Grapevine Travel Guide

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Grapevine Things to Do

  • La Buena Vida Vineyards

    Aside from the lovely shaded courtyard offering comfy table seating and bubbling Spanish tiled fountain, live music can be appreciated every Thursday from 4:00-7:00 pm. and Texas wines sampled. We bring out of town guests to La Buena Vida when taking a break from shopping or after navigating the streets of historic Grapevine. Hors d'eouvres...

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  • Blacksmith

    The Grapevine Heritage Society reconstructed the old blacksmith shop with the help of volunteer labour and fundraising and the building was dedicated in 1995 by the Mayor. The old tin shop is on the north side of the Tarantula Train Station and down from the Grapevine Heritage Centre.

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  • Grapefest

    Aside from offering a multitude of wines to be tasted, Grapefest offers other family-friendly activities during this weekend in September. Row after row of vendors offering handmade jewelry, artwork, ceramics, glassware, souvenirs, snacks, leather products and many other wares greet the visitor to Main street. If your timing is perfect, you might...

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  • Main Event

    MAIN EVENT keeps kids wanting to come for more to this entertainment venue in Grapevine. We just discovered this game place recently when we took our 11 year old grandson there to play the games. We had a wild time playing laser tag! Monday night specials beginning at 5 pm offer bowling, billiards and laser tag for only $10 per person. Another...

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  • Homestead Winery

    The Homestead Winery is located in an 1890's Victorian on a quiet, shady street off Main in the midst of small, private homes. Although its main operation is in the Red River Valley of North Texas, one of its tasting rooms is in Grapevine, Texas. Two of the wines promoted won People's Choice Awards from Grapefest 2006: Desert Rose NV Dry Muscat...

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  • Gameworks

    Gameworks has enough video games to keep any kid busy for hours--just take lots of money! We hosted three of our grandkids for the Christmas holiday, two remained for ten days after their parents flew back to Chile. What to do? Gameworks came to the rescue! Gameworks has video games for all ages, some giving tickets for redemption at a gift...

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  • Grapevine Lake

    You'll discover Lake Grapevine if you follow signs indicating 'marinas' along the Northwest Highway, running past the town of Grapevine. Grapevine lake has 146 miles of shoreline, comprises 6,892 acres and has a maximum depth of 65 feet. The drop offs, underwater terrain and rocky shoreline attract large mouth bass. At the dam near the water...

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  • Downtown Grapevine

    The last time I was in Grapevine, I only had a couple hours before a flight out of DFW but I did not have anything in particular to do so I just walked down one side of Main Street for about an hour and back up the other side until it was time to head for the airport. Of course, I could have spent much longer there but since this was all of the...

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  • Wallis Hotel

    This wonderful building is a reconstruction of what was originally the Wallis Hotel back in 1891. A local business man, John Walls built the original building. Its main guests were travelling salesmen and representatives of the farming industry. The hotel was closed in 1926 and demolished in the late 1930s. Many of the old bricks were used in the...

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Grapevine Restaurants

  • My Favorite Sandwich!

    Schlotzsky’s is one of my very favorite places to eat. It’s a sandwich shop that you can take out or eat in the shop with plenty of tables always available. It’s a bit pricier ($6-7 for a sandwich) than most other sandwich shops but definitely worth it. It's a place where you order at the counter, then wait for your food and pick it up when they...

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  • Huge Fresh Oysters

    A local joint with great eats! Probably seats 20 b/t the small bar (about 6 types beer--try the Shiner or Modelo Especial in bottles) and 5 booths; 2 outside tables on a pretty busy (ie-traffic) street. The oysters are darn good- - XXL, They were about $1. each for a dozen, but that dozen fills an entire beer tray. The fried olives are different,...

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  • Begin with their fruit and pastry bar!

    Mac's American Grill* offered a great start to Sunday brunch, a fruit and pastry bar. Our favorite tidbit from the bar: mini-cinnamon rolls baked fresh and warm from the oven! Umm, delicious! The assorted fruit offered was perfectly ripe and tasty, as well.The dining room was nicely decorated,spacious and arranged in sections, so as not to feel...

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  • Superior Sushi

    This is THE place for sushi/sahimi/roe. The rolls are fresh & large. A super deal @ lunch, many are about 2/3 price. Closed for lunch only on Sat./Sun, though. The freshness and "sea-ness" of the raw foods were what really struck my wife & I. After all, this place is not near the fishing grounds (not much sashimi comes from the Gulf). Try the roe...

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  • Best Fast Food

    Yes, America is all about fast food. It's cheap, fast, and easy! While in Grapevine I always make sure to stop at Taco Bueno!! It is great tex-mex food with a lower price. Although loaded in calories I always save one meal to splurge and this is definitely the one!*No alcohol is available like some places around here though. My favorite meal is...

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  • A Touch of the Tropical

    The Rainforest Cafe is always a hit with the kids! The tropical decor and animated animals make it a great place for lunch or dinner. Of course, you usually have to nagivate the gift shop first where there are lots of cute toys within.While the grandkids were staying with us we dined at this restaurant three times in two different locations. A...

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Grapevine Nightlife

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    by principesa Written Aug 26, 2002

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    It's basically a biker bar with live music. It's a good place to have a beer after work.

