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.

Lone Star Hi-Railers Model Train Exhibit

If you haven't seen this, you should!Baggage car sitting behind #771

Located in the historic Grapevine rail yard area, the big burgundy and silver baggage car is on static display behind the #771 Baldwin Mikado 2-8-2 steam engine. The car itself was built originally by the Pullman Company for the Lackawanna and Western Railroad.

Members of the club built the highly detailed diorama with scale models of many of the iconic and historic structures located in Grapevine, including a replica of the Grapevine concrete grain elevators and a scale model of the club baggage car itself.

The layout also includes a long series of late 1800 and early 1900 era buildings in Historic Downtown Grapevine. The layout includes two rail yards and a massive hand carved mountain that towers four feet over the layout. The mountain was inspired by an actual mountain in west Texas and included three train tunnels and working oil wells.

Other features of the layout include working wind turbines and a turntable. There is even a cell phone tower. The layout has three independent tracks allowing members to run up to six long trains simultaneously. Members can even run their trains with state-of-the-hobby handheld remote control devices. Many of the trains emit smoke, have realistic lighting and built-in sounds of horns, bells and voices of the engineers and tower personnel.

The Lone Star Hi-Railers Model Railroad Association (LSHR) is an organization of Association members interested and involved in participating in and educating the public on the hobby of model railroading.  The purpose of the Association is to promote the fellowship of model railroading among model railroaders with similar interests, to advance and promote the hobby of model railroading to the public by participation in various public events, and to provide a meeting ground for the sharing of knowledge and interests among model railroaders interested in model railroading.  The Association is a not for profit mutual benefit organization, created for educational, fraternal, and social purposes.

Hours of Operation:
Most Saturdays - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; most Sundays 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Special tours for groups can be arranged by contacting the Lone Star Hi-Railers.

Admission Fee:
$2 for adults, $1 for children 2 to 12 and free for those 2 and under.

410 W. Dallas Road

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   

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,, 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.

Fall 2014 Programs:
- 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.

Local Fun

Austin Ranch Horseback Riding
2009 Anderson Gibson Rd.
817 481-1536

Every Friday night at 9:30 p.m.
The show can be seen from any Lake Grapevine Park.

Friday Night Fireworks Paddle
on Grapevine Lake in a kayak.

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

Grapevine Markets
   - Farmers Market
     325 S. Main St. at the Town Square Gazebo
     817 793-8634
   - Grapevine Market
     299 S. Main St. in Liberty Park

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

Lake Grapevine
   - Black Watch Sailing Charters, 817 296-0130
   - Hummingbird Sailing, LLC,
   - Lake Grapevine Cruises, 972 249-5757
   - Tranquil Sails, 817 456-2283
   - Waterway Adventures, 1-800-844-8862
   - Silver Lake Marina, 817 481-1918
   - Lake Parks, City of Grapevine, 817 410-3450,
LEGOLAND®Discovery Center
3000 Grapeine Mills Parkway, Suite 519
972 539-9386

Lone Star Hi-Railers 
410 W. Dallas St.
Grapevine, Texas  76051

Mad Duck Cyclery
721 E. Northwest Hwy.
Grapevine, Texas 76051
817 442-0339
Main Event Entertainment
407 W. Hwy 114
Grapevine, Texas 76051
817 416-1111
Nash Farm Events
626 Ball Street
817 410-3185
Palace Theatre
300 S. Main Street
817 481-8733
Polar Ice House Grapevine
3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway
Neighborhood 6, #613
Grapevine, Texas 76051
972 874-1930

   - Gaylord Texan Summer Bash Events
     1501 Gaylord Trail
     817 778-1000

   - Great Wolf Lodge Waterpark
     100 Great Wolf Drive
     817 488-6510

SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium
3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway
2330 William D. Tate Ave
Grapevine, Texas 76051
817 329-9988
Summit Climbing Gym
1040 Mustang Drive
Grapevine, Texas 76051
817 421-3888

Summer Museums & Exhibits
   - Tower Gallery and Grand Gallery
     636 S. Main Street
     817 410-3185

   - Lone Star Hi-Railers Model Train Exhibit
     410 W. Dallas Road
     214 693-0258

Texas Star Dinner Theater
816 S. Main Street
817 310-5588

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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