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“1 hr. Train Ride @ Ft. Worth Stockyards”

Grapevine Vintage Railroad
Ranked #12 of 64 things to do in Grapevine
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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.
Dallas, TX
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“1 hr. Train Ride @ Ft. Worth Stockyards”
Reviewed December 28, 2013

The ride is very slow and your view is mostly torn-up land, junk yards and a ton of gang symbols spray painted on concrete. Not Ft. Worth's finest impression.

Visited December 2013
1 Thank asphaltboogie
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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Don't waste your money and time”
Reviewed December 22, 2013

This is a rip off you ride the train for like and 20 minutes all they do is play Christmas music and two little girls do a little dancing and read the night before Christmas Story then u ride back to the same spot where you board where is supposed to be the north pole and the tree Maze that they mention is just like 2 minutes Walk... All the kids were so excited when the board but after 5 mnts they were so bored... don't waste your money I bought a 10 group tickets with it was over 250.00 dollars.. to end up so disappointed

Visited December 2013
4 Thank garzaan3
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Camp Hill, PA
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Okay but I wouldn't go back.”
Reviewed November 15, 2013 via mobile

As tourists railroads go, this one is okay. My brother, sister-in-law, and myself took the train from Grapevine Texas to fort worth stockyards last week.
We rode in a coach car with about 10 families and 50 kids. We knew after the first five minutes of the train ride that we wouldn't be able to put up with it much longer. Conductor Bob was gracious enough to See our pain and allowed us to move to the first class car.
After that we could talk and enjoy the ride on padded seats with only a few people in the car with us. The scenery wasn't very good, the train travelled about 20 miles an hour for the hour and 15 minutes it took to go to Fort Worth.
If you're into trains give it a try, but don't expect a lot.

Visited November 2013
1 Thank afkrenbu
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Edmond, Oklahoma
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Boring and lacked history & narration.”
Reviewed November 9, 2013 via mobile

Save your time and money and drive to Ft Worth on your own schedule. The route is too slow and not at all scenic.

Visited November 2013
2 Thank GJ70WW
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Missoula, Montana
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56 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed November 4, 2013

Probably the worst tourist experience I have ever had.

We took a 3 year old and a 5 year old with us ... and the trip was miserable. The trip to Ft. Worth took 2 hours because there was another train in the way. The trip from Ft. Worth to Grapevine TOOK 3 HOURS! The kids were miserable, the restrooms had no running water and the wood seats were uncomfortable. I will never, ever do this trip again. And would never, ever suggest that friends take a trip.

I would have asked for my money back when we arrived in Grapevine, but the kids were not happy ... oh and the station was closed.

Save yourself some time and money .. just drive.

Visited November 2013
4 Thank hannmen
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