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Deals for veterans, first responders & other front-line heroes

For a Thank You to wonderful healthcare professionals, first responders, armed forces & other front-line workers in South Florida, some restaurants, attractions & stores are offering extra deals. The deals are valid while the promotions are on. ID is usually required.

Please return to this page. We’re adding other deals.  Exceptions & restrictions may apply. It’s wise to phone first to ensure the offer is valid when you are venturing out.

Restaurants & food



Xtreme Action Park

  • 10 percent off everything for first responders & military
  • 5300 Powerline Road, Fort Lauderdale 33309, 954-491-6265, ID required
  • read  feature

Flamingo Gardens

  • discount fees  of $17.56 for veterans & military
  • regular price for adults is $21.95
  • read our feature about other discounts at Flamingo Gardens

Bonnet House

  • $3 off for active military with ID, regular prices are $20 for adults, $16 for ages 6 to 12, & free for 5 and younger
  • 900 N. Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale, 954-563-5393
  •  read our feature for other discounts

Jungle Queen Riverboat

  • iconic boat ride on waterways in Fort Lauderdale,
  • offers active military  free entry or 30% off depending on excursion, 15% off for up to 5 others
  • inactive military  — 20% off or 50% off depending on excursion, 15% off for up to 5 others
  • regular prices for adults are $23.49 – $59.95, read feature

NSU Art Museum

  • $8 entry for military, regular adult fare is $12
  • One East Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale 33301, 954-525-5500
  • website

Art & Culture Center in Hollywood

Free entry for  active U.S. military personnel, 1650 Harrison St., Hollywood 33020, 954-921-3274, Read Free entry days & discounts for Art & Culture Center in Hollywood

Dauer Classic Cars

Exhibit featuring dozens of vehicles from different decades. Free entry for first responders & active U.S. military, 10801 NW 50th St., Sunrise 33351, 954-748-6271, read feature

Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts

Regular fees for WMODA are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $5 for students, kids & military, free for kids 5 and younger.

WMODA is inside Gallery of Amazing Things, 481 S. Federal Highway, Dania Beach  33004. It’s usually open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays – Saturdays. Information is online or 954-376-6690

Palm Beach

South Florida Science Center 4801 Dreher Trail North, West Palm Beach 33405, 561-832-1988

  • Free entry to U.S. active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, valid until Labor Day,  Blue Star Museums 
  • Veterans and active-duty military receive a 20% discount
  • Half-price entry for front-line workers & first responders & up to four guests, June 26
  • Free entry for nurses & their families, limited to first 1,100

Boca Raton Museum of Art, 501 Plaza Real, Boca Raton 33432, 561-392-2500

  • Free entry to active military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve , valid until Labor Day,  Blue Star Museums

Norton Museum of Art, 1450 S. Dixie Highway West Palm Beach 33401

  • free for healthcare professionals & first responders with ID,  use discount code “HCP2021” with online reservation, eligiblity verified on site

  • free for  U.S. active-duty military personnel, including the National Guard and Reserves, and their families with a military ID, valid until Labor Day,  Blue Star Museums , use discount code”bluestar2021″ with online reservation, eligiblity verified on site

Morikami Museum 4000 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach 33446, 561-495-0233, website

military with ID receive discounted rate of $13


Fairchild Tropical Gardens, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables 33156

  • Active police & fire-rescue personnel receive 50% off regular entry fees with ID
  • Veterans & active military personnel receive free entry
  • Free entry to families of active military personnel, valid until Labor Day,  Blue Star Museums 

Vizcaya, 3251 S. Miami Ave. , Miami 33129, 305-250-9133

  • Free entry for active duty military personnel & veterans

Museum of Contemporary Art 770 NE 125th street, North Miami 33161, 305-893-6211

  • free entry for veterans

Other discounts

  • Lowe’s is offering 10% discount October  22- October 24 for firefighters, emergency medical technicians, police officers, nurses and doctors, register @
  • Yoga With Goats offered occasionally outdoors at farms in Southwest Ranches &, Loxahatchee, often offers free entry for first responders, law enforcement officers & veterans, website 
  • North Face  offers healthcare workers 50% off their online purchase of regular-priced merchandise. Valid to December 31
  • Tortuga backpacks offers 20% military discount
  • Foot Locker offers military discount
  • Dollar General offers 11% military discount
  • Mattress Firm offers military discount

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About Patti Roth

Patti Roth, the editor of Fort Lauderdale on the Cheap, scouts out state and national deals, discounts and coupons for our readers, finding the real deals and presenting them in an easy-to-read format. A veteran newspaper and magazine writer and a longtime South Florida resident, she has written for The Miami Herald, The Sun-Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida Travel and Life, E Environmental Magazine, Dog Fancy, Cat Fancy, US Architecture and Send your cheap tips to her at

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