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Georgetown Energy Museum

600 Griffith St, Georgetown, CO 80444
+1 303-569-3557
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Unusual, worth a quick look

As an engineer I like finding museums that include things like the old generators that can be found... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2017
Car0l_A_Squared
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Duluth, Minnesota
Fascinating!

The tour of this power plant is fascinating and contains many, many artifacts from turn of the... read more

Reviewed 27 December 2016
909frankl909
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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600 Griffith St, Georgetown, CO 80444
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

As an engineer I like finding museums that include things like the old generators that can be found here. Non-engineers could probably enjoy a 30 minute walk around as well. Next time I hope to bring my teens to torture them with the educational experience

1  Thank Car0l_A_Squared
Reviewed 27 December 2016

The tour of this power plant is fascinating and contains many, many artifacts from turn of the century (late 1800's) power generation. The docent is both knowledgeable and friendly. A GREAT experience.

Thank 909frankl909
Reviewed 4 August 2016

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.

Thank tkendrick51
Reviewed 16 July 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.

Thank ybbatcat
Reviewed 8 July 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...More

Thank Munseyflora
Reviewed 26 June 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...More

Thank buckmountain
Reviewed 3 June 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....More

Thank LawrenceJhawk1
Reviewed 17 April 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

Thank daveobieone
Reviewed 2 December 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...More

Thank RhodeScholar123
Reviewed 11 September 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...More

Thank RE M
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