Elitch Gardens

★★★☆☆
39.7426 -105.013
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303-595-4386

2000 Elitch Cir

Denver, CO

80204

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Eliches gardens is very fun. you will have something to do all the time. If you are really hot they even have a water park you could go to also. the rides are very fun. the food is good they have good prices.

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★☆☆☆☆

Eliches gardens is very fun. you will have something to do all the time. If you are really hot they even have a water park you could go to also. the rides are very fun. the food is good they have good prices.

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I LOVE elitches! If you're bored or hot and have nothing to do, or if you just want to have a good time go to elitches. The rides are fun and they have a water park and you can get on as much as you want. I would rather the food be cheaper, but that's about it.

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★★☆☆☆

I LOVE elitches! If you're bored or hot and have nothing to do, or if you just want to have a good time go to elitches. The rides are fun and they have a water park and you can get on as much as you want. I would rather the food be cheaper, but that's about it.

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My first time here was with my work's annual picnic. We all got Elitch's tickets and were also given an extra pass, by Elitch's themselves...Pretty nice! So, I don't 'do' rides too much but my son and his dad had a BLAST riding all the thrilling coasters and even enjoyed the bungee jump! OMG talk about a heart attack just WAITING to happen! If you can though, take the PEPSI can promo they have every year, because I would not have gone if I had to pay full price. Oh yeah, and make sure you don't get thirsty while you are there...Expensive pop too! But GREAT all around!

PROS: Everything
CONS: Snacks cost LOTS

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★★★★★

My first time here was with my work's annual picnic. We all got Elitch's tickets and were also given an extra pass, by Elitch's themselves...Pretty nice! So, I don't 'do' rides too much but my son and his dad had a BLAST riding all the thrilling coasters and even enjoyed the bungee jump! OMG talk about a heart attack just WAITING to happen! If you can though, take the PEPSI can promo they have every year, because I would not have gone if I had to pay full price. Oh yeah, and make sure you don't get thirsty while you are there...Expensive pop too! But GREAT all around!

PROS: Everything
CONS: Snacks cost LOTS

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This is the place to go in the summer. Buy a family season pass if you plan to go more than once. The pass is good for the water park too. The rides are safe and clean. They have rides for everyone and a fun inside play area where kids can shoot soft balls with air guns. They have a fun Halloween event too.

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★★★★☆

This is the place to go in the summer. Buy a family season pass if you plan to go more than once. The pass is good for the water park too. The rides are safe and clean. They have rides for everyone and a fun inside play area where kids can shoot soft balls with air guns. They have a fun Halloween event too.

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Six Flags Elitch Gardens is one of the smaller amusement parks I've been to. It sits right in the heart of downtown Denver, so space is at a premium. It has quite a few decent rides and a decently sized kids area. One complaint might be that if you suffer from motion sickness there won't be a lot here for you. Not a lot of shows or tame rides like you might find at other larger parks. But it does a good job at providing a fun, festive atmosphere and it's a good time for an occasional treat.

PROS:
CONS: Parking is EXPENSIVE!!!

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★★★☆☆

Six Flags Elitch Gardens is one of the smaller amusement parks I've been to. It sits right in the heart of downtown Denver, so space is at a premium. It has quite a few decent rides and a decently sized kids area. One complaint might be that if you suffer from motion sickness there won't be a lot here for you. Not a lot of shows or tame rides like you might find at other larger parks. But it does a good job at providing a fun, festive atmosphere and it's a good time for an occasional treat.

PROS:
CONS: Parking is EXPENSIVE!!!

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We love the water park the most! It's so much fun and we all have a great time playing in the water. Lots to do and something for all ages. Very clean.

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★★★★☆

We love the water park the most! It's so much fun and we all have a great time playing in the water. Lots to do and something for all ages. Very clean.

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Elitch gardens is an old, downtown amusement park that was taken over by Six Flags some years ago. It is somewhat smaller than many other Six Flags Parks, but costs just as much to get in (ouch!). My kids had a blast though, and the roller coaster was a lot of fun. For a summer's day fun, though, it is a nice diversion.

