Free Event Tickets
This national, non-profit organization Veteran Tickets Foundation provides FREE tickets to sporting events and concerts for active duty military and veterans. They also accept donations of tickets and gift cards, as well as tax-deductible cash donations via Paypal to help a specific Hero’s Wish come true. Donate here.
Free Admission to Busch Parks
With the Waves of Honor program, active duty military from all five service branches, active members of a Reserve or National Guard Unit, and up to 3 direct dependents receive one-day complimentary admission to all of the following parks, once each park each year:
- SeaWorld Orlando, San Diego, or San Antonio
- Busch Gardens Tampa Bay or Williamsburg
- Sesame Place (Langhorne, PA)
- Adventure Island (Tampa)
- Water Country USA (Williamsburg)
Another perk is not having to wait in line to enter the park; there’s a separate Waves of Honor entrance, which can save you a lot of time.
Active military members and their dependents can get National Park Admission for FREE at parks all over the country.The America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreation Lands Annual Pass typically costs $80, but now active duty military can pick up their pass at any National Park location for FREE. If the active duty service member in your family is currently deployed or traveling separately, a dependent can pick up the pass with valid military ID.
The America the Beautiful National Parks Pass allows one vehicle and its passengers to access all National Parks for FREE. If the location charges per-person entrance fees, the pass covers the pass owner and 3 adults ages 16 and older. The pass works at all of these types of parks: National Park Service parks, US Fish & Wildlife Service lands, Bureau of Reclamation lands, Bureau of Land Management lands, US Forest Service locations and US Army Corps sites
Free Legoland Florida Admission
Active duty military get FREE admission at Legoland Florida by presenting military ID at the ticket window the day they plan to visit. Family members will need to purachse discounted tickets in advance through participating military base ticket offices.
Note–California Legoland does not offer free admission, however, military families are extended a discount and second day free.
Do you know of other programs for free tickets/passes for military families?
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