10 Best Theme Parks And Amusement Parks In Colorado, USA

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Visit Colorado for awesome sights of the landscape and fascinating outdoor experience. Apart from that, you can visit numerous cities and towns packed with beautiful attractions and activities. Aspen is one of the places you should go to participate in exciting outdoor activities such as skiing. Without question, the region is a good spot for you to spend time at during your leisure periods. Moreover, it is a must-visit destination if you are looking forward to having fun in the numerous theme and amusement parks in the region. Continue reading for more information on the best theme parks and amusement parks in Colorado, USA.

1. Water World

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Make the most out of your family outing by coming to Water World. The water park has a large swimming pool with unique slides that give you an adrenaline rush. Jumping on a circular floater is another activity you will cherish while going down the rapids. From roller coasters to small vehicles, you will have lots of options to choose form. Furthermore, you can relax comfortably on the waterside chairs fitted with parasols for protection against direct sunlight. Come explore the park for a day full of fun experiences.

Water World

Address: 8801 N. Pecos St. Federal Heights, CO 80260

Website: Water World

Opening hours: 10am - 6pm (daily)

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2. Elitch Gardens

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Posted by Elitch Gardens on Tuesday, 24 December 2019

Have fun as a family at Elitch Gardens for a huge number of activities. The park features thrill rides, family rides, cabanas, kids’ rides and more in both the theme park and the water park. You can choose to swim or jump on one of the roller coaster rides for the adrenaline rush. The spot is popular thus you will be able to interact with different kinds of individuals who flock the area to have an amazing time. Try out the park for an experience you won’t be disappointed with.

Elitch Gardens

Address: 2000 Elitch Circle Denver, CO 80204

Website: Elitch Gardens

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3. Glenwood Caverns

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Glenwood Caverns is the perfect spot for you if are looking for an adventure destination to pay a visit to. The park sits on a beautiful region on top of a mountain giving you breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. The cave tours provided here offers an amazing experience and a perfect ambience for you to meditate amid serene surrounding. The zip lines also offer you a panoramic view of the lovely mountainous region.

Glenwood Caverns

Address: 51000 Two Rivers Plaza Road, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601, United States

Website: Glenwood Caverns

Opening hours: Fri - Sat: 10am - 9pm; Sun: 10am - 5pm (closed from Mon - Thu)

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4. Lakeside Amusement Park

Lakeside Amusement Park
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Take your family to Lakeside Amusement Park for a day packed with fun activities and exciting moments. The park features various spectacular sights, soothing rides, and a beautiful atmosphere for you to have a precious time while bonding with close friends and relatives. You will get the opportunity of choosing from a wide list of challenges that are quite thrilling. Just to mention a few, you’ll have bumper boats, a merry go round, spinning rides, and lots more when choosing on what to do. The spot is ideal for you to hold picnics, family events, and birthdays.

Lakeside Amusement Park

Address: 4601 Sheridan Boulevard, Denver, CO 80212, United States

Website: Lakeside Amusement Park

Opening hours: Sat: 1am - 1:05am (closed from Sun - Fri)

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5. Santa's Workshop

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Posted by Santa's Workshop North Pole, Colorado on Saturday, 30 November 2019

Experience joy as you spend your holiday or leisure time at Santa’s Workshop. The park is basically a glimpse into a fascinating North Pole village with 28 rides catering to children between the age 2 and 12. Adults can opt for the Helter-skelter, roller coaster, Ferris wheel, a narrow-gauge railroad, a chair lift and many more. The park starts its season in May and stays open through Christmas. A two-person zip-line was later added to the huge collection of rides in this theme park.

Santa's Workshop

Address: 5050 Pikes Peak Hwy, Cascade, CO 80809, United States

Website: Santa’s Workshop

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6. Estes Park Ride-A-Kart

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Entertain yourself with a variety of heart-pumping activities at Estes Park Ride- A-Kart. Here, you’ll find activities perfect for the entire family. Some of the fun activities you will get to indulge in include mini-golf, go-kart, bumper cars, and many more. The services that you will be offered here are exceptional as compared to many places across the region. Take your time and visit the park for a day full of fun memories.

Estes Park Ride-A-Kart

Address: 2250 Big Thompson Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517, United States

Website: Estes Park Ride-A-Kart

Opening hours: Mon: 10am - 7pm; Tue - Fri: 10am - 6pm; Sat - Sun: 10am - 9pm

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7. Boondocks Food & Fun

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Posted by Boondocks Food & Fun - Colorado on Monday, 30 December 2019

Stop by at Boondocks Food & Fun for a wide range of activities and beautiful sights of the surrounding landscape. Here, there is entertainment for all kinds of people who are interested in having quality time with their loved ones. Check out the fun activities to indulge in such as go-karts, kiddie cove, bumper boats, bowling, laser tags, miniature golf and much more. Definitely the park should be your first option when selecting a spot to hold corporate events, parties, and even family outings.

Boondocks Food & Fun

Address: 11425 Community Center Dr, Northglenn, CO 80233, United States

Website: Boondocks Food & Fun

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 10am - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 10am - 1pm

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8. Fort Fun

Posted by Fort Fun on Saturday, 8 June 2019

Check-in at Fort Fun and try out the extensive list of entertaining activities it offers you. The park was designed to please families that seek to have a nice time indulging in the many activities provided. The go-kart race track is nicely built with many twists and turns that you will find challenging and exciting at the same time. Go for paddle boats, giant slides, bumper cars, laser tags, or check out the escape rooms for fun. Get creative as you have fun with your family.

Fort Fun

Address: 1513 E Mulberry St, Fort Collins, CO 80524, United States

Website: Fort Fun

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 2pm - 8pm; Fri: 2pm - 10pm; Sat: 10am - 10pm; Sun: 10am - 8pm

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9. Fun City

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Have the best of everything as you immerse yourself in a world of entertainment at Fun City. The giant slides act as a way for you to feel the breeze while going down to the pool. The bungee trampoline is another activity that you can partake with your family for a memorable time glancing at the scenic landscape. The bumper boats provide you with an additional way of relaxing during your holiday break. Your golfing skills can also be tested at the available miniature golf. Make way to the park for a time filled with joy and excitement.

Fun City

Address: 455 Prospect Village Dr, Estes Park, CO 80517, United States

Website: Fun City

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10. Bananas Fun Park

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Posted by Bananas Fun Park on Saturday, 8 September 2018

Jump in the water or on the bouncing castle at Bananas Fun Park. Visit with your children for an awesome playtime with the various facilities featured at the park. The place gives you a chance to get glimpses of beautiful Colorado slopes. Furthermore, it strives to provide you with an exciting yet safe family fun time for all ages. With that said, take time and bring your family to the spot for birthday parties, an outing, or any other event that you may think of.

Bananas Fun Park

Address: 2469 Riverside Pkwy, Grand Junction, CO 81505, United States

Website: Bananas Fun Park

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 11am - 9pm; Fri: 11am - 10pm; Sat: 10am - 10pm

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Have fun in Colorado

Colorado is a region filled with wonderful theme parks that you should visit. Ranging from kiddies rides to adult roller skaters, you should not miss the opportunity to have fun with the family.

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