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Address: 2000 Elitch Circle, Denver, CO 80204
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+1 303-595-4386

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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Fun, but expensive

Fun for kids, but it's an expensive adventure. The funnel cakes are to die for, but other than that, it's a pretty standard theme park with overpriced goods and somewhat typical... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 29, 2016
Toulouse, France
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Colorado Springs
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My whole family went to eat lunch is enjoyed ourselves and we're celebrating my 15 year olds birthday during that summer

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

Went on a one year anniversary and had fun other than getting a mild concussion on one of the water slides in the water park which is why I rated it a 4 because the medical staff didn't know what to do and said just to lay down, my guess is that the medical staff was just lazy.

Thank michaelrivera88
Toulouse, France
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89 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

Fun for kids, but it's an expensive adventure. The funnel cakes are to die for, but other than that, it's a pretty standard theme park with overpriced goods and somewhat typical rides. A fun way to spend a day with kids. Be prepared for the very hot weather and long lines in the summer!

Thank bpdenver2009
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

This is a very nice theme park, but it is just a average theme park. It is a great place to go to in the summer. Elitch Gardens has rides for anyone.

Thank Bloby234
Denver, Colorado
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84 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2016

I don't know if the park is as disappointing to others as it was to me, but it seemed like there werent many rides, and the ones I went on werent that fun to me. And when I went to the water park side almost everything was closed because of summer break ending, one slide was open, we waiting the... More 

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

We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. We strive to provide our guests with the best experience possible, and it's disappointing to hear that we let you down during your day at the park. If you would like to speak with someone about your experience directly, please contact us at comments@elitchgardens.com. Thank you again for your feedback. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

Kids loved the amusement park, the wave pool was where I spent my time. The waterpark is what the kids love.

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Baku, Azerbaijan
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

This is a really great theme park, located in Downtown Denver and with a Water Park as well; the perks is that, it's all in one pass! We've had our friends pass there and we absolutely love it. It's a great park for everyone in the family to enjoy and at any age group. The park is big enough to... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

We spent the day and found that it was plenty to see and do the rides. Unfortunately, the food and drink vendors were sorely understaffed and the wait was too long. After getting our food, we had to wait in a ridiculous line to pay. It was an ok day but I wouldn't rush back

Thank dorothyL
Lakewood, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

There isn't anything particulary special or unique about Elitch's as far as amusement parks go. It is fun just like most. There are several roller coaster's and roller coaster type rides. The Mind Eraser is my favorite and I always enjoy the old style Twister II. They don't let you bring your own food into the park so you either... More 

Thank MortyNik
Orlando, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

The amusement park reminds me of a fun spot or even a fair. Most of the rides are fair rides. When you go once, you probably won't go again. In general if you have not been to Elitch I would go but if you have gone you don't need to go back in my opinion.

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