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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 16 August 2018
Sittard, 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 21 July 2018
San Francisco, California
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600 Griffith St, Georgetown, CO 80444
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Reviewed 14 September 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!

Thank Brad4800
Reviewed 29 August 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.

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Reviewed 16 August 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.

Thank Jan-Tiny
Reviewed 7 August 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

Thank Roger D
Reviewed 21 July 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

Thank WalnutBaron
Reviewed 3 July 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

Thank DustyLives
Reviewed 17 November 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.

Thank bryanmantezoni
Reviewed 4 October 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

Thank CCMH
Reviewed 25 August 2017

A simple "museum" with a few displays to play with. This is basically a working hydro power plant actually running. It uses the stream water that falls a few hundred feet from the mountain above.

Thank TucsonTerry
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Great tour guide with so much info about how steam and water generated electricity in the same plant. Guide told some interesting stories about life in the 1920 till now in this area.Also enjoyed seeing the old home use items--washing machine, ovens, stoves, etc...

Thank LMomG
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