Grapevine Population- 42,059 Altitude. 650


Prior to settlement, this well - watered location on the black land prairie was the site of important negotiations with Indians, including a treaty signed here by Sam Houston in 1849.  The population was 1,813 in 1950, and explosive growth has paralleled that of most Metroplex cities.  The location of the Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport here has also stimulated growth. 

Much of Main Street is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.  A walking map tour of the historic downtown area is available at Convention and Visitor;s Bureau in the re - created Wallis Hotel Building.  The original 1891 hotel was near the railroad depot; closed in 1926, the building was demolished in the 1930's.  Open Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.  One Liberty Park Plaza.

Three championship public golf courses are open daily.

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport-

One of the world's largest airports with over 2000 domestic and international flights scheduled daily.  Group tours available through D/FW Airport Public Relations Office.

Grapevine Heritage Center-

Originally the sight of the Cotton Belt Railroad Depot and Cotton Docks, this three acre site is being developed as a heritage education center.  The brick building houses artisans who demonstrate and teach their craft.  Gifts and custom orders available.  Open Sat. 9.a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sun. 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.  701 S. Main Street.

Grapevine Historical Museum-

Housed in restored railroad depot built in 1901, the depot served the city as a railroad station until 1973, when the railroad abandoned it and moved off site in 1973.  The Grapevine Heritage Foundation purchased this building.   Museum displays local and pioneer history exhibits. Open  Fri. - Sun.  1 - 5 p.m.  707 S. Main Street.

Grapevine Opry-

Showcase of Country and Western Entertainment in historic Palace Theater.  There's a foot stompin', hand - clappin' family - style show every Fri. & Sat. night featuring local, regional and national artists.  308 S. Main Street.   Admission.



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