Grapevine, Texas is a small town located in northern Texas. Geographically, it’s situated between Dallas and Fort Worth, TX. Its historic Main Street has many restored 19th and 20th-century buildings that now serve as boutique shops, locally-owned restaurants, art galleries, and wine tasting rooms. Those who visit Grapevine enjoy riding along the Cotton Belt Route via a vintage train coach, spending the day at Grapevine Lake, the botanical gardens, or Legoland located inside the city’s mall.
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Grapevine Mills is a large mall that opened during the Fall of 1997. It’s owned by the Simon Property Group and features more than 20 anchor stores. The mall also has 200 plus specialty retailers and a range of themed restaurants. Additionally, there are a handful of entertainment venues for children, adults, and families. One such venue is the Legoland Discovery Center that opened in 2011. Some of the highlights inside Legoland include a 500-seat 4D cinema, an interactive ride in the dark, Lego Kingdom, a play area, and a Lego shop. Another stand-out feature of the Grapevine Mills mall is the indoor aquarium.
3000 Grapevine Mills Pkwy, Grapevine, TX 76051, Phone: 972-724-4910
2.Grapevine Botanical Garden
The Grapevine Botanical Garden was formerly the home of the Mitchell Family. In 1995, the city bought the two-acre property in hopes of building the city’s first botanical garden. The city also owned the adjoining acreage, so the plan was to use the combined acreage to make this plan come to life. Inspiration for the garden originated from Shane Wilbanks, the city’s Councilmember at the time. Grapevine’s Botanical Garden officially opened to the public on August 23, 2001. Visitors can walk amongst the pristine trails, stop by the butterfly sanctuary, or sit amongst the ponds and streams while admiring the abundance of plant life.
411 Ball Street Grapevine, TX 76099, Phone: 817-410-3350
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Grapevine Lake is a reservoir and its primary purpose is to provide flood control for the city. It also acts as a municipal water reservoir, that offers recreational activities in and around the lake. The lake itself has a marina that can dock boats. People often spend the day out on their boat relaxing and joyriding. While others participate in water sports like paddleboarding, kayaking, SUP yoga, or wakeboarding. Surrounding Grapevine Lake are numerous campsites for tents, trailers, and RV camping. Finally, there are 30 miles of trails where visitors can hike, bike, or horseback ride.
110 Fairway Dr, Grapevine, TX 76051, Phone: 817-251-2628
4.Grapevine Vintage Railroad
The Grapevine Vintage Railroad was built in 1896 and was once used for passenger and freight service. At one point, the Walt Disney company had plans to buy the railroad, yet that never came to be. Today, the railroad is a family-friendly attraction that takes passengers on the historic Cotton Belt Route on authentic 1920's-era Victorian train coaches. The ride takes one-and-a-half-hours. It starts at the Grapevine Depot in the main part of town and ends up at the historic Fort Worth Stockyards. Also, the train hosts special events during the year like Jazz Wine Trains, and a Mother's Day Train, for example.
705 S. Main Street, Grapevine, TX 76051, Phone: 817-410-3185
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Umbra Winery and its Vineyards, La Buena Vida, are based in Springtown, Texas located 45 miles outside of Grapevine. They have a 40-year-old history and it’s the third oldest winery in the state of Texas. Umbra’s urban tasting room is located in Grapevine on Main Street. At any given time, the tasting room has a dozen or so wines available for guests to sample. Many of these wines have won awards, including their Pinot Gris, which won ‘Gold’ in 2014 at the Houston International. Other available award-winning wines include their Syrah, Cabernet, and Merlot blend that also placed at this event.
415 S Main St Grapevine, TX 76051, Phone: 855-662-8438
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Messina Hof is one of the most award-winning wineries in Texas. It’s a family-owned business that was founded on the pillars of family, tradition, and romance. The business dedicates itself to making the best wines in each varietal and prides itself on offering premier customer service, hospitality, and food. Guests are welcome to schedule a catered private event or meeting that will be accompanied by great wine pairings. Messina Hof is also a destination for weddings and vow renewals. The space for such a celebration is intimate and coordination services, decor, wine, and food selections can all be arranged by Messina Hof.
201 South Main Street, Grapevine, TX 76051, Phone: 817-442-8463
Fellowship Church is a Christian megachurch in Grapevine and has other locations throughout Texas. It has an affiliation with the Southern Baptist Convention. Since the Church opened in 1989, they’ve had the same lead pastor, Ed Young. Before the Fellowship Church came to Grapevine, it started as the Fellowship of Las Colinas and was based in Irving, Texas. With its first 150 members, the church made the decision to relocate to Grapevine and change its name to Fellowship Church, or FC for short. Current members describe this Church as a creative, high energy, and welcoming place to worship.
2450 TX-121, Grapevine, TX 76051, Phone: 972-471-5700
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