4620 West 38th Avenue
Denver, Colorado 80212-2097
John and Mary Elitch opened their garden to the public in 1890, with
P.T. Barnum and General and Mrs. Tom Thumb on-hand for the festivities.
Rides and Pastimes...
The Twister (1965)
Built by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company (PTC) and supervised by
John Allen, this classic wooden coaster is three-quarters of a mile
long with a heigth of 96 feet, giving the riders a brief view of the
Rocky Mountains just before plunging into a twisting course, including
a terrifying tunnel on a high-banked turn. Top speed is 63 miles per
hour. The coaster was re-engineered in 1966 to increase the speed.
The Wildcat (1936)
A traditional camelback wooden coaster that interweaves with The
Twister. It was built by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company.
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