This Rare Footage Of A Denver Amusement Park Will Have You Longing For The Good Old Days

The gates of Elitch Gardens swung open in 1890, when the Mile High City was just 30 years old, and it has been a source of joy and entertainment for Colorado residents and visitors ever since. Did you know this Denver amusement park was home to the city’s first zoo, botanic gardens, children’s museum, symphony orchestra, and motion picture theater? Today, Elitch Gardens Theme and Water Park is still wowing guests with its thrill rides, concerts, drive-in movies, and all sorts of other phenomenal family fun. This lovely sunrise flight captured by Site07 Creative on Vimeo will most definitely put a smile on your face and leave you feeling all the nostalgic feels.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

Anyone else suddenly have a hankering for corn dogs and funnel cakes? The park is open until October 30th so plan your visit today! And autumn is on the horizon, folks, so check out these 8 Wonderful Waterparks In Denver while you still can!