Elitch Gardens Theme Park, Denver

2.0
#9 of 18 in Theme Parks in Colorado
A water park and amusement park with over 50 rides, Elitch Gardens Theme Park also has up-close animal interactions, magical illusion shows, games, and concerts. Ride a roller coaster, get soaked on a water ride, take in an acrobatic show, and view the city from the top of the observation tower. Check out the Brain Drain ride, a seven-story steel-looping roller coaster, and Disaster Canyon, which stimulates white-water rafting. After you've worked up an appetite, indulge in some barbeque or funnel cakes, or something else from one of the park's many restaurants. Parking is free with season passes, or available for a daily fee with single-day tickets. There is also a light rail stop and bus station next to the park's entrance if you want to avoid parking. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Elitch Gardens Theme Park by using our Denver route planner.
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  • The lines are long, people going around without alot of clothes on. The people are rude that includes staff. I was not happy at all as I'd gone for my daughters birthday. We'll never go again. Oh and ...  more »
  • We have been going to elitches for years it's always clean staff is always great, always best when they are bring in the new rides that helps keeping it entertaining each year and new things. Flowers ...  more »
  • The park was clean there was a lot of people taking pictures not enough people running rides the park was packed and just like always only a limited number of rides open which also contributes to the ...  more »
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  • Visited on October 1st and was thrilled that all of the Halloween decor was up already! And the creepy Halloween sounds/music coming over the loudspeakers all day was AMAZING. As far as the rides go- the half pipe was my favorite. I wish there were more thrill rides. But, for the small size, this park packs a punch. Save money by purchasing tickets online, not at the box office ($40 instead of $55).
  • It had enthusiastic rides!🤗There's even a baby area for all the younger kids with littler rides to go on!😀Also, the water park has a giant wave pool, a lazy pool, a baby area, and a bunch of water rides. In the summer there's concerts and fun magic shows! Plus more!!!😆Oh and if u have a season pass (80-90$) you can get in free whenever. If you dont have a pass, you have to pay 150$ per person. It's worth it to buy the pass because 150 dollars per person is a lot of money😊!!!!!!!!!!! You will have to check it out one day! It's fun for the whole family👨‍👩‍👧‍👦
  • My daughter and her friend and I went to eliches for a fun day the theme park was fun but dirty I guess that’s what you would expect if the theme park is outside. We went to the water park and my daughter and her friend love water slides and we decided to wait a little while because the lines where long. After a little they were waiting in line for what seemed like over a hour and they were second in line and then the guy operating it got a call and he said there was a lightning warning which was a little confusing because the sky was clear he made everyone get out of line and the 2 seconds later he let everyone back on and they lost there spots! What a bummer.
  • It's fun, I try to go there every year but there are some problems. In some spots it smells really bad. I dislike how the stalls are so close together and very rarely you might see barf sitting on the floor and it takes a while to get cleaned. The water park is also fun I love it there but the water is usually extremely cold although you would get used to it. There are never seats, I understand first come first serve but I feel they could do a better job about it. All together I feel safe there and everything has been good so far
  • Had a great amount of fun in the Gazebo with my nephews! Much of the equipment was not working, but enough of it was for everyone there to still have a ton of fun! The rest of the park was pretty cool as well, but for it being fairly uncrowded, the lines were still very long. I recommend eating before you go here though. The food isn't bad, just expensive.

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