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Georgetown Energy Museum

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This museum is built around a hydro-electricity plant of almost a century old. Interesting the see... read more

Reviewed August 15, 2018
Susteren, The Netherlands
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This is a working museum, in that the small hydroelectric plant that surrounds the museum has been... read more

Reviewed July 20, 2018
San Francisco, California
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600 Griffith St, Georgetown, CO 80444
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Reviewed July 31, 2019

My wife and I were wandering around historic downtown Georgetown enjoying the charm of this picturesque mountain town. We stumbled upon the museum and decided to go it. We love places like this. Nothing fancy, but an interesting look at very small, still functioning hydroelectric...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed November 26, 2018

When visiting Georgetown, Colorado a nice activity is to take a tour of the Old Power Plant in the middle of town.This is a working power plant. In the past we have taken the guided tour and also just toured the building by ourselves. Both...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed September 13, 2018

This is a fascinating tour of a 120 year old hydro-electric plant still in operation with original equipment. Our guide was very knowledgeable and interesting. The facility is well maintained and filled with interesting artifacts. Tour is about 30 minutes and absolutely worth the visit!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 29, 2018

Well displayed an just a place to go and see what early energy production for the river entailed. They made quite an effort to make this a good museum.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

This museum is built around a hydro-electricity plant of almost a century old. Interesting the see how this developed in the past there was a very friendly gentleman who explained some things. Entrance is free, we spent 15-20 minutes there.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jan-Tiny
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Amazing that a piece of 1909 hydroelectric technology is still running, pumping power into the modern grid. It's because this was one of the earliest 60-cycle AC generating stations, which was necessary to get power to the remote mines in the area. Tesla's AC worked...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Roger D
Reviewed July 20, 2018

This is a working museum, in that the small hydroelectric plant that surrounds the museum has been in continuous operation for more than 100 years. It's a fascinating way to look back into the early days of rural power generation and how transformative electricity was...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 2, 2018

Nicola Tesla's Theory Still Alive In Water Powered Electrical Generation Station From The Early Nineteen Hundreds!! Earl, The Museums Curator Is Amazing!! His Deep Knowledge Of The History Of The Power Generating Station, And Its Surrounding Community Is A Definite Treasure!! I Would Highly Recommend...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed November 17, 2017 via mobile

This was a good museum to visit when we were in town unfortunately we had small children and they were not very patient, the museum has some history of the town and in fact of Colorado you can visit if you have maybe an hour.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank bryanmantezoni
Reviewed October 3, 2017

A fun place to visit if you are in Georgetown. You can hang out and get a very detailed history from the docent, or you can cruise through and check out the old electric relics throughout. It is a working Hydroelectric plant run by Xcel...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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