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Connect Pass offers deals on Salt Lake-area attractions

Published May 16, 2012 10:02 am

Discounts • 13 destinations among venues with addition of 2 new museums.
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Residents looking for deals on a "staycation" or out-of-town tourists seeking bargains when they visit top museums and attractions in the Salt Lake area can score with the Visit Salt Lake Connect Pass.

The pass added the new Natural History Museum of Utah and The Leonardo museum to a list that already featured the Discovery Gateway children's museum, Red Butte Garden, Snowbird tram ride, Thanksgiving Point Gardens and the Museum of Ancient Life, Utah Olympic Park tour or zipline ride, Hogle Zoo, lunch at the Lion House Pantry Restaurant, Clark Planetarium, Tracy Aviary, This is the Place Heritage Park and the Utah Museum of Fine Arts.

The pass, sponsored by Visit Salt Lake, offers savings of up to 80 percent on the attractions.

Here is how it works:

The discount is available as a one-day, two-day, three-day or 365-day pass and is activated the first time it is used. It remains active for the number of consecutive days purchased. Pass holders may visit as many attractions as they like while their pass is active, but each person must have a pass and is limited to one visit at each participating attraction.

A one-day pass sells for $26 for adults, $22 for seniors over 65 and $21 for children 3 to 12. Adult two-day passes are $40, seniors $33 and children $32. Three-day passes cost $54 for adults, $44 for seniors and $43 for children. A 365-day pass sells for $75 for adults, $64 for seniors and $63 for children.

The passes can be purchased online at http://www.visitsaltlake.com/visit/connectpass, in the Salt Palace visitor's center or at participating hotels. For information, call 801-534-4900.

"You don't have to leave the Wasatch Front to have a truly amazing vacation, and one that offers a great deal of value," said Scott Beck, president and CEO of Visit Salt Lake. "Salt Lake offers the sophisticated amenities of a major metropolitan destination, combined with the alpine ambiance of a mountain resort." —

For pass information

Purchase online at http://www.visitsaltlake.com/visit/connectpass, in the Salt Palace visitor's center or at participating hotels.

For details, call 801-534-4900.