Veteran Discounts in Atlanta

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The state the capital of Georgia, Atlanta is a meeting of the historic and the trendy. The city played an important part in both the Civil War and the 1960s Civil Rights Movement, and today is emerging as a destination for fine dining and leisure activities. For veterans living in and around Atlanta, or those planning a trip to the city, there are Veteran Discounts in Atlantanumerous available discounts you should leverage to make the most of your budget.

Zoo Atlanta

All active-duty, reserves, veterans, and retired members of the U.S. Armed Forces will receive free admission to Zoo Atlanta. Present your valid military or veteran ID at Zoo Admissions. Regular admission rates will apply to family members and other guests. Zoo Atlanta is located in historic Grant Park. In 1889, a traveling circus ran out of money near Atlanta, and wealthy businessman George Valentine Gress bought the animals that were left to perish and donated them to Atlanta, creating the first zoo in Atlanta. Today the zoo offers numerous programs and exhibits, and is known for its giant panda program.

The Georgia Aquarium

The Georgia Aquarium offers discounted tickets every day at 10% off General Admission fo active and former military members and their families. Additionally, active duty members can receive free admission on Mondays as part of the aquarium’s “Military Mondays.” You must present military ID at Georgia Aquarium ticketing counter.

The Aquarium also offers numerous veteran-focused special programs, funded by its Veterans Recognition Wall. For every $25 donated, a donor can have one veteran’s name projected on the Stone Wall twice per hour. Funds raised go on to support the Aquarium’s Veterans Immersion Program, its Gold Star initiatives, Military Mondays, special military event days, and reenlistment support.

Atlanta Braves Major League Baseball

The Atlanta Braves host an annual Military Appreciation Night (in 2017, the date will be Sat., May 20 against the Washington Nationals). Additional discount tickets are often available through the free ticket service, GovX.

Atlanta Falcons Professional Football

The Falcons typically host extensive military appreciation events and night, usually in November. Check their season schedule for more information on this promotion. Additional discount tickets are often available through the free ticket service, GovX.

Skyview Atlanta

Towering nearly 20 stories above Centennial Park, the SkyView Ferris wheel features 42 climate-controlled gondolas providing guests with breathtaking panoramic views of downtown Atlanta and the surrounding metropolitan area. The attraction offers a small military discount with valid Active Duty or Retiree ID.

Six Flags Georgia

Six Flags Over Georgia typically hosts its Military Appreciation Days on Veterans Day Weekend, November 11 and 12. During this weekend, there is complimentary admission for active military members and up to three dependents. If a military service member is currently deployed during this day, a spouse and up to three dependents can receive complimentary admission with a current military ID card. General Admission tickets for retired military veterans can be purchased at the front gate for 50% off.

Big Zombie Tours

Big Zombie Tours by Atlanta Movie Tours takes you to hundreds of locations of your favorite zombie movies and TV shows filmed in and around Atlanta. Rated 5 stars on Trip Advisor, this tour provides the comfort of a luxury bus, with knowledgeable tour guides giving you the scoop on what it's like to be on set, testing your knowledge with trivia to win fantastic prizes, and pointing out locations from your favorite scenes. The tour offers military and group discounts. The tour company also offers other unique citywide tours like a Gone With the Wind Tour, Atlanta Heritage Tour, SciFi/Superhero Tour, and Hunger Games Tour.

World of Coca-Cola

The World of Coca-Cola at Pemberton Place celebrated its Grand Opening in 2007 and is the only place where you can explore the fascinating story of the world’s best-known beverage brand. Visitors can get close to the vault that houses the secret formula for Coca‑Cola, see a behind-the-scenes look at the bottling process, view hundreds of artifacts, and try more than 100 beverages. All active duty, reserves, and retired members of the Armed Forces receive complimentary admission through its Armed Forces Appreciation program. Regular admission rates will apply to family members and other guests. You must present your valid Armed Forces ID card at the ticket window to redeem this special offer for next available admission.

Written by Megan Hammons

Veteran Discounts in Atlanta

3 Responses to “Veteran Discounts in Atlanta”

  1. Is there any veteran benefits for taking computer courses for C# and .net I could get certification for. I am Major Reserve retired and was laid off my job as a computer programmer. Can't get another IT job because I don't have C# and .net I live im Knoxville, Tennessee. I have applied to dozens of IT jobs every day but keep getting shot down because I don't have these 2 certifications, and they arer over $2,000.00 including the course, ebook, .test and certification. Thank you so much. Bill Frank

  2. Kaylin says:

    Bill, if you search for what the VA calls "President's TechHire Initiative" you might find some information there for courses for veterans and little or no cost.

  3. Chris says:

    How many programs are out there for brats of deceased Combat Veterans? My father, Charles E. Trigg, served, final rank of SP4, United States Army, 101st Airborne Assault Screaming Eagles from 62-65, My cousin, James K. Trigg served as well, Mustang Combat Veteran, final rank(s) Master Seargent, United States Army Airforces/Air Corps; Master Seargent, United States AirForce - 1939-1973. I usually do not ask for much, if anything cause for one, I did not earn it, so most of anything I receive, I give it back to those that need it, like my father and family did and does. Just be nice to know what all is out there in totality is all. Thank you very much!

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