Dads Enjoy Sweet Deals On Father's Day

Springfield, Mo. -- This Father's Day, dads took advantage of some sweet deals across the Ozarks. The Dickerson Park Zoo in Springfield offered free admission.

While dads and granddads were happy they didn't have to spend that money, they were even happier about spending time with the kids.

"We hadn't been out to the zoo in a year or so," said Larry Frazier.

And getting in for free made it the perfect opportunity.

"I was surprised to see that," said Jerry Baker. "That was nice."

A little rain didn't stop families from going to the zoo.

"We figured it wouldn't be too packed, so it seemed like a good day to come out," said Frazier.

Dads enjoy the discount, while the kids enjoy the animals.

"It saved us some money and the grandkids get to enjoy the zoo," said Wally Burkart.

Even though it's his day, Jerry Baker knows it's still all about the little ones.

"Something fun that she loves to do," Baker said. "She loves the zoo. She loves the animals."

These granddads had to go an extra few miles to be with their grandkids this Father's Day.

"We came down from Kansas City just to spend the weekend here," Burkart said.

Larry Frazier is a father of three and says that proves to be a challenge sometimes.

"They keep us on our toes, I'll put it that way," he says.

And as they learn a little bit more every day about being a dad, they say it's  all worth it.

"Everyday is a lot more fun than the last one," Baker said. "It's the best thing that ever happened to me."

Some say it gets even better with the second generation.

"It gets even better when you have grandkids," said Burkart. "The grandkids are better than the kids."

Dads and granddads enjoyed the discount and they know that making memories with their loved ones is priceless. 


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