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Yelp's Must-See Denver Top 10

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Yelp users specialize in pointing folks in the right direction.

Or at least interesting ones.

Take the site's list of must-sees for tourists. Some of the suggestions are to be expected, but quite a few others are surprising — including the item at number one, whose actual moniker isn't the name most of us use when referring to it.

Check out the top ten below, features photos, a sample Yelp user comment and links to the original items.

Number 10: ScooTours Denver Scooter Rental

Northwest, CBD
1417 California St
Denver, CO 80202
Phone number: 720-523-3240

User comment: 

Had an amazing time during the tour, in spite of the cold weather. The crew was very attentive to our needs and safety, and ensured everyone was comfortable before we (14 of us in total) headed out. I really enjoyed the cultural immersion via David's guidance, and got a good history lesson in, while enjoying the scooters as well. 

Number 9: Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Northeast, City Park
2001 Colorado Blvd
Denver, CO 80205
Phone number: 303-370-6000

User comment: 

I've loved this museum since I was a kid, and it's still great. It's one of my top museums in the states. They have a great array of science & nature exhibits on all topics and of all kinds. Some are interactive, some are visually striking. The mineral section is shaped like a mine and cave. The space area has a whole area that makes it look like you are inside a mars base overlooking mars. I've seen presentations made by people in "mars suits" out "on mars" to fascinated children sitting "inside the mars station." It's a delight.

Number 8: Denver Botanic Gardens

Congress Park, Southeast
1007 York St
Denver, CO 80206
Phone number: 720-865-3501

User comment: 

What a gorgeous place. I feel like there's so much we didn't even explore its so huge! Be sure to get a map so you don't miss out. I saw people tucked away on random benches having lunch and relaxing, artists out there painting, so much to see and do. There's a great kid area, however it's just as rad. For adults. If you're in Denver and have good weather, don't pass this place by!!!

Number 7: Denver Art Museum

Southwest, Golden Triangle
100 W 14th Ave Pkwy
Denver, CO 80204
Phone number: 720-865-5000

User comment: 

The museum was amazing! Yet, my favorite part of the museum must be all the hands on activities they have through out the museum. And not to mention the amazing art activity room they have by the entrance. I visited with three other grown adults, we had tons of fun at the kids section! The employees at the activity center were all really fun and helpful, they where all willing to show you how to use tools and make your experience even better.

The gift shop is designed beautifully, with a lot of fun jewelry and scarfs. Inside the gift shop they also have a small coffee shop which I highly recommend, besides coffee they have small snacks for sale as well. They also have sitting inside the gift shop so you can sip on your coffee and shop.

The museum is broken into two parts, the old mad the new building, a bridge connects them.
Unfortunately I spent five hours at the new building I was kicked out and didn't have time to visit the older one. Next time.

Overall, I highly recommend this museum, even for kids or adult kids!

Number 6: The DIA Giant Blue Bronco

8500 Pena Blvd
Denver, CO 80249
Phone number: 303-342-2000

User comment: 

OK, I can't in good conscious give something that creeps me out 5 stars, but I do concede that the piece gets people talking. Sure, maybe they are talking about how much they hate it — but they talk. Heck, I haven't been on a shuttle bus yet where SOMEONE doesn't say SOMETHING as soon as we pass the beast! I know I always crane my neck to see it. So that in itself says something — if you can get people to react that much to your piece — well heck you must be doing something right. Nobody said art had to be fluffy happy bunnies (or broncos in this case).

It is memorable. It scares the crap out of me. The fact that it killed its creator is just the kind of thing that will make it a mythical immortal piece that will live on in infamy!

Continue to keep counting down Yelp's ten Denver must-sees.

Number 5: Denver Microbrew Tour

Southwest, Capitol Hill
Denver, CO 80203
Phone number: 303-578-9548

User comment: 

This was my second time taking the LoDo tour. First time I was a tourist and this week I'm a new resident. The tour guides Drew and Bryce are so energetic and knowledgeable about the beer process. I'm planning on taking the RiNo tour next. A must do in Denver!

Number 4: Molly Brown House Museum

Southwest, Capitol Hill
1340 Pennsylvania St
Denver, CO 80203
Phone number: 303-832-4092

User comment: 

Awesome house turned into museum!

For those of you who have no idea who is Molly Brown (like me) she is the lady in the movie Titanic that the other stuck up rich ladies dislike.

It turns out she was a really influential person in Colorado, not just someone who was unlucky enough to be in that cruise. Her story is just wonderful; really interesting.

The house is amazing! And the tour girl, Cat, went above and beyond while narrating her story. She was hilarious!!

Number 3: Colorado State Government: Capitol Building

Southwest, Uptown
200 E Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80203
Phone number: 303-866-2604

User comment: 

A MUST see and visit for Denverites, Coloradoans, Transplants and tourists alike!!

I made an appointment for the Dome tour and the History Visit of Colorado State Capitol. Indeed it was an enriching visit to know more about Colorado, its history, how Colorado got its name, its Founders and how Colorado has been developing as one of the great States in the US.

Indeed the Tour Guide who is assigned to you and your group knows alot about Colorado. He or she is willing to share his or her knowledge and answer your questions relating to Colorado

The view when you reach almost to the top of the Dome is so majestic. Colorado State Capitol Building is surrounded with beautiful buildings all around.

It WORTH your trip to Colorado State Capitol Building and learn more about Colorado.

Number 2: United States Mint

Southwest, Golden Triangle
320 W Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80204
Phone number: 303-405-4761

User comment: 

We enjoyed our tour. While waiting for the whole group to clear security, there is a room full of exhibits for you to take a look at with the history of coins/money, not just in the US but all over the world. Once everyone is clear, you go on a 45 minute guided tour where you learn about the coin making process, see it in action (we saw pennies being made that day), and learn about the history of the mint. Also got a free sample of a penny and an penny blank. Very educational, informative, and interesting, all for free! They also had a neat little gift shop that we looked at after our tour, which you don't need a reservation to visit.

Number 1: "I See What You Mean" by Lawrence Argent

Northwest, CBD
700 14th St
Denver, CO 80202

User comment:

Ahh Mr. Blue Bear. How I love Thee. You look in on us and protect us. Now if we can only get teenage punks to quit paintballing your butt.

If your in the area and are a tourist it is a must see. Go give him a hug.

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