Elitch Gardens

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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