When summertime hits and the heat comes, there’s little that beats a day spent frolicking at the water park -- except maybe one spent laughing ourselves silly while holding on for dear life when getting thrown about on roller coasters. Denver’s Elitch Gardens combine the best of both worlds and constitute 70 winding acres of adrenaline-pumping amusement park rides and twisting water slides. Located in downtown Denver, Elitch Gardens has, for over 120 years, been offering visitors the best time for their money. With over 50 rides like the Mind Eraser, Twister, Boomerang, and a bevy of winding waterslides at your disposal, Elitch Gardens makes any day spent here one to remember.
Elitch Gardens is located at 2000 Elitch Circle, Denver, CO, and is open from May throughout October. There is a $15 fee for parking, though taking the Park & Ride is an option.