One of the many things that makes Texas great is how many things there are to do. But that can be a double-edged sword, seeing as how entrance fees can easily add up, taking a drain on your retirement. Luckily, many places in Texas offer excellent senior discounts to ensure your twilight years are as bright as any other. Find 10 of the best below.
Battle for Texas: The Experience is an “unforgettable, curated exhibition providing views with an in-depth perspective on the stirring story of the Battle of the Alamo.” Whether you’re a Texas native or in for just passing through, you’ll enjoy this immersive experience. Seniors, take advantage of reduced ticket pricing any day of the week.
We are getting ready and excited for our Special Event Plaza Ghost Tour this weekend! This tour includes: -A tour inside the famous Haunted Menger Hotel -Other various haunted sites on the Alamo Plaza -A special after hours tour inside the New Battle for Texas Museum! Hear first hand accounts of the Haunted artifacts from the Alamo! Tour Duration: 2+ Hours Have you bought your tickets yet? http://www.sistersgrimmghosttour.com
The Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch is a six-time TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award winner. Drive through 450 acres as you get up close and personal with over 500 animals. Seniors 65 years-old and over are eligible for a reduced ticket price.
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The Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens is known as “one of the finest showcases of American furnishings, silver, ceramics, and paintings in the world.” Situated on 14 acres, the Bayou is a powerful and moving experience. Entry is free for everyone on Thursday and discounted for seniors every other day of the week.
Cockrell Butterfly Center has several facets to it, including exhibitions, a Giant Screen theater, planetarium, and butterfly center. For over 100 years, the Center has provided an inside view of the natural sciences. Learn more by planning your next visit and taking advantage of the discounted tickets for seniors 62 years-old and up.
“The museum made science accessible to me. I never thought of science as something I couldn’t do, which was a huge reason why I study chemistry in college.” The Nirider’s time as museum members began after a 9 year old Olivia took a field trip at the museum and begged to come back. They’ve been members ever since. Together, they’ve attended countless special exhibitions (favorites being Lord of the Rings, Body Worlds and both iterations of Titanic) and watched HMNS grow and expand, adding new halls and showcasing new objects. One of their favorite things is that there was always something new, and you could never see everything in just one trip. That’s what made membership so exciting for their family as their kids grew and continued to come to HMNS, bringing friends, working summers with Xplorations summer camp and even enjoying senior prom in the paleontology hall. The lessons learned here have definitely stuck. Olivia is studying chemistry and pursuing the science of art restoration, and Elliot (not pictured) is in school for engineering. Membership is just one of the ways to support HMNS and foster a love of science for everyone in the family! Gifts received during #GivingTuesday allow us to share our love of science with families and grow kids interested in science into adults with passion about science. Click the link in the bio to donate. #MyHMNS
The Lyndon Banes Johnson Presidential Library is located in Austin, Texas, and houses over 45 million documents. The site is situated on over 30-acres at The University of Texas at Austin and provides an intimate view of LBJ the man as well as the president. Senior citizens 62 years-old and up can get in for the discounted rate of $7.
Red Hot and Blue offers a 10 percent discount every day to senior citizens aged 65 or older. Red Hot and Blue is known for their Memphis-style hickory-smoked barbecue and has multiple Texas locations.
El Pollo Loco serves traditional Mexican fare, including burritos, tacos, stuffed quesadillas, and more. The have several locations throughout Texas and offer a 10% discount to anyone age 60 or older.
Old Country Buffet has a number of locations in Texas and offers daily discounts for seniors age 55 and over. The discount may differ from restaurant to restaurant, so it’s best to check in before stopping by to make sure you aren’t accidentally disappointed.
Traveling for the holidays but don’t want to drive? Consider taking a Greyhound bus. Senior citizens 62 years-old or older can ask for a 5 percent discount on all passenger fares. Greyhound still has routes going to most cities.
Spend this Christmas at sea with a discounted Royal Caribbean cruise. Set sail from the Galveston, Texas, port to any number of exciting destinations. Check their website often for specific senior rates on certain cruises.