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16th Street Mall

16th St, Denver, CO 80202 (Central Business District)
303 534 8500
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Ranked #51 of 141 Attractions in Denver
Type: Malls, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Shopping, People-watching
Description: Located in the heart of Denver, this vibrant area offers a variety of shops and places to relax.
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

I stopped by the the 16th Street Mall while in Denver in August 2014. I wasn't expecting to be wowed, but in all honesty, I wasn't. It seemed to be like an average shopping center. It wasn't a bad visit, however. There just wasn't anything special to write home about. The ambiance at the mall was fairly uneventful, save for... More

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Huntington Beach, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We decided to visit this Mall one afternoon and get a feel for Downtown Denver. There are lots of places to shop and eat and interesting characters. Yes, we did see some homeless people, but they never bothered us as some other TripAdvisor reviewers had mentioned. There was police presence around. You can also take the free mall bus that... More

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338 reviews 338 reviews
177 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

There are much more interesting and beautiful pedestrian malls just about anywhere in the country - I expected so much more. The free bus was nice. The homeless groups were sad but there were police present. Just be aware of your surrounding as be careful ... we walked over from the Hyatt. Was concerned by the notice in the Hyatt... More

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63 reviews 63 reviews
32 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I have enjoyed my numerous trips up and down the Mall while in Denver on business. Yes, there are homeless people around but they normally had signs and never asked me for money. There were lots of groups of teenagers/20 somethings, some playing guitars or just hanging out. The restaurants tend to be familiar chains but I did see several... More

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Vero Beach, Florida
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129 reviews 129 reviews
44 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Based on comments of the Denver outdoor space heard over the past several years, I expected to be more impressed with the sites, smells, restaurants and offering on the mall. Dining experiences on the mall were "typical" and not unique. Street entertainment again offered nothing special. The general environment of the street was mundane and less than festive. Unfortunately, homeless... More

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Wappingers Falls, New York
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Went there on a Sunday morning in August. I really enjoyed it and could definitely spend an entire day there hanging out and people watching, visiting the shops, get a bite to eat, what ever.We walked the entire strip from one end to the other in no time. Then took the free bus that runs the entire strip back to... More

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Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This place was really cool. I parked at union station and took the FREE bus through the mall to the other end only because of time constraint or i would have walked. There is a very wide spectrum of stores there, everything from your name brand upscale stores to small mom and pop stores. There are also places to eat... More

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Austin, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We spent one night in downtown Denver and decided to walk around the mall area looking for a restaurant. We were surprised by the number of homeless people and the police presence as well. I don't think we would stay in this area again and probably not feel safe venturing out at night.

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Arcata, California
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90 reviews 90 reviews
26 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We had 36 hours in town, and chose to go to the 16th Street Mall for a look at downtown. There is a free shuttle bus that runs up and down the street, making it easy to move around. We rode the bus up and back to see where we wanted to visit and planned our walk from there. Mall... More

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Lake Worth
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I guess that I did not research enough because this was a poor excuse of a pedestrian mall. A few chain stores - nothing much creative. Cannot say the area was sketchy but it was surely rough. Wasted our limited time in the area which could have been much better spent in Cherry Creek (especial Cherry Creek North). If you... More

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