A few deals for area veterans this weekend

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Free scenic train ride for veterans Nov. 12

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad will offer a free train ride to honor veterans and their families on Nov. 12, through Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

The train will depart from the Rockside Station, 7900 Old Rockside Road in Independence, at 1:30 p.m. for a three-hour excursion to Akron Northside Station and back.

The free tickets will be available at the Rockside Station 45 minutes prior to departure, and will be awarded on a first-come, first served basis. No advanced tickets are available. All current military members, veterans and their families are invited. World War II veterans will be seated in the Premium Section. Wheelchair access is available, though limited.

For more information about the railroad, visit www.CVSR.com.

Akron Zoo offers free admission to veterans Nov. 11-17

In recognition of Veterans Day, the Akron Zoo will be offering free admission to all military personnel and veterans Nov. 11 to 17. Veterans or people currently serving in the military will have to show a military ID to receive the discount.

The Akron Zoo's winter hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and normal winter admission is $6 per person. Children under two are free and parking is $2. For more information, visit www.akronzoo.org or call 330-375-2550.

Great Clips of Hudson gives free service to veterans Nov. 11

Great Clips of Hudson will honor armed forces service people with a free hair service on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. Any active duty or retired service person or reservist is eligible for this free offer. Great Clips of Hudson is open Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information, call 330-653-3090. Online check-in available at www.greatclips.com.

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