We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor

Grapevine Vintage Railroad

Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 705 S Main St, Grapevine, TX 76051-5351
Phone Number: +1 817-410-3185
09:00 - 17:00
Closed now
See all hours
Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 17:00

The Grapevine Vintage Railroad travels along the historic Cotton Belt Route...

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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 202 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 63
  • 57
    Very good
  • 36
  • 11
  • 31
Overall was a fun activity

We enjoyed the train ride. The weather was perfect. The train was beautiful. I wish we could have seen out of the windows though---that was a little disappointing. There were a... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Tracee P
Clarksville, Texas, United States
Add Photo Write a Review

202 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 198: English reviews
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went with a preschool group on the NorthPole Express and got a discounted rate for me and my two toddlers to go on an "abridged" version of the NorthPole Express. Abridged for sure. We boarded the train, heard a very unenthusiastic person read our "rules" and ask for 5 adults to get up and "dance", then they played Christmas... More 

Thank Katie M
Las Vegas, Nevada
Level Contributor
21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went on the traditional train ride this past summer and returned last weekend for their Polar Express. It was awesome. We were worried about the rain but they had everything enclosed in tents with floors so there was no mud. We had a great time. Highly recommend it.

Thank Corie H
Dallas, Texas
Level Contributor
32 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the first time we have done the train ride down to the Fort Worth Stockyards and it was a fun experience. The $26 price per person seems high though. However, if you are staying in Grapevine and haven't been to the Stockyards then this is the perfect venue to do it. We took the first class car and... More 

Thank HaveGunnsWillTravel
Clarksville, Texas, United States
Level Contributor
30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the train ride. The weather was perfect. The train was beautiful. I wish we could have seen out of the windows though---that was a little disappointing. There were a couple of little things that kind of dampened the spirit a little. The Elf that was passing out the Christmas lists didn't give one to my oldest granddaughter (even... More 

Thank Tracee P
Frisco, Texas
Level Contributor
131 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Second time outing, did this last year also. Our grandsons (12, 6 and 5) had a good time. Train ride is fun and the after show is nice. Lots of activities in the area. Parking was available at the Library with a shuttle, but we just walked it.

Thank bad4bob
Buffalo Gap, Texas
Level Contributor
34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For some odd reason, only decided on by a committee of idiots, the windows of each car were covered with Christmas decorative plastic. So, the entire trip we could not see out and were not allowed to open the windows. If we had been told before hand, we would have not purchased tickets (which just happen to be non-refundable.) Come... More 

1 Thank Scotty M
Wake Forest, North Carolina
Level Contributor
180 reviews
100 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The terminus of this line is right at Stockyard Station in the Stockyards. The track goes right through the building which houses a multitude of stores and restaurants—very touristy. At this point they uncouple the locomotive and send it to a vintage turntable across Exchange Street, where they turn it around and send it down a siding that runs parallel... More 

Thank c5mjb
Arlington, Texas
Level Contributor
133 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We had family in town with a little one so we decided that she, Lynn, our great nice, should ride the train. I bought tickets on the website, very easy to do, we showed up and all was as promised. Our tickets were waiting for us and all we had to do was board the train. NOTE: When you buy... More 

Thank Daniel B
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
31 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

We love this ride. We've been looking for a close to the wild wild west experience, and this one is at the top of our list. My Dad's so fascinated with cowboys that when that part of the ride where the train stopped and that badboy cowboy got in our coach and got chased by a Marshall, he thought it's... More 

Thank NgetzM
Fort Worth, Texas
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

The vintage train ride was very relaxing. It is a round trip between Grapevine and the Fort Worth Stockyards. There was about a 2 hour layover for exploring the many shops and attractions. The last of which is a real cattle drive down the center of the street. The staff is very attentive and helpful. There is an open air... More 

Thank Greg1214

Travellers who viewed Grapevine Vintage Railroad also viewed


Been to Grapevine Vintage Railroad? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Grapevine Vintage Railroad and other visitors
7 questions
Ask a question
Conroe, Texas
over a year ago
over a year ago
Conroe, Texas
over a year ago

See all questions (7)

Questions? Get answers from Grapevine Vintage Railroad staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?