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Photos: Top 21 cities and states that sent the most tourists to Colorado in 2013

More photos below.
More photos below.

Last week, we noted that VISIT DENVER has just released loads o' stats related to 2013, the most successful tourism season in the city's history; visitor spending topped $4 billion for the first time. And indeed, the organization's list of the ten most popular shopping and entertainment centers for tourists only scratched the data surface.

Example: VISIT DENVER has also compiled lists of the nine cities and twelve states that sent the most tourists to Colorado. Both rosters are below, with the one pertaining to cities accompanied by blurbs that suggest reasons why folks might prefer to hang out in Denver than where they live the rest of the year. Continue to count them down.

The nine cities that sent the most visitors to Denver in 2013 -- and why they may be leaving home

Number 9: New York City

Village Voice: "The Big Apple reclaims its heavyweight title in hostility, a dubious honor it last held in 2009 -- and a reputation it has had for much longer ('You talkin' to me?')." Number 8: Minneapolis-St. Paul

Photos: Top 21 cities and states that sent the most tourists to Colorado in 2013
Credit: Charles N. Abbott Photography. See the original photo here

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 7: Dallas-Fort Worth

From "Living in Dallas: A Pros and Cons List:" "Because of the oversaturating pestilence that is shopping mall after shopping mall, you forget that there are places in the world that are green, beautiful, and natural." Continue to keep counting down the cities and states that sent the most visitors to Colorado in 2013.



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