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Lakeside Amusement Park

This center of fun and thrills hasn’t changed much since the mid-20th century, but that’s part of its charm.

The Lakeside Amusement Park is packed with authentic retro charm, from old-school-style roller coasters to neon-lighted boulevards and cotton candy. This family-friendly attraction has been delighting visitors for over 100 years.

The 70-year-old Cyclone is a favorite attraction and one of only a handful of wooden roller coasters left in the country. The twists, turns and dives of the two-minute ride still provoke squeals of delight from giddy riders.

There’s plenty here to occupy thrill seekers in search of an adrenalin kick. Try the Wild Chipmunk, the Whip or the Tilt-A-Whirl. Snack on a corn dog, ride the Ferris wheel and jump on the bumper boats for an authentic carnival experience that’s almost like stepping back in time. Take a look at the 1908 carousel, reportedly made out of parts from other carousels. It includes original hand-carved wooden figures.

The amusement park was built on the edge of Lake Rhoda in 1908. It featured fine dining, live theater and two miniature trains from the 1904 World’s Fair in St Louis, which are still in operation today. In the 1930s the park underwent extensive renovations and much of the art deco style and neon lighting from this period remains. 

Everything has a distinctly old-world feel, including the prices, which remain surprisingly low compared to many modern amusement parks. You’ll find the usual amusement park food such as hotdogs, burgers and fries. There’s often live music and street performers, and very few lines, which makes it an appealing destination on a balmy summer evening. 

The Lakeside Amusement Park is open in the evenings May through mid-September. It’s a short bus ride or easy drive from downtown Denver. 


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Lodging Near Lakeside Amusement Park

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Attractive Modern Remodel 3bed/2bath

Attractive Modern Remodel 3bed/2bath

4583 Zenobia St, Denver
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Situated in Denver, this vacation home is within a 5-minute walk of Lakeside Amusement Park and Berkeley Park. Regis University and Sloan's Lake Park are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Striking Modern Architecture With Rooftop Deck & Mtn. Views! Walk 2 Everything!

Striking Modern Architecture With Rooftop Deck & Mtn. Views! Walk 2 Everything!

4525 Tennyson Street, Denver
4.9
of 5, from 52 reviews
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Situated in Denver, this property is within a 15-minute walk of Berkeley Park and Lakeside Amusement Park. Regis University and Adams Mystery Playhouse are also within 3 mi (5 km).

2bed 1bath Denver Home Cozy

2bed 1bath Denver Home Cozy

4312 Sheridan Blvd, Denver
5.0
of 5, from 1 reviews
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Situated in Denver, this vacation home is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Lakeside Amusement Park and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Denver's Downtown Aquarium. Berkeley Park and Regis University are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Cozy 1903 Victorian in Denver's Best Neighborhood

Cozy 1903 Victorian in Denver's Best Neighborhood

3817 Vrain St, Denver
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Situated in Denver, this vacation home is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Berkeley Park and within 3 mi (5 km) of Denver's Downtown Aquarium and Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Elitch Gardens Theme Park is 3 mi (4.9 km) away.

Newly Renovated West Highlands 2 Bed/1 Bath Unit

Newly Renovated West Highlands 2 Bed/1 Bath Unit

3610 Yates Street, Denver
4.8
of 5, from 13 reviews
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Situated in Denver, this property is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Lakeside Amusement Park and within 3 mi (5 km) of Denver's Downtown Aquarium and Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Elitch Gardens Theme Park is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) away.

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Motel 6 Denver Central - Federal Boulevard

Motel 6 Denver Central - Federal Boulevard

3050 W 49th Ave, Denver
2.9
of 5, from 237 reviews
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Situated in Denver, this motel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Regis University and within 3 mi (5 km) of Denver's Downtown Aquarium and Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Elitch Gardens Theme Park is 3.1 mi (4.9 km) away.

Bungalow in the Heart of Denver Close to Downtown, the Highlands, and the Mtns

Bungalow in the Heart of Denver Close to Downtown, the Highlands, and the Mtns

4847 Meade St, Denver
4.9
of 5, from 18 reviews
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Located in the heart of Denver, this resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Regis University and Berkeley Park. Lakeside Amusement Park and Adams Mystery Playhouse are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Beautiful Updated 4bd/2bt Home Near DT and Close to Mountains-backyard w/ Grill!

Beautiful Updated 4bd/2bt Home Near DT and Close to Mountains-backyard w/ Grill!

3139 Chase St, Wheat Ridge
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Situated in Edgewater, this property is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Lakeside Amusement Park and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Denver's Downtown Aquarium. Berkeley Park and Sloan's Lake Park are also within 3 mi (5 km).