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Blue Star Museums: Free Admission for Military Members and Their Families

Blue Star Museums Wichita

This year, the Blue Star Museums program will open on Armed Forces Day to Labor Day (It usually starts on Memorial Day). Blue Star Museums offers FREE admission to more than 2,000 museums across America for active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, from Memorial Day through Labor Day. It’s a […]

FREE Admission to America’s National Parks 2023

Hot Spring in Norris Geyser Basin - National Park Service photo

Here’s a big deal: The National Park Service offers five fee-free days in 2023. On these FREE days at U.S. National Parks, you’ll pay nothing to get in to more than 100 national parks across the country that normally charge a fee. During the fee-free days, the parks waive entrance fees, commercial tour fees and […]

Botanica Illuminations 2022

Illuminations Ultimate guide

Botanica’s Illuminations is an annual tradition in Wichita, which fills the night sky with holiday lights (up to two million of them!) and Christmas music. In addition to the amazing displays, show and carousel rides, Illuminations will have live carolers each night, hot coco and treats, and the opportunity to visit Santa. Illuminations Dates: November […]

Military families get free annual pass to national parks

Active-duty military personnel and their dependents can receive an America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreation Lands Annual Pass for FREE (an $80 value). The pass grants them access to more than 2,000 national parks, wildlife refuges and other public lands.  This is a great deal if you plan to go a National Park […]

The BIG list of military discounts in Wichita KS

Military discounts in Wichita

When I’m paying for a purchase, you’ll likely hear me ask, “Do you offer a military discount?” My husband, a 20-year Air Force veteran, taught me that line. Judging from the input when I asked a Facebook group of military spouses for their favorite places that offer military discounts, I’m not the only person with […]

20% off for heroes at Outback Steakhouse

Military and first responder discount at Outback Steakhouse

Do you know a hero? Be sure to let them know about this deal at Outback Steakhouse.  Military veterans, service men and women, police officers, firefighters, and first responders with corresponding state or federal service ID will receive 20% off their entire guest check (excluding alcohol, taxes, and tip) at Ouback Steakhouse from February 17-20, […]

Discount card available for Sedgwick County veterans

Veteran and military discount card for Sedgwick County residents

Sedgwick County has teamed up with the website VeteransBargains.com to offer a veterans and military discount card for Sedgwick County residents. The discount card will be available beginning Monday, July 8, 2019. What is the Sedgwick County Veterans Discount Card? Local businesses voluntarily offer veteran and military discounts that are listed on the VeteransBargains website. […]

Orpheum Theater’s Party Like It’s 1999 Summer Film Series

The Orpheum Marquee

Friday night date night! The Orpheum Theater summer film series is back beginning in June. The Party Like It’s 1999 summer film series should be fun for adults who reminisce about the year leading up to the turn of the century. The classic theater is showing some 1999 classics and cult flicks from what they […]

Wichita Community Theater Opening Night Discount

Wichita community theater discounts

The Wichita Community Theater has shows throughout the year. Performances usually begin at 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sundays, but be sure to consult the schedule for each show. Tickets for the opening night performance are discounted at only $11. Regular ticket prices are $15, or $13 for military/senior/students. A […]

Veterans Get FREE Admission to Strataca for D-Day

Liberation Map, on display at Strataca. Free admission for veterans on 70th anniversary of D-Day

The 70th anniversary of D-Day is June 6, 2014, and Strataca – formerly the Underground Salt Museum – in Hutchinson, KS, is offering free admission to military veterans. Strataca is recognizing the service of all veterans with a D-Day special. Veterans of any military service will get free admission to Strataca on D-Day, Friday, June […]

Free Admission for Military to Rolling Hills Wildlife Zoo on Armed Forces Day

Active-duty and retired members of the military and their families will receive free admission to Rolling Hills Wildlife Zoo in Salina on Saturday, May 19, 2012 in thanks for their service. The scheduled activities include Keeper Talks throughout the day, bounce houses for the kids, and souvenir photos. The zoo will be open from 9 […]

Free Admission for Military on Armed Forces Day at Rolling Hills Wildlife Zoo and Museum

On Saturday, May 19, 2012, Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure will recognize Armed Forces Day with free admission to the zoo and wildlife museum for active and retired military and their immediate families. The day will be filled with wild activities throughout the park, including an inflatable obstacle course, bounce house, giraffe feeding, and “Keeper Encounters” […]

Free Rooms at B&Bs for Veterans and Active Duty Military

In honor of the service provided by our military, Bed & Breakfasts across the country are offering free rooms on Wednesday, November 10 for veterans and active duty members of the U.S. Armed Forces. Availability is limited, and some inns may fill up quickly. Make your reservations directly with one of over 800 participating B&Bs […]

Free Admission to Rodeo with Military I.D.

Saturday, January 23rd is Military Appreciation Night at Mattox Arena in Derby. Show your military I.D. and get free admission to watch the bull riding and enjoy entertainment provided by Monty “Hawkeye” Henson. The event begins at 7 p.m. Mattox Arena 4418 E. 83rd Street, Derby, KS 316-308-6063 or 316-788-1618 See map and directions