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Grapevine, Texas: Robot Cowboy Gunfight Glockenspiel

Clockwork cowboys have a pistol duel on Grapevine's clock tower several times a day -- if the weather's nice. A computer randomly determines which robot will win, so it's always a surprise.

Address:
700 S. Main St., Grapevine, TX
Directions:
Downtown. On the northwest corner of S. Main and W. Hudgins Sts. Look for the clock tower; it's the tallest thing around.
Hours:
Daily (winter) 10am,12, 2, 4, 6, 8 pm, weather permitting. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Robot Cowboy Gunfight Glockenspiel: The tower glockenspiel, a huge clock with little animated people that move around beneath its dial every hour, is usually found in medieval downtowns in Bavaria and Switzerland. Rarely built in the U.S., most of them are in spots trying to channel schnitzel and sausages. [05/19/2012] Complete Story...

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Robot Cowboy Gunfight Glockenspiel

I visited on March 8, 2023, and the Glockenspiel was not working and awaiting repair parts. The lady at the visitors center said they didn't have an estimated date for when it would reopen. All one can see for now are the signs describing the gun fight.

This is one of two Glockenspiels in Texas, the other is in Muenste at Fischers Meat Market.

[Stephanie Stuckey, 03/11/2023]

Robot Cowboy Gunfight Glockenspiel.

Robot Cowboy Gunfight Glockenspiel

The gunfight is working again! Watched it 05/11/22 at 2pm.

[Donna Robbins, 05/20/2022]

Winter 2021 hours posted on the plaza.

Robot Cowboy Gunfight Glockenspiel

The hours have changed for the glockenspiel robot gunfights.

[Cheryl Carmichael, 03/03/2021]

Cheryl followed up to tell us that the show never ran that day at the posted time! Wondering if the power crisis in Texas prohibitively skyrocketed the price of a robot gunfight.

Robot Cowboy Gunfight Glockenspiel.

Robot Cowboy Gunfight Glockenspiel

Duels at the Robot Cowboy Gunfight Glockenspiel are at noon, 3pm, 6pm and 9pm

[Betty, 02/09/2017]

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In the region:
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