Give Dad the royal treatment and save money doing it with these Father's Day freebies and deals. (Unless otherwise noted, specials will be available on Sunday, June 19. Call ahead to confirm details.)
>>The Traveler's Championship Golf Tournament, which runs Aug. 1 through 7 at the TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, has a special Father's Day package that includes two tickets good for any day admission, plus Gold Lot parking, for $60. (That's $45 off tournament week pricing.) The offer expires on June 19. Travelerschampionship.com.
>>Dads get a free cone or cup at participating TCBY locations: tcby.com.
>>Dad gets free admission (with one paid admission) and a special behind-the-scenes tour at the Connecticut Trolley Museum. ct-trolley.org and 860-627-6540.
>>Mystic Aquarium is offering fathers free admission (with one full-paid admission) on June 18 and 19. 860-572-5955 and mysticaquarium.org.
>>Take the family out to eat at a Rizzuto's restaurant on Father's Day and Dad gets a free $25 gift card for use on a future visit. There is a Rizzuto's in West Hartford. rizzutos.com.
>>Fathers are guests of Bridgeport's Beardsley Zoo from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Dads must be accompanied by at least one paying child.) 203-394-6565 and beardsleyzoo.org.
>>Take Dad or Granddad out for a meal at a Max restaurant, and he'll get a voucher for a free entrée (up to $25), for a future visit. maxrestaurantgroup.com
>>Dads who order 10 wings and a beverage get 10 boneless wings free at Hooters. Buy Dad a $25 Hooters gift card and you'll get $5 in Dad's Bonus Bucks while supplies last.
>>Dads pay half-price for special one-hour Connecticut River Expedition daytime cruises, departing from Eagle Landing State Park in Haddam. ctriverquest.com.
>>Celebrate Father's Day at Sunset Meadow Vineyards in Goshen and dad gets a complimentary glass of wine with a purchase of another. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 860-201-4654, sunsetmeadowvineyards.com.
>>Ride the Essex Steam Train & Riverboat from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (regular admissions apply), and Dad gets a free family portrait to commemorate the day. Essexsteamtrain.com.
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