When the Cotton Belt Railroad came to Grapevine in 1888, downtown flourished. Today, original and replica buildings house locally owned boutiques, artist studios, restaurants and bars. From downtown, hop aboard the Grapevine Vintage Railroad. This 1920s-style train rides to the Fort Worth Stockyards where you can experience authentic Texas livestock history (including a real cattle drive). Every two hours from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week, look to the Grapevine Glockenspiel clock tower for a performance by the Would-Be Train Robbers (two animatronic figures that emerge from the tower – it’s a Grapevine classic!). At Nash Farm, the longest continuously working farmstead in Tarrant county, get hands-on for authentic 19th century farm life.