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Grapevine Vintage Railroad

705 S Main St, Grapevine, TX 76051-5351
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Very depressing ride

I’ve lived in Texas for 5 years now, but I had never done any of the train rides. While having my... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
guzvalex
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Dallas, Texas
North pole express

Very disappointed with train ride.Very boring and not much entertainment from staff during train... read more

Reviewed 23 December 2017
gmedrano130
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Buda, Texas
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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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  • Poor6%
  • Terrible14%
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705 S Main St, Grapevine, TX 76051-5351
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I’ve lived in Texas for 5 years now, but I had never done any of the train rides. While having my sister visiting from out of town, I decided to do the ride from grapevine to the stockyards (she has a 10 and an 11...More

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Reviewed 23 December 2017

Very disappointed with train ride.Very boring and not much entertainment from staff during train ride.Went 20 minutes in one direction and then backwards 20 minutes for return to train station.Scenery consisted of warehouses and dead brush on route.Trip is over-priced and was not worth the...More

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Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

We had a good time, but it was a little boring. First we booked the 8 pm train ride, hoping we would see some lights, unfortunately that was not the case. In addition to not seeing any Christmas lights, we were a little tired with...More

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Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

I have 5 extra tickets for the 2:00 train today reg 25$ 20$ each Can check in at 1:20. 940 329 8412 text me.

Thank joni m
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Reviewed 3 December 2017

The train ride was nice, but not very exciting. The view is of backyards and commercial areas. The only snacks you can buy are popcorn, hot dogs and soft drinks. It's a rather boring 90 minute trip. We wouldn't do it again.

Thank sascanlan
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Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

My family was very excited about riding the North Pole Express and we bought our tickets months in advance. We got there almost 2 hours early and got straight in line as we were told that the front car of the train was the most...More

Thank natasha f
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Reviewed 29 November 2017

yes it's slow, yes it's not the most spectacular scenery but just sit back relax and enjoy the day. We paid for First Class and bought our Grandson (age 6) the "Conductors package" which included a top quality cap, neck scarf and train whistle. The...More

Thank geoff d
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Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

The idea is great, employees are super friendly and the vintage train cars are cool. That’s where the positives end, though. The train stops inexplicably every couple of miles and you just sit there. We were 45 minutes late getting to the stock yards and...More

Thank Kevin K
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Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

3 words! Don't do it. This train ride was very boring! It was very slow and by the time you get to Fort Worth it's time to get back on. Plenty of other things to do in Grapevine. Do any of that instead!!

Thank Marsha G
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Reviewed 24 August 2017

We were looking forward to a nice little ride on a vintage train to the stockyards and had planned it weeks in advance. The trip wasn't bad, necessarily, but it was long and boring. The scenery out the window was straight through town after town....More

Thank LepLover
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barnettjanice
11 March 2017|
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Response from GrapevineInfo |
Thank you for your question! The First Class coaches include air conditioning and Victorian-style, upholstered seating. Touring class coaches provide open-air travel with vintage wooden-backed, bench-style seating. Although... More
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Stacy Z
9 March 2017|
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Response from PopeyeSailorman | Reviewed this property |
It is a round trip ride.
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Jayaranda
2 October 2016|
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Response from skybunny737 | Reviewed this property |
the train ride to the stockyards are on Fri, Sat and Sun and leaves at 1pm. First class tickets are $28 and touring class is $20. Tickets can be bought online or at the station.
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