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Address: 2000 Elitch Circle, Denver, CO 80204
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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Its ok I guess. Its fun don't get me wrong but they need to add more things for the younger kids.

Its ok I guess. They need to add more stuff for the kids. More shaded areas to sit would also be nice. The food is crazy expensive & not even that good. I think putting it smack... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Devina B
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6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Its ok I guess. They need to add more stuff for the kids. More shaded areas to sit would also be nice. The food is crazy expensive & not even that good. I think putting it smack dab in the middle of downtown was kinda dumb because there's really no room to expand.

Thank Devina B
Parker, Colorado
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50 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Elitch Gardens is an average amusement park. There is a wide variety of rides from the sedate carousel to the thrilling coaster, Minderaser. They also have a water park with a large wave pool, lazy river, and numerous water slides. Additionally, there are multiple places to buy food and beverage and lots of carnival-style games. There is plenty to do... More 

Thank HeatherPuckett
Colby, United States
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went on a Tuesday. Most of the ride operators really did not seem to care and the food servers were worse. They were screwing around in the cooking areas and had zero customer service. Went to the water park side and lines were very long and slow. I am 60 years old and could not get served a beer without... More 

Thank Stan E
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The prices for 5 adults and two children 3 and 2 cost us $250.00. The water park closed at 6:00pm when the night was still young and hot. They could put up a lot of lights and keep it open until 10:00pm daily. Prices for a drink and snacks were totally out of reach. The waits for the water slides... More 

Thank Nikkie E
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33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have no idea why there are so many bad reviews for Elitch Gardens. We went there yesterday with our two teenage children for the first time and were so impressed. The park was clean, all the rides were open, there is a HUGE assortment of rides, something for everyone, the ride operators are mostly young high school/college age kids... More 

Thank Cowgirlxoxo
Boca Raton, Florida
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

for a rather low (base) admission price (cheaper when booked online), the whole family can enjoy a pleasant day. there is an option to extend your 1 day ticket into a season pass. since no outside food may be brought in, count on at least $50 more for lunch, plus whatever snacks you like. the food in the pub we... More 

Thank Roxanne G
Phoenix, Arizona
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143 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

RIDES: It is the only game in town for roller coasters and other rides. Like all parks lines get long late morning until after dinner. Rides available for all ages including a kiddie park. Check your kids height before going. The extreme rides cost extra. There are plenty of places to sit and find shade. WATER PARK: The water park... More 

Thank gordonlbsmithjr
Broomfield, Colorado, United States
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Recommend getting the season pass which includes 2 buddy passes and free parking (might have a time limitation so please check for restrictions). Buddy passes good for Monday-Thursday. Personally I find the VIP passes annoying as it is becoming somewhat Disneyland like but do realize it is a money maker for Elitch Gardens. Food at the beer gardens seems better... More 

Thank COtravelers303
Phoenix, Arizona
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The $15 parking fee is ridiculous. The water park is nice, but the water is very cold. To save money, a lot of regulars load up their ice chests and get their hands stamped to go out to the overpriced parking lot to avoid the overpriced food/drinks in the park. If you do that, make sure to pack some chairs... More 

Thank Angela G
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16 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Price of admission was outrageously high considering the time you had to wait for rides and food. Then you find out there is another charge for VIP or Extreme pass upgrade to get to front portion of line. Lots of people bought upgrades. To top of things there is another additional charge to get on two of their "additional charge"... More 

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