Prior to settlement, this well - watered location on the black land
prairie was the site of important negotiations with Indians, including a treaty signed
here by Sam Houston in 1849. The population was 1,813 in 1950, and explosive growth
has paralleled that of most Metroplex cities. The location of the Dallas/Ft. Worth
International Airport here has also stimulated growth.
Much of Main Street is listed in the National Register of Historic
Places. A walking map tour of the historic downtown area is available at Convention
and Visitor;s Bureau in the re - created Wallis Hotel Building. The original 1891
hotel was near the railroad depot; closed in 1926, the building was demolished in the
1930's. Open Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. One Liberty Park Plaza.
Three championship public golf courses are open daily.
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport-
One of the world's largest airports with over 2000 domestic and
international flights scheduled daily. Group tours available through D/FW Airport
Public Relations Office.
Grapevine Heritage Center-
Originally the sight of the Cotton Belt Railroad Depot and Cotton
Docks, this three acre site is being developed as a heritage education center. The
brick building houses artisans who demonstrate and teach their craft. Gifts and
custom orders available. Open Sat. 9.a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sun. 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. 701
S. Main Street.
Grapevine Historical Museum-
Housed in restored railroad depot built in 1901, the depot served
the city as a railroad station until 1973, when the railroad abandoned it and moved off
site in 1973. The Grapevine Heritage Foundation purchased this building.
Museum displays local and pioneer history exhibits. Open Fri. - Sun. 1
- 5 p.m. 707 S. Main Street.
Showcase of Country and Western Entertainment in historic Palace
Theater. There's a foot stompin', hand - clappin' family - style show every Fri.
& Sat. night featuring local, regional and national artists. 308 S. Main Street.