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Address: 2000 Elitches Cir, Denver, CO 80204-1889
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+1 303-595-4386
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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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A fun way to spend a day with our grandchildren!

An amusement part is the last thing my husband and I would have selected to go to except that it was our 8 year old grandson's birthday and he and his sister had a blast and as a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Libertyville, Illinois
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Michigan
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

2 hours per ride, limited rides working, long lines. 90 minutes in line to get a slurpee. way overpriced for what you get, even if it was all functioning. poorly distributed/utilized staff (20 kids getting pictures on way in, one kid selling icees with a 90 minute line in the sun). There were 2 ride line attendants who were very... More 

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Libertyville, Illinois
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173 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

An amusement part is the last thing my husband and I would have selected to go to except that it was our 8 year old grandson's birthday and he and his sister had a blast and as a result, we did too! Grandpa and Grandma rode four rides and the children rode more. Lines were long but tolerable - 30-40... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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57 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This location seems crammed in a small space. The attractions try to mimic larger amusements parks - and fall short. Some of the effort seems forced like they needed to add some things to the park without a whole-hearted investment in making a more quality experience. Usually crowded, food sucks and everything is overpriced. Then some rides inside are an... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first time here and will never go back. The cost to get in is not worth standing in line for a minimum of 1 hour per ride. Lunch was $45 for 2 corndogs, 2 bags of chips and 2 drinks and it was gross. Unless you can afford to spend hundreds of dollars or take a second... More 

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

Thank you for leaving us this review. We strive to provide our guests with a fun and memorable experience each time they visit, and it appears that we fell short of that during your day at the park. We'd like to learn more about what happened to ensure you have a more positive visit next time. At your earliest convenience,... More 

Denver
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32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have just purchased our third round of season passes for our family. I did one when my kids were very small and we stayed mostly in the little kids area -- it was great for wearing them out. Now they are 10 & 12. They absolutely love Elitches but I'm not 100% with them. I do love the pass... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Let me begin your saying we are Water World fans (season pass holders for 3 summers) AND have been disappointed in the past with Elitch's long lines, over crowded waterpark and no food in park policy. Having said that my kids are now tall enough to ride most of the rides at Elitch's and wanted season passes for this year.... More 

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Loveland, Colorado
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277 reviews
121 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Based on the visit of an eleven year old thrill seeker and her father, visiting April 30th, when all water-related rides and many others were still closed: Pros: * No shortage of fun, high-thrill rides. We only repeated a couple because they were so much fun. Our favorite was the Mind Eraser roller coaster. * Short lines. (Go on an... More 

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Arvada, Colorado
1 review
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Elitches is a amusement park that is meh. All of the roller coasters are rough one way or another and the people who invest money into it are barely caring for the place. I did some research and I read an article that said that the owner of the park has invested almost 4 million. When I looked up the... More 

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

Hello Miguel, thank you for commenting on your experience with Elitch Gardens. We strive to create fun memories, and it seems we have fallen short of our goal. Though we are saddened to hear of your dissatisfaction with the park, we appreciate you sharing your feedback as it will help us improve upon the experience we provide. We've passed your... More 

Denver, Colorado
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103 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Park is showing it's age. Several rides need torn down and replaced. Very pricey for a 1 day ticket, season pass is your best bet if going there more than twice a season. Most of the staff is friendly. Parking is very expensive..

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Tucson, Arizona
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24 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

What can I say?! If you like amusement parks, you will love Elitches. In the heart of Denver, it is a lot of fun.

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