In recent days, we've been sharing details from what VISIT DENVER describes as the Mile High City's most successful tourism year ever; visitor spending in 2013 topped $4 billion for the first time. First up were tourists' ten favorite shopping and entertainment centers, followed by the 21 cities and states that sent the most tourists to Colorado. Now come the agency's top fifteen biggest tourist attractions of 2013 -- and there are definitely some surprises, beginning with number fifteen. Count them all down below. Number 15: Denver Broncos
Number 14: Butterfly Pavilion
Number 13: Colorado Railroad Museum
Number 11: U.S. Mint
Number 10: Downtown Aquarium
Number 8: Colorado Rockies
Number 7: Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Number 5: Denver Botanic Gardens
Number 4: Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre
Number 2: Colorado State Capitol
Number 1: Denver Zoo
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More from our Things to Do archive circa August 2013: "Photos: Denver's best free attractions and tours, part one."