We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Georgetown Energy Museum

Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 600 Griffith St, Georgetown, CO 80444
Phone Number: 303 569 3557
Website
Today
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 19 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 8
    Excellent
  • 5
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
How the mines were fueled

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2014
Merete C
,
Fort Collins
Add Photo Write a Review

19 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Kansas City, Missouri
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This is a quaint little museum of energy history that will appeal to historians and the science minded visitor.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Houston, TX
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Indiana
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
29 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Fort Collins
Senior Reviewer
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Diego, California
Top Contributor
210 reviews 210 reviews
103 attraction reviews
177 helpful votes 177 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne - Australia
Top Contributor
153 reviews 153 reviews
84 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kutztown, Pennsylvania
Contributor
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....

Was this review helpful? Yes
Glenwood Springs, Colorado, United States
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Georgetown Energy Museum also viewed

 

Been to Georgetown Energy Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Georgetown Energy Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?