Historic Fall River Hydroplant

Historic Fall River Hydroplant, Estes Park: Address, Phone Number, Historic Fall River Hydroplant Reviews: 4.5/5

Historic Fall River Hydroplant

Historic Fall River Hydroplant
4.5

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Pam J
Omaha18 contributions
Super interesting!
Jul 2018 • Family
I love all things history, and Estes history is right at the top. It's fun to see the equipment, but the volunteers tell riveting stories of the flood, which form great mind pictures.
Written June 14, 2019
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Douglas T
Cheyenne, WY25 contributions
A free attraction in Estes Park with unique history
Aug 2018 • Family
FO Stanley was known for both the Stanley Hotel and the Stanley Steamer car, but at the hydroplant (open limited hours during the Memorial-Labor Day season) you can find out how the twins made their initial fortune as well as how this facility was a first in the world. Enough - just take an hour or two to visit it.
Written October 2, 2018
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britth6988
Wichita, KS63 contributions
Geocaching site.
Jun 2018 • Family
We had fun hitting a lot of areas we probably wouldn't have doing the geocaching sites that the visitors center and local businesses sponsored. This was one of our stops, interesting history.
Written August 8, 2018
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WisTrippers
Wisconsin305 contributions
History & Engineering!
Jul 2018 • Family
If you like to know how things work and also like a bit of history thrown in with it, stop here. Free museum dedicated to the hydroplant the made the Stanley hotel the first all electric hotel in the west and the flood that ended it's days. Curator is a really friendly guy that knows how this place worked and it's history.
Written August 6, 2018
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Ronald K
Huntington, IN106 contributions
COOL
Aug 2018 • Couples
Very nice place to see, with a lot of history about the Hydro plant. Just about all of the things from the plant is still there.
Written August 5, 2018
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MALDRIDGERN
Estes Park, CO123 contributions
Great Way to Learn About the History of the Town and Flood
May 2018 • Family
I think that when you visit a town it is cool to learn a little about its backstory. This place does that. Free and staffed by volunteers, it is open limited hours (Tues-Sat, 1-4pm). When I was there, our family was the only ones there and we stayed about 30 minutes.

It is impressive to see the way that electricity was generated, how it helped the town develop, and how this station's life ended in a 1980s flood.
Written May 19, 2018
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tnk9581
Fond du Lac, WI122 contributions
Hidden Gem of History
Aug 2017 • Family
If you like historical places, this is worth stopping at. The volunteer was very knowledgeable and made our visit enjoyable.
Written September 19, 2017
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D T
Cheyenne, WY95 contributions
Find out what the first color was of the Stanley Hotel
May 2017 • Couples
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 hydro electricity. The museum shows the evolution of electricity in the Estes Valley. An amuzing DVD of Jay Leno showing off his Stanley Steemer car is in the room that had diesel engine generation during the dust bowl. EE's and others will love this place. 1-4, Memorial to Labor Days.
Written September 6, 2017
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Rednecktravelin123
Magnolia, TX157 contributions
Cool history
Aug 2017 • Couples
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.
Written September 5, 2017
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Mavis J
Preston, ID83 contributions
Free museum
Jul 2017 • Family
Nice little museum. You learn about the flood. You can see the old hydro equipment. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable.
Written September 1, 2017
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