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Nature Nearby: Parks, Trails, Woods, and Wildlife Within 10 Minutes Of Downtown Grand Rapids

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Posted March 26, 2015


Get Cultured in GR!

Culture Pass GRWhat:

The Culture Pass is a year-round benefit card that gives access to exclusive discounts and special offers to many West Michigan arts and cultural organizations.


Culture Pass deals are offered all year long! Visit often for new discounts. 


There are two ways to obtain a Culture Pass.

  1. Book your Culture Pass GR package today and receive a FREE Culture Pass when you check in to your hotel. Hotel packages are listed below.
  2. Purchase the Culture Pass for $5. Passes can be purchased at the Experience Grand Rapids office during normal business hours 9:00-5:00, Monday - Friday. We are located at 171 Monroe Ave NW Suite 700, Grand Rapids MI 49503.Passes can also be purchased via credit card over the phone by calling 616-459-8287 during normal office hours. You can purchase the passes online here through our secure PayPal option. Once we receive payment via PayPal, we will send the Culture Pass to the address provided within five business days. 
Culture Pass


Many local attractions in Grand Rapids are participating. See full list here.

Hotel Package

Culture Pass Grand Rapids

February 13, 2015 – December 31, 2015
Comfort Inn Airport Grand Rapids

World class arts and culture, entertainment and activities for the entire family. The Grand Rapids Cultural Pass has you covered. The package includes:

  • One night's accommodation
  • A buy one get one free pass to the Fredrick Meijer Garden
  • Unique specials and discounts to area museums, theatres, and local entertainment.

 Rates start at $94.95.

Booking Method
Call Hotel Directly

GR Culture Pass

February 06, 2015 – December 31, 2015
Hampton Inn & Suites Airport

The Grand Rapids Culture Pass includes 17 area arts and cultural organizations that offer different discounts. Also included in the package is a Buy One Get One pass to the Frederik Meijer Gardens. Come stay at the relaxing Hampton Inn & Suites while you tour the city at a discounted rate. Some of the attractions include Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, Art Museum, Children's MUseum- to see afull list of participating venues go to

Booking Method
Visit Their Website

Cultural Pass Grand Rapids

February 23, 2015 – December 31, 2015
Holiday Inn - Grand Rapids Airport

Experience all that Grand Rapids has to offer. Visit for a full list of participating venues and discounts.

Booking Method
Visit Their Website

Culture Pass Package

February 18, 2015 – December 30, 2015
Holiday Inn Grand Rapids Downtown

Includes overnight accommodations for two adults, a $20.00 USD breakfast credit at the Pearl Street Grill, and a Grand Rapids Culture Pass. $189-$279.

Booking Method
Visit Their Website

Culture Pass GR Package

February 03, 2015 – December 31, 2015
Homewood Suites by Hilton

Enjoy all the fun Grand Rapids has to offer! In addition to the Culture Pass, the package includes 1 night in our one bedroom suites with complimentary breakfast and use of our indoor pool, whirlpool, fitness center and business center.

Booking Method
Call Hotel Directly

Culture Pass Grand Rapids

October 01, 2013 – December 31, 2015
Riverfront Hotel-Grand Rapids

Package Includes: Room with a King bed or 2 double beds with river view (based on availability), free breakfast vouchers for up to 2 adults and 2 children in The Landing Restaurant, One complimentary Culture Pass Grand Rapids- a benefit card that gives access to exclusive discounts and specials from local arts and cultural organizations, complimentary late check out (1:00 PM day of departure).

Booking Method
Call Hotel Directly
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