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Elitch Gardens Theme and Water Park, locally known as “Elitch’s”, is an amusement park in Denver, Colorado. It is owned by Stanley Kroenke and operated by Premier Parks, LLC. Elitch Gardens is unique in that it is located in a downtown area and is open May through October. The amusement park offers rides, games, food & beverages, and a water park is included.
Downtown and Notable Neighborhoods in Denver
Denver’s walkable downtown is filled with outdoor cafés, breweries, wine bars, shops, professional sports stadiums, theaters and museums. Get around to different neighborhoods by foot or by bike, cruising into RiNo (River North) Art District known for its urban food halls, intimate music venues and street art around every corner. Visit historic LoDo (Lower Downtown) and shop or dine in Larimer Square, where the red-brick Victorian buildings will take you back in time. It’s a shopper’s paradise in Cherry Creek North, home to a 16-block region of luxe boutiques, galleries and restaurants as well as 160 upscale stores at Cherry Creek Shopping Center. Immerse yourself in the city’s craft beer culture on the Denver Beer Trail and take a selfie with the Big Blue Bear sculpture, known formally as “I See What You Mean,” at the Colorado Convention Center. Grab a drink at historic Denver Union Station, where you’ll find an eclectic mix of restaurants, bars and locally owned shops under one roof. Don’t miss historic Rockmount Ranch Wear, where the snap-button cowboy shirt was invented.
Experience the Walkable City Center
Ditch the car and enjoy downtown Denver’s delights using public transportation and walking among its convenient attractions. A train from Denver International Airport (DEN) takes you right to Denver Union Station, a century-old landmark packed with local shops, restaurants and bars. The 16th Street Mall offers a free shuttle called MallRide that takes you to cool shops like western gear purveyor Rockmount Ranch Wear and Denver Pavilions, which houses a movie theater and restaurants.
Rocky Mountain Adventures
The Rocky Mountains are Denver’s backyard playground, offering outdoor adventures, spectacular beauty and Old West history just a short drive from Denver. Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre is a local favorite for hiking amid the giant boulders, but Red Rocks is even more beloved for its legendary concerts in the only naturally formed, acoustically ideal venue in the world. Nearby Golden is home to the famous Coors Brewery, the world’s largest single-site brewery where visitors get tours and free samples. Rocky Mountain National Park, just 114 kilometers from Denver, features amazing wildlife, hiking trails and spectacular vistas. Mount Evans Scenic Byway, which is 96 kilometers from Denver, is the highest paved road in North America, winding its way to a 4,346-meter summit. And, come winter, Denver is the gateway to some of the world’s best skiing and snow sports.
Denver, an outdoor-loving city with an easygoing vibe!