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Summer 2024 in Grapevine

MEDIA CONTACT
Elizabeth Schrack
Director of Communications
Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau
Office: 817.410.3195 Cell: 702.528.5687
ESchrack@GrapevineTexasUSA.com

UNFORGETTABLE FAMILY FUN AWAITS THIS SUMMER
IN GRAPEVINE, TEXAS

Explore endless possibilities for a great value all within the charming Destination Grapevine

GRAPEVINE, TEXAS (July 1, 2024) – Families looking for a fun and easy Summer getaway filled with exciting family-friendly attractions, delicious eats and rich history need to look no further. Grapevine offers an affordable escape with a variety of activities guaranteed to create lasting memories. Book your stay at one of the Select Service Hotels and get ready to have some fun!

All Tracks Lead to Grapevine – A Dinosaur Experience

Calling all dino enthusiasts! Grapevine transforms into a prehistoric paradise this Summer with "All Tracks Lead to Grapevine," featuring a dinosaur dig, a towering T-Rex replica, and educational exhibits at the Grapevine Tower Gallery (admission $1). Step back in time on Grapevine Vintage Railroad's "Dinos on the Tracks" narrated by a paleontologist or soar through time with educational programs at the Observation Tower ($3) and at the Grapevine Public Library. The Historic Palace Theatre is getting in on the fun with dinosaur-themed movies on Thursdays throughout the Summer ($5). The merchants on Historic Main Street are also taking part in the dinosaur experience. Find special toys, treats and even some dino swag while perusing the locally owned shops, marked with dinosaur tracks on the sidewalk. Visit GrapevineTexasUSA.com/dinosaurs for more information.

Experience World-Class Shopping and Family-Fun activities at Grapevine Mills

Budding builders can unleash their creativity at LEGOLAND Discovery Center and take part in the LEGO Dream trials to become an official agent of the LEGO DREAMZzz Night Bureau (July 12 – August 11). Or cool off at the Pirate Beach Splash Pad all Summer long. Ocean enthusiasts can explore the wonders of the deep at SEA LIFE Grapevine, featuring endangered rescued sea turtles. Step into the exciting world of Peppa Pig World of Play, an indoor play center designed to give young children the opportunity to visit ten interactive play areas. Embark on an immersive and interactive art adventure at Meow Wolf Grapevine. All these attractions are located within Grapevine Mills which is also a world-class shopping destination with more than 180 shops including Nike, J. Crew and Michael Kors.

Gaylord Texan Resort’s SummerFest!

Unleash a Summer of endless fun at Gaylord Texan Resort’s SummerFest! Beat the Summer heat at Paradise Springs Water Park, boasting a massive 10-acre pool, a relaxing 600-foot lazy river and exhilarating waterslides. From May 24th – September 2nd the Resort transforms into a Summer escape for the entire family. Guests will enjoy pool parties, sand art, scavenger hunts, captivating live shows and more. Gaylord Texan Resort also has numerous restaurants and activities to create a family-friendly getaway.

Summer Camp-In at Great Wolf Lodge

Experience the magic of Summer Camp at Great Wolf Lodge! Guests can enjoy a classic Summer camping trip in a completely weatherproof environment from May 24th – August 25th. Families can cool off at the 80,000-square-foot indoor/outdoor water park, featuring a lazy river and its numerous winding waterslides. Participate in interactive games, fitness activities and arts & crafts projects to earn badges and be crowned the ultimate "Trailblazer." In the evenings, relax by the fireplace in the Grand Lobby with campfire sing-alongs, dance parties and other activities.

Explore the Walkable Historic Main Street District

Step back in time and wander through the Historic Main Street District, the heart of Grapevine. This walkable area is brimming with locally owned shops offering unique finds, from homegrown Texas gifts to clothing at one of the unique boutiques. Cool off with refreshing popsicles, slushies or shaved ice at Hip Pop, savor delicious gelato at Napoli's Italian Kitchen and indulge in gourmet ice cream at Kilwins. When hunger strikes, Historic Main Street offers a vast selection of restaurants and eateries to tantalize your taste buds. Grab a casual bite at a sidewalk cafe or enjoy a leisurely meal on a bistro patio.

Travel Through Time at Nash Farm

Unearth Grapevine's rich past at Historic Nash Farm, a living history museum where families can travel back to 1859 and immerse themselves in 19th-century farm life. Explore the original farmhouse and historic barn, learn about traditional tools and techniques used by generations of Texas farmers and connect with Grapevine's agricultural heritage. Nash Farm also hosts an annual Ice Cream Social on July 13 at 7 p.m. where visitors can enjoy some hand-made ice cream, vintage lawn games and live music. Tickets are available at NashFarm.org.

Climb Aboard the Grapevine Vintage Railroad

Take a ride on Grapevine Vintage Railroad and experience a journey through time! Travel in vintage 1920s-era coaches and enjoy live entertainment on every train car. Guests can choose from three different excursions: The Cotton Belt Route Excursion, The Trinity River Excursion and the Bear Creek Short Line Excursion. Grapevine Vintage Railroad also offers specialty excursions throughout the summer including the Disco Wine Train for adults.

Summer Films at the Historic Palace Theatre

Step back in time and enjoy the magic of classic cinema at the Historic Palace Theatre. Throughout the Summer, the theatre shows beloved classic movies. Grab a refreshing snack or drink from the concession stand and settle in for an evening of nostalgic entertainment. For the complete movie schedule and showtimes, visit grapevinetexasusa.com/palace-arts-center.

Explore Grapevine with Ease

Getting around Grapevine is a breeze! The complimentary Grapevine Visitors Shuttle offers three convenient routes making it easy to navigate the destination.

With more than 20 hotels at all price points, planning your Summer escape to Grapevine is simpler than ever. Plan your visit now at GrapevineTexasUSA.com.

Elizabeth Schrack
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