More 

Thank momzilla-6
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

I was passing through the DFW area headed west for work-related purposes, and I stopped in town for the afternoon. I had booked a ticket for the Grapevine Vintage Railroad and took a ride to the Fort Worth Stockyards. First, let me say this--if you're in a rush, this may not be the trip for you. Apparently, passenger trains are... More 

2 Thank Dez P
Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

This was much more fun than I expected and a great way to spend an afternoon. If you can book the air conditioned sets in advance it I well worth it especially in the summer. Unfortunately it was all sold out by the time we bought our tickets. The train robbery was predictable but fun.

Thank skybunny737
Fort Worth, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

We took the 1 hour Trinity River Fun Ride from the Ft. Worth Stockyards to the south side of Ft. Worth and back on a nice Sunday afternoon. The train left about 25-30 minutes late, but not a big deal. Since they share the rails with freight trains, delays are not unusual. The "scenic" views along the way were, well... More 

2 Thank WILBUR F
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

I booked this trip with three of my friends. We are all seniors and we were looking forward to going to the Stockyards in Ft Worth. It's about one and a half hours each way and about that long before returning. Being a vintage train it was very slow. Then we had to stop and wait three times for other... More 

Thank ruhappy6
London, Arkansas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

There's not a whole lot to see as the train meanders along on the way to Ft Worth Stockyards, but it is interesting if you like history. The train may make frequent stops to allow other trains to pass, so bring a deck of paying cards and play poke at the table. The rocking of the train may lull you... More 

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