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Spring break staycation in Grapevine

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grapevine vintage railroadNow is the perfect time to plan your exciting Spring Break getaway in Grapevine, the best family-friendly and fun destination in Texas! The entire family will enjoy activities including vintage train excursions, movies, an egg hunt and so much more. Put a little spring in your step and head to Grapevine!

Beginning March 14 through March 19, hop aboard Spring Fling on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad.  The Monday through Wednesday excursions departs Grapevine for the Fort Worth Stockyards at 1 p.m., arriving at approximately 2:20 p.m. The return trip to Grapevine departs the Stockyards at 4:15 p.m., and returns at approximately 5:45 p.m. The Thursday through Saturday excursions will depart for the Fort Worth Stockyards at          11 a.m., arriving at approximately 12:20 p.m. The return trip to Grapevine departs the Stockyards at 2:15 p.m., and returns at approximately 3:45 p.m. Regular schedule resumes Sunday, March 20. The Monday through Friday excursions will feature interactive games and activities onboard. For tickets and additional information, visit www.GVRR.com. 705 S. Main St.

Celebrate Spring Break at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center and SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium! LEGOLAND Discovery Center will be showing the LEGO® Movie 4D A New Adventure or experience the new Star Wars MINILAND Episode II Attack of the Clones. Visitors to SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium can recycle to make a difference. To celebrate the opening of Claws, an exhibit featuring different crustaceans from around the world, SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium is working with a local artist to create a larger-than-life crab sculpture made entirely of soda cans (goal of 1,500 cans). Now through April 1, with the purchase of one adult ticket and a donation of 5 empty soda cans, guests will receive one free child’s admission to SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium. Bring in five cans for each additional child in your group and their ticket is just $5. Claws opens April 22.

Bring the entire family to Grapevine’s Settlement to City Museums and enjoy family crafts and activities, including a scavenger hunt, printing on the 1881 printing press and more. This collection of buildings features four historic museums that tell the history of Grapevine including the Keeling House Museum, Donald Schoolhouse, Cotton Ginners Museum and the Grapevine Historical Museum. Bring your lunch and enjoy a picnic in the museum plaza. During Spring Break, the Settlement to City Museums are open Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. For more information, visit www.GrapevineMuseums.com.

 On Friday, March 18, step into a 19th century home and witness the domestic duties of a farm family during the Frugal Farm Wife series at Grapevine’s Nash Farm, 626 Ball St. See period-clothed interpreters performing seasonal chores. This open-house setting allows guests to discuss the activities with the interpreters. Pre-registration is encouraged and a participation fee of $3 per person is required. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

 What’s spring break without a great movie? Grapevine’s Historic Palace Theatre is the perfect place to check out a classic flick. On March 18, see “The Goonies” (1985), rated PG and starring Sean Astin, Josh Brolin and Corey Feldman. In order to save their home from foreclosure, a group of misfits set out to find a pirate’s ancient treasure. Tickets are just $6 and the movies start at 7:30 p.m. Bring a same day receipt from a Grapevine restaurant and receive a free small popcorn. The Palace Theatre is located at 300 S. Main St.

Take a trip to the farm this spring for Grapevine’s 41st Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 19. Mr. Bunny will be hiding thousands of eggs at Nash Farm, 626 Ball St., for a hopping good time. Special prize eggs will be hidden in each age division. Let our face painters turn you into a bunny and enjoy other activities such as a petting zoo, wagon rides, and more! There will be five different hunts organized by age group. Bring your camera for a myriad of great photo opportunities. Events take place from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Free. For more information, visit www.grapevinetexas.gov.

While you’re in Grapevine, make sure to check out the 127-foot high Grapevine Glockenspiel Clock Tower featuring the Would-Be Train Robbers Nat Barrett and Willy Majors. Located 75-feet in the air, these two larger-than-life, 9-foot tall Glockenspiel characters emerge each day at the stroke of noon, 3 p.m., 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. to attempt the perfect heist and learn that crime just doesn’t pay! Free. 636 S. Main St.

Complete your Spring Break Grapevine getaway with a special package from one of Grapevine’s hotels. To find the perfect hotel option to complete your getaway, visit www.GrapevineTexasUSA.com/Getaways.

For more information about experiencing Spring Break in Grapevine, call the Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau at 817-410-3185 or visit www.GrapevineTexasUSA.com.

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