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Elitch Gardens Theme Park

2000 Elitch Circle, Denver, CO 80204
303-595-4386
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Ranked #91 of 142 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

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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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
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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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3 attraction reviews
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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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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

There are only a few rides that are awesome, but the long wait times and the new fast pass are not worth it. Every ride was an hour wait even in the water park. Entrance fee is too expensive for the long wait for everything, including food and drinks. This new fast pass is terrible. It fails terribly.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

First off the season passes are a STEAL! They come with a coupon book (1 per pass) that has 3 free bring a friend passes, as well as discounts for food and clothing. The rides are so fun, lots of different types of rollercoasters/wet rides. the only downfall is as soon as dark clouds roll in even if there is... More

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Breckenridge, Colorado, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Had a great time, but the water park was a let down, half the rides were closed and the lifeguards move their heads so much there is no way they can see if there is a problem. Also the park stopped the rides and we asked a group of 4 workers standing together at a roller coaster what time they... More

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Littleton, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We decided at the last minute to spend our Labor Day Monday at Elitch Gardens. We got there shortly after they opened and easily were able to buy our ticket for the day and head in. Now I'm originally from Northeast Ohio and Cedar Point is nearby which is one of the best amusement parks in the world. This is... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Some of the rides were really nice, but lines were long due to all of Denvers school classes being there at the same time. A bit pricey entrance fee for the amount of rides available.

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Farmington, New Mexico
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We enjoyed our day at Elitch Gardens. Its a nice park with a nice asortment of rides and water features. The food and drink is very pricey. If you don't already have tickets, the ticket both is hard to find. Just pray you don't have much thunder

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