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“Nice During Day but Changes at Night” 3 of 5 stars
Review of 16th Street Mall

16th Street Mall
16th St, Denver, CO 80202 (Central Business District)
303 534 8500
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Ranked #40 of 107 Attractions in Denver
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Malls, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Activities: Shopping, People-watching
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Owner description: Located in the heart of Denver, this vibrant area offers a variety of shops and places to relax.
Maryland
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“Nice During Day but Changes at Night”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2011

Went to 16th Street Mall for dinner our first day in Denver. Thought it was nice when we went into a restaurant to eat but it was dark after we were done and the whole area changed. The center of the mall was filled with the strangest looking people, punk teenagers, homeless people, and very loud, argumentative groups. It was like we were in a totally different place. To be honest, I was frightened but was told later that although the street people might look scary they are harmless and it is very safe there. I still had my doubts and made sure we left before dark for the rest of the trip. I have been to a lot of cities and have never seen anything like this.

Visited July 2011
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“Aggressive Panhandlers Ruin It - Go Somewhere Safer”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2011

Every corner has a beggar and they don't like to be ignored. Be careful, in fact, just go somewhere safer and skip it.

Visited August 2011
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“Nice Area in Denver”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2011 via mobile

A nice area with a variety of shops & eateries. It was nice stroll. Close to other attractions. Especially good for lunch or dinner.

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“Not impressed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2011

We spent the day in Denver waiting to get our flight out the next day. We decided to walk down to the 16th Street Mall from our hotel. It was clean and well kept. They had buses that ran up and down the street which made it nice if you were tired of walking. Lots of expensive stores and restaurants. There were lots of bums and beggers all over the place. We never felt threatend. We did have a nice lunch at an Irish restaurant. We finally got bored so we decied to go catch a movie. If you like shopping and spending money, this is the place for you.

Visited July 2011
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Pierre, SD
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“Not exceptional”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2011

While it's nice to have lots of shopping, restaurants and entertainment in the downtown, I found the 16th Street Mall underwhelming. Lots of chain stores and restaurants. Not much originality. I much prefer State Street in Madison, WI - there's a better variety of food, more "fun" places and less homeless people. The painted pianos were a nice touch and I can appreciate the whole green atmosphere in the city. It just wasn't anything really special.

Visited July 2011
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