Many restaurants and stores offer special discounts to service members and veterans on Memorial Day and Veterans Day. But did you know that some places offer military discounts all year round? If you are a veteran or actively serving in the military, there are a lot of discounts available to you in Texas! Check out the list below to make sure you take advantage of these deals you have earned for serving our country.

Note: Most places will require a valid military ID in order to benefit from the discount, so be sure to have your ID on hand if you would like to use any of the discounts below.

Military Discounts in Texas

From family activities to restaurants and shooting ranges, there are a number of places in Texas that offer discounts to active and retired military members.

Museums & Attractions

  • The Science Mill: half-price admission for any active or retired military service member and up to three other family members with a valid military ID.
  • SeaWorld: one complimentary admission every year, plus three dependents.
  • San Antonio Zoo: $5 discount with valid ID.
  • Morgan’s Wonderland: $6 discount or more with valid ID.
  • San Antonio Botanical Garden: $2 discount with valid ID.
  • DoSuem: $1 discount with valid ID. They also host military appreciation days throughout the year, with free admission to military families.
  • Animal World and Snake Farm: $1 discount with valid ID.
  • Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch: $4 off general admission with valid ID.
  • McNay Art Museum: free admission for active military members and veterans.
  • National Museum of the Pacific War: $6 off adult general admission with valid ID.
  • Schlitterbahn Waterparks: up to $20 off admission at its parks in New Braunfels (the world’s first waterpark resort), Galveston Island, South Padre Island, and Corpus Christi. Tickets must be purchased on base or through the mail.
  • Six Flags Fiesta Texas: free one-day admission (one per year). Tickets must be purchased online prior to visit.
  • Moody Gardens: discounted rates offered Sunday through Thursday for active military members.
  • Witte Museum: $1 off adult admission with valid ID.
  • Space Center Houston: $5 off general admission for active duty military members with valid ID.
  • Briscoe Western Art Museum: free year-round admission for active military members and their families (up to four people with valid IDs), through the Military Salute Program. They also offer discount admission for retired military personnel.


  • Joe’s Barbecue Company: 10% off the breakfast buffet at Joe’s Barbecue Company in Alvin, Texas. Discount is available every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
  • Hard 8 BBQ: discount with valid ID.
  • Texas de Brazil: 20% military discount off the regular or salad only dinner/lunch price, valid up to eight guests per table/reservation.
  • Texas Steakhouse: 10% off with valid ID.

Other Discounts

  • Texas National Parks (Big Bend, Guadalupe Mountains, and more): visit National Park Service sites for free with the America the Beautiful Annual Military Pass. This pass is available free to service members and dependents in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, activated Reserve, and activated National Guard. The pass allows free entry into all national parks, national wildlife refuges, national forests, and other federally protected lands for one year.
  • Texas Motor Speedway: Active duty military, retirees, and veterans can get discounts on up to two tickets on select Texas Motor Speedway races.
  • The Oil Exchange: 10% off any service.
  • Precision Camera & Video: 10% off photography classes at Precision Camera & Video in Austin, Texas.
  • A Place to Shoot: 10% to 20% off, depending on the shooting range.

A Couple of Tips

  • Some places offer a military discount, but they might not advertise it. So if you are out at a museum, restaurant, or any place that charges an entry free, inquire about military discounts. There is a good chance they offer one. Just make sure you keep your valid ID with you!
  • There are many more non-Texas specific discounts for active and retired military families. Check out this comprehensive list of military discounts you can enjoy at popular chains all over the US.
  • Be sure to bookmark this page so you can find it when you need it! We’ll add to it as we find more places with military discounts.

Do you know of any other places in Texas that offer military discounts that should be on our list? Whether it’ll save you a dollar or 10 dollars, we’d love to add it to our list. Contact our team and let us know!

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