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★★★☆☆

Elitch gardens is an old, downtown amusement park that was taken over by Six Flags some years ago. It is somewhat smaller than many other Six Flags Parks, but costs just as much to get in (ouch!). My kids had a blast though, and the roller coaster was a lot of fun. For a summer's day fun, though, it is a nice diversion.

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I wish that they had more roller coasters... but other wise, this is a VERY great park. They have Tower of Doom, where you are lifted up to the top of the tower, and then you are let go and you go at maybe 60 mph down the tower. I really llike that one. They also have a water park free to paying visitors. If your friend has a coupn book after purchasing a six flags season pass, you can get bargains! 4-star

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★★★★☆

I wish that they had more roller coasters... but other wise, this is a VERY great park. They have Tower of Doom, where you are lifted up to the top of the tower, and then you are let go and you go at maybe 60 mph down the tower. I really llike that one. They also have a water park free to paying visitors. If your friend has a coupn book after purchasing a six flags season pass, you can get bargains! 4-star

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This is a good family amusement park. It is somewhat small compared to most Six Flags theme parks, and could use more rides. The shows are good, but aren't playing often enough. There is a water park attached to the gardens which is also fairly good, but could be larger. Overall, though, a good day out!

3
★★★☆☆

This is a good family amusement park. It is somewhat small compared to most Six Flags theme parks, and could use more rides. The shows are good, but aren't playing often enough. There is a water park attached to the gardens which is also fairly good, but could be larger. Overall, though, a good day out!

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I'm not a big fan of amusement parks to begin with. I don't like roller coasters so places like this aren't worth the money to get in. This one is pretty expensive and there's not much available unless you're a thrill seeker. If you're into the coasters you might have fun on a couple. My brother likes them and even said this place wasn't all that great as far as rides go. It looks like fun from the outside, but once you're in you soon realize that most of your entry fee will go towards standing in line forever for the good rides and not liking most of the rest.

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★★☆☆☆

I'm not a big fan of amusement parks to begin with. I don't like roller coasters so places like this aren't worth the money to get in. This one is pretty expensive and there's not much available unless you're a thrill seeker. If you're into the coasters you might have fun on a couple. My brother likes them and even said this place wasn't all that great as far as rides go. It looks like fun from the outside, but once you're in you soon realize that most of your entry fee will go towards standing in line forever for the good rides and not liking most of the rest.

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you can probably get rid of it all here. It is a lot of fun, I'll say that. The kids area is a day-trip all on it's own. However, every time we're there there's several rides down, and as far as staff -- they're downright snotty.

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★★★☆☆

you can probably get rid of it all here. It is a lot of fun, I'll say that. The kids area is a day-trip all on it's own. However, every time we're there there's several rides down, and as far as staff -- they're downright snotty.

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I have been here several times, but in each time it seems to get just a little less exciting. I love their rollercoasters, but they need to build more of them. If you wonder into the small water park, you will find a few rides, and a wave pool with many children. All in all, I wouldn't come here more than once a year.

PROS: full of fun
CONS: too expensive

3
★★★☆☆

I have been here several times, but in each time it seems to get just a little less exciting. I love their rollercoasters, but they need to build more of them. If you wonder into the small water park, you will find a few rides, and a wave pool with many children. All in all, I wouldn't come here more than once a year.

PROS: full of fun
CONS: too expensive

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My kids really liked the waterpark and it was great fun. The kiddie area is great and so is the wave pool. Bring your lunch and eat it out at one of the picnic benchs in the parking lot if you want to save some cash.

PROS: water park
CONS: food is pricey

3
★★★☆☆

My kids really liked the waterpark and it was great fun. The kiddie area is great and so is the wave pool. Bring your lunch and eat it out at one of the picnic benchs in the parking lot if you want to save some cash.

