Independence Day Military Discounts

Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, opens its gates to the public in celebration of Independence Day, July 4, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Kyle E. Gese)
Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, opens its gates to the public in celebration of Independence Day, July 4, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Kyle E. Gese)

On July 4, 1776, the thirteen colonies claimed their independence from England, which eventually led to the formation of the United States. Today, we can celebrate this freedom with discounts that span a number of products and services.

The following is a list of military discounts offered for Independence Day 2018. Please check back frequently as the list is updated.

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A.C. Moore

A.C. Moore offers a 20% military discount from July 1 through July 4.

Birmingham Zoo

Active duty, retired military, veterans and their dependents get free admission to the zoo on July 4.

Blue Star Museums

Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s military, from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

California's Great America

Current and past military men and women will be honored with free park admission July 1-4 and can bring up to 6 guests for a discounted price.


Carowinds offers free park admission to any active, inactive or retired service men and women June 30 to July 8.

Cedar Point

Active, retired or honorably discharged military members will receive free park admission on July 4. Military members can also purchase up to 6 additional tickets for family and friends for a discounted price. 

Cincinnati Zoo

All military members will receive free admission on July 4.  Military personnel can also purchase up to six half-price admission tickets for members of their immediate family.

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is offering free admission and discounted Zoombezi Bay admission to military and their immediate family, June 30 through July 8.

Dorney Park

Dorney Park in Pennsylvania offers free regular admission to any active or retired military personnel July 1 through 4. Military members can also purchase discount admission tickets for members of their immediate family (maximum of six).


Funderland Amusement Park in Sacramento, CA is offering military members, veterans and their families a free day of rides on July 4.

Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park

Active duty and retired military personnel get free admission to Gilroy Gardens June 30 - July 4.

Home Depot

All veterans are eligible for Home Depot's 10% military discount on July 4 with a DoD-issued ID, a DD214 or a Veterans Driver’s License.

Kings Dominion

Kings Dominion is offering free admission for active duty military and veterans June 30 through July 4. They are also offering discounted tickets for dependents.

Kings Island

Kings Island is offering active duty military members and veterans free admission July 1 through 4. They are also offering discounted tickets for up to six family members.

Mystic Aquarium

Veterans and active duty members who visit Mystic Aquarium July 1 through 31 will receive free general admission. Dependent family members receive a discounted admission rate of $20.99 per adult, $15.99 per youth (13-17) and $13.99 per child (3-12).

Ninety Nine Restaurant and Pub

All veterans and active duty military receive a free appetizer with any meal on July 4.

Outback Steakhouse

Service members receive a 20% discount at Outback June 28 through July 4. 

Sun Splash Family Waterpark

Sun Splash Family Waterpark offers free one-day admission for active or retired military, disabled veterans, and military reservists on July 4, plus a $3 discount is available for up to 4 family members accompanying military personnel.


Valleyfair is offering free admission during their Military Days June 30 through July 4 for active duty military and veterans. Discounted tickets are available for up to six immediate family members.

Worlds of Fun

Veterans or active military members will receive complimentary admission to Worlds of Fun on July 4, with the option to purchase up to six discounted tickets for immediate family members.

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