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Historic Fall River Hydroplant

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Geocaching site.

We had fun hitting a lot of areas we probably wouldn't have doing the geocaching sites that the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Britt H
Wichita, Kansas
History & Engineering!

If you like to know how things work and also like a bit of history thrown in with it, stop here... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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1754 Fish Hatchery Rd, Estes Park, CO 80517-9222
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had fun hitting a lot of areas we probably wouldn't have doing the geocaching sites that the visitors center and local businesses sponsored. This was one of our stops, interesting history.

Thank Britt H
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like to know how things work and also like a bit of history thrown in with it, stop here. Free museum dedicated to the hydroplant the made the Stanley hotel the first all electric hotel in the west and the flood that ended...More

Thank WisTrippers
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice place to see, with a lot of history about the Hydro plant. Just about all of the things from the plant is still there.

Thank Ronald K
Reviewed 19 May 2018

I think that when you visit a town it is cool to learn a little about its backstory. This place does that. Free and staffed by volunteers, it is open limited hours (Tues-Sat, 1-4pm). When I was there, our family was the only ones there...More

Reviewed 19 September 2017

If you like historical places, this is worth stopping at. The volunteer was very knowledgeable and made our visit enjoyable.

Thank tnk9581
Reviewed 6 September 2017

A FREE attraction in Estes Park, though with limited season and hours. Learn some of the history of the Stanleys' and their ingenuity in being a first in the world - first hotel to not only light, but heat, cook, pump water and launder using...More

Thank Douglas T
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Nice place to kill and hour. We enjoyed the history and stories of the power plant, from it birth to its demise. Definitely worth a stop.

Thank Rednecktravelin123
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Nice little museum. You learn about the flood. You can see the old hydro equipment. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable.

Thank Mavis J
Reviewed 22 August 2017

We have been to Estes Park many times and never even realized this was here. The only reason we found it this time was because we were doing the geocaching tour, and this was where one of the geocaches was. What a great little piece...More

Thank Sherry C
Reviewed 19 July 2017

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

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