    Dress Code: Ummmm... Let me just say that shirt and shoes are required... ;o)

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Grapevine Transportation

  • The Gaylord Texan Trolley

    The Gaylord Texan Trolley is provided by the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center. It is provided to transport guests to Grapevine Mills for Shopping and Dining or to the historic downtown area. There are regular pickups for the return.

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  • Getting to Grapevine By Air

    If you are fling into the area, DFW Airport is very close to Grapevine you can see the airport as soon as you hit the highway.. Grapevine is located 21 miles northwest of Dallas and 19 miles northeast of Fort Worth.

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  • The Tarantula

    The Tarantula train runs between Grapevine and Fort Worth. The train features two mid-1920s touring coaches, four passenger coaches, and a late 19th century locomotive engine. Currently it is off line but check back towards the end of 2004.

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Grapevine Shopping

  • A neat charity shop for a great cause

    This small shop has a mixed collection of clothing, household goods, & misc. items. Proceeds benefit needy local families, who also shop there & p/u bread/etc. Hours vary, call re: times & for exact directions. Bring some items to donate when you visit.

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  • Art Gallery on Main

    Grapevine has a main street packed with interesting little shops and while my husband and I were browsing through a few of them, we visited the Blue Moon Gallery.You'll find dramatically colored decorative bowls and glassware, a few pieces of pottery, Southwest themed metal wall sculptures, unusual wood puzzles, one of a kind sterling silver...

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  • The Ultimate in Home Decor

    Our realtor introduced me to the treasures of Pandamonium. She gave us a gift certificate to the shop when we moved into our new home. It's become my favorite place to go when I'm searching for a one-of-a-kind piece.Pandamonium carries original artwork, unique glassware, old-world look and painted furniture, lamps of all types, florals, mirrors,...

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Grapevine Local Customs

  • The Butterfly Flutterby

    Grapevine throws great events such as Main Street Days and Grapefest, so when I read in the newspaper that this town would be having the Butterfly Flutterby fest, I wanted to go. A red firetruck led the parade down Main street Grapevine with a long line of children, parents and grandparents behind. The rear of the firetruck held a net cage filled...

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  • Bonnie and Clyde Were Here

    Back in 1934 on Easter Sunday, 1934, two highway patrolmen unwittingly stopped a car on the side of the road near Grapevine. They were open fired on by Bonnie and Clyde. Bonnie apparently walked over to one of the offers and rolled him over with her foot then fired a shot from her shotgun into the officers head. She then reportedly said,...

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  • Grapevine Main Street Days

    During May the Main Street Days festival takes place. This is to celebrate Grapevines agricultural heritage. There are street dances, arts and crafts, the stew cook-off plus non stop entertainment on four stages ranging from classic rock to country bands. Plenty of food and drinks also. There is plenty of heritage displays to view.

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Grapevine Off The Beaten Path

  • A Tribute To A Beloved Mayor

    This distinguished gentleman is popular Grapevine Mayor, Benjamin Richard Wall (1876-1955). His likeness was sculpted in bronze by Archie St. Clair and dedicated on May 15, 2004.Benjamin Wall was born in Grapevine and attended Grapevine College, as well as, Baylor University where he studied law. He established the Grapevine Sun in 1895 and wrote...

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  • Fountain Sculpture

    Oft used for pedestrian purposes and tucked to one side of Main Street, you'll find the Fountain Sculpture. It is located in a cluster of trees and attracts folks who might want to find respite from the sun or socialize with fellow neighbors.This sculpture, depicting a pioneer family, stands in honor of General Sam Houston's visit in 1843. But...

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  • Sculpture #2--COMING HOME

    COMING HOME is a touching tribute to soldiers everywhere. It is the Grapevine Veterans Memorial created by artist, Michael Pavlovsky and dedicated on Memorial Day, 2000. It sits outside the Grapevine Vintage Railroad station on Main street.The bronze sculpture depicts a soldier returning from war to the waiting arms of his beloved wife. It captures...

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Grapevine Sports & Outdoors

  • Grapevine Municipal Golf Course

    The Grapevine Municipal golf course opened in 1979 as a 18 hole championship course which was designed by Byron Nelson and Joe Finger. It has been rated among the top 75 public courses in the U.S.A. Improvements to the old course were designed and nine more holes have been added to make a total of 27 holes available.

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  • An Attractive Course

    The course cost around $12 million to layout and is known for lush trees, waterways and natural habitat. There is an attractive elevation which changes throughout the course. If you are a nervous golfer then you need to know that its under the flight path of DFW airport.

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  • Cowboys Golf Course

    The Cowboys Golf Club opened in 2001 and was named as such because the Dallas Cowboys Football team is a co-owner. The teams memorabilia is displayed in the clubhouse and around the course there are plaques which commemorate important moments in the Dallas Cowboys history. The Golf Course is adjacent to the Gaylord Texan Resort and Conference...

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Grapevine Favorites

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    Grapevine Home Bank-1900

    by VeronicaG Written Sep 4, 2007

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    Favorite thing: Main Street holds many historic buildings which have been beautifully restored. It's a pleasure to walk up the sidewalks to visit the small shops and restaurants lining the way.

    One of these interesting buildings is The Grapevine Home Bank, constructed in 1900. It was placed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1992. It currently houses a jewelry store.

    This building was restored by Fred Goad, Hank Gaines and Dennis Voith in 1985.

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