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Photos: Ten cities that send the most tourists to Denver and why they may be leaving home

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The information at the heart of our post about the top twelve tourist attractions in Denver was provided by Visit Denver, which just issued a treasure trove of information about who's coming here and why.

For instance, the group offers data about the top ten home cities of visitors, but not about why they might have chosen D-town as a destination -- so we came up with some possible reasons. Look below to count down the photo-illustrated list and see our guesses about motives below.

Number 10: Minneapolis

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Wikipedia: "The warmest temperature ever recorded in Minneapolis was 108 °F (42 °C) in July 1936, and the coldest temperature ever recorded was −41 °F (−41 °C), in January 1888. The snowiest winter of record was 1983-84, when 98.4 inches (250 cm) of snow fell."

Number 9: Kansas City

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The Kansas City Star: "Kansas City's violent crime and murder rates are among the nation's highest and have been for many years.

"That's a big black mark against keeping state control of the Police Department, as some in the business community contend is best."

Continue to keep counting down the ten cities that send the most tourists to Denver and why they may be leaving home.



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Hannah Hagener
Hannah Hagener

Yep! Moved here from Chicago and violence was one reason why!

Zack Judish
Zack Judish

Texans and Californians? Nooooooo! Utah/mormons...? Double noooo!

Hank Paredes
Hank Paredes

Albuquerque is 400+ miles so of course people would want to visit Denver. I'm a native "Northsider"and live here, I don't hear ppl saying Denver is their top vacation spot. There's more Latinos in Denver than here, it's like going to little Mexico. There's a deep Spanish culture here where the official language is Spanish (per its constitution). So don't bitxh about the language if you don't know the history. I can't even go to the ghetto because you guys named it the highlands and bought them all out haha

Kev Markis
Kev Markis

Love that the picture of NYC is so old it has the twin towers

Steven Dryver
Steven Dryver

Too many Dallas natives is a major deterrent.

Chris Filson
Chris Filson

A little surprised Houston did not crack the top ten.

Cole Whitaker
Cole Whitaker

I could smear shit all over my face, but you seem to have that taken. How far up was that fist shoved in your ass to produce that smile?

Jimmy Hersh
Jimmy Hersh

Guy Fawkes? Wow love that you sport a fucking terrorist pic.. I thought all of you idiots from occupy this or that had been flushed? Oh well.. You are a lucky turd.

Jimmy Hersh
Jimmy Hersh

It's too late.. Fucking California d-bags and every other stoner liberal has chosen to come here and fuck up our state.. Thanks!! You ruined California with your nanny liberal ideas now you come here and ruin Colorado... Amazed and how quickly they have destroyed so much beauty.

mikestoz
mikestoz

This story, like most westword stories about Denver are stupid and illogical. These reasons are horseshit. Not many people moving from New York to Cow-town; They move to Florida.


ogdenla192
ogdenla192

People in Denver are generally friendlier than anywhere else in the USA.  And not just because of the weed, that's an inaccurate assumption that I'm sick of hearing.  That's why people from places like LA and NY move here.  I don't have to deal with the bullshit I had to deal with on the East Coast, people are nice and I'm nice back.

Linda Rains
Linda Rains

This article makes no sense. Tourist does not equal transplant. And your "reasons" would apply to the latter. Not the former.

ctewell1
ctewell1

no matter what happens to my city I will always love me some denver, co. 

Jason Suess
Jason Suess

Steven is right I'm sick of you Denver natives telling me I don't belong here!! F you!! if it wasn't for us non natives moving here, bringing new money, starting business' you hicks would still be living like its the old west!!!

Steven Dryver
Steven Dryver

Fuck Chicago...and whiny self-entitled "natives" like Zack Jibberish that piss and moan about whiny self-entitled midwestern transplants like Alex SoiledCowSki

Steven Dryver
Steven Dryver

You truly are without a clue, ain't ya, bub? Allow me to break it down for you: Omaha = boring hick town in the heart of pearly white Murica = what Denver mostly used to be (though still is in some respects) before all of "these people" moved here and what you truly long for.......DWEEB.

Zack Judish
Zack Judish

Yeah.... ya lost me. What does Omaha have to do with anything? Fuckin troll.

Steven Dryver
Steven Dryver

Omaha's calling you (and I don't mean Peyton Manning), ya DWEEB.

Zack Judish
Zack Judish

It's gonna turn to shit if people keep moving here. It's already almost impossible to find a half way reasonable rent.

Alex Ziolkowski
Alex Ziolkowski

Being from Chicago, you have to know where to stay out of' Plus if you have street smarts, the city is beautiful with places to go & things to do all the time. Denver is nice but if there's a drought, the whole state is screwed' Being surrounded by the Great Lakes, Chicago' Milwaukee and beyond don't have to worry about water shortages" Chicago also has no stupid point system when you get a ticket' you just attend a class on a Saturday & watch a safe driving video' the ticket is then voided' Cops no longer have ticket quota's either" We have Broadway shows, every conceivable type of food you could want & transportation 24/7' Colorado is a beautiful state but a person can find higher paying jobs & much more affordable housing in Illinois or Wisconsin'

Catherine Heck
Catherine Heck

I feel like every person in Albuquerque is constantly shouting "Get off my lawn!"

Cole Whitaker
Cole Whitaker

:CNN: "Activists say gun control isn't the only thing needed to reduce deaths in Chicago; what they need are more trauma centers." - Wow what intern thought that would be a good statement?

Crystal R Willis
Crystal R Willis

More laid-back lifestyle, the weather, the year-round activities, lower crime rate, just to name a few. I wish CO could have 'closed the gates' years ago. The city has grown too fast, bringing with it all the problems of bigger cities.

Lynne Fox
Lynne Fox

Visit all you like as long as you don't bring your sprawl, malls, boredom, heat, crime and high cost of living with you!

Rusanne King
Rusanne King

Because the weather sucks in chicago and there are too many people in la....lol

Sean Bracken
Sean Bracken

Because Denver's better than those cities. Denver's #1 in my book.

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

I'd sure like to see what was used to base the accuracy of this 'list' ....

waynewflack
waynewflack

Any reason you had to pick an old picture of NYC featuring the World Trade Center? That seems extremely lazy and possibly in poor test. Mostly, it's just lazy....

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

How about a 'Top 10 List' of reasons to continue reading WW ???!!!...

Good luck finding ten ......

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

If God wanted Texans to ski,
he would have made Bullshit white.


Steve At Work
Steve At Work

Because they need a nanny to tell them how to live and Denver's the nanny capitol.

Tylr Tre
Tylr Tre

STAY IN CALI! NO VACANCY HERE!!

Jake Fallible Pickens
Jake Fallible Pickens

because pot is legal. thts my best bet. they wanna get stoned off the dankest weed out there

michael.roberts
michael.roberts moderator editortopcommenter

@Crystal R Willis Very interesting post, Crystal. We're going to make it an upcoming Comment of the Day. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

@DonkeyHotay  

I haven't heard that one before ......

Come on Hotay ! Texans are TOO easy to fuck with !!!!

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Half Aspen ... so get your other half to Aspen ... the cocaine capital for wealthy white people.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Jake Fallible Pickens ... sure numbnuts, explains why CALIFORNIA sends the most tourists ...  because they don't have any "weed" out there.

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