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Elitch Gardens Theme Park

2000 Elitch Circle, Denver, CO 80204
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Ranked #72 of 109 Attractions in Denver
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Other
Activities: Dining, Shopping
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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!
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Las Vegas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Loved it, but being that i am from cali and the elevation here is way higher i seemed out of breath and wish i had a wheelchair... there is tons of walking!

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Centennial, Colorado, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We have been taking our kids and grand kids to Elitch Gardens Theme Park for years. They moved from north west Denver, to the Platte River area 20 years ago. The move was a sign of greed, whereby you were able to take a picnic lunch in the old park and now you must buy their overpriced, poor quality food.... More

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Castle Rock, Colorado
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

If you go every year invest in a season pass. Their website sells them and the price you make back after 2 visits! They have plenty of kid friendly rides for the little ones!

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Longmont, Colorado
4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

1) Definitely not worth it unless you have a season pass and can go often to get your money's worth (even then, it may not be worth it) 2) Rides are poorly maintained, seemingly only enough to (hopefully) meet minimum safety standards, but nothing more 3) Crowd control/flow/management are of no importance to this organization. 4) Clearly an organization that... More

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Craig, Colorado
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We visited this attraction under the assumption that there were tons of rides for small children. To our disappointment, there are very few. We also spent over $30 for three people at one of the cafes and received cold, flavorless burgers and fries. The wait for said food was ridiculously long as well. The restaurant was really messy with food... More

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Lowestoft, England, United Kingdom
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222 reviews 222 reviews
104 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

City centre amusement parks are rare...you see them a lot in Europe but in the USA you won't see many. Being at the heart of the city does have its pluses and minuses...on the plus side it is easy to reach and you get an amazing city backdrop to the rides...on the down side it means the park can be... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The park has been a part of Denver since its inception. The lines move quickly. Most everyone is friendly. There is an area for the younger members of the family to enjoy as well as the more thrilling rides for family members who want a little adrenaline. The staff is helpful and friendly. It's not as large and extensive as... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We travel to Denver and Colorado a couple of times a year. We finally decided to spend a day at Elitchs, because the whole family loves rides. It was fun, the lines were not too long. However, this place was a dump. There was litter everywhere, overflowing trash cans, and worst of all, everything was STICKY. Wherever your hand touched,... More

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Colorado Springs
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We spent the day at Elitches on Labor Day weekend. We were pleasantly surprised that it was less busy that is has been on our two previous visits this summer. The park is clean and nicely decorated as you stroll through. It has a variety of shops if you're interested in shopping or getting souvenirs. We went on a couple... More

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Imlay City
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

it was well maintained. I had signed up for an early evening months ahead of time and though it was a garden with theme plantings so was totally surprised when the bus came to what I'd call an amusement park with rides. I should have done a google search before paying $25. for a non nutritious meal and box of... More

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