Downtown Dinosaurs, Grapevine

I live in a house full of dinosaur fanatics, so I knew that we would have to head to Downtown Historic Grapevine this summer when I heard that they had all gone prehistoric!  Main Street has been overtaken by dinosaurs, and your kids will love it! There are 43 merchants that are jumping on the Jurassic wagon, all in walking distance, with fun activities, photo ops, train rides and much more!


Know Before You Go

Parking is FREE


Image Courtesy of Grapevine Vintage Railroad

Grapevine Vintage Railroad T-Rex Express

This summer’s Friday Fun Train will have a “Jurassic” theme!  Click HERE to read more about it!


Be the Dinosaur

Explore the life of a dinosaur.  Visitors learn about their diets and habitat, as well as survival, during a video game.

Purchase tickets online or at the door. Click HERE for more information or to buy tickets.

13343051_10209464044023540_2042567380027980694_nFor my dinosaur and video game obsessed 8-year-old, this was heaven!  A $4.00 ticket allows them to play as much as they want!


Settlement to City Museums 

After dragging my little guy out, we headed over to the museums next door.  We enjoyed seeing the little schoolhouse and my boy was thrilled with the small toy dinosaur he was given just for coming in to say hello!


Each Wednesday, Friday and Saturday you can press your own design on a t-shirt, using their old press!  Cost is $10 and includes a tshirt!  Purchase tickets online or when you arrive.



Nat and Willy Gunfights

Not dino-related, but we headed outside just in time to watch the Gunfight atop the tower!  The gunfights happen daily at Noon, 3, 6, and 9pm.  My 8-year-old defined it as “like a Texas-styled coo-coo clock”!



Pick up a map of all the shops that have done to the dinos at the Grand Gallery!  There are even restaurants with dinosaur-inspired menu items, like Dr Sue’s chocolates, who’s making dinosaur pops, and A.J.’s on Main, who has a giant rib or get a raptor sandwich at Weinberger’s Delicatessen.

For more information on the fun activities and upcoming events, click HERE!

Things To Do in Grapevine

Don’t forget your swimsuits and head over to Dove Waterpark to cool down!  Click HERE for more information, hours and pricing!

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