Did You Know Facts
There is so much to see and do in Grapevine but here are a few fun facts about this amazing North Texas city that you might not know!
- Grapevine is home to several winery tasting rooms.
- Lake Grapevine is an 8,000-acre recreational lake with more than 19 miles of wilderness trails. Lake Grapevine offers 2 marinas, Scott’s Landing Marina and Silver Lake Marina and family friendly campgrounds.
- Grapevine boasts 81 holes of golf. Grapevine’s 3 golf courses are ranked among the top 50 public courses in the U.S., including one owned by the NFL Dallas Cowboys.
- There are more than 22 miles of paved and natural trails for hikers and bikers.
- Grapevine currently has over 5,300 hotel rooms and 21 hotels including seven full-service properties (Courtyard/TownePlace Suites by Marriott, Embassy Suites by Hilton DFW Airport North, Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center, Hyatt Regency DFW, Grand Hyatt DFW, Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center and Great Wolf Lodge).
- Grapevine dates back to 1843 when General Sam Houston and representatives of the Republic of Texas met with members of 10 American Indian nations. They joined to negotiate a treaty of peace and friendship at Grape Vine Springs, also known as Tah-Wah-Karro Creek. Within a year, the first settlers started arriving, rolling in on covered wagons, on the Grape Vine Prairie. The wild mustang grapes that grew there gave the city its name.
- Built in 1940, the Historic Palace Theatre is home to the Grapevine Opry. Stars who have performed there include LeAnn Rimes, Miranda Lambert and Keith Anderson.
- Grapevine special event venues offer over 650,000-sq. ft. of meeting space.
- Grapevine’s Nash Farm, circa 1859, is the oldest operating farmstead in Tarrant County.
- In 2012, Grapevine was named a World Festival and Event City by the International Festival and Events Association.
- The People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic, held annually during GrapeFest® is the world’s largest consumer-judged wine competition.
- With more than 1,400 events slated for the holidays, Grapevine is known as the Christmas Capital of Texas®.
- Grapevine Vintage Railroad’s Steam Engine 2248, nicknamed “Puffy,” is the oldest continuously operated steam engine in the South.
- Notorious criminal duo Bonnie and Clyde, who were both from Dallas, left their mark all over Texas, including in Grapevine. They especially spent time at Denton Creek, the area now known as Lake Grapevine.
- Grapevine Mills mall encompasses more than 1.6 million-square- feet of shopping, entertainment and restaurant space.