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Georgetown Energy Museum

600 Griffith St, Georgetown, CO 80444
303 569 3557
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Ranked #5 of 9 attractions in Georgetown
Type: Science Museums
Most recent review
- Jul 16, 2014
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Chicago, Illinois
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75 reviews 75 reviews
24 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

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
11 helpful votes 11 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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180 reviews 180 reviews
87 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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104 reviews 104 reviews
57 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Lakewood, Colorado
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66 reviews 66 reviews
18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

Loved this small museum - drove by and only went in because my husband loved electrical-related stuff and it was small so didn't take much time. It was free too - we just made a donation. I liked the cool antique electrical appliances and my husband liked the cool old lighting and electrical fixtures.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

Nice little museum with exhibits showing the history of power generation in Georgetown. The power house is still in use and making electricity today! Nice piece of history.

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