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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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Good afternoon but pretty expensive

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Austin, Texas
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Colorado Springs, United States
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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80 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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
central nebraska
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall we had a great time. Food prices weren't bad, there were lots of good options. I recommend the cheaper parking, if you show up when they open there's no reason to pay for elite parking as the walking distance is reasonable. Son wanted to do the Slingshot and XLR8R, but we didn't know about the major discount price for... More 

Thank Heather P
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I felt it was too commercially oriented, not allowed to take drinks in to be park and the drinks inside are astronomical.

Thank Natnael F
Elizabethtown, Kentucky
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12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While having all the expected 'big theme park rides and attractions' and a water park, this Denver landmark also featured many 'Quaint' old-fashioned carnival rides that we didn't expect to see. Parking and traffic is tough, so be prepared, and arrive and leave off peak hours. The architectural motif is an interesting hodgepodge that includes a 300 foot tall, brightly... More 

Thank Robert P
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We bought tickets for this place online for our trip to Colorado because we figured that an amusement park in Denver would be worth going to. We were wrong. The place is a rundown dump. The staff doesn’t want to be there and it shows. The rides are old, not very fun and there were at least 4 that weren’t... More 

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

We appreciate you taking the time to leave this feedback. It sounds as though you encountered setbacks to your day at Elitch Gardens, and we sincerely apologize for providing your family with a less than positive experience. We have passed your comments to our Operations Managers for their review. If you have further suggestions or would like to speak with... More 

Yorktown, Virginia
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30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was giving Elitch Gardens the benefit of the doubt. You see, we lived in Miami when our kids were little so we are "Disney-fied". I pretty much knew this would not live up to that level, but I didn't think it would fall so short. Thankfully, it was not crowded on Sunday when we went. Long lines on the... More 

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

Thank you for leaving your feedback, Joe. We strive to provide our guests with a fun experience each time they visit, and it appears that we fell short of that during your day at the park. Safety is our number one priority and rides occasionally need to be closed for maintenance. I apologize that not all attractions were available on... More 

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