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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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.


Half Aspen
Half Aspen

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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