The 9 Best Senior Discount Offers in Iowa!

If you have reached that Golden Age in the state of Iowa, you are just in luck. Spread across the state with annual events and America’s favorite coffee shop, there are plenty of senior discounts to take advantage of. Whether you want to find a special place to post your RV for a while, or a seafood inspired restaurant you’d like to frequent, why not take advantage of all the awesome senior discounts and specials in Iowa? Here are the best offers in the state. 

1. Older Iowans’ Day at Iowa State Fair, Des Moines, IA

While seniors are more than welcome for any one of the 11 days of the Iowa State Fair, there is always one specific “Older Iowans’ Day” that allows for special admission for senior visitors. With the money saved with the $9 entrance fee, seniors are encouraged to spend their time visiting the Iowa State Fair’s many attractions including a world-famous Agriculture Building, livestock stables and all the rides including the tilt-a-whirl. 

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2. Senior Daily Specials at Catfish Charlie’s, Dubuque, IA

Seafood is the specialty for the good people over at Catfish Charlie’s in Dubuque. Serving as the No. 1 waterfront, seafood restaurant on the Mississippi, Catfish Charlie’s caters towards all sorts of crowds, including the seniors. All patrons 55 and older and Catfish Charlie’s receives special privy to the Senior Menu from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., which includes such staples as hamburger steak with fried onions, chicken alfredo and of course, catfish. 

Blackened catfish...yummy!!!

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3. Lake Red Rock, Marion County, IA

Serving as the largest reservoir in the state of Iowa, Lake Red Rock in Marion County is a popular place to go for all ages, and for the senior visitors, a majority of the campgrounds that surround this massive reservoir provide senior discounts on staying the night. If you are of the right age, and looking for a scenic spot to park the RV, consider Lake Red Rock as your first place to consider. 

4. Senior Breakfast at Riverside Casino and Resort, Riverside, IA

If you are over the age of 50 and looking for a great breakfast value, then the Riverside Casino & Golf Resort is right for you. Featuring an award-winning breakfast buffet for only $5, Riverside Casino & Golf Resort invites all seniors to eat a great meal for next to free. With available Senior Rewards on the gaming floor coinciding with the breakfast buffet, there are always options for entertainment after your meal at Riverside Casino. 

5. Cinemark Movies 12, Ames, IA

For a great time to see a movie, Mondays are Senior Days at Cinemark Movies 12 in Ames. All Cinemark Theaters across the county have senior day, which is applicable on any movie and any screening throughout the day. Large and comfortable seats accompany each movie at Cinemark 12 in Ames, as well as the latest and newest screenings.  


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6. Beaver Creek Golf Course, Grimes, IA

Before noon and throughout the week, seniors can utilize the senior discount at the Beaver Creek Golf Course to sneak a few holes in. Nothing spells out retirement better than 18 holes of golf throughout the week, and with Beaver Creek Golf Course, you can play at an affordable rate, not to mention at a beautiful golf course. 

7. New Pioneer Co-Op, Cedar Rapids, IA

While every Monday of the month seniors receive 20 percent off supplements, it’s the first Monday of each month where the real savings at New Pioneer Co-Op transpire. With three locations in Iowa, including Iowa City, Coralville and Cedar Rapids, every first Monday at these local grocery stores, seniors receive a staggering 10 percent off everything in the store. With savings like that, you can’t afford not to check out the New Pioneer Co-Op every first Monday. 

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8. Iowa AARP hotels

Being an AARP member in Iowa has its benefits, especially when it comes to travel. The listings for discounted hotels for AARP members in Iowa is staggering, including the likes of Hilton's, Heartland’s, and Quality Inns. Nearly every corner and space in between in Iowa has an AARP discounted hotel within a short drive, just giving one big reason to be an AARP member in Iowa.  

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9. Dunkin’ Donuts, Multiple locations

Yet another benefit of being an AARP member in Iowa, each large and extra-large drink you order at any Dunkin’ Donuts in Iowa, and you can receive a free doughnut. That means if you order a large coffee, you receive a free doughnut with your purchase, and nothing gets much sweeter than that.  

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