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Historic Fall River Hydroplant

1754 Fish Hatchery Rd, Estes Park, CO 80517-9222
+1 970-586-6256
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Hidden Gem of History

If you like historical places, this is worth stopping at. The volunteer was very knowledgeable and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
tnk9581
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Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Find out what the first color was of the Stanley Hotel

A FREE attraction in Estes Park, though with limited season and hours. Learn some of the history of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Douglas T
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1754 Fish Hatchery Rd, Estes Park, CO 80517-9222
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you like historical places, this is worth stopping at. The volunteer was very knowledgeable and made our visit enjoyable.

Thank tnk9581
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A FREE attraction in Estes Park, though with limited season and hours. Learn some of the history of the Stanleys' and their ingenuity in being a first in the world - first hotel to not only light, but heat, cook, pump water and launder using...More

Thank Douglas T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place to kill and hour. We enjoyed the history and stories of the power plant, from it birth to its demise. Definitely worth a stop.

Thank Rednecktravelin123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice little museum. You learn about the flood. You can see the old hydro equipment. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable.

Thank Mavis J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been to Estes Park many times and never even realized this was here. The only reason we found it this time was because we were doing the geocaching tour, and this was where one of the geocaches was. What a great little piece...More

Thank Sherry C
Reviewed July 19, 2017

The two buildings which house the remains of this wonderful over 100 years old hydorelectric plant are well designed for the curious visitor. amazing that Mr. Stanley designed and built it to provide power for his hotel and for the city of Estes Park in...More

Thank boloca
Reviewed July 16, 2017

Unfortunately we went when the Hydroplant was closed. I wish it would state in their ads, when they are open. From the outside it looked neat and provided a beautiful view along the river!

Thank Amy G
Reviewed November 3, 2016

This is the electric plant for the town of Estes Park and the Stanley Hotel. My father the scientist brought me here. I probably would not have found the site otherwise. Very interesting.

Thank dhemphill2016
Reviewed October 12, 2016

Was worth the stop to see and learn about the power supply of days gone by as brought by Stanley to originally provide electricity to his hotel. Docent knowledgeable. Could even be better with old photos framed, hung and labeled with dates on the walls.

Thank Diana P
Reviewed September 18, 2016

Went on a Wednesday afternoon but no one was available to let us in the buildings. We were lucky enough to have the great grandson of the station engineer with us, so we still had some history of the plant and house where his great...More

Thank cmitch920
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