Free and Discounted Tickets for Veterans in 2022

Updated: November 8, 2022

Veterans and military members can get free and discounted tickets from various locations. Below we compiled a list of where military members can receive free tickets and admission to events in 2022.

We do our best to keep this page up to date, but listed companies may change their discount policies at any time. Call ahead or check a company’s website to confirm its discount policy before heading to the event.

Tickets for Activities/Entertainment

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Arizona, Tempe, Arizona

Active-duty service members and veterans with valid ID can receive free general admission tickets. This offer is not available to family or friends.

San Diego Bayfair, San Diego

Active service members and reservists get into San Diego Bayfair’s powerboat races and festivals for free. Accompanying spouses receive 50% off admission. San Diego Bayfair will be held Sept. 16-18, 2022.

San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park, San Diego

Active-duty service members receive complimentary one-day passes, and military spouses and immediate family dependents get a 10% discount on one-day passes with valid military ID.

SeaWorld San Diego, San Diego

Active-duty military and veterans get free admission for themselves and three direct dependents in addition to special pricing and promotions at SeaWorld San Diego, part of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment and its Waves of Honor Program offered at seven locations across the U.S. To qualify, individuals must be registered through ID.me.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, Tampa, Florida

Active-duty service members and veterans get free admission for themselves and three direct dependents in addition to special pricing and promotions at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, part of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment and its Waves of Honor Program offered at seven locations across the U.S. To qualify, individuals must be registered through ID.me.

Discovery Cove Orlando, Orlando, Florida

Active-duty service members and veterans get free admission for themselves and three dependents in addition to special pricing and promotions at Discovery Cove Orlando, part of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment and its Waves of Honor Program offered at seven locations across the U.S. To qualify, individuals must be registered through ID.me.

Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, Fort Walton Beach, Florida

The Fort Walton Beach aquarium, scientific research center and marine environment tourist attraction offer a year-round 10% discount to military ID holders and members of their immediate families.

LEGOLAND Florida Resort & Water Park, Winter Haven, Florida

Active-duty service members receive free admission, and veterans, non-active service members and their families may purchase deeply-discounted tickets, with a free second day, at base Information, Tickets and Travel (ITT) offices. They can also get 10% discounts on one- and two-day tickets with valid military ID at LEGOLAND.

SeaWorld Orlando, Orlando, Florida

Active-duty service members and veterans get free admission for themselves and three dependents in addition to special pricing and promotions at SeaWorld Orlando, part of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment and its Waves of Honor Program offered at seven locations across the U.S. To qualify, individuals must be registered through ID.me.

Zoo Atlanta, Atlanta

With valid military ID, all active-duty, reserve, veterans and retired service members receive free admission. Regular admission rates apply to family members and other guests.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland

Service members with ID get into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the discounted rate of $25.

Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area, Boise, Idaho

Active service members and veterans receive discounts on Bogus Basin Mountain lift tickets and season passes.

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago, Schaumburg, Illinois

Show valid military ID to purchase military saver tickets for $5 off per person for up to six people.

Shedd Aquarium, Chicago Active-duty service members receive free general admission year-round with valid ID. Family members and other guests must pay full price.

Six Flags Great America and Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Chicago, Gurnee, Illinois

Receive military discount on general admission tickets at Six Flags Guest Services Centers with valid military ID. Most military installations offer discounted admission tickets at Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) and Information, Ticketing and Registration (ITR) offices. Six Flags also holds military appreciation days with special promotions on admission tickets.

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Rockford, Rockford, Illinois

Receive discount on general admission tickets at Six Flags Guest Services Centers with valid military ID. Most military installations offer discounted admission tickets at Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) and Information, Ticketing and Registration (ITR) offices. Six Flags also holds military appreciation days with special promotions on admission tickets.

Hidden Valley Ski Resort, Wildwood, Missouri

Active-duty service members with valid military ID receive $15 lift tickets and $15 ski rentals. Veterans and retired service members receive 50% off regular price tickets.

LEGOLAND Discovery Center, Kansas City, Missouri

Show valid military ID to get $3 off general admission for up to six military saver tickets.

Silver Dollar City, Branson, Missouri

Service members and their families are eligible for online discounts with verification through ID.me.

Six Flags St. Louis, Eureka, MIssouri

Receive military discount on general admission tickets at Six Flags Saint Louis Guest Services Center with valid military ID. Most military installations offer discounted admission tickets at Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) and Information, Ticketing and Registration (ITR) offices. Six Flags also holds military appreciation days with special promotions on admission tickets.

LEGOLAND Discovery Center, Columbus, Ohio

Show valid military ID for $5 off general admission on up to six military saver tickets in Station Building at Easton Town Center location.

