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Georgetown Energy Museum

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Address: 600 Griffith St, Georgetown, CO 80444
Phone Number: 303 569 3557
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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We just came upon this place by accident and walked right in. We wandered through its exhibit rooms and enjoyed seeing lots of cool old power-related artifacts and some great old... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 1, 2015
RhodeScholar123
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Barrington, Rhode Island
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Barrington, Rhode Island
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102 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015 via mobile

We just came upon this place by accident and walked right in. We wandered through its exhibit rooms and enjoyed seeing lots of cool old power-related artifacts and some great old photos. I suppose some might find it boring but if you have an open mind it's quite a charming little place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

A tribute to hydro electric A.C. power over 100 years old and still providing power to this mountain community and surrounding residents. Be sure to take the self guided tour and then come back to the main entrance to ask any questions to the informative host. Lots of historical photos and hands on displays of colorado history to entertain the... More 

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Omaha,NE
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Since I work in a power plant I was interested in making this one of my stops. It was neat to see the operating hydro plant and the early electrical equipment and appliances. The woman running the Museum when I was there was very friendly and seemed interested in what she was doing but I got the sense she wasn't... More 

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Thank OmahaCait
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

If you are a history or "how things work" buff, this is a great place to visit. Don't just walk through, ask questions for the real info. A friendly volunteer has been there to greet us, as we have gone about 3 times.

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Thank amkroeker
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

I been to Georgetown many times and never taken the time to stop by and check it out until this time. It is really nice to walk in and learn how the electricity worked back then, and how it has evolved over time.

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Thank Laura G
Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

While we would like to see more exhibits, this is a little gem tucked at the far end of the main street in Georgetown. The presentation of history is like traveling back in time. Nice collection of photos and the docent was a fun storyteller. It's a still a working power plant with equipment over 100 years old. You won't... More 

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Thank ColoradoRW
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

If you are a history buff, or an engineer, you will delight at the pictures and story of how the electrical lines were installed in the past. Its not a big museum, but worth the stop.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 reviews
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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.

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Thank ChristiKC
Houston, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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 

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Indiana
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44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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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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