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LEGOLAND® DISCOVERY CENTER DALLAS/ FORT WORTH
SEA LIFE GRAPEVINE AQUARIUM
LEGOLAND® DISCOVERY CENTER DALLAS/FORT WORTH
LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Dallas/ Fort Worth is now open and offers a fun, highly interactive and educational 2-3 hour indoor experience that is ideal for families with children. Based on the ever-popular LEGO® brick, LEGOLAND® Discovery Center provides a range of interactive features including hands-on play areas; a 4D cinema; master classes from the LEGO® Master Model Builder; LEGO® rides; special party rooms for birthdays and other celebrations; and the venues signature MINILAND exhibit which is a recreation of landmarks in North Texas out of LEGO® bricks. For more information, call 972-539-9386.
SEA LIFE GRAPEVINE AQUARIUM
The 45,000 square-foot, two-story aquarium houses more than 30 spectacular displays in 12 different habitat zones and features more than 5,000 of some of the worlds most thrilling sea creatures for visitors to enjoy. A stunning 360-degree walkthrough transparent tunnel surrounds visitors with sharks, rays, coral reef fish and a magnificent sea turtle. Not only does the SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium experience focus on a voyage into the depths of the oceans, but it also includes other fun, interactive and educational elements like a Behind the Scenes Aquarist Experience and unique displays with species native to both freshwater and coastal habitats of Texas. For more information, call 972-539-9386.
GRAPEVINE VINTAGE RAILROAD
Head to the Cotton Belt Depot and hop aboard the Grapevine Vintage Railroad for a trip right out of the past. Either an antique steam engine named Puffy (the oldest in the Southwest) or a vintage diesel engine named Vinny pulls Victorian-style coaches for a ride recalling the days of the Wild West. The trains regular route is a 21-mile trip to the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District. The train also makes enchanting Valentines Day Sweetheart Express Wine Train, Easter Bunny Fun Run, Jazz Wine Train, the ever-popular North Pole Express during the Christmas season and much more. The trains Craftsman-style depot is also a historic landmark, as is the Section Foremans House and the more than 100 year old turntable. 705 S. Main St. 817-410-3385
VISITOR INFO & TRANSPORTATION
Visit the Grapevine Visitor Information Center, located in Cotton Belt Depot at 705 S. Main St.* Hours of Operation: Monday - Saturday, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.; Sundays, 12 p.m.- 5 p.m., 817-410-8136. The Grapevine Visitor Shuttle operates seven days a week; Sunday through Thursday from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fares for all-day individual passes are $5 and all-day family passes are $10. Exact change is preferred.
Tickets are available at all Grapevine hotels, Grapevine Mills Mall and the Visitor Information Center.
*Moving to new location at 636 S. Main St. in 2012.
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