Things are opening back up in Iowa, and through the Midwest. We are seeing plenty of awesome events kick off here in the Quad Cities this Summer.

Memorial Day Weekend is the first long holiday weekend we are getting as things are opening up again. This means a lot of attractions will have specials for the brave men and women who serve our country.

A major one that happened yearly was Adventureland's "Stars And Stripes Adventureland." It will be happening again this year.  This offers a chance for military personnel to visit for free, and their families at a discount.

In addition to the free admission for themselves next weekend, military personnel will also be able to purchase up to 6 additional admissions for $10 off.

They shared more information on their Facebook Page.

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Six Flags also has an event called "Military Appreciation Exclusive Ride Time." This means that members of the Military & their families get exclusive ride time after the park closes on May 29!

present your military ID at the T-Mobile truck inside the park, outside of X-Flight, at any time on May 29 to get your event wristband that gives you and your family members special access to exclusive ride time on select rides from 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

If you're looking for a trip outside of Iowa and Illinois, the Wisconsin Dells has a few deals!

MT. Olympus: As of right now their room rates are 50% off.

Delton Oaks Resort: "FREE 2-Hour Pontoon Boat Rental, FREE Ice Cream + 1 Large 1-Topping Pizza, FREE kayak & paddle-board rentals, FREE use of BBQ Grills and Beach, FREE use of our heated outdoor pool, and Nightly campfire."

Chula Vista: Welcomes you for a Memorial Day Weekend getaway

Many other locations, and businesses are also offering Deals.

Amazon: Deals on patio furniture, grills, outdoor sports, and more.

Best Buy:  savings on top-brand major appliances.

Home Depotdiscounts on major appliances, patio furniture, lawnmowers, and more.

Lowes: Savings on top brand appliances from brands.

LOOK: Here are the 50 best beach towns in America

Every beach town has its share of pluses and minuses, which got us thinking about what makes a beach town the best one to live in. To find out, Stacker consulted data from WalletHub, released June 17, 2020, that compares U.S. beach towns. Ratings are based on six categories: affordability, weather, safety, economy, education and health, and quality of life. The cities ranged in population from 10,000 to 150,000, but they had to have at least one local beach listed on TripAdvisor. Read the full methodology here. From those rankings, we selected the top 50. Readers who live in California and Florida will be unsurprised to learn that many of towns featured here are in one of those two states.

Keep reading to see if your favorite beach town made the cut.

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