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All Tracks Lead to Grapevine - A Summer Dinosaur Experience

Roar into Summer Fun in Grapevine with a Dino-Mite Adventure!

Prepare for an epic summer in Grapevine, where all tracks lead to prehistoric fun! From Now through July 31st, Grapevine is transforming into a dino-lover's paradise with exhibits, activities, and adventures for the whole family.

Dig Up a World of Fun

Step into the shoes of a paleontologist at the Dino-Dig in the Grapevine Tower Gallery (636 S. Main St.). Unearth hidden dinosaur bones, pose with a mighty T-Rex and dive deep into the fascinating world of the Cretaceous period. For just $1, you can explore the ancient Western Interior Seaway and learn about the dinosaurs that once roamed North Texas.

Every Saturday in June, join Grapevine's own Fossil Hunter, Murray Cohen, for Dino Talks. Cohen, who made headlines with his dinosaur jawbone discovery at Lake Grapevine, will share his fossil-hunting adventures and paleontology secrets.

All Aboard the Dino Train!

Discover the fascinating history of dinosaur tracks in Grapevine while riding on the tracks aboard the Grapevine Vintage Railroad. Our Dinos on the Tracks excursion lets guests travel back to the Age of Dinosaurs. Running Fridays from June 14th to July 19th, these excursions feature fun activities, special narrations by Dr. Ron Tykoski from the Perot Museum and even fossils and educational presentations. Tickets range from $10 to $12 and can be booked in advance at GVRR.com.

Catch a Dinosaur Movie at the Palace Theatre

Dinosaur Thursdays at the Historic Palace Theatre bring classic dino flicks to the big screen. Enjoy kid-friendly movies every Thursday at 10 a.m. for just $5. Here's the lineup:

  • June 6th: The Land Before Time
  • June 13th: Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
  • June 20th: The Land Before Time II
  • June 27th: Dinosaur
  • July 11th: The Land Before Time IV
  • July 18th: Dinotopia: Quest for the Ruby Sunstone
  • July 25th: The Land Before Time V

Fun at the Library

The Grapevine Public Library is joining the prehistoric fun with three exciting programs for kids:

  • Dinosaurs! – Get hands-on with real dinosaur bones.
  • Carnivores vs. Herbivores – Learn how dinosaurs hunted and defended themselves through games.
  • Texas in the Cretaceous – Discover local dinosaurs and learn how to become a fossil hunter.

Special Offers Along Historic Main Street

Follow the dinosaur tracks along Historic Main Street and discover more than 25 merchants offering special treats and discounts. Indulge in Dino Pops at Dr. Sue’s Chocolates, cool down with The Tar Pit at Beth Marie’s Ice Cream, or find unique dino toys at Little Orange Fish. You can even create a glass-blown dinosaur egg at Vetro Glassblowing Studio!

For more details, visit GrapevineTexasUSA.com/dinosaur.

 

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Josh is the Communications Coordinator at Convention and Visitors Bureau. The Dallas native is a sports fanatic who loves cheering on all his local teams and the school who made him the writer he is today, The University of Oklahoma. Josh loves finding new restaurants and patios with a view in Grapevine.