2024 Military Travel and Recreation Discounts for Veterans Day

2023 Veterans Day travel deals

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Looking for Veterans Day travel and recreation military discounts for 2024? This list will be updated regularly as new discounts come in. Below are the discounts that were available for 2023.

All of the discounts have been confirmed, either through press release or direct communication with the company. Check out all the other discounts being offered this Veterans Day.

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2023 Veterans Day Travel and Recreation Discounts:

The following is a list of Veterans Day discounts offered for travel and recreation in 2023.

9/11 Memorial and Museum -- Throughout Salute to Service, November 8 through 12, military veterans, active military, retired military, and their guests may reserve complimentary tickets.

Akron Zoo -- Veterans receive free admission with valid military ID, and immediate family members receive 50% off admission, November 8 through 12. Go to the ticket counter to purchase tickets.

Aquarium of the Pacific -- Veterans and active-duty military personnel get free admission on November 11.

Arizona State Parks -- Veterans, active-duty military, and National Guard get free entrance on November 11.

Army Corp of Engineers Recreation Areas -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will waive day use fees at its recreation areas nationwide November 11.

B&Bs for Vets -- Hundreds of inns and B&Bs will honor active-duty military and veterans for Veterans Day with free stays. Most of the inns are offering one free room night on November 10 or 11, but offers may vary.

Birmingham Zoo -- Veterans, active-duty military and five dependents (up to six total) get free admission November 11 through 12. Guests must show proof of military service.

Capital Wheel -- Active and retired military can experience The Capital Wheel for free on November 11 with a valid military ID.

CheapOair -- Use the promo code VTRN25 and save up to $25 off CheapOair's fees on flights when you book October 6 through November 15.

Cincinnati Zoo -- All members of the military will receive free admission on November 11. The offer also allows military personnel to purchase up to six half-price admission tickets for members of their immediate family.

Colonial Williamsburg -- For the entire Veterans Day Weekend, November 10 through 12, active-duty military, Reservists, retirees, veterans, National Guardsmen and their immediate dependents get free admission.

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum -- On November 11 veterans and active–duty military members get free museum admission alongside up to three immediate family members. Proof of military affiliation must be presented.

Dave & Buster's -- Veterans get a free entree (up to $20) and a free $10 Power Card with a valid veterans ID card on November 11.

Durham Museum -- Veterans and their families get free admission on November 11. Veterans can also enjoy a free hot dog meal at the Soda Fountain.

Gilroy Gardens -- Gilroy Gardens offers free admission for active-duty and retired military with valid ID November 10 to 12. Military can also get up to 6 free tickets for friends and family. 

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden -- Veterans get free admission on November 11.

Hagley Museum and Library -- Current military members, veterans, and their families get free admission on November 11.

Killington Resort -- Active-duty, retired and honorably discharged members of the military receive a free lift ticket on November 11.

Knott's Berry Farm -- Active-duty military and veterans receive discounted admission for themselves and up to 5 guests during Military Tribute Days, November 1 through 16 and November 27 through December 14. Tickets can be purchased online or at the Knott’s Berry Farm ticket booths.

La Quinta by Wyndham -- Eligible military members enjoy 12% off Best Available Rate at participating La Quinta by Wyndham hotels. Plus, Wyndham Rewards members receive 1,000 bonus points for one qualified stay booked direct by December 8 and completed by December 11, 2023.

Main Event -- On November 11, active-duty military and veterans get a free double cheeseburger and 30 minute Fun Card with ID.

Mammoth Mountain -- Veterans and active-duty military members can ski or ride for free on November 11. To redeem your free lift ticket, visit the ticket window at Main Lodge and present a valid military ID.

Montgomery Zoo -- Veterans, active-duty military personnel, and their dependent family members receive a 50% discount on regular daytime admission to the Montgomery Zoo and Mann Wildlife Learning Museum, November 5 through 11.

Monticello -- Veterans get complimentary admission November 10 through 12.

Montpelier -- Veterans and active-duty service members get a free "Highlights of Montpelier" tour and Museum Shop discount on November 10 and 11.

