The pass can also be purchased with a choice of three attractions for $30.
Included in the pass are many of Denver’s top attractions such as the Denver Zoo, the Denver Art Museum, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Denver Botanic Gardens, History Colorado Center, Clyfford Still Museum and the Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Art. Holders of the pass also get a 50 percent discount on Denver B-Cycle, and discounts to the Molly Brown House Museum and other attractions.
The seven attraction pass is designed for tourists visiting Denver and must be used within five consecutive days; the three attraction pass must be used within three days.
“Studies show that the more visitors see of Denver, the more they enjoy their trip and the more they recommend Denver to their friends and relatives. The Mile High Culture Pass was designed to make it easy – and economical – for visitors to get out and see some of the city’s top attractions,” said Richard Scharf, president & CEO of VISIT DENVER, the organization that worked with the cultural attractions to create the pass.
Scharf said that the pass was designed for visitors who would like to see a lot of Denver in a short period of time. “The pass is ideal for tourists or for locals who have friends and relatives visiting,” he said.
How the Mile High Culture Pass works:
The Mile High Culture Pass is a printable ticket available at MileHighCulturePass.com or at the Denver Visitor Information Center located at 1600 California St. in downtown. Just purchase and print out the pass and you are on your way to a wallet-friendly tour of The Mile High City.
Over the course of five consecutive days, the “Seven” pass for $52.80 will allow entry to all seven participating attractions (noted below). Over the course of three consecutive days, the “Three” pass for $30 will allow entry to any three participating attractions of your choice (noted below). There is a limit of eight (8) passes that can be purchased via the system at one time. The pass is activated at the first attraction visited.
The participating Mile High Culture Pass attractions are:
Clyfford Still Museum
Clyfford Still, considered one of the most important painters of the 20th century, was among the first generation of Abstract Expressionist artists. The museum, which opened at the end of 2011, was founded to promote the late artist's work and legacy. Still's estate – 2,400 artworks – had been sealed off from the public since 1980.
Denver Art Museum
Designed by the renowned Gio Ponti and Daniel Libeskind, this architectural icon houses one of the world’s greatest collections of American Indian and Western masterpieces, alongside cutting-edge works and classics from the likes of Picasso, Cézanne and many more.
Denver Botanic Gardens
This 23-acre oasis in the middle of the city has 45 different gardens (some 33,000 plants), as well as one of the nation's top 10 conservatories. Relax in the Japanese Garden, climb through the Rock Alpine Garden and explore the new Mordecai Children's Garden.
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
One of the largest museums in the U.S., the Denver Museum of Nature & Science is a maze filled with treasures of the earth – dinosaurs, dioramas, space exhibits, science experiments, a digital planetarium, IMAX theatre and touring shows.
Go underwater with polar bears, or eyeball-to-eyeball with a gorilla. The Zoo’s Predator Ridge recreates the plains of Africa with a pride of lions, while Tropical Discovery is rainforest teeming with crocodiles and Gila monsters. The zoo's newest addition is Toyota Elephant Passage, a $50 million, 10-acre home for the Zoo's elephants, gibbons, rhinos and more, all in the heart of an Asian village.
History Colorado Center
The History Colorado Center, one of Denver’s newest cultural attractions, is designed to ignite imaginations of all ages about Colorado history through high-tech and hands-on exhibits, programs for children and adults, and special events.
Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Art
Called “Denver’s most interesting museum” by the Denver Post, The Kirkland Museum showcases the work of Colorado’s distinguished painter, Vance Kirkland (1904-1981). The museum is also filled to the brim with more than 3,300 works of Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau, Glasgow Style, Wiener Werkstätte, De Stijl, Bauhaus, Art Deco, Modern and Pop Art.
NOTE: The Kirkland Museum is building a new 38,500-square-foot facility and relocating to 12th Avenue and Bannock Street. It will be near the Denver Art Museum and the Clyfford Still Museum within Denver's Golden Triangle Museum District. The existing Pearl Street location will be open through May 1, 2016. The new building is set to open in mid-2017.
Even more savings!
Mile High Culture Pass buyers will also get an additional:
- 50-percent-off deal on Denver B-cycle, the city’s bike sharing program
- Discounted admission to the Molly Brown House Museum, the restored Victorian home of famed Titanic survivor, the “Unsinkable” Molly Brown.
Looking for great hotel deals while you’re visiting The Mile High City? Go to visitdenver.com/hotels/specials to find special rates and packages all year round.