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Lakeside Amusement Park

4601 Sheridan Boulevard, Denver, CO 80212
303 477 1621
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Ranked #53 of 135 attractions in Denver
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks
Activities: Picnicking
Description: This amusement park, one of the few remaining family-owned parks in the country, is fun for people of all ages.
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Denver, Colorado, United States
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64 reviews 64 reviews
15 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

The history of Lakeside is worth checking out on Wikipedia if you're thinking about going. It's the oldest amusement park in CO and definitely has the classic theme park feel complete with elephant ears, cotton candy and snow cones. You buy tickets (no bracelets here!) and give them to the conductors for each ride. There is a great mini park... More

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Parker, Colorado
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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

If you go to Lakeside expecting Six Flags, you will be sorely disappointed. Lakeside is old, it's kitschy, and most of the rides will make you want to vomit (8 out of 10 spin). That being said, this place is awesome for what it is. I grew up coming here with my dad and siblings, and we loved it so... More

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Greenwood Village, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

My family loves Lakeside. We get a much better vibe here than the other large amusement park in Denver. My kids call it a happy place. Great value too! We especially appreciate the fact that don't gouge you on food and beverage.

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Awesome amusement Park Love this place lots fun rides a genuine rides! Awesome staff from Rhoda to Brenda to Earl and the rest of the staff in the cashiers office..... will be back!

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Its like going back in time, evenings hide the flaws that years have told.... The neon and bright lights come on as the sunsets and you are back in the 50's ! or maybe the 30's. Old time woork Roller Coasters, sheet ball, and a bunch of fun ! Only thing missing is the bearded lady ! Great fun and... More

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Denver, Colorado
5 reviews 5 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

What a great inexpensive way to entertain a toddler for 2 hours. Lakeside is basically a rundown carnival that never leaves. Their Kiddie Playland is Awesome with at least 12 toddler size rides. My 21/2 year old loved it! I would suggest you eat before you go or take a lunch with you. I wouldn't eat the food there if... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Okay...In reading others' reviews I am trying to decide how to give the most helpful review. We intentionally went during the weekday so it wouldn't be busy (don't like crowds much), and heard that the kids' rides open at 1:00. Okay, but they are NOT kidding that nothing else opens until 6:00. No food!? I read in someone's review they... More

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Longmont, Colorado
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111 reviews 111 reviews
19 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Took my grandkids during the day, when only the small rides were open. Total was about $20 for an hour of fun. That being said, ages 3-6 or so is appropriate. Older kids would be bored with the easy rides. Plentiful shade, lots of benches to sit on. The teens working the rides were GREAT - they helped the kids... More

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Crested Butte, Colorado
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

We loved this old amusement park. With a 6 yr. old, who lacks hates long lines and is just now tall enough to ride alot of rides, this was a perfect introduction to amusement parks without breaking the bank. She could ride all the rides, with no lines on a Sat.! I loved the old wooden roller coaster. Not many... More

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Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
43 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

A lot of people say this place is run down and out of date, but that is what we LOVED about it. Most of the rides are 1960's, a few earlier and later. It's like re-living your youth and offers great value for money if you buy an unlimited ride wrist band. The youngsters all seemed to be having a... More

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