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Photos: Ten great reasons to visit Denver in 2014

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Don't accuse the folks at Visit Denver, the city's main tourism agency, of getting a slow start during this still new year. In fact, they've already come up with a list of ten great reasons to stop by the city in 2014, including a major sporting championship, a new feature at Coors Field and an interactive extravaganza designed to make you say, "Oh, heck yeah."

Count down the top ten below, complete with photos and Visit Denver text.

Number 10. Ride 'em, Cowgirl!

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Rodeo All Star Weekend, (April 17-19) -- Relive Denver's Old West heritage when the nation's top-ranked cowboys and cowgirls ride into town for the Rodeo All-Star Weekend at the National Western Complex. Steer wrestling, calf roping, and bull riding, are just some of the events, which also include live music and a fashion show. Speaking of fashion, don't forget to visit Rockmount Ranch Wear in downtown Denver to pick up some of their original snap button Western shirts, as recently worn by Sir Paul McCartney on Saturday Night Live.
Number 9: Jump into a Computer Game -- Literally
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Oh Heck Yeah, (June 7-July 26) -- Downtown Denver's Champa Street will be transformed into an immersive two-block long outdoor arcade game during this one-of-a-kind event. The interactive games will be played on huge LED screens, projections on the sides of buildings, and in custom art installations. Visitors can play the games on smart phones or by using their bodies. The games will be simple to learn and play, but might cover the entire side of a building. It will be like walking into Tron. Street art, street performers, music, and food trucks will make this an interactive 21st Century street fair.
Continue to keep counting down ten great reasons to visit Denver in 2014.


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Sterling Meeks
Sterling Meeks

11. Annoy the hell out of miserable little natives and "semi-natives."

Sterling Meeks
Sterling Meeks

Hipster irony? You're just opening the floodgates to D.C. and S.F. DWEEBS.

Sterling Meeks
Sterling Meeks

You're just making the East Coast douchebags feel right at home now.

Jeffrey Grubesic
Jeffrey Grubesic

Don't move to Denver!! People are cold, nothing to see!! Snooze fest!! Stay away!!

Phil Knight
Phil Knight

the Carcass / Gorguts concert in April !

Anne Donovan Malavich
Anne Donovan Malavich

My favorite reason for visiting Denver is the cutest little guy in the world. No Dan, not you

Danielle Cicak
Danielle Cicak

oh, heck yeah! It's going to be super rad. Oh wait, I live here :)

Ryan Bauer
Ryan Bauer

Too many great reasons to choose from. Just an all around awesome city

Sal Salvaggio
Sal Salvaggio

visit my son, and Jenna nd Heather of course!

Daniel J. King IV
Daniel J. King IV

#ReeferMadness WILL probably be the #1 Reason for all the STONERS...

Michael Fallon
Michael Fallon

black hookers and crack on colfax and downtown....loves me denver niggers.

Lynn Macken
Lynn Macken

Best reason of all is to see my lovely son!

Jeremy Wolf
Jeremy Wolf

I scrolled through the comments to make sure someone said weed.

Anna Gingher
Anna Gingher

No one mentions the amazing happy hours denver has! 2-7 and beer is cheap, sometimes Buy one get one free, great bar atmosphere, free public transit to get your drunk ass around.... I want to go back to Double Daughters-- I love that bar!

Don Finley
Don Finley

Gold! We have had 15-20 folks come to Colorado to experience gold prospecting in the past year from places like GA, New Mex, Tex, OK, CA, IL, OH and even CA and New Zealand!

Sam Faktorow
Sam Faktorow

Red Rocks!!! Missing is brewery tours, the Botanic Gardens, hiking, Coors Field, the park system, and more!

tony514
tony514

pretty sure thers alot of out of staters reading the westword or maybe not?

John Scruggs
John Scruggs

Leaving out weed is funny. I will accuse them of getting a censored start.

Michael Vest
Michael Vest

Pot pot pot n more pot n maybe sum skiing lol

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