Georgetown Travel Guide

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  • Things to Do
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Georgetown Things to Do

  • Hotel de Paris

    This is an incredible old hotel, now operating as a museum.Hours of operation: * Memorial Day through Labor Day: Open 7 days/week - 10 am - 4:30 pm * May, September through December: Weekends only, Noon to 4 pm * Closed January through AprilAdult admission is $4.00

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  • Hamill House Museum

    Hamill House is a Gothic Revival-style building. Once the home of the town's most famous silver baron, William A. Hamill. The house, completed in 1879. The museum is filled with 19th century furnishings and the grounds are lovely.

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  • Guanella Pass

    You simply can't leave the area until you drive Guanella Pass. I would place it in the top 10 scenic drives in the state. The pass isn't cleared in the winter months, so check that's it's open and weather conditions are good at the Georgetown visitor center before beginning. This is about a 22 mile drive, but leave yourself at least an hour. The...

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  • Georgetown Energy Museum

    Not just a museum, this is still Georgetown's primary power source. It was built in 1900, and was designed to harness water power. It used steam power briefly, but that was discontinued. Today, the plant has two water-powered generators, using water from the reservoir about a mile away. Its maximum capacity is about 1.6 megwatts of AC...

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  • Georgetown's Downtown

    While visiting Georgetown, you might just take an hour or so to explore its historic downtown. This is one of Colorado's most picturesque towns, with many examples of 19th century Western architecture.

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  • Hotel de Paris Museum

    Adolphe Francois Gerard was a French immigrant who came to the US shortly just after the Civil War. Joining the Army, he was shipped to Wyoming, where he deserted. Changing his name to Louis Dupuy, he became a miner in Georgetown.An injury ended his mining career. So he scraped together enough money to buy a bakery. Soon, he made it into a hotel....

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  • Lebanon Silver Mine

    Georgetown was built to extract silver from the mountains. A tour of the Lebanon Silver Mine shows what kind of hard and dangerous work that was. Tours take visitors deep into the tunnel, cut into hard rock, to reveal where and how the mineral was mined. You can purchase a ticket for the Georgetown Loop and the Silver Mine at once, for one price....

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  • Georgetown Loop Railroad

    If you have time for only a short visit, and want to see just one thing, make it the Georgetown Loop Railroad. This is one of Colorado's best scenic train rides, even though it's rather short.Built in 1884 to serve the silver mines, this narrow-gauge railroad travels over unusually steep grades and around very sharp curves. It was quite a feat for...

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  • Geoorgetown Loop Train

    The Georgetown Loop Steam Railway has been operation out of Georgetown for thirty years. This was very nearly the last year, due to difficulties negotiating with the Colorado Historical Society. However, a last minute reprieve (which hasn't even been reflected on the Railway's website, the train will operate in 2005.The railroad takes you through...

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Georgetown Hotels

  • Loveland Ski Resort

    Exit 216 I 70, Georgetown, Colorado, 80444, United States

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

  • Rose Street B&B

    200 Rose Street, Georgetown, Colorado, 80444, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Super 8 Georgetown Co

    1600 ARGENTINE ST, Georgetown, CO 80444

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Business

Georgetown Restaurants

  • A great diner at this restaurant/saloon

    Local restaurant; friendly serviceGood hamburgers, fajitas, ribs.Nice casual atmosphere reflective of the city of Georgetown.

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  • Serves more than broth-el ;-)

    I was walking around town one morning and became hungry just about the time I found this restaurant. The weather was perfect for dining out on the patio. You don't have to worry about whether the place has a no smoking section... Colorado just passed a law that says you can't smoke in restaurants. I ordered eggs benedict--delicious! (Hunger is the...

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  • Great breakfast...

    Have breakfast in this renovated 1920 Victorian home. There is also a patio outside if the weather is warm..Good food, good service, nice ambience and very reasonable prices.I highly recommend this place.

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Georgetown Shopping

  • Miracle Worker

    I was walking the streets of Georgetown, killing time until my meeting started, and wasn't planning on going into any stores...but some incredible shoes caught my eye. I normally don't like local boutiques, because they are usually way out of my price range, but those shoes were calling my name.The store owner was a slender, stylish woman who told...

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  • grocery shopping

    This grocery store is like walking back in time. Very colorful displays, lots of merchandise and an old ice-cream counter.Don't miss it! groceries

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  • Chocolate Delicacies

    I first ventured into Georgetown in search of the very creative chef who had recently left the Ski Tip Lodge in Keystone. I heard that he was hanging out a the Candy Factory with his Father while he researched his next restaurant opportunity. And that's when we discovered the delicious offerings at the Fort Mackinaw Candy Factory. There are so many...

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Georgetown Warnings and Dangers

  • It looks like a Church

    Well, it probably WAS a church at one time but when we tried to enter to visit, we were asked "can I help you"??It turns out that this church is now a residential home and visitors are not allowed.