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Address: 1420 Platte St, Denver, CO 80202-1120
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+1 303-458-6255
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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If you're downtown and thinking about visiting the Denver Aquarium or the Denver Children's Museum, or Mile High Stadium, this is a GREAT way to get there and back. Even if... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 August 2016
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Bennett, CO

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Bennett, CO
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

If you're downtown and thinking about visiting the Denver Aquarium or the Denver Children's Museum, or Mile High Stadium, this is a GREAT way to get there and back. Even if you're not, it's a short, fun, inexpensive trip. You'll learn a bit about Denver history. enjoy a pleasant ride along the Platte, and be back before your Starbuck coffee... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

You see little of significance except Mile High Stadium. Although it goes past and stops at the Aquarium so nice if you're visiting there. The young children love the ride. However, it's a waste of $5.00 for an adult. Yes they give a little history of the area but the key word is little. The trolley doesn't make a loop... More 

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DenverTrolley, Board Member at Platte Valley Trolley, responded to this review

Thanks for riding with us and your kind words about Trolley staff. We like to think that the Trolley ride is appropriate for all ages. We wish that there were more track available, but are limited to the (just over) one mile of tracks available. And there is so much to see in the short distance, the Aquarium, Elitch Gardens,... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

The guides were very friendly and you learn some interesting history about the city. All the children on the tour got to ring the bell and blow the trolley's horn. I was surprised when halfway through the tour the trolley stopped and the conductors flipped the seats so the passengers could face the opposite direction and then went back over... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

A trolley stop was right next to the aquarium so we decided to check it out. The driver was very knowledgeable and the price was great. All of us got on and he stowed the stroller. It was a fun 30 minutes tour up and down by the river.

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DenverTrolley, Volunteer at Platte Valley Trolley, responded to this review

Thanks for riding with us. More 

Vancouver, BC
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65 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

An enjoyable way to spend an hour or so. Located near the REI store and accessable by a pleasant walk from the free Mall ride, over the railway and river and right on Platte Street to just past and behind the REI. Runs from Thursday to Sunday starting at 11 am. A short but scenic trip on an old trolly... More 

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Surprisingly enjoyable ride. Very affordable and trolley can be boarded at multiple locations. Beautiful scenery. Ride is next to river on one side and Denver tourist areas on the other. Trolley passes REI, children's museum, and downtown arena. Tour provides historical facts along the route.

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Los Angeles, California
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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2015

Loved our little river tour on the old trolley. The ride takes about 30 minutes and only costs $5 per person, plus they give you a quick tour and some info about the city and the Platte. You can use the trolley as transportation to get to the aquarium or the children's museum, as most of the people with families... More 

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DenverTrolley, Board Member at Platte Valley Trolley, responded to this review

Thanks for riding with us, we're glad to hear you enjoyed the ride. As you mentioned, adults are only $5., but don't forget that youth under 13 are only $2. and children under 4 ride free. More 

Richmond, Virginia, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

This was a nice tour for a fair price but really short. The river is pretty and the guides had a few tidbits of Denver history but the ride out and back seemed like 1/2 mile or less. I was hoping to see more of the city based on other reviews, but a fine little trip overall.

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DenverTrolley, Board Member at Platte Valley Trolley, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for riding with us. We are sorry to hear you were left wanting more. The Trolley travels along one mile of track each way (a total of two miles). We wish there were more track to travel along and there are very tentative plans (dreams) to expand our line. The round trip ride (out and back) is a... More 

Mechanicsburg
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131 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2014 via mobile

I am a sucker for anything on rails, so take that into account in my review :) This is a short ride, which we took from the REI retail store. I believe the tickets were $5, but that is from memory. It is a nice ride along the creek and passes Mile High Stadium and the skyline. I think most... More 

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

What a lovely, inexpensive way to get a mini-tour of the lower downtown area. Great for kids, especially those who like trains. Get a view of the city skyline, the mountains, Mile High stadium (also known as Sports Authority Field), Cherry Creek and learn some Denver history. Trolley runs between the REI Store to Colfax Avenue, including stops at the... More 

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