Holidays in Elitch Gardens Theme Park

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Elitch Gardens Theme Park featuring rides and a city

Spend an action-packed day at this thrilling theme park, which mixes traditional charm with state-of-the-art rides.

Elitch Gardens Theme Park has been a top summer destination for Denver residents for over a century. It first started out in 1890 as a resort and zoo, and has now grown into a thrilling attraction with over 50 rides and entertainment options to suit all ages.

Adrenaline junkies will not be disappointed! High-octane rides such as the Mind Eraser definitely live up to their name. This supercharged roller coaster suspends you from the track, legs dangling, before throwing you around double corkscrew spins and dives at over 80 kilometres per hour. If you still want more, don’t miss the Tower of Doom, a 60-metre free-fall, or the Sling Shot, which launches you into the air at speeds of nearly 130 kilometres per hour.

There are also many rides perfect for families, which are slower but no less exciting. Explore the haunted house of Ghost Blasters to hunt down the creepy ghouls, or take to the skies with Dragonwing. You’ll also see many traditional fairground rides, including a giant Ferris wheel and the ever-popular spinning Tea Cups.

Next to the theme park, you’ll find the Water Park, perfect for cooling off in the hot summer months. The 12 rides here also cater for different ages, offering everything from the Acapulco Cliff Dive, a 20-metre free-fall slide, to the gentler Castaway Creek, where you float along on an inflatable tube dodging geysers, waterfalls and water bubbles.

As well as the rides, there are many arcades featuring charming funfair amusements. Try your aim with Ring Toss, or have a go at knocking down cans in Tin Can Alley.

A huge range of cafés, restaurants and food stalls can be found on site, as well as a beer garden for those in need of something stronger. Your whole day’s entertainment is taken care of!

Entrance to both the Theme Park and the Water Park is included in the price of your ticket. The parks are open between May and October, but do check the website for exact opening times and dates. Light rail services and bus routes stop near the entrance.

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Sonesta Denver Downtown
Sonesta Denver Downtown
4 out of 5
1450 Glenarm Place, Denver, CO
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The price is AU$216 per night from 10 Oct. to 10 Oct.
Located in Downtown Denver, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Paramount Theater and Colorado Convention Center. Civic Center Park and Denver Art Museum ...
4.1/5Very Good! (1,595 reviews)
"Excellent location for walking to convention center"

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Sonesta Denver Downtown
Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center
Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center
4 out of 5
650 15th St., Denver, CO
The price is AU$327 per night from 1 Oct. to 1 Oct.
Located in Downtown Denver, this romantic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Colorado Convention Center and Paramount Theater. 16th Street Mall and Denver Center ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (2,394 reviews)
"This is a very nice hotel. We were able to walk to Coors Field and Union Station. Through no fault of their own,,= the restaurant was closed due to Covid, but there are options within walking distance. Valet parking was very convenient."

Reviewed on 24 Sep. 2021

Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center
Hilton Denver City Center
Hilton Denver City Center
4 out of 5
1701 California St, Denver, CO
The price is AU$254 per night from 1 Oct. to 1 Oct.
Located in Downtown Denver, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Paramount Theater and Colorado Convention Center. Buell Theatre and Larimer Square are also ...
4.2/5Excellent! (1,379 reviews)
"I was stranded in Denver for the night and I wish there had been atleast some cheap snacks in the room and a soda or water"

Reviewed on 25 Sep. 2021

Hilton Denver City Center
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Staybridge Suites Denver Downtown, an IHG Hotel
Staybridge Suites Denver Downtown, an IHG Hotel
3 out of 5
333 W Colfax Ave, Denver, CO
The price is AU$198 per night from 4 Oct. to 4 Oct.
Staybridge Suites Denver Downtown, an IHG Hotel
Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center
Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center
4 out of 5
650 15th St., Denver, CO
The price is AU$327 per night from 1 Oct. to 1 Oct.
Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center
Sonesta Denver Downtown
Sonesta Denver Downtown
4 out of 5
1450 Glenarm Place, Denver, CO
The price is AU$216 per night from 10 Oct. to 10 Oct.
Sonesta Denver Downtown
Hilton Denver City Center
Hilton Denver City Center
4 out of 5
1701 California St, Denver, CO
The price is AU$254 per night from 1 Oct. to 1 Oct.
Hilton Denver City Center
Embassy Suites Denver-Downtown/Convention Center
Embassy Suites Denver-Downtown/Convention Center
3.5 out of 5
1420 Stout Street, Denver, CO
The price is AU$257 per night from 3 Oct. to 3 Oct.
Embassy Suites Denver-Downtown/Convention Center
Le Meridien Denver Downtown
Le Meridien Denver Downtown
4 out of 5
1475 California St, Denver, CO
The price is AU$349 per night from 4 Oct. to 4 Oct.
Le Meridien Denver Downtown
The Westin Denver Downtown
The Westin Denver Downtown
4 out of 5
1672 Lawrence St, Denver, CO
The price is AU$301 per night from 4 Oct. to 4 Oct.
The Westin Denver Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott Denver Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott Denver Downtown
3 out of 5
934 16th Street, Denver, CO
The price is AU$286 per night from 3 Oct. to 3 Oct.
Courtyard by Marriott Denver Downtown
The Curtis Denver - a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
The Curtis Denver - a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
4 out of 5
1405 Curtis Street, Denver, CO
The price is AU$254 per night from 12 Oct. to 12 Oct.
The Curtis Denver - a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
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