PROS: water park
CONS: food is pricey

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This a newly build amusement park near downtown. A fun place to be but very expensive. They have all the rides (roller coasters, spinning things and ferris wheel) along with an arcade, a water park and an ampatheater. If you can pickup some entrance coupons, bring water and eat outside the park it would be a better deal.

PROS: Water Park
CONS: Very expensive

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★★★☆☆

This a newly build amusement park near downtown. A fun place to be but very expensive. They have all the rides (roller coasters, spinning things and ferris wheel) along with an arcade, a water park and an ampatheater. If you can pickup some entrance coupons, bring water and eat outside the park it would be a better deal.

PROS: Water Park
CONS: Very expensive

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Like most amusement parks, this is incredibly expensive, up to $38 for an adult admission. If you go, be sure to go during the summer when the water park is open. During the late-season when the water portion is closed, the remaining area is small and doesn't offer many rides. This park is not worthy of the 6 Flags name, in my opinion.

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★★★☆☆

Like most amusement parks, this is incredibly expensive, up to $38 for an adult admission. If you go, be sure to go during the summer when the water park is open. During the late-season when the water portion is closed, the remaining area is small and doesn't offer many rides. This park is not worthy of the 6 Flags name, in my opinion.

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This place was overpriced! With a coupon a family of 3 got in for just under 50 bucks, so not bad. It's everthing else after that. I wonder if they sell beer? 7 bucks for a glass! Am I on a cruise ship? Water almost 4 bucks. 12 dollars to rent a locker to put your stuff in to go to the pool. $7.00 for an inner tube. Some side amusements cost extra for the kids to do like climb across a rope ladder for 2 bucks. And then you can upgrade your admission for 14.99 to a VIP and $15.00 to park. The ferris wheel was only filled to half capacity each time with a full line of people waiting (That's only 10 of the 20 cages filled each time) I should have gone to Pirates Cove instead.

1
★☆☆☆☆

This place was overpriced! With a coupon a family of 3 got in for just under 50 bucks, so not bad. It's everthing else after that. I wonder if they sell beer? 7 bucks for a glass! Am I on a cruise ship? Water almost 4 bucks. 12 dollars to rent a locker to put your stuff in to go to the pool. $7.00 for an inner tube. Some side amusements cost extra for the kids to do like climb across a rope ladder for 2 bucks. And then you can upgrade your admission for 14.99 to a VIP and $15.00 to park. The ferris wheel was only filled to half capacity each time with a full line of people waiting (That's only 10 of the 20 cages filled each time) I should have gone to Pirates Cove instead.

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Elitche leaders:

How could you let a Denver Icon fall into such disrepair.

What would the original family say if they saw it today? 120 year heritage and this is what you've added on your watch:

Burnt out light bulbs in the all the rides... Gaffitti throughout the park... Rides not even lit up at night (Trying to save money?) Rides that break down regularly. Rides that are not working and abandoned with fences built around them (so no one will see?)... Vendors that look at you with a frown and an indifferent attitude and ask "who's next." wow... what a disappointment. Are we milking the business and don't care about quality, Elitches leaders?

How about making the Park world class again
There is so much potential for increase revenue and profits if you invest a little to fix this run down park. Don't you (leaders of Elitches) have a responsibility to the 120 year heritage and reputation of this Denver institution?

Shame, shame!

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★☆☆☆☆

Elitche leaders:

How could you let a Denver Icon fall into such disrepair.

What would the original family say if they saw it today? 120 year heritage and this is what you've added on your watch:

Burnt out light bulbs in the all the rides... Gaffitti throughout the park... Rides not even lit up at night (Trying to save money?) Rides that break down regularly. Rides that are not working and abandoned with fences built around them (so no one will see?)... Vendors that look at you with a frown and an indifferent attitude and ask "who's next." wow... what a disappointment. Are we milking the business and don't care about quality, Elitches leaders?

How about making the Park world class again
There is so much potential for increase revenue and profits if you invest a little to fix this run down park. Don't you (leaders of Elitches) have a responsibility to the 120 year heritage and reputation of this Denver institution?

Shame, shame!

