Grapevine Local Attractions

  The Cotton Belt Railroad District in Grapevine is anchored at 707 S. Main Street by the Station House, home to many community landmarks, such as the Grapevine Historical Museum, the Grapevine Vintage Railroad, Photo Courtesy  Grapevine Vintage RailtroadBlacksmith's shop and the Visitor Information Center. These vintage structures provide opportunities for residents, school children and visitors to explore Grapevine's heritage.
 
There are two locations to catch the Grapevine Vintage Railroad trains: passengers may board the train either in Grapevine or at the Fort Worth Stockyards Station. Passengers on the Fort Worth run have time to debark and shop in the rustic Stockyards before returning to Grapevine. On the run to Grapevine, riders may get off in Grapevine to sightsee for a while, and later, board the return train back to Fort Worth. Both trips are a great adventure for train enthusiasts and families alike.

Check the Web site often for special Grapevine Vintage Railroad events, including a spring "A Day Out with Thomas," and the very popular winter holiday train event, "North Pole Express." As an added attraction, the GVR is offering a romantic evening on Valentine's Day - the Sweetheart Express Experience, designed especially for couples. These special event train rides always sell out, so get your tickets early.

9/11 Flight Crew Memorial Attracts Many Visitors
911 MemorialThe plaza and bronze memorial sculpture —"VALOR  COMMITMENT  DEDICATION", stands to honor those 33 members of the 9/11 flight crews who lost their loves in 2001. 

The handsome, 1.5 times life-size bronze is located at the corner of 1000 Texan Trail at Northwest Highway (Hwy. 26) and is breathtaking. Throughout the year, the sculpture continues daily to attract many visitors from around the world. There are future plans to complete this remarkable bonze memorial by surrounding the base with a perpetual water fountain.

For more information on how to support the upcoming water garden project, contact Foundation Executives Dean and Valerie Thomson at 817 439-5308, or visit www.911flightcrewmemorial.org.   

Austin Ranch - Horsing Around Encourged!

2009 Anderson Gibson Rd.

Austin Ranch, one of the oldest ranches in Texas and a former hideout for Bonnie and Clyde is found next door to Grapevine Mills Mall and the Hilton DFW Lakes Hotel. One of the most historic dude ranches in Texas, everyone will discover what "yee-ha" really means. Roping, riding, relaxing on more than 90 wooded acres of serene, meandering trails, surrounding a tranquil, 10-acre private lake – it’s all here. Our professional wranglers are standing by at our on-site stable to make sure everyone has a safe and fun day.

Just give us a holler at 817-481-1536, www.austinrancy.net, or swing on by and Saddle Up!

First Fridays at Nash Farm - 2014

February 07, 2014 - December 05, 2014
At Nash Farm, 626 Ball St.
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Recurring monthly on the 1st Friday of each month, beginning in February 2014. The program has a different theme that highlights the heritage skills that you could use to enrich your life today.

There is an activity fee of $3 per person for three years of age and older.

2014 Programs:
- February 7, 2014: Historic Foodways
Experience the way farmers grew, harvested, cooked and preserved their food.

- March 7, 2014: Urban Homesteading
Experience urban homesteading techniques that you may incorporate into your lives today.

- April 4, 2014: Spinning and Weaving
Join us to experience how fibers were turned into fabric on the farm.

- May 2, 2014: Farm Fun
Join in with old fashioned games and toys and experience the fun of Nash Farm.

- June 6, 2014: Crop Production
Crops were vital for making money and providing food for the family. See what grows at Nash Farm today.

- July 3, 2014: Keeping Cool
Come to Nash Farm to experience how residents on the Grape Vine Prairie kept cool.

- August 1, 2014: Cotton
Cotton was one of the most important cash crops and truly helped to build this region. Learn about cotton at Nash Farm.

- September 4, 2014: Craftsmanship
Farmers relied on many crafts people to help keep their farms running. Visit to experience many peoples' crafts and trades.

- October 3, 2014: Campfire Cooking
Experience the skill of campfire cooking and learn how you can incorporate it into your next camping trip or backyard activity.

- November 7, 2014: Crochet, Knit and Sew
Experience domestic arts that have created innumerable objects, many of which have become valued family heirlooms.

- December 5, 2014: Victorian Christmas
Make a Victorian Christmas ornament to decorate your own tree.

www.nashfarm.org

Local Fun

GameWorks
3000 Grapevine Mills Pkwy.
Neighborhood 5, #525
Grapevine, Texas 76051
972 539-6757

GCISD Swim Center
2305 Pool Rd.
Grapevine, Texas 76051
817 251-5353

Grapevine's Runway Theatre 
215 North Dooley Street
Grapevine, Texas  76051
817 488-4842

Lunar Mini Golf
3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway
Grapevine, Texas 76051
972 691-4677
Mad Duck Adventure Sports
721 E. Northwest Hwy.
Grapevine, Texas 76051
817 442-0339
Main Event Entertainment
407 W. Hwy 114
Grapevine, Texas 76051
817 416-1111
Polar Ice Skating Arena
3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway
Neighborhood 6, #613
Grapevine, Texas 76051
972 874-1930
Skatetown
2330 William D. Tate Ave
Grapevine, Texas 76051
817 329-9988
Summit Climbing Gym
1040 Mustang Drive
Grapevine, Texas 76051
817 421-3888


Please note: This list is still being developed to include many of the Local Attractions in Grapevine.  If you know of a business not listed here,
send us a note telling us who is missing.  If you knew a business listed here that is no longer in business, please tell us that as well.  Thank you!

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