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Grapevine

One of the oldest settlements in North Texas, Grapevine -- north of DFW Airport and wedged between Dallas and Fort Worth -- is known for its handsomely restored historic Main Street, the Grapevine Opry, several Texas wineries, and a number of art galleries housed in turn-of-the-20th-century buildings. Downtown there are some 75 historic buildings, including the Torian Log Cabin, Liberty Park, 201 S. Main St., and the 1901 Cotton Belt Train Depot. The Grapevine Opry, which inhabits the 1940 Palace Theatre at 308 S. Main St. (tel. 817/481-8733), holds foot-stomping hootenannies on Saturday nights and features concerts by top-name country stars throughout the year.

The Grapevine Visitor Information Center is located at 701 S. Main St. (tel. 800/457-6338 or 817/410-8136; www.ci.grapevine.tx.us). You can pick up information about wine tours and tastings at La Buena Vida Vineyards, La Bodega Winery, and North Star Winery.

The best way to visit old Grapevine is by train. The Tarantula Steam Train travels from Stockyards Station in Fort Worth to historic Grapevine. Otherwise, take Hwy. 114 northwest from Dallas or Hwy. 121 northeast from Fort Worth.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.