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Elitch Gardens Theme Park

2000 Elitch Circle, Denver, CO 80204
303-595-4386
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Ranked #95 of 139 attractions in Denver
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Owner description: For more than 120 years, Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park is a must-see destination for all locals, visitors and families, creating memories worth... more » Owner description: For more than 120 years, Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park is a must-see destination for all locals, visitors and families, creating memories worth repeating. Operating on 63 acres, it is America’s only downtown area theme and water park. The park is open May through October and offers 50 rides, live entertainment, shopping and dining. The park is also known to have breathtaking views of Denver from their Observation Tower which is 20 stories high or while plummeting 200 feet on the Tower of Doom! « less
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Denver, Colorado
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55 reviews 55 reviews
31 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I was amazed at how expensive this place is. My friend and I paid $100 for the both of us for normal tickets to this park. The lines were long and very hot due to little shade depending on the ride. The rides are fun but not very long of course. It is a fun things to do but just... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I personally love Elitch Gardens. It's nothing in comparison to Disney World, so don't expect anything at all like that, but it's very enjoyable place for all ages. The rides are fun, there are rides for all ages, easy to navigate around the park, employees are (usually) nice, and a water park is attached with no extra cost. Maybe pack... More

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Landlocked
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

15.00 to park, 12.00 for a locker, many rides closed & over priced food. But, that's not the worst of it. The worst part is that it if so disgustingly filthy everywhere! You literally have to wade through trash to get in the water. Once you get in there is trash on the bottom, & floating in the water. The... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We went yesterday. Very hot day which meant the water park was PACKED... unlike most of the reviews I thought the employees were very nice and friendly with the exception of the park staff informing me that they were sold out of the refillable soda cups.. waited in line 25 minutes just to get to the front of the line... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Denver needs to sink some money updating this park. Things and attractions are worn out. Employees are disinterested and not engaged. Food is over priced and not very good. Place was much more lively and kept up when owned by Six Flags.

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pueblo
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

Took my family of 6 on an overcast day. 300 dollars later and no mention of rides closed from the high school kids selling entry to the park, we walk to the first ride. closed due to weather! We are told that it's a stage 3 closing (some ridiculous thing) and possible may re open. We go to eat and... More

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Kearney, NE
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Growing up in Denver during the 50's and 60's, I remember the old Elitch Gardens as a summer treat I longed for each year. The swimming pool, the ballroom, and yes; Mister Twister - my maiden excursion on a roller coaster. It has been a long time ago and perhaps my expectations of a return were a bit over zealous.... More

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Greybull, Wyoming
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

It was something to do. My kids and husband enjoyed it however be prepared for very skimpy outfits on teens. I saw more butt cheeks hanging out than I have in a rap video. But overal it was fun!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We went July 12th 2014, Had a great time, the mind eraser is a blast! And strangely had the shortest line of anything we went on (almost no wait). I didn't run into any of the issues with rude employees as I've read in other reviews. However the prices are slightly outrageous, don't misunderstand, I wasn't expecting it to be... More

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The "customer experience" at this place continues to decline to the point of being non-existent. Huge lines to get in that aren't roped leading to total chaos. Over-exuberant "security guards" rifling through bags to ensure that no food is brought in to maximize profits. Employees who would rather be anywhere else. Overpriced and below average food. The only reason this... More

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