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Northeast Times | October 18, 2021

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How to navigate spring break traffic – Fort Worth

How to navigate spring break traffic – Fort Worth

Spring Break week is here again, and that means Fort Worth’s cultural attractions will be popular destinations for parents and kids looking to enjoy their time away from school.

Here are tips for nearby attractions.

Plan your visit

Spring Break is the most popular time of the year for parents and children to visit the Fort Worth Zoo. Many families will visit on March 11, half-price day. Visitors will be able to access the zoo using their normal route, but more people than usual will be using this route to reach the zoo. Try approaching the zoo from the south by taking Berry Street to University Drive, which is often an easier route, or try taking the University Drive exit from Chisholm Trail Parkway.

Admission to the Fort Worth Zoo is $16 for adults, $12 for seniors (65 and over) and children (ages 3-12). Toddlers 2 and younger are free. Admission is half-price every Wednesday. Zoo hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Take the Safari Express

From March 7-15, Trinity Metro’s Safari Express bus will run direct service from Bus Bay A, adjacent to the Trinity Railway Express platform, at Fort Worth Central Station, 1001 Jones St., to and from the Fort Worth Zoo’s main entrance at Colonial Parkway.

A round-trip day pass for the Safari Express is $5 for adults, $2.50 for children 5-19 and seniors 65 and older (with transit agency ID card), and free for children 4 and under.

The Safari Express will run every 30 minutes from 9:15 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. The first shuttle leaves Central Station at 9:15 a.m. and the last weekday shuttle leaves the zoo at 6:15 pm.

For more information about the Safari Xpress, call 817-215-8600.

Heading to Dickies Arena for the NCAA Basketball Tournament? Exiting on Montgomery Avenue is a great way to get to easy parking at Dickies Arena. If you are coming from downtown Fort Worth, take Lancaster Avenue instead of I-30. Alternately, take The Dash from downtown Fort Worth; buses run every 15 minutes.

Going to Butterflies in the Garden? If you are visiting the Fort Worth Botanic Garden to see Butterflies in the Garden, consider taking Lancaster Avenue to University Drive instead of I-30 to University Drive.

Going to Dream Park? The best option is to use the north entrance of Trinity Park near the duck pond. Visitors from I-30 should exit Henderson Street and take West Seventh Street westbound, then turn south on Stayton Street to enter the park. Follow Trinity Park Drive to Trinity Park court and park in the lot near Dream Park.

Not going to one of these popular destinations? Consider an alternate route to your destination.