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The Ultimate List of Smoky Mountain Military Discounts For Celebrate Freedom (And Beyond)

Celebrate Freedom is a Pigeon Forge military discount program that runs throughout the month of August, offering active and retired veterans, police officers, firefighters, paramedics, and emergency medical technicians a variety of discounts for attractions, lodging, shopping, and more! It’s the city’s small way of honoring the heroes that preserve our freedom and protect us from harm.

Pigeon Forge is well-known as a center of patriotic pride. The city’s central park is named Patriot Park, and pays tribute to the sacrifice of the men and women in arms who defend our country. The park features a veteran’s memorial in memory of Sevier County War veterans, as well as a replica of a Patriot Missile and the Liberty Bell.

The city holds an annual celebration for the 4th of July, called the Patriot Festival where it honors veterans and offers a spectacular free fireworks show. The city also hosts the annual Welcome Home Veterans Parade every August, where patriotic themed floats and veteran groups fill the city streets. The parade has its roots in the Vietnam era, a time when many cities forewent celebrating the return of its veterans.


We’re live streaming the Veterans Homecoming Parade in #PigeonForge! Thank you to the men and women who serve our country!

Posted by Pigeon Forge Chamber on Saturday, August 27, 2016


Although more than 60 participating Pigeon Forge businesses, you may not know that many businesses in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Sevierville, and the outlying cities offer military discounts year-round. In addition, several businesses outside of Pigeon Forge also offer veteran discounts to coincide with Celebrate Freedom.

So, in this article, we’re giving you the ultimate list of military discounts offered by our members for August and Celebrate Freedom. Whenever you see a discount highlighted in red, that means the discount is offered year-round! 

Smoky Mountain Military Discounts for the Month of August


Alcatraz East Crime Museum (Pigeon Forge)

Offers discounts to all military, law enforcement, EMS, firefighters, etc. 

Anakeesta (Gatlinburg)

$2.00 off general admission for active military, $2.00 off ziplining for active military

Foxfire Mountain (Sevierville)

August 24, 25, 26 – free zipline for veterans (either the Waterfall Canopy Tour or the Goliath Zipline Tour) and 50% off for one guest

10% veterans discount year-round

Great Smoky Mountain Wheel at The Island (Pigeon Forge)

$12 wheel admission per person for veterans and active duty military, emergency response personnel, law enforcement, and firefighters

Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster (Gatlinburg)

$10 off per ticket for all veterans and their families

Kryptology Escape Rooms

20% military discount

Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine (Pigeon Forge)

15% off all your purchases

Titanic Museum Attraction (Pigeon Forge)

Complimentary admission for all past and present US military, emergency response personnel, law enforcement, and firefighters. Guests must show appropriate ID. All others in party have regular admission

The Track Family Fun Park & Arcade (Pigeon Forge)

40% off retail single points

Elvis and Hollywood Legends Museum (Pigeon Forge)

Free admission for veterans and first respondents

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies (Gatlinburg, TN)

50% off admission for military and first-responder personnel and 30% off for all dependents

Stephen Goff Entertainment

15% discount for any service, including live musicians, DJ’s, and photography)

White Oaks Zipline (Pigeon Forge)

Free zipline tour with military ID


CPR – Cell Phone Repair (Pigeon Forge)

$15 off all phone accessories and 50% off tempered glass screen protection 

Ferrell Calhoun Paint Company

Veteran discount of 40% off of retail pricing for paint

Gold ‘N Memories Jewelry (Pigeon Forge)

20% off your purchase

GSM Outfitters LLC

15% off any item with showing of military ID. Cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts

Lid’l Dolly’s Dresses (Pigeon Forge)

20% off your purchase

Lodge Factory Store (Sevierville and Pigeon Forge)

10% military discount with proper ID (can only be used for products not already discounted)

Old Mill Square (Pigeon Forge)

10% discount with valid ID at the Old Mill Restaurant, The Old Mill General Store, The Old Mill Pottery House Cafe and Grill, The Old Mill Creamery, The Old Mill Candy Kitchen, The Old Mill Farmhouse Kitchen, and Sassafras

Moon Pie General Store & Book Warehouse (Pigeon Forge)

10% off your purchase, except for markdown merchandise

Stages West (Pigeon Forge)

Get a free military ball cap with $50 purchase or more

Tanger Outlets (Sevierville)

