Historic Grapevine, Texas is the premier go-to destination when planning a trip to Texas! Grapevine, centrally located between Dallas and Fort Worth, provides visitors a sophisticated escape from the big city. Step back in time in Historic Downtown Grapevine with more than 80 shops, wineries, restaurants and artisans. Hop aboard the Grapevine Vintage Railroad or unwind at one of Grapevine’s many winery-tasting rooms. Play 81 holes of golf or take advantage of 8,000-plus acres of recreation on Lake Grapevine. See the Grapevine Glockenspiel’s Would-Be Train Robbers, Nat Barrett and Willy Majors. Whether you enjoy indoor or outdoor activities, Grapevine has something for everyone.
Texas is the fifth-largest wine-producing state in the U.S., and Grapevine has served as a trendsetter and leader with award-winning wineries and winemakers. So, whether you’re visiting for business or pleasure, be sure to stop by one of the many winery tasting rooms along Grapevine’s urban wine trail.
- Delaney Winery and Vineyards;
- Homestead Winery;
- Cross Timbers Winery;
- Su Vino Winery;
- D’Vine Wine;
- Sloan & Williams;
- Umbra Winery and
- Messina Hof Winery Grapevine
Step back in time to the nineteenth century on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad’s excursion train pulled by “Puffy,” an 1896 steam locomotive, No. 2248, manufactured at the Cooke Locomotive Works in Paterson, NJ or “Vinny,” a 1953 diesel engine, No. 2199. The Grapevine Vintage Railroad makes round-trip excursions from Grapevine’s Cotton Belt Railroad Depot to Fort Worth’s Historic Stockyards Station most weekends throughout the year, as well as hosts a number of annual special events.
Take the kids and enjoy LEGOLAND® Discovery Center DFW. Located in Grapevine Mills, the 35,000 sq. ft. attraction features a unique MINILAND, a re-creation of landmark buildings in Dallas/Fort Worth made out of LEGO bricks. New to LEGOLAND is Pirate Beach, a water playground featuring more than 30 interactive gadgets pumping and spraying thousands of gallons of water. The additional interactive features includes hands-on play areas, a 4D cinema, LEGO rides, special party rooms for birthdays and other celebrations, are great fun for the whole family.
While there, take time to visit SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium. This two-story, 45,000 square-foot aquarium houses more than 30 spectacular displays of diverse marine life for visitors to enjoy – everything from shrimp and starfish to seahorses, sharks and rays. In addition, a stunning centerpiece is the huge tropical ocean tank with a walk-through underwater tunnel. In keeping with other SEA LIFE attractions, there is also a unique element reflecting its location with several displays, featuring creatures native to both freshwater and coastal habitats of Texas. Be sure to check out SEA LIFE’s Turtle Rescue, Shark Mission and new in 2015, Rainforest Adventure.
Grapevine features three championship-rated public golf courses offering 81 holes of golf. These golf courses are ranked among the top 50 public courses in the U.S. – including one designed by Byron Nelson and one themed after the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys.
Grapevine is home to the 127-foot-high Clock Tower Glockenspiel featuring two larger-than-life, 9-foot tall Glockenspiel characters, known as the Would-Be Train Robbers, Nat Barrett and Willy Majors. Located 75-feet in the air, these figures emerge several times daily to attempt the perfect heist and learn that crime just doesn’t pay!
Grapevine’s Historic Main Street entertainment district is home to the Palace Arts Center, which includes the fully restored Palace and Lancaster Theatres. The Palace Theatre, built in 1940, houses Main Street LIVE – a high-energy weekly performance featuring a professional cast as well as local artists.
The city is also home to a variety of fine art working studios and art galleries. Visit spots such as Vetro Glassblowing Studio, Grapevine Fine Arts Program and Foundry or the Grapevine Blacksmith to see fantastic works of art being created before your eyes. See beautiful paintings, sculptures, bronzes and other mediums at spots such as Giddens Gallery of Fine Art, Great American West Gallery, Holder Dane Art Gallery and Studio, A Touch of Paris Gallery and the Tower and Grand Galleries.
Grapevine offers an abundance of shopping to satisfy even the most seasoned shopper. More than 80 shops, restaurants, winery tasting rooms, fine art working studios and more await in Historic Downtown Grapevine. Make sure to visit Grapevine Mills. Located just two miles from DFW International Airport, Grapevine Mills mall has more than 1.6 million-sq. ft. of fun including shopping, entertainment and restaurants and more than 180 stores. Grapevine is also home to Grapevine Towne Center and Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World.
For more information regarding accommodations, attractions, or any of Grapevine’s upcoming events, please contact the Grapevine Convention and Visitors Bureau.