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Georgetown Energy Museum

Address: 600 Griffith St, Georgetown, CO 80444
Phone Number: 303 569 3557
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Ranked #6 of 10 Attractions in Georgetown
Type: Science Museums, Museums
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Houston, TX
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

My husband wandered into this museum when he saw the word "Energy", as he works in the oil and gas field. What we found was a very detailed history and present-day display of the hydro plant which has supplied electricity to Georgetown using only water. The woman volunteer was very knowledgeable and friendly. In speaking with her we learned that... More

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Indiana
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This is not actually a Museum, it is the working electric company for the town. You only have access to the front of the building where they have pictures of the equipment from when they started their operation

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Chicago, Illinois
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80 reviews 80 reviews
25 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We stopped here to spend a little time and were all very happy we did. The woman giving the tour was friendly and knowledgeable. She explained the generator to us and made sure the kids were engaged. She and my daughter found a common bond in industrial engineering which was unexpected and very special. It is a tiny place with... More

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Fort Collins
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7 reviews 7 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

It was actually not open when we visited, but we taken inside by the man who runs it and given a great overview of what it is (run by Xcel) and why it is still running 114 years after it started.They had a write-up of Nikola Tesla and his research in CO Springs and lots of other fascinating stories. I... More

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San Diego, California
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198 reviews 198 reviews
100 attraction reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

This place is a trip! Not only have they been making electricity since the turn of the 20th century, they’re still making it! That’s right, this antique machinery is still putting voltage out on the grid to power area homes and businesses. And they’re doing it without polluting the air. They use the same stream they’ve always used. But it’s... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Sorry I can't remember the name of the gentleman w/dog. Small & quick(FREE) but important history. I'm so sorry that I can't remember his name, but he was very informative regarding the whole area. Nice guy.

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Melbourne - Australia
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143 reviews 143 reviews
80 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013 via mobile

Visiting Georgetown we came across the Energy Museum, although it is small the exhibits are very interesting and informative on how the power when through the area, well worth a look if in the area

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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

It is only one room at the end of town, but you will never forget it. The pellon water wheel is still giving the power, as it has done....

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Glenwood Springs, Colorado, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Nice little museum, looks like it could use a little attention (display labels falling off, etc.). Great to see the working power plant, and nicely done. Amazing to see stuff made over a hundred years ago still producing power.

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Christchurch New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

We stopped here and had a look around and a good long chat with the man that worked there and also met his dog. He was very interested in us and where we were from (CHCH NZ). The museum was very interesting - only little but good to visit and nice to know something historical is still in use. We... More

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