Free coupon books to veterans, as well as special veteran parking places

Tervis at The Island (Pigeon Forge)

15% military discount year-round. Discount cannot be combined with any other offers


Biblical Times Dinner Theater (Pigeon Forge)

$15 off regular adult rate for veterans and active military, and $3 off regular adult prices for all their family members

Brian Hoffman’s Remembering Red – A Tribute to Red Skelton in the Rocky Top Theater (Pigeon Forge)

$3.51 off regular admission for all veterans at both

Country Tonite Theater (Pigeon Forge)

$15 off each ticket for veteran or first responder’s party. In addition, the show will include a moving salute to Veterans

Comedy Barn (Pigeon Forge)

$10 off full price adult tickets

Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud (Pigeon Forge)

$10 off full price adult tickets

Main Event Theater (Pigeon Forge)

$10 discount for veterans

Smoky Mountain Opry  (Pigeon Forge)

$10 off full price adult tickets



Alamo Steakhouse (Pigeon Forge)

20% off active duty or veteran as well as police and firefighter

Bennett’s Pit BBQ (Pigeon Forge)

20% off active duty or veteran as well as police and firefighter

Big Daddy’s Pizzeria (Pigeon Forge)

20% off active duty or veteran as well as police and firefighter

Bojangles’  (Pigeon Forge)

Free Bo-Berry biscuit with any purchase

Chef’s Catering

Offers 11% off food purchases with a $500 dollar minimum catering order

Elvira’s Cafe (Wears Valley)

10% off for military veterans 

Hard Rock Cafe (Pigeon Forge)

15% veterans discount year-round

Huck Finn’s Catfish (Pigeon Forge)

Free order of fried pickles appetizer per table.

Huck Finn’s also has an innovative fundraising program for the USO that it runs year-round. Learn more about that here.

Local Goat  (Pigeon Forge)

10% military discount year-round

Mama’s Farmhouse (Pigeon Forge)

25% off regular menu price (carry-out and dine-in only, restrictions may apply)

20% off year-round

Reagan’s House of Pancakes  (Pigeon Forge)

25% off entire check

Lodging – Hotels

Accommodations by The Inn on the River

15% off published rack rate for ALL military personnel, emergency response personnel, law enforcement, firefighters, and military veterans. Must provide proper identification upon check in.

Accommodations by Willow Brook Lodge

15% off published rack rate for all military personnel, emergency response personnel, law enforcement, firefighters, and military veterans.

All Seasons Suites

Offers year-round military discount

Baymont Inn & Suites

15% discount off rack rate

Clarion Inn Pigeon Forge

20% off regular rate

Country Cascades

25% off rack rate

Creekstone Inn

25% off rack rate

Hilton Garden Inn

10% off daily room rate and a free appetizer from the Hilton Garden Inn Restaurant

Holiday Inn & Holiday Inn Express

$15.00 off per night during the month of August to veterans and active military. Just as for the USA Rate

Hotel Pigeon Forge

10% discount for all military and veterans

Music Road Resort Hotel

10% off standard published rate

Old Mill Lodging

25% off any 2 or more-night stay and breakfast at the Old Mill Restaurant

Riverside Tower

$10.00 off regular rack rate


Lodging — Cabins

Amazing Views Cabin Rentals

10% discount for anyone whom has served or is currently serving in any branch of the US military. Just request this at booking over the phone

Affordable Cabins in the Smokies

15% off with military ID, retired or active. Minimum 2 night stay

Aunt Bug’s Cabin Rentals

Free zipline, horseback riding, and whitewater rafting ticket per reservation

Fireside Chalets 

5% discount provided to all military, emergency response, law enforcement, and firefighters with ID

Great Outdoors Rentals

20% off nightly rate. 3 night minimum required

Hidden Mountain Resort

5% military discount year-round

Timber Tops Cabin Rentals 

Offers automatic discounts to Veterans as part of its support initiative

Lodging –Campgrounds & RV Parks

Pigeon Forge / Gatlinburg KOA Kampground

10% discount for your reservation

Riverside RV Park

10% discount for active military and veterans

Lodging — Bed & Breakfast

Laurel Springs Bed and Breakfast 

5% discount to veterans, law enforcement and first responders

Foxtrot Bed & Breakfast

10% discount to veterans (excludes holiday periods and the month of October)