Prior to settlement in 1850, this well-watered location on the
blackland prairie was the site of important negotiations with
the Indians including a treaty signed here by Sam Houston in 1849.
The population was 1,813 in 1950; growth parallels that of most
metroplex cities, and location of the Dallas/Fort Worth International
Airport here has stimulated growth.
Much of Main street is listed in the National Register of Historic
Places. A walking map tour of the historic renovated downtown
area is available at convention and visitors bureau in re-created
Wallis Hotel building. The original 1891 hotel was near railroad
depot; closed in 1926, the building was demolished in the 1930s.
Open Mon. - Fri. from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. One Liberty Park Plaza.
DALLAS /FORT WORTH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
GRAPEVINE HERITAGE CENTER
GRAPEVINE HISTORICAL MUSEUM
- DALLAS /FORT WORTH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
- One of the world's largest airports with over 2,000 scheduled
domestic and international flights daily. Group tours are available
through D/FW Airport Public Relations Office.
- GRAPEVINE HERITAGE CENTER -
Originally the site of Cotton Belt Railroad depot and cotton docks.
Three-acre site is being developed as heritage education center.
The brick building houses artisans who demonstrate and teach their
craft. Gifts and custom orders available. 701 S. Main.
- GRAPEVINE HISTORICAL MUSEUM -
Housed in restored railroad depot. Built in 1901, the depot served
the city as a railroad station until abandoned by the railroad
and moved off the site in 1973. The Grapevine Heritage Foundation
purchased this building, its original site, and moved it back.
Museum displays local and pioneer history exhibits. Open Fri.
- Sun. form 1 to 5 p.m. 707 S. Main Street.
- GRAPEVINE OPRY - Showcase of country
and Western entertainment in historic Palace Theatre. There's
a foot-stompin', hand-clappin' family-style show every Fri. and
Sat. night featuring local, regional, and national artist. 308
S. Main Street. Admission.
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