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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Greeley, Colorado

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

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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Greeley, Colorado
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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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.

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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 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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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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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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