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Elitch Gardens Theme Park

2000 Elitches Cir, Denver, CO 80204-1889
+1 303-595-4386
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We had a lot of expectations from a real American park but we are really disappointed. We found a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rosignano Solvay, Italy
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Elitches is a great attraction, it's a little pricey though. I HIGHLY recommend that you get the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fruita, Colorado
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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!
  • Excellent15%
  • Very good24%
  • Average29%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible15%
Travellers talk about
“great rides” (14 reviews)
“fright fest” (7 reviews)
“kiddie land” (17 reviews)
2000 Elitches Cir, Denver, CO 80204-1889
+1 303-595-4386
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a lot of expectations from a real American park but we are really disappointed. We found a park old, in terrible conditions, slow in charging people at the attractions, few times stopped because they need to control them, half or more attractions closed...More

Thank ant0blu
Reviewed 1 week ago

Elitches is a great attraction, it's a little pricey though. I HIGHLY recommend that you get the Fast Pass which is a wrist band that allows you to go to the front of the line on most of the "thrill" rides. We bought the Extreme...More

Thank Sweetnovember0524
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They dont deserve all the bads reviews here but there isnt alot great to say either. Parking was easy, getting in the park was a cluster. There was half eaten food on the games left from the night before. The waterpark was fine but only...More

Thank memphis59106
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the hottest days of the year in early July and they closed one of the biggest rides, that was disappointing. Beyond that, the staff was pleasant. Prices for theme parks are excessive, but they're like that all over the country.

Thank Jason B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you've visited Disney, Six Flags or any other park, you know that a day will cost at least $100/person or more per day. We visited Elitch Gardens and were pleasantly surprised. With AAA, we bought tickets online for less than $35/person. A bargain for...More

Thank Todd C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is small and lame. If it weren't for the cheap tickets and meal deal we got I would have asked for my money back. There were a lot of rides closed even the lazy river in the water area. This park is lacking...More

Thank Vlo Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bought discounted tickets through work at $25 per ticket....then I read reviews, and I was anxious because of negative reviews. Our 4.5 hours in the park were worth the price. SUMMARY: The park is average at best, which was okay at our price point. Not...More

Thank Joshb2j
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To be fair I was pleasantly surprised after all the bad reviews. Yes, it needs a little work with a paintbrush and it's not the cleanest nor friendliest but the rides are good and it's a fun family day out. The lines were pretty long...More

Thank sllucking
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is average at best. It is clean, good food and drink choices. Now to the "but..." multiple rides are closed in theme park. No one seems to know why on staff. Same with the water park side, but it is because they are...More

Thank Cristyn C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The park was understaffed almost everywhere. The lazy river was closed, waterslides didn't open until 1 or 2pm. Rides the lines weren't completely long, but the parking was the worst. Not only do you have to pay $15 to park your car, the lines just...More

Thank Aimeehd
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Stephanie S
21 June 2017|
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Response from flamingette | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they do allow you to ride bare footed. You'll be able to leave them in cubbies for each ride and get them back at the end.
15 June 2017|
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Response from Toni D | Reviewed this property |
If you hop on Elitches website they have each area of the park broken into different sections and there are photos of the rides there.
1 June 2017|
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Response from W9586PXmarkp | Reviewed this property |
According to the Elitch Gardens website, senior tickets are $34.99 online or at the gate, for ages 62+.