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Local History Hot Spots

When the Cotton Belt Railroad came to Grapevine in 1888, downtown flourished. Today, original and replica buildings house locally owned boutiques, artist studios, restaurants and bars. From downtown, hop aboard the Grapevine Vintage Railroad. This 1920s-style train rides to the Fort Worth Stockyards where you can experience authentic Texas livestock history (including a real cattle drive). Every two hours from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week, look to the Grapevine Glockenspiel clock tower for a performance by the Would-Be Train Robbers (two animatronic figures that emerge from the tower – it’s a Grapevine classic!). At Nash Farm, the longest continuously working farmstead in Tarrant county, get hands-on for authentic 19th century farm life.



Family-friendly Fun

Traveling with the kids? You’ll find activities to suit everyone in the crew, from tots to teens. The center of the action is at Grapevine Mills mall, home to more than 165,000 square meters of retail shops, a movie theater, a bowling alley/arcade, and more than 30 restaurants. Inside the mall is LEGOLAND® Discovery Center, perfect for younger kids to play in a splash park, tour a LEGO® factory, meet all their favorite characters and see a replica of the city of Grapevine made entirely of LEGO bricks. SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium, also located in the mall, is home to thousands of marine animals, plus a sea turtle rescue center and an underwater walk-through tunnel. For a taste of the great outdoors, head to Lake Grapevine for water sports, hiking, camping and a floating water park.



Where to Eat, Drink and Stay

Texas is the fifth-largest wine producer in the USA. Surprised? Taste some of the state’s finest on Grapevine's Urban Wine Trail. A variety of winery tasting rooms serve up the state’s tastiest red and white wines and host special themed events throughout the year. When hunger strikes, fill up on Texas barbecue and Southern comfort food. Old West Cafe is popular for breakfast and lunch while upscale Old Hickory serves exquisitely cooked steaks. Accommodations abound, from select service hotels to boutique inns and luxurious resorts. However, two stand-out options are the massive Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center, located on Lake Grapevine and boasting 1,814 rooms, and Great Wolf Lodge, a destination resort with a water park, restaurants and spa.

Fun Fact

Aerial view of Grapevine, Texas, and Lake Grapevine
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Grapevine was founded in 1844, one year before Texas became a state.

Holiday light displays in downtown Grapevine, Texas
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With more than 1,400 events during the holidays, Grapevine was proclaimed the Christmas Capital of Texas by the State Senate.

Holiday lights on display in downtown Grapevine, Texas
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