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Address: 2000 Elitches Cir, Denver, CO 80204-1889
Phone Number: 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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Be Informed, Not Surprised (Fall Season Visits)

I have lived in Colorado for the past 13 years but have never visited Elitch Gardens located in downtown Denver! A long time in the making, I finally made my way there with my... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Denver, Colorado
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was a great visit. Rides were well worth it but it was really really busy. I recommend buying the front of the line pass to get more done. Some.rides had a long wait.

Thank Natalie A
Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Historical iconic Denver at it's best. This place has been around since 1890! I remember going as a teenager and love that it is still around! It's great that it is right in the city too, you don't have to go off the beaten path to get to it.

Thank DMK1966
Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have lived in Colorado for the past 13 years but have never visited Elitch Gardens located in downtown Denver! A long time in the making, I finally made my way there with my child this past Saturday in hopes of having a great time. Now, the time that we had wasn't bad, per say. Overall it was a generally... More 

Thank AMay04
Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went on a Sunday so my mistake. It was very full and had to wait in line for 1.5 hours for each ride. It was still very very fun! The water park is also very fun.

Thank Grace_Coquis
Colorado Springs, United States
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love that we have a theme park close to home. Parking takes a while to get through. Started off the day great as the guy in front of me paid for my parking. THANK YOU! The line to get through security to get in to the park was long. We arrived at 11am and it took 30 minutes to... More 

Thank Dawn W
Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Two families went during the week so it was not overly crowded. Five children ranged from two to nine and six adults so entry was expensive and when you add in vip passes for six it got really expensive. Add in stupid prices for water and drinks and it got beyond. The park was very clean and the rides were... More 

Thank Papadshaw
Hastings, Nebraska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When we was here alot of the water attractions was closed, went to the theme park, same thing, but it was a nice park, eatery places was a bit expensive, 3 people was over 50$, not sure if we will revisit or not

Thank annturnersbody1
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went here once and my cup that allows me to have free soda all summer was stolen and so was my favorite shirt. We complained to the management, but they just told us to use lockers. How do I drink Mountain Dew out of a locker? And how do I save chairs if I only have one towel and... More 

Thank Fletcher L
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Growing up in Denver, I was able to experience Elitch Gardens as a child. When they moved to downtown Denver, it lost a lot of its glory. Don't get me wrong.... It's still an enjoyable day out.....but it does have its price. You can not bring any outside food or drink into the park and the cost for such items... More 

Thank Dawg1969
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

It was fun but you have to go when the weather is good or the rides will stop running. A bit disappointed that not all the rides were not open and all the drink station were not all open either so if u wanted to grab a beer u had to go far

Thank Adyl M

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