Pros: n/a

Cons: n/a

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I hate to trash a place I thought was magical when I was a lot younger, but now that I'm a parent I'm saddened about what Elitch Gardens has become. With ticket prices over $40 a head, $12 for parking and food prices that almost had me leaving the park to find a restaurant, my husband and I decided we could have done so much more with the nearly $200 we ended up spending between tickets, food, parking and a wagon we rented. We could have spent the day in Estes Park and spent the night in a very nice hotel for the price we paid at what's turned into a second-rate amusement park.

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★★☆☆☆

I hate to trash a place I thought was magical when I was a lot younger, but now that I'm a parent I'm saddened about what Elitch Gardens has become. With ticket prices over $40 a head, $12 for parking and food prices that almost had me leaving the park to find a restaurant, my husband and I decided we could have done so much more with the nearly $200 we ended up spending between tickets, food, parking and a wagon we rented. We could have spent the day in Estes Park and spent the night in a very nice hotel for the price we paid at what's turned into a second-rate amusement park.

Pros: A few great rides

Cons: The price, long lines, cleanliness

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Elitch Gardens is one of the worst places I've ever been to! This park is way too expensive! In addition, the people are very rude! The lines were too long, and the weather was too hot! I will never bring my family back to Denver, Colorado or Elitch Gardens.

1
★☆☆☆☆

Elitch Gardens is one of the worst places I've ever been to! This park is way too expensive! In addition, the people are very rude! The lines were too long, and the weather was too hot! I will never bring my family back to Denver, Colorado or Elitch Gardens.

Pros: Rides were ok

Cons: not a friendly atomosphere, prices are extremely high for what you are getting

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When going to six flags, i recomened bringing your own water (unless your perpared to become an empty walet). I went on a tuesday. As soon as i arrived i was greated by a friendy array of employes. I then continuted throught the park to feast my eyes upon many one of a kind rides. The lines were very short. I enjoyed it very much.

5
★★★★★

When going to six flags, i recomened bringing your own water (unless your perpared to become an empty walet). I went on a tuesday. As soon as i arrived i was greated by a friendy array of employes. I then continuted throught the park to feast my eyes upon many one of a kind rides. The lines were very short. I enjoyed it very much.

Pros: good price on tickets, great rides, easy parking

Cons: hot weather, can put ride operation on halt

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Very Expensive, especially the food. Highway robbery is the only way to say it. Simply ridiculous. If you haven't been there, you must go at least once. It is worthy of at least one visit, but after that its just average. Lines during the week aren't too bad. I suggest doing the rides in the morning (shorter lines) and the water park in the afternoon. BRING YOUR OWN WATER! At $3 a pop, water is too expensive to keep hydrated. Rides are pretty exciting. It is better than Lakeside (other theme park in Denver) but doesn't quite have the same family bonding theme. Seems to be very fast paced. Hard to relax with all the noise.

3
★★★☆☆

Very Expensive, especially the food. Highway robbery is the only way to say it. Simply ridiculous. If you haven't been there, you must go at least once. It is worthy of at least one visit, but after that its just average. Lines during the week aren't too bad. I suggest doing the rides in the morning (shorter lines) and the water park in the afternoon. BRING YOUR OWN WATER! At $3 a pop, water is too expensive to keep hydrated. Rides are pretty exciting. It is better than Lakeside (other theme park in Denver) but doesn't quite have the same family bonding theme. Seems to be very fast paced. Hard to relax with all the noise.

Pros: Mind Eraser, Water park, Location

Cons: EXPENSIVE, Parking, overrated

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This place should not be called Elitch Gardens. The old Elitch site was much more relaxing and was actually true to its name of containing gardens. It was a veritable landscape of flowers and trees. This new place bearing its name, however, could hardly be called anything but a concrete jungle. The lines are too long, it is hot, everything is EXTREMELY over priced (8 bucks for a cup of pepsi?), and it doesn't share the community that the old Elitch Gardens offered. With the old Elitches, families could bring picnics, you could catch a play at the historic Elitch playhouse, parking didn't cost anything (at the new Six Flags Elitch Gardens you pay for parking in addition to nearly 40 dollar admission fee), and it wasn't located in the heart of a smelly, loud industrial area.

