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Elitch Gardens Theme Park

Elitch Gardens Theme Park
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Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park is an amusement park in Denver, Colorado. It is owned by Kroenke Sports & Entertainment and operated by Premier … See more



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Dec 14, 2022
We did the Luminova Lights at Elitch Gardens on a trip to Denver. It was fun but not worth what we paid honestly. We spent about an hour there walking around looking at the lights. Some displays were… Full review by ablocksidge
Dec 4, 2022
We were very underwhelmed. The staff was grumpy. Although they put up CHRISTmas lights, the lights looked like something they kept in storage all year. The cost for 2 adults and 1 toddler was not wo… Full review by almasmb2
Nov 1, 2022
I must say planning a Company event at Elitchs was such a joy to do. My representative HOLLY V. was ABSOLUTLEY A PLEASURE to work with. Her response time to all my inquires was answered in a timely … Full review by 828sherieb


A Unique Cultural Experience
Elitch Gardens was a family-owned seasonal amusement park, theater, and botanic garden in the West Highland neighborhood of Denver at 38th and Tennyson streets. For more than a century Elitch's was one of the most popular entertainment destinations in Colorado. It was nationally known for its lush gardens, the Trocadero Ballroom, the Theatre at the Gardens and the premier wooden roller coaster, Mister Twister. The park moved to downtown Denver in 1994 and later became Six Flags Elitch Gardens. Elitch's Zoological Gardens opened May 1, 1890, on 16 acres of former farmland bought by John Elitch and Mary Elitch. It was the first zoo west of Chicago, and it offered the Denver community a unique cultural experience. In 1916, the park was sold to John Mulvihill, with a provision stating the name could never be changed. New attractions appeared, including the fabulous Trocadero Ballroom in 1917, and two Philadelphia Toboggan Company creations: the Wildcat roller coaster — designed by Herbert Paul Schmeck — in 1922 and a new carousel in 1928. This carousel is still operational at Elitch Gardens. It was during this time the park's enduring slogan was first popularized: "Not to See Elitch's is Not to See Denver." The 28-acre site of the former amusement park has undergone redevelopment as Highlands' Garden Village. The site won the Environmental Protection Agency's 2005 Overall Excellence in Smart Growth award for its new urbanism development of 308 housing units and a variety of office and retail spaces.

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