2021 Military Travel and Recreation Discounts for Veterans Day

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Service members from active and reserve components rehearse the flag holding ceremony during the Chiefs football game on Nov. 11, 2018 at Kansas City, Missouri. (Thomas Barley/U.S. Air Force)

The following is a list of Veterans Day discounts offered for travel and recreation in 2021. Visit often because the list is now being updated frequently as new discounts come in!

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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2021 Veterans Day Travel and Recreation Discounts:

9/11 Memorial and Museum -- Veterans receive free Museum admission from November 11 through 14, with up to three guests at a 50% discount. Family of active-duty military will also receive the discount.

Adventure Aquarium -- Active-duty military and veterans get free aquarium admission November 11 through 21. Advance online ticket purchase and a reservation are required.

Akron Zoo -- Veterans, past and current, receive free admission and immediate family members receive 50% off admission November 11 through 14 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tickets must be reserved ahead of time.

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

Arizona State Parks -- Admission is free for veterans and active-duty military 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 and retired military, and their dependents will receive free admission on November 11.

Caesars Entertainment -- Veterans and active-duty military get 35% off room rates when reserving your stay from November 4 through 14 for travel through 2022.

Capital Wheel -- On November 11, active and retired service members ride free. Accompanying family members are eligible for the military discount. Onsite only.

Central Station Hotel -- On November 10 through 14, current and former military receive a 30% discount when booking a stay through February 28, 2022. Select blackout dates apply. 

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 11 through 14, active-duty military, Reservists, retirees, veterans, National Guardsmen and their immediate dependents get free admission. 

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium -- Military personnel, both past and present, and their immediate family get free admission on November 11 with military ID or proof of service.

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum -- On November 11, veterans and active-duty military members are invited to visit the Museum alongside up to three guests, free.

Crunch Fitness -- Veterans, active-duty military, and their families get a free week of gym membership from November 8 through 14 at 187 participating gyms across the country. Guests will also have the opportunity to join Crunch with a specially reduced $1 enrollment fee and receive their first month free.

Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) -- Veterans and military personnel get free rides on November 11.

Everyday California -- Active duty, retired military personnel, and their families get free gear and water sport rentals including kayak, snorkel, surfboard, and stand-up paddleboard for up to two hours, the entire week of Veterans Day (November 8 through 12). Plus, get 20% off in-store and online on November 11 with code VETERAN.

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

Jefferson Lines -- Veterans and active military members get free tickets anytime between November 1 through 11. Free tickets are available for travel departing on November 11 through November 24 for both one-way and round-trip tickets. Veterans and active military members with roundtrip tickets are welcome to return at a later date anytime through December 31.

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 five guests from November 1 through November 18 and November 29 through December 16. Tickets can be purchased online or at the Knott’s Berry Farm ticket booths.

La Quinta by Wyndham -- Eligible military members get 12% off the Best Available Rate at participating La Quinta by Wyndham hotels. Plus, Wyndham Rewards members receive 500 bonus points for qualified stays booked by December 12 and completed by December 13, 2021.

LEGOLAND Florida – From November 1 through 20, active-duty military and veterans receive free admission and can purchase theme park tickets for up to six guests at a 60% discount on the same dates. They can also upgrade their visit to include a stay at the LEGOLAND Florida Resort and save up to 25% on select dates during the month of November. 

Mammoth Mountain -- Veterans and active-duty military personnel ski or ride free on November 11.

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 7 through 13.

Monticello -- Veterans get complimentary admission November 11.

Montpelier -- Veterans and active-duty service members get a free "Highlights of Montpelier" tour and Museum Shop discount on November 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, as well as their spouses and children, get free admission November 11 through 18. Present your identification card at the ticketing counter.

Natural History Museum of Utah -- Former members of the military, plus one additional guest each, receive free admission on November 11 through 14.

National Parks -- On November 11, veterans will 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 11 through 14.

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

North Carolina Zoo -- Active-duty, veteran and Reserve military personnel get free admission and $2 off admission for up to six accompanying guests, November 8 through 14.

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

Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden -- Active-duty, retired and veteran members of the military, National Guard and Reserves get free general admission for the entire month of November, plus 50% off general admission for up to four immediate family members.

Pro Football Hall of Fame -- Veterans get free admission and parking to the Veterans' Services Expo on November 11. A 20% off discount in the HOF 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.

smarTours -- Veterans and active-duty service members get $150 off all tours worldwide. Call to reserve your trip or book select tours online. Book by November 19.

St. Louis Wheel -- Veterans and active-duty military ride for free on November 11. Family members will receive a military discount. Available at the ticket booth all day.

Super 8 by Wyndham -- Active and retired military members, veterans and their families can enjoy 15% off the Best Available Rate at participating Super 8 by Wyndham hotels. Plus, Wyndham Rewards members receive 500 bonus points for qualified stays booked by December 12 and completed by December 13, 2021.

The Alamo -- To celebrate, honor and recognize active and former military and their families, the Alamo is hosting the Inaugural Military Appreciation Family Day on November 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The event will be free.

True REST Float Spa -- Active-duty military members, Reservists and veterans get a free 60-minute float therapy session on the 11th of every month, including November 11. All spa locations will close on Veterans Day to the public to serve service members.

USS Constitution Museum -- On November 11, veterans and their families can visit free of charge.

Westgate Resorts -- Westgate Resorts will honor 900 active duty, veteran, and Gold Star U.S. military families with a free three-day, two-night action-packed Orlando vacation this Veterans Day in its Westgate Resorts Military Weekend. Starting at 9 a.m. EST on November 11, guests will have the chance to sign-up for a complimentary weekend celebration for up to four guests at the Westgate Vacation Villas & Town Center Resort, Dec. 3-5, in a Studio Villa.

Woodland Park Zoo -- Active, retired, Reserve and veteran military personnel and their spouses get free admission on November 11. In addition, up to six family members accompanying with valid ID will receive $3 off admission.

World of Coca-Cola -- Active duty, reserves and retirees get free admission year-round, and from November 5 to 14 members of the Armed Forces may purchase up to four general admission tickets at half-price for their friends and family. Purchase tickets online.

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts -- Active and retired military members, veterans, and their families save up to 15%, plus receive 500 Wyndham Rewards bonus points for qualified stays booked by December 12 and completed by December 13.

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