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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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11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Engineer's Delight

This is a working hydroelectric plant which dates back to the early 1900s. The museum part contains a lot of old equipment and electrical appliances. It's still a work in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2016
buckmountain
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Indian Harbour Beach, Florida
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Carrollton, Missouri
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to visit! Very helpful volunteers to show you around and answer questions. We saw not only the power plant itself, but also many items that were used as electricity became available in the Gerogetown area that were antiques.

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Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

This is a small mueseum. Very interesting if you are an engineer or interested in electric or water energy. Otherwise not too interesting. Skip if you are on a tight schedule.

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Golden, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

Even today, Georgetown helps supply energy to Denver's grid. Excel Energy has a pump storage unit that allows water to flow from a reservoir above Georgetown, through a turbine in this museum. This little museum shows the history of the energy supply system with original equipment designed by Nicola Tesla. Unfortunately, it's hours fluctuate by when volunteers are available. Limited... More 

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Indian Harbour Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

This is a working hydroelectric plant which dates back to the early 1900s. The museum part contains a lot of old equipment and electrical appliances. It's still a work in progress and needs more signs on some of the exhibits to explain what they were used for. Several hands-on exhibits for kids. Free admission and very friendly guide. Worth a... More 

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lawrence
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

we have been to Georgetown several times, but stopped in the museum. The older woman running the tours was FULL of information, and after a while, we were ready to see the rest of the place. It had old equipment which was great to see. It was interesting. Not sure it would keep young kids going, but it wasn't bad

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Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

If you are into tech history (as in, VERY early tech history), this place is a bunch of fun. I think Tesla must have installed the generator at this place 100+ years ago....and it's still running every day. They don't build 'em like this any more.

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Barrington, Rhode Island
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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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Maui, Hawaii
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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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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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