Mount Vernon -- All active-duty, former, or retired military personnel are admitted for free on November 11.

Museum of the Bible -- Active-duty service members and veterans, and their spouses and children receive free admission from November 11 through 18. Present your military or veteran ID cards at Ticketing.

Nashville Zoo -- Active-duty military personnel, veterans and their immediate families receive free admission on November 12. Advance reservations are not required.

National Parks -- On November 11, get free admission to all National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee.

National WWI Museum and Memorial -- Admission is free for veterans and active-duty military personnel, November 10 through 12.

Natural History Museum of Utah -- From November 10 through 12, the Natural History Museum of Utah offers free admission to former members of the U.S. military, plus one additional guest each.

NEW Zoo & Adventure Park -- Veterans, active-duty military personnel, and their immediate families get free zoo admission on November 11.

North Carolina Zoo -- Military personnel, veterans and one accompanying guest get free admission November 6 through 12.

Northwest Trek Wildlife Park -- Veterans and active-duty military members can enjoy the Northwest Trek for free on November 11. Immediate family members receive half-off general admission. Offer is not valid on online purchases or premier tours (Wild Drives/Keeper Adventure Tours).

NY Waterway -- Active-duty military and veterans ride the ferry for free on November 11.

OTL Seat Fillers -- Los Angeles Area military, veterans, and military families can register as a new Los Angeles Seat Filler before November 12 for two free months of seat filling tickets for two. No credit card needed. Various shows like plays, musicals, comedy shows, and special events.

Pickleball Kingdom -- From November 11 to 13, veterans play for free.

Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium -- On November 11, veterans and active-duty service members get free admission, and their families get half-off general admission. This offer is valid at the Zoo admission window and not valid on online purchases. 

Pro Football Hall of Fame -- Veterans plus one guest get free admission and parking to the Veterans Day Event & Expo on November 11. A 20% off discount in the Hall of Fame Store will also be offered.

San Antonio Zoo -- Active-duty, retired, veteran members of the military, National Guard and Reserves get free admission throughout November. Plus, up to four immediate family members can receive 50% off single day tickets on date of visit.

Sedgwick County Zoo -- Veterans, military personnel, and their families get free admission for their entire party on November 11. Must present valid military ID or proof of active deployment. Offer is also valid for Gold Star families. Includes daily admission only, not applicable for Wild Lights tickets.

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom -- Veterans and active-duty military personnel will be given complimentary park admission with valid military ID, November 10 to 12. Family members are eligible to receive $19.99 park admission (up to 4 in group). All redemptions will take place at the front gate.

St. Louis Wheel -- Veterans and active-duty military ride for free on November 11.

Super 8 by Wyndham -- Eligible military members can save 15% on Best Available Rate at participating Super 8 by Wyndham hotels. Plus, for a limited time, Wyndham Rewards members receive 1,000 bonus points for one qualified stay booked direct by December 8 and completed by December 11, 2023.

UFC GYM  -- Active duty and retired military personnel get complimentary Recovery services, complimentary passes, membership deals and more at select UFC GYM® and UFC FIT® locations. Participants may redeem the special offers beginning on November 11 and throughout the end of November. 

Winchester Mystery House -- Veterans and their family members get 30% off for Winchester Mystery House Daily Estate Tour Tickets, November 1 through December 31. Must buy at box office and show valid Military ID.

Woodland Park Zoo -- Active, retired, reserve, and veteran U.S. military personnel and one guest get free admission on November 11. In addition, up to six family members with valid ID will receive $3 off admission on Veterans Day.

World of Coca-Cola -- Military members can purchase up to 4 general admission tickets for 50% off for their friends and family November 3 to November 12. Use promo code VETS2023 at check out. Advance purchase necessary. Military ID must be presented upon entry.

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts -- Eligible military members can enjoy everyday savings of up to 15% off Best Available Rate at participating hotels. Plus, for a limited time, Wyndham Rewards members receive 1,000 bonus points for one qualified stay booked direct by December 8 and completed by December 11, 2023.

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