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Why Gatlinburg's Military Discounts are More Than Just a Perk

Members of the military dedicate their lives to protecting our rights and freedoms. Businesses can show their appreciation by offering them personalized discounts while increasing revenue.

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Whether you're a veteran, active-duty member, or spouse, you can take advantage of these discounts and save some extra bucks. From restaurants to attractions, you can find exclusive deals and offers that can make your trip budget-friendly. This blog post will share a variety of Military Discounts in Gatlinburg that can help you plan an affordable and FUN family vacation.



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714 River Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

20% off active duty or veteran meal

Bennett's BBQ in downtown Gatlinburg, which originally opened almost 25 years ago, is a local favorite that has stood the test of time. What's their secret? Their meats are basted in a secret sauce that locals and visitors consistently vote as the greatest barbecue joint in the area!


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714 River Rd, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

20% off active duty or veteran meal

Located next door to Bennett's Pit Bar-b-que, Big Daddy’s Pizza has a one-of-a-kind brick oven. Their pizza starts with handcrafted, homemade dough that is pulled by a "pizzeoli.”

It is then topped with homemade sauce and fresh ingredients. They are so committed to that freshness that there isn't a freezer on the premises.


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327 Airport Rd, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Show Military I.D. to save 10% - Free Meal for Military on Veterans Day

Original family-owned and operated pancake house since 1976. The Log Cabin Pancake House is open year-round daily from 7 am to 2 pm. This Gatlinburg staple is always busy, and while they don't take reservations, don't worry - the wait line goes really fast!


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1110 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738 10% off with a valid military I.D.

Sitting right next to the entrance of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, they consider themselves to be the unofficial restaurant of the national park.

Everything at The Park Grill is inspired by the Smoky Mountains, from their food to the restaurant building.


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820 River Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

10% off with a valid military I.D.

The Peddler has become a tradition for so many families who visit Gatlinburg. Guests return year after year because of how much they enjoy dining at The Peddler. They are known for their custom steaks and bountiful salad bar, along with great service and a gorgeous location on a mountain stream.


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359 East Pkwy Suite F, Gatlinburg, TN 37738 15% off food

Three Jimmy’s is all about fresh and homemade food that never disappoints. They have a wide variety of entrees served with delectable side dishes that aim to please - like their famous smoked Gouda macaroni and cheese, baked beans, fresh homemade coleslaw, and unique fresh salads with homemade dressings.



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800 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738 Present valid military ID for discount

At the top of the historic Gatlinburg Space Needle, nature lovers, sightseers, and families from all over come together to enjoy iconic views.

This 407-foot observation tower overlooks downtown Gatlinburg and provides a stunning 360-degree view of the Great Smoky Mountains that will have you coming back every season!


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340 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738 Military & First Responders with ID - Save $3

Hillbilly Golf is a unique miniature golf course located on the side of a mountain. It has been open for more than 50 years. You'll travel in a tram that soars about 300 feet straight up a mountainside in order to reach the first hole.

Then, you can choose between two routes once you reach the top. To achieve par, you'll have to work hard because there are so many challenges and hills. At the conclusion of the course, you get to ride another short tram to the entrance, where you are securely dropped off.


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88 River Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

30% off for active military, veterans, and their immediate family (spouses and children)

There are more fish in this aquarium than there are people living in the entire town of Gatlinburg!

Enter an underwater world of wonder at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies! Soar through moving glide paths alongside rays, sea turtles, and sharks, and soak up the beautiful colors of exotic fish.


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800 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738 30% off for active military, veterans, and their immediate family (spouses and children) - purchase tickets in person

Discover the strange, the shocking, and beautiful at the newly renovated Ripley's Believe It or Not! in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

Enjoy hours of family fun while you explore over 600 unbelievable exhibits, can’t miss photo ops, and hands-on interactive attractions throughout 16 amazing themed galleries.


For more information about Military Discounts in popular Tennessee vacation spots, visit the Tennessee Family Vacation Explore page.



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