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Address: 2000 Elitch Circle, Denver, CO 80204
Phone Number: 303-595-4386
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For more than 120 years, Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park is a...

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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Amusement Park Quality

Elitch is great for what it is! No amusement park is clean, and in my experience, no amusement park staff are friendly and helpful. That being said, Elitch ranks right up there... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Nicole H
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148 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Elitch is great for what it is! No amusement park is clean, and in my experience, no amusement park staff are friendly and helpful. That being said, Elitch ranks right up there with the best of them. The rides are nothing fantastic, but its a nice reprieve from city doldrums and worth a day's time! My family actually enjoyed the... More 

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Thank Nicole H
George Town, Grand Cayman
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44 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Has Elitch's ever changed? There is no room for expansion so the rides will forever remain the same. Lines are incredibly way too long. Small park with big prices. If you're an adult, it's best to go when kids are in school so you won't be waiting as long.

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Thank Valerie F
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not only is this place over priced. After only been there for 3 hours it started lightly raining now when i say "lightly raining" keep in mind a few water drops here and there. Because of this they decided to stop all rides, when there is no lightning or thunder storms only the big rides are shut down not all... More 

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Thank Cynthia V
ElitchGardens, Manager at Elitch Gardens Theme Park, responded to this review

Hi Cynthia, thank you for your feedback. We strive to provide our guests with a fun and memorable experience each time they visit, and it appears that we fell short of that during your day at the park. Regarding the ride closures you encountered, safety is our number one priority and rides sometimes need to be closed temporarily for weather... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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467 reviews
155 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This park has been lovingly cared for over the years by folks who know how important memories of childhood fun can be. Classic rides mixed with more technologically innovative attractions makes this park fun for any age.

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Thank SaintVitas
Fountain
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19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been here quite a few times as a kid as an adult with my family etc. Over the years this place has gone down. They are overpriced for sure for what you actually get. The last time we went they had so many rides shut down it wasnt even funny. This isn't the first time this has happend... More 

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Thank Alexis B
ElitchGardens, Manager at Elitch Gardens Theme Park, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving your feedback, Alexis. We strive to provide our guests with a fun and memorable experience each time they visit, and it appears that we fell short of that during your day at the park. Safety is our number one priority and occasionally, rides need to be closed temporarily for weather or maintenance. We recognize that this... More 

Denver, Colorado
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Great place even though it's become an outstanding waiting period over the years to enjoy rides. Meanwhile more and more exciting and exhilarating rides are built threw out the park, it still doesn't seem to fix the over populated situation. Perhaps another theme park should be considered.

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Thank Jamee V
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

I loved this theme park, It was huge and had a waterpark in it as well. the waiting lines were okay, I recommend booking your tickets online before going because it is cheaper online but don't forget to take the card that you paid through with you when you go, they will ask you for it ! have fun <3

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Thank Reem A
Castle Rock, Colorado
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Good rides, more of the rides are for teenagers but some fun ones for kids too. Food is really hit or miss, food court is probably what I would avoid. Bring a sandwich from home and go to the car to eat, better for you and save some cash. Water park is nice addition for summer months, water is kept... More 

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Thank C2Computer
Federal Heights, Colorado
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79 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

A very much fun place to go by your self or a family, even a group. Lot of rides and eats but I would be careful eating to much if you are going on some of the rides. Make sure you make it a whole day. It is on the expensive side but a lot of fun.

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Thank Termite42
Aurora, Colorado
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

This is a fun time to go to Elitches. They have the park decorated with spooky decor everywhere. They turned the water by the swings green this year. They have employees dressed as creepy monsters and scary things to scare people during the evening hours. It was fun to go on Halloween because so many people were dressed up and... More 

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