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Elitch Gardens Theme Park

2000 Elitch Circle, Denver, CO 80204
303-595-4386
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Ranked #97 of 141 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

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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76 reviews 76 reviews
20 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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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Norwalk, CT
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79 reviews 79 reviews
35 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We were walking around Denver waiting until the game at Coors Field started and we came across Elitch Gardens. Crazy expensive to get in. It was a little crowded, and we waited 45 minutes for Mind Eraser. We didn't get the full experience, partly because they had to stop operating most of the rides TWICE because of lightning within 10... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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601 reviews 601 reviews
472 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

It is not like i remember it from my childhood then it seemed much bigger but it is still a nice park and fun to walk around

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New Jersey
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158 reviews 158 reviews
61 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We visited Elitch about 20 years ago in the old location and really enjoyed it. Visiting this time, we were totally disappointed. It seems too compact with little shade. Twister II was ok. Got crowded later in the day. Mostly walked around since lines were long for most rides. It's very convenient to downtown via car or the light rail.... More

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Denver, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Elitch Gardens is not a terrible park but we only go once a year and we live here in Denver. The park often has really long lines and it is a hot park to visit during the summer. There isn't a lot of shade and their height restrictions are a lot stricter than many other parks for the exact same... More

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Denver
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Visited the park yesterday, hoping to avoid huge crowds given it's a Monday and some schools in the area are already back in session. The good news, the crowds were relatively light. HOWEVER, many of the rides have been shutdown or were not running, yet the management at Elitch's seems to think it's ok to still charge full-price entry fee... More

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ElitchGardens, Public Relations Manager at Elitch Gardens Theme Park, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback. We are very sorry that your experience at the park wasn't as enjoyable as you had hoped. We strive to provide a fun and awesome experience for each and every guest who visits the park and apologize that we were not able to provide that for you. This week,... More

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Came from Iowa and bought our tickets months ago. When we arrived things seemed ok. Got there when park opened and went to amusement park side and had no wait in lines and the rides were pretty good. After an hour we went to the water park side and that was terrible. There was one slide open for the whole... More

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Gillette, Wyoming
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My sister and I visit Elitch Gardens every couple of years. On our last visit, the ticket lines were long and the tickets seemed over-priced, especially when you consider everything else you have to or might want to buy once you get into the park -- the overpriced food and beverages if you are hungry or thirsty, the overpriced carnival... More

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Denver, Colorado
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7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

My son and I bought season passes this year for the first and last time. We went five times and every time service and quality of food was bad. I complained to the GM after the very first visit and he was very responsive. He asked that I update him on other future experiences. After visit five I emailed him... More

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