Burt Gigoux from the Marine Corps League plays taps

Burt Gigoux from the Marine Corps League plays taps during the Veterans Day celebration outside Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark on Veterans Day in 2014.

JAMES WOODCOCK/Gazette Staff

A number of area businesses and organizations are offering services free to veterans on Wednesday.

National parks: Veterans Day and has been designated an entrance fee free day at all National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee. Wednesday's fee-free day is valid at places like Bighorn Canyon NRA, Custer Battlefield and Yellowstone National Park.

Free haircuts: Great clips offers free haircuts for veterans with proof of service. 

Help a Hero: Sport Clips Haircuts is taking donations and will donate $1 from every haircut service to the VFW-administered scholarship program for service members and veterans.

ZooMontana: Veterans and active-duty military and four friends or family members can get into the zoo Nov. 9-14 for just $5.

Free bus rides: Jefferson Lines offers free travel to veterans from Nov. 8-15. Veterans must purchase tickets in person and show form DD-214 and a valid ID. Tickets are good for travel from Nov. 8-15 for one-way and round-trip. Return trips may be made through Dec. 31. In Billings, Jefferson Lines is located at 1830 Fourth Ave. N. No phone orders will be accepted.

All-you-can-eat pancake dinner: The Boys & Girls Club, 505 Orchard Lane, is holding a pancake dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Veterans eat free with ID. It's $5 for everyone else. Bring a bag of leaves to receive a $1 discount (limit three). Benefits club's cooking and gardening programs. For information, call 245-2582.

Free meal: Full Belly Burger will be at Canyon Creek Brewing between 4 and 8 p.m. All military, police, firefighters, EMT and any other service men or women will receive free dinner as a small thank you for your incredible service.

Applebee's: Veterans and active-duty military eat free.

Cracker Barrel: Veterans receive a complimentary Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake dessert during lunch and dinner.

Denny's: Denny's invites active, inactive and retired military personnel to stop by for a free Build Your Own Grand Slam from 5 a.m. to noon.

Golden Corral: A free thank you dinner for any person who has served in the U.S. military (retirees, veterans, active duty, National Guard or Reserves).

IHOP: Veterans and active-duty military receive a free stack of red, white and blue pancakes.

Little Caesar's Pizza: A free $5 Hot-n-Ready lunch combo for all U.S. Armed Forces veterans and active military at participating stores nationwide.

Olive Garden: Veterans and active duty military will receive enjoy a free entrée from this list. Family members dining with them get 10 percent off of their meals.

Outback: Deployed military can get a rain check for a free Bloomin' Onion when they return if they fill out this form.

Red Lobster: A free appetizer or dessert, Nov. 9-12, for guests with a valid military ID or proof of service. Includes veterans, active-duty and actively serving military and reservists.

Red Robin: All veterans and active-duty service members receive a free Red's Tavern Double burger with fries.

Every day: Here is a list of Billings-area businesses that offer discounts to veterans. 

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