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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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Amazing Little Bit of Wonderful Local history

The two buildings which house the remains of this wonderful over 100 years old hydorelectric plant... read more

Reviewed yesterday
boloca
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Long Beach, California
Okay...from what we could see!

Unfortunately we went when the Hydroplant was closed. I wish it would state in their ads, when they... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Amy G
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Nebraska
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1754 Fish Hatchery Rd, Estes Park, CO 80517-9222
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Reviewed yesterday

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 4 days ago

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
Reviewed August 18, 2016

On a whim, we drove the short distance to the Hydroplant from Estes Park one afternoon last week (hours are limited, so check before you go). We are so glad we went! After reading the history on the kiosk as you enter the property, we...More

1  Thank Christopher K
Reviewed August 12, 2016

We went on a Wednesday in order to also see the portrayal of Mr. F.O. Stanley one hour presentation at 10:30AM which was terrific and well worth the small $7. fee After that presentation we went to the free guided tour of the hydro plant...More

1  Thank Pat and Gary T
Reviewed August 2, 2016

If you're tired of the majestic wonder of nature and want something different to do in town. It was smaller than I imagined. But I did get some interesting photos out of the drive and the plant. If you like history or mechanics you will...More

Thank arthaven
Reviewed August 2, 2016

My husband really loved this self tour and I found it was a very interesting as well as a different type of historic site. It has a pretty amazing history & part in the area's development at the turn of the 20th Century. Very interesting...More

Thank Happy_GadaboutPa
Reviewed July 11, 2016

Located between downtown Estes and the Fall River entrance to RMNP, this is an intriguing stop for history buffs and engineers alike. Free docent-led tours take you through the restored 90+ year-old facilities. While we weren't as curious about the mechanics of the plant as...More

Thank tommyk05
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