Georgetown Energy Museum, Georgetown

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  • 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 i...  more »
  • 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 wor...  more »
  • 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.  more »
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  • Interesting if you like dams, energy, or just small town history.
  • This is a great little museum to visit for a quick tour. We had a very enthusiastic gentleman show us around and it's a nice little spot to see historic objects and photographs. It's just at the end of downtown, so easily accessible. Free admission and donations are appreciated.
  • Visit a historic, functioning, hydroelectric power generating plant in Georgetown. Just up the Main street, easily accessible. Pleasant museum guide answers questions and seems interested in explaining how the wheels turn to produce alternating current. See and hear the giant wheels spinning! See the old equipment and tour the small facility. It's free, but donations are recommended.
  • This is what i sent the museum in an email: We found your museum online and were excited to visit. My husband is an electrician, and my boys were excited to learn more about electricity. We walked in, and the museum guide immediately told us, "this is NOT a place for children!! We are a live plant and make electricity here!" My husband and I were taken aback at how rudely we were treated. There is NO mention anywhere on your website about children not being welcome. If this is the case, please add that to your site so other families don't have to go through what we did.
  • Interesting museum. It is small, but shows what the early pioneers of electrical distribution went through to keep the lights on. It has a small, operational hydroelectric plant that generates electricity the same way today it did over 100 years ago. There are plenty of tools and pieces of equipment from the early days of electrical power. Not everyone may find this interesting, but I did.

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