Sesame Place, Langhorne, Pennsylvania

Active-duty service members and veterans get free admission for themselves and three direct dependents in addition to special pricing and promotions at the Sesame Place family theme and water park (part of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment) and its Waves of Honor Program. To qualify, individuals must be registered through ID.me.

WaTiki Indoor Waterpark Resort, Rapid City, South Dakota

Service members receive 50% discounts with valid military ID.

Dollywood, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Special military tickets for active-duty and retired service members, veterans and reservists, as well as their spouses and dependents with valid military and dependent IDs.

SeaWorld San Antonio, San Antonio

Active-duty service members and veterans get free admission for themselves and three direct dependents in addition to special pricing and promotions at SeaWorld San Diego, part of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment and its Waves of Honor Program offered at seven locations across the U.S. To qualify, individuals must register through ID.me.

Six Flags Fiesta Texas, San Antonio

Receive discounts on general admission tickets at Six Flags Fiesta Texas Guest Services Center with valid military ID. Most military installations offer discounted admission tickets at Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) and Information, Ticketing and Registration (ITR) offices. Six Flags also holds military appreciation days with special promotions on admission tickets.

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor and Six Flags Over Texas, Arlington, Texas

Receive discounts on general admission tickets at Six Flags Over Texas’ Guest Services Center with a valid military ID. Most military installations offer discounted admission tickets at Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) and Information, Ticketing and Registration (ITR) offices. Six Flags also holds military appreciation days with special promotions on admission tickets.

Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Williamsburg, Virginia

Active-duty service members and veterans get free admission for themselves and three direct dependents in addition to special pricing and promotions at Busch Garden Williamsburg, part of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment and its Waves of Honor Program offered at seven locations across the U.S. To qualify, individuals must register through ID.me.

Kings Dominion & Soak City, Doswell, Virginia

Kings Dominion & Soak City offers discounted tickets online for active-duty and retired service members and veterans for themselves and up to six family members.

Tickets for Historic Locations and Museums

Autry Museum, Los Angeles

Active-duty and veteran service members receive free Autry Musuem admission with current military ID.

USS Midway Museum, San Diego

With valid military ID, all active-duty and reserve service members are welcome aboard the USS Midway Museum free, and retirees can purchase discounted $18 admissions.

History Colorado Center, Denver

History Colorado Center offers free admission to active-duty service members, including the National Guard and reserve, and up to five family members year-round with valid military ID as part of the Blue Star Museums program.

Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, Delaware

Service members get 50% off general admission with valid military ID, and those on active duty and veterans receive free admission on Veterans Day.

The National WWI Museum and Monument, Kansas City, Missouri

Active-duty and veteran service members qualify for discounted rates, with free admission on some special events and days.

C.M. Russell Museum, Great Falls, Montana

Veterans receive the discounted admission price of $11, while active-duty military and their dependents (with valid ID) receive free museum admission year-round.

Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg, Virginia

Active-duty, reserve, National Guard, retired and veteran service members receive free admission for themselves and up to three direct dependents on either Memorial Day or Veterans Day weekend. They also receive 25% off single-day admission tickets or annual passes for themselves and up to three direct dependents. You’ll need to show proof of service.

Historic Jamestowne, Jamestown, Virginia,

Active-duty service members with National Parks Service military passes or individuals with Gold Star Family Vouchers receive free entry for pass holder and up to three additional guests.

The American Civil War Museum, Appomattox and Richmond in Virginia

Active-duty service members and their families receive free admission to The American Civil War Museum’s Historic Tredegar site in Richmond and the museum’s Appomattox site. They also pay discounted $10 admission to the White House of the Confederacy in Richmond. Retired service members get discounted admission to all three sites.

Patriot’s Point Naval & Maritime Museum, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

Active-duty and retired service members get discounted admission with military or veterans ID.

Tickets for Sports

Chick-Fil-A College Football Hall of Fame, Atlanta

With valid military identification, active-duty and retired service members receive free admission, and their dependents receive 20% discounts at Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame.

Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Cooperstown, New York

Active-duty and retired service members receive free admission to the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. The veterans’ admission is $18, which is lower than the seniors’ rate.

Pro Football Hall of Fame, Canton, Ohio

The Pro Football Hall of Fame offers active-duty service members $5 off the regular admission price. Veterans receive $3 off regular admission price.

Other Ways to Get Free Tickets

Veterans and military members can also utilize the Veteran Tickets Foundation (VetTix) to find free and discounted tickets to events in their area. 

VetTix is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that partners with sports teams and promoters to give tickets to those currently serving and veterans of all branches of the U.S. military.

Written by Veteran.com

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