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Discounts for Dallas-Fort Worth Area Senior Citizens and Military Personnel

DFW Businesses Offer Savings, Discounts

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Many DFW businesses offer senior citizen and military discounts. I can't think of a better way to say thank you for serving our country than a discount. If your business offers military discounts or senior citizen discounts, please let me know and I will add it to my list. It's our goal to help military families and seniors find great discounts and enjoy everything that DFW has to offer.

Check back often for updated savings and special offers for military and seniors.

1. Dallas Arboretum

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Military Discount: Discounts available only on military holidays like July 4, Memorial Day and Flag Day, which is June 14.

2012 Update: July 3-4, 2012. Complimentary daytime admission for all active and retired military with ID. $1 hot dogs at the Terrace Restaurant from 11 am - 2 pm.

August 2012 Discount: $4 Daytime AT&T Senior Citizen Thursdays. 9-5 pm for 65 and over. 20% discount in the gift store/except Chihuly items which are 10% off.

Dallas Arboretum is located at 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, TX 75218. 214-515-6500. Open daily from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

2. Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo

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Military Discounts: On Monday, January 30, 2012 the FWSSR will salute the military men and women who sacrifice to serve our country. And protect our future. Present your duty military ID (all active and retired military) at the Rodeo Ticket Box Office and receive free tickets to the Rodeo for you and your immediate family. Tickets are now available.

This offer is good for Stock Show Grounds Admission and the 2 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. PRCA Rodeo performances.

For more information, please call 817.877.2420 or visit our website at fwssr.com

3. Fort Worth Nature Center

Admission is $5 adults, $2 children ages 3-12, free for children ages 3 and under, $3 for senior citizens and there's a $1 discount per person (with military ID).

Fort Worth Nature Center, 9601 Fossil Ridge Road, Fort Worth, TX 76135.

4. Lone Star Park

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Every Sunday throughout Lone Star Park’s 2013 Spring Thoroughbred Season, will be Senior Citizens’ Day as well as Military Discount Day. All senior citizens, age 62 or older with valid I.D., or members of any branch of the military, with a valid military I.D., receive free general admission.

When: Sundays, Now – June 16. 11:30 a.m. - Gates Open; 1:35 p.m. - First Race

Senior Discount: All senior citizens, age 62 or older with valid I.D., receive free general admission.

Military Discount: Members of any branch of the military with a valid military I.D. receive free general admission.

Lone Star Park, 1000 Lone Star Parkway, Grand Prairie, TX 75050. 972-263-PONY.

5. Mesquite Rodeo

Senior Discount: Admission is $14.

Military Discount: $5 off the adult price.

Mesquite Rodeo, Resistol Arena, 1818 Rodeo Drive, Mesquite, Texas 75149. 972-285-8777.

6. Dallas Zoo

Senior Discount: Senior citizens age 65 and up can enjoy an admission to the Dallas Zoo during the fall of 2011 of $9.

Military Discount: The regular adult price of admission is $12. Military discount is $2 off the price of admission.

Open daily except for Christmas from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Dallas Zoo, 650 South R.L. Thornton Freeway, Dallas, TX 75203. 469-554-7500

7. Texas Rangers (Military Discount Only)

Military discounts: Active or retired military may purchase tickets at a reduced rate. You must go to www.texasrangers.com/military. I was told that the password was "military," but when I entered that it did not work. Call 817-273-5222 for more information on discounts. The Military Monday program is no longer valid. 

Active Senior Thursdays: There are no more discounts for seniors in 2011. After going to the world series, the Active Senior Thursday program was discontinued.

Where: Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, 1000 Ballpark Way, Arlington, TX 76011. 817-273-5222

8. Dallas World Aquarium

Seniors Discount: Admission is $16.95 for seniors age 60 and up.

Military Discount: Admission is $18.95 for active or retired military.

Dallas World Aquarium, 1801 N. Griffin, Dallas, TX 75202. 214-720-2224

9. State Fair of Texas

Photo courtesy of Kevin Brown / State Fair of Texas

The State Fair of Texas offers free admission for senior citizens (over age 60) on Thursdays during the Fair. Parking is $15 or you can take DART. Details are listed here.

Photos from the State Fair of Texas.

Photos of food from the State Fair of Texas.

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