EXPO IPAT Museum Convention
September 29-October 5, 2024
Some people when they travel like to enjoy the hotel's amenities. For others, it is merely a place to sleep. So why should we make that decision for you on your trip? Below is a list of hotels. For the best price, you may want to consider a site like booking.com or hotels.com. Keep in mind that hotels book quickly in Grapevine. Short term rentals (i.e., AirBnB, Vrbo) are not allowed in Grapevine city limits, but are in some nearby cities.
You can get group rate at your pick of hotel by using the following link: https://groups.bookonline.com/EventPage7495202
Please note that rates fluctuate and are not guaranteed. The hotels through this link are for the best part outside of Grapevine city limits so might be best for people who are traveling with their own transportation.
If you are coming from DFW airport, you can catch the TEXRail from Terminal B to Grapevine.
The City of Grapevine also offers three complimentary shuttle lines to take people around the City. Hotels serviced by the routes are noted above. Routes and times may be found here.
Some hotels offer shuttles to Main Street or destinations of your choosing around Grapevine. Please check with your hotel.
Main Street is very walkable. There is a slight rise in elevation as you head north. The map at the right shows key convention places. To see the full map with places to eat, click here or on the map.
Farina's--Site of Auction Dinner
In 1843, Sam Houston met with ten Native American leaders to sign the Treaty of Bird's Fort not far from modern Grapevine. The Treaty allowed Texans to settle North Texas without fear of attack from Natives. The next year in 1844, Grapevine was settled. In 2021, the City dedicated the "Peace Circle" on Peace Plaza in front of the Grapevine Main. The ceremony had representatives from the original ten nations whose leaders, along with Sam Houston, are represented by bronze figures at 1.25 the size of life.
The Peace Circle is just one of many in a series of public art features around Grapevine. Funded at no cost to tax payers, there are sculptures and murals all over Grapevine with most centered on Main Street. Be sure to plan a walk after dinner to enjoy these.
In 1888, the agrarian way of life in Grapevine was transformed by the coming of the St. Louis Southwest Railroad, or Cotton Belt Railroad. The original station and section foreman's house from circa 1888 still stand and are open to the public on weekends from free. From the station, you can catch a ride on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad. Ride 1920s cars lead by a restored engine. Advance purchase is recommended at GVRR.com.
In the Spring of 2021, the Grapevine Main opened. Across the tracks from the original station, it resembles a train station and houses meeting rooms, a food court, and the Grapevine Visitor's Center. Visitors may go to the top of the tower and enjoy views of the DFW area from 150ft in the air for a small fee.
The City was named for the wild mustang grapes that grew on the prairie. Today, Main Street and nearby is home to several wineries, a couple of breweries and a cidery. There are even places with alcohol infused popsicles and ice cream.
Grapevine is also the home of the largest in tact homestead in Tarrant County located three blocks west of Main Street. In 1859, Thomas & Elizabeth Nash moved to their land. By 1869, a new home was completed. It has been lovingly restored. Open 9 am to 5 pm daily, visitors may tour the home and grounds that include heritage breeds of chickens, turkey and sheep. Admission is free. More information may be found at Nashfarm.org.
The Grapevine Botanical Garden is a few blocks west of Main Street. With free admission from 8 am to 6 pm daily, it is tranquil place to rest for a few minutes. Home to the annual "Butterfly, Flutterby," it also has a large sculpture of butterflies in flight.
For those who prefer indoor activities, Grapevine Mills Mall is a shuttle ride away from Main Street. It features wonderful outlet shopping in addition to Meow Wolf, Legoland, Sea Life Aquarium and Rainforest Café.
There are so many things to do in Grapevine! For a full list, visit GrapevineTexasUSA.com.
Grapevine is located halfway between Dallas and Fort Worth for those who are more adventurous and wish to go further out.
Comfort Suites DFW North/Grapevine
1805 Enchanted Way
Courtyard/Towneplace Suites by Marriott
200 Bass Pro Ct
Embassy Suites by Hilton Dallas DFW Airport North
2401 Bass Pro Dr
1501 Gaylord Trl
Grand Hyatt DFW
2337 S International Pkwy
Great Wolf Lodge
100 Great Wolf Dr
Hampton Inn & Suites DFW Airport North/Grapevine
1750 N Hwy 121
Hilton DFW Lakes
1800 Highway 26E
Hilton Garden Inn DFW North/Grapevine
205 W Hwy 114
Hilton Garden Inn Grapevine At Silverlake Crossings
2240 Bass Pro Ct
Holiday Inn Express DFW/Grapevine
309 W Hwy 114
Homewood Suites by Hilton DFW Airport North/Grapevine
2214 Grapevine Mills Cir W
Hotel Vin, Autograph Collection
215 E Dallas Dr
Merlot, Blue, Green
Hyatt Place Grapevine
2220 Grapevine Mills Cir W
Hyatt Regency DFW
2344 N International Pkwy
Residence Inn by Marriott/DFW Airport N/Grapevine
2020 Hwy 26
Springhill Suites by Marriott Dallas Airport North/Grapevine
2240 Grapevine Mills Cir W
Super 8 by Wyndham Grapevine
250 Hwy 114 E