2
★★☆☆☆

This place should not be called Elitch Gardens. The old Elitch site was much more relaxing and was actually true to its name of containing gardens. It was a veritable landscape of flowers and trees. This new place bearing its name, however, could hardly be called anything but a concrete jungle. The lines are too long, it is hot, everything is EXTREMELY over priced (8 bucks for a cup of pepsi?), and it doesn't share the community that the old Elitch Gardens offered. With the old Elitches, families could bring picnics, you could catch a play at the historic Elitch playhouse, parking didn't cost anything (at the new Six Flags Elitch Gardens you pay for parking in addition to nearly 40 dollar admission fee), and it wasn't located in the heart of a smelly, loud industrial area.

Pros: convenient hours, hosts a water park, located on bus route

Cons: Amazingly overpriced, Very poor location, too many hidden costs

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Average pretty much sums up the Six Flags of Denver. I pretty much refuse to call it Elich Gardens any more because that name no longer fits what its become. It used to be in a great location, lots of trees, plants, great layout. Very relaxing and FUN place to go and at not a bad price. Ever since the move the atmosphere of the now Six Flags has changed to barren, HOT, and extremely overpriced. It may have a few new rides but its not worth it to me to lose everything about it that made it good for a couple of new coasters.

3
★★★☆☆

Average pretty much sums up the Six Flags of Denver. I pretty much refuse to call it Elich Gardens any more because that name no longer fits what its become. It used to be in a great location, lots of trees, plants, great layout. Very relaxing and FUN place to go and at not a bad price. Ever since the move the atmosphere of the now Six Flags has changed to barren, HOT, and extremely overpriced. It may have a few new rides but its not worth it to me to lose everything about it that made it good for a couple of new coasters.

Pros: Couple New Coasters

Cons: Poor Location, Very few plants, Way Overpriced

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Great fun for kids. Expensive, but you can plan around that... Keep food in a cooler in the car and eat you lunch outside the park. Even if you can afford the food - it sucks. Bring your own water in the park. Go to the water park first - it sometimes rains in the afternoon in Denver. Beware - Six Flags takes no responsibility for bad weather.

3
★★★☆☆

Great fun for kids. Expensive, but you can plan around that... Keep food in a cooler in the car and eat you lunch outside the park. Even if you can afford the food - it sucks. Bring your own water in the park. Go to the water park first - it sometimes rains in the afternoon in Denver. Beware - Six Flags takes no responsibility for bad weather.

Pros: Good for kids

Cons: Crowds, Food

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Too expensive for what you get. Food ,drink prices are way out of line too. Could improve by expanding water park and allowing snacks to be brought in.

2
★★☆☆☆

Too expensive for what you get. Food ,drink prices are way out of line too. Could improve by expanding water park and allowing snacks to be brought in.

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My kids love the place, I think it's just so-so. Some fun coaster rides, but not enough to do for little kids. The food prices are ridiculous - truly highway robbery. I thought Worlds of Fun in Kansas City was much better.

4
★★★★☆

My kids love the place, I think it's just so-so. Some fun coaster rides, but not enough to do for little kids. The food prices are ridiculous - truly highway robbery. I thought Worlds of Fun in Kansas City was much better.

Pros: It's in town, Close parking, Good coasters

Cons: Pricey concessions, Few rides 4 under 48"

Message from Elitch Gardens

Located in downtown Denver, Elitch Gardens is a 117-year-old tradition of family fun and entertainment with thrilling coasters, family rides, and Island Kingdom Water Park. With spine-tingling coasters, exhilarating water rides, fun and kid-friendly family rides and award-winning shows, all ages can find something to enjoy at Elitch Gardens.

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Elitch Gardens is located in downtown Denver and offers two amusement parks in one: a family theme park with rides, and Island Kingdom Water Park. Bot...