Georgetown Energy Museum, Georgetown
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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... read more »
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.
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 li... read more »
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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