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Denver City Sightseeing Tour
"Begin your tour with pickup at your Denver hotel or the Cherry Creek Shopping Center in cental Denver. Travel by coach or mini-van depending on your group size through both older and newer parts of Colorado's largest city as your driver provides background on Denver's rich history and the many attractions you pass. See historic Larimer Square — Denver's oldest block — dating back to the mid-19th century including the mansion of the famous Titanic survivor nicknamed 'The Unsinkable Molly Brown.' Capture photos of major city landmarks such as the gold-domed State Capitol the United States Mint and the Denver Art Museum. Check out lovely green spaces including 330-acre (130-hectare) City Park and Civic Center Park a popular city event space. In Denver's financial center on 17th Street marvel at views of skyscrapers against the dramatic backdrop of the Rocky Mountains. Just one block away
From $40.00
Denver History Tour
"This history tour of Denver will give you a great overview of it’s Wild West past and how it went from a mining camp to state capitol and now a current day growing Metropolis. Even though Denver is a relatively young city its unique history and place in the expansion of the United States contains many of stories of pioneering times in the new frontier including infamous characters and beautiful architecturally significant buildings.  It is now the fastest growing economy in the US and you can see how modern buildings are being built amongst the old as Denver is once again a pioneer in a new age. you will go on top of the Dome where you get a 360-degree view of Denver (only weekdays).  Ride along the 16th Street Mall shuttle to the lower downtown historic downtown (LODO) Denver’s birthplace where you will learn about Denver’s Wild West past. You will continue your journey through LoDo with several stops and as you walk toward our final destination Denver’s Union Station you will get a chance to see the new evolution - where the old meets the new.The history tour guides are fun and entertaining and are either historians or professors with an in depth knowledge of Denver’s history."
From $59.00
Denver Scavenger Hunt Adventure
"The adventure begins at the state capitol and takes you on a well-designed course through some of Denver’s art and culture among shops along the 16th Street Mall and through courtyards and buildings steeped in rich Denver history. The tour requires approximately 2 miles of walking and uses the free 16th street mall transportation at one point in the game. The game software t leaving time to stop for a bite to eat or simply to enjoy the best sights of the city. Great for families friends and those ready to have fun on a scavenger hunt adventure! Please note that pricing is per individual but your team must book together. One voucher is valid for your team of 2-5 people.""""Turn Denver into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure! This challenge combines the excitement of the Amazing Race with a 3-hour city walking tour. Guided from any smart phone teams make their way among well known and overlooked gems of the city
From $15.00

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Thrill Seeker

Denver's downtown theme park features more than 45 rides, shows and attractions, including a tropical water park.

Now open -- the HALFPIPE! Now you can experience the thrill of extreme winter sports all summer long on the only ride of its kind in the United States. Spin countless 360s on a gigantic snowboard all the way to the rim of a 100-foot-tall halfpipe with 16 of your wildest, bravest friends.

Here are a few others: The Flying Coaster, Boomerang, Mind Eraser, Shake Rattle & Roll, Tower of Doom, Turn of the Century, Chaos, Big Wheel, a Carousel, Disaster Canyon (you WILL get wet), Shipwreck Falls, Spider, Tea Cups, Tilt-a-Whirl, an Observation Tower, and more.

If that's enough to whet your appetite, tickets are as follows:
Main Gate Pricing

General Use (Guests 48" and taller) $36.99
Restricted Use Tickets
(Guests under 48") $20.99
Children age 3 and under FREE
Guests ages 55-69 $20.99
Senior Citizens ages 70+ FREE
People with Disabilities $20.99
Parking (per vehicle) $8.00

There are online specials, too, so it's worth a look.

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Apr 04, 2011

Fun for the Family and a Lot of Activity

It has 70 acres of grounds that encompasses an amusement and water park. It is located right near the downtown area, even though you would have to drive here. They have family rides, thrill rides and water attractions. Mary Elitch started the park on the outskirts of Denver old town 100 years ago. It moved into the city center and is owned by Six Flags.
Season passes go for $65 and daily fees range $35-wow seems like a rich reward for a day. That price is for children and disabled, which maybe I would be if I went in there for that price. From US 25 take the Speer Road exit

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Apr 04, 2011

Six Flags-Elitch Gardens Amusement Park

Mary Elitch first established an amusement park in Denver over 100 years ago. It was moved several years ago to downtown, and bought by Six Flags. Some really good rides, if you like wooden roller coasters, don't miss Mister Twister. It's rickety, fast and fun! Make sure to look for the 1927 Carousel, a Philadelphia Tobaggan Company classic. I worked on the restoration of the horses a few years ago. They had over 250 different shades of paint to mix! The cherubs on the carts are particularly cool.

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Apr 04, 2011

Elitch Gardens

Bordering street Elitch Circle in the Auraria-Lincoln Park Neighborhood. Auraria is the campus of the University of Colorado at Dener and the Community College of Denver. The Park is lcoated on the South Platte River, west of downtown and must south of Cherry Creek, where it joins the So Platte.

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Height (struct.) 101 m 330 ft
Height (obs. deck) *
Construction end 1995


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Six Flags Elitch Gardens

Six Flags Elitch Gardens
Elitch Gardens is one of the nation’s few, if not only, amusement parks situated right in the action of a downtown core. And what a park it is — featuring more than 40 thrilling, chilling rides, and the Island Kingdom Water Park (free with admission). Don’t miss the Elitch favorites - - Mind Eraser, a suspended, looping roller coaster; and the Tower of Doom, a 22-story free fall. As they say, not to see Elitch Gardens is not to see Denver.

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Aug 25, 2002

Everyone travelling with...

Everyone travelling with children will enjoy Six Flags. Sure there are many throughout the United States, but they still are a lot of fun and even adults will enjoy themselves.
The ride called the Mind Eraser was one of my favoutites a few years ago. For those who don't like rollercoasters, you'll appreciate the farris wheel that they have. It's one of the biggest I've ever seen.

Aug 24, 2002
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