Memorial Weekend Freebies for Active & Retired Personnel


Nation Wide

Cedar Fair Entertainment Co. (Amusement Parks) is offering free admission on Sunday & Monday - Family members get discounted tickets

Blue Star Museum Program - Free admission to active duty military personnel and their families across the country. The Blue Star Museum Program will run May 31, 2010 through Labor Day, September 6, 2010.

Stein Mart - 10% off May 30-31 with valid military ID

Build-A-Bear - 20% off May 3-June 7th with valid military ID

Individual States

Over the Memorial Day Weekend, May 29-31, active military personnel with a valid ID will get in FREE at Alabama Adventure while family members will be able to purchase tickets at just $24.99 plus tax. - LINK


  • Free General Admission at the Queen Mary to all U.S. Military personnel, both active and retired, on May 29, 30 & 31st. - LINK 
  • FREE ADMISSION to Gilroy Gardens May 29 - July 5 - LINK

  • FREE admission at four major spectator race weekends for military personnel and family. Active service members and veterans who present military I.D. at the gate get in free on Memorial Day weekend, (Grand-Am Road Racing featuring the Daytona Prototypes); Forth of July weekend, (NASCAR Doubleheader); July 23 & 24, (American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix), and Labor Day weekend, Sept. 3-6, when Lime Rock presents its Historic Festival. - LINK 
FREE general admission during Memorial Day Weekend at The Connecticut Science Center - LINK

  • In honor of Memorial Day on Monday, May 31, any active duty, activated, retired or drilling reservist, or National Guardsman is entitled to free admission on that day to Lowry Park Zoo. (plus up to 3 dependents) - LINK 
  • TWO FREE admission tickets for any Active duty, retired or drilling reservist, or National Guardsman at the Florida Aquarium on Saturday, May 29, 2010 - Monday, May 31, 2010 only. Additional family members (up to 4 people) can receive 50% off admission. - LINK 
  • FREE admission with military ID to 3rd Annual Rockin Blues, Brews & Barbecue Fest Park Tavern - LINK 

FREE admission this Memorial Weekend to Stone Mountain Park, May 29-31 for all Active Duty Military and Veterans with a valid military ID. In addition, families visiting with a service member will receive $3 off Adult/Child one-day Adventure Passes (up to 6). - LINK

  • Hawaiian Falls will offer FREE admission to all active duty military personnel to any of their three area waterparks, including parks in Garland, The Colony, and Mansfield, from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Memorial Day, May 31. - LINK [

  • The New Orleans Zephyrs are offering FREE admission for all military personnel and their families for the Memorial Day game on Monday, May 31. - LINK

  • Throughout Memorial Day weekend, May 28 through 31, both military veterans and active personnel will be admitted free of charge to all film screenings at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor. - LINK

New Mexico
  • Free admission for military families to NM museums - LINK

New York
  • Veterans and military personnel will be admitted FREE to museums, historic sites and cultural institutions in the state with a valid form of identification (discharge papers, military I.D., dog tags, TRICARE Advantage card).

Area museums participating:

Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center, 25 Quackenbush Square, Albany,. 434-1217.

Albany Institute of History and Art, 125 Washington Ave. 463-4478.

American Italian Museum and Cultural Center, 1227 Central Ave., Albany. 435-1979.

Children's Museum of Science and Technology, 250 Jordan Road, Troy. 235-2120.

Columbia County Historical Society, 5 Albany Ave., Kinderhook. 758-9265.

FASNY Museum of Firefighting, 117 Harry Howard Ave., Hudson. (877) 347-3687

Friends of Grant Cottage, 28 Mount McGregor Road, Wilton. 584-4353.

Irish American Heritage Museum, 2267 Route 145, East Durham. 634-7497.

Saints of Auriesville Museum at Our Lady of Martyrs, 136 Shrine Road, Fultonville. 853-3033, Ext. 235.

Saratoga County Historical Society, 6 Charlton St., Ballston Spa. 885-4000.

Shaker Heritage Society, 25 Meeting House Road, Albany. 456-7890.

Thomas Cole National Historic Site, 218 Spring St., Catskill. 943-7465.

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  • Military personnel in uniform, OEF/OIF veterans and veterans in an organization cap or uniform will get FREE rides all day at PLAYLAND. Other veterans and their family members as well as active duty military personnel will get special ride offers and discounts. - LINK 

  • All active-duty military personnel (and up to 3 immediate family members)will receive free admission to Idlewild & SoakZone on May 30-31 - LINK 

  • FREE admission to all mobilized and deployed military personnel and their families to Lake Winnepesaukah on Memorial Day, Monday, May 31, 2010. - LINK 
  • FREE admission to Chattanooga Zoo to all active duty military and veterans on May 31. - LINK

  • Admission to the Houston Zoo is free for active duty military personnel and their families - LINK

  • FREE tickets to Brad Paisley concert at the Virginia Beach Amphitheater on May 21 - LINK
Military Service Members with Military ID, (Active or Retired)receive Free Adult Combination Admission to the Shenandoah Caverns Family of Attractions that includes the Caverns, American Celebration on Parade, Main Street of Yesteryear exhibit and the Yellow Barn. - LINK

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