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Stay Close, Go Far
If you're staying in town this spring break, you can make it memorable by trying a DARTable staycation. Find fun on board DART as you discover North Texas. Getting there is half the adventure.

Here are a few unique destinations and experiences that are just a short walk from a DART rail station or bus stop. Your vacation starts the minute you park your car!

Go Green to Farmers Branch
Take your family on a trip back in time at the Farmers Branch Historical Park. This open-air museum features numerous 19th-century buildings on 27 acres, including a train depot, school and old church (Green Line to Farmers Branch Station).

Hop on for Free; Hop off for Fun
Downtown more your thing? Ride the D-Link for free. These bright magenta and yellow buses connect you to the best of downtown Dallas, including The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas Farmers Market and more.

Go Wild at the Dallas Zoo
For more Big D fun, visit the Dallas Zoo. Every child, and child at heart, enjoys feeding the giraffes or exploring the Simmons Hippo Outpost an immersive African waterhole habitat that opened last year (Red Line to Dallas Zoo Station).

Find Gems in Garland
Want something off the beaten path? Show up your kids with some old-school arcade fun at Nickelrama (Bus Routes 400 (402 as of March 26, 2018) or 566 to Belt Line Road at West Brand Road); take in a family-friendly movie for free at the Plaza Theatre (Blue Line to Downtown Garland Station); or enjoy a live performance at the Granville Arts Center (Blue Line to Downtown Garland Station).

Head Downtown (Plano, that is)
Walkable family fun abounds in downtown Plano. Take the kids to unique shops and restaurants around 15th Street; teach them about Texas' railroad roots at the Interurban Railway Museum; then, pop over for some outdoor time at nearby Haggard Park (Red or Orange Line to Downtown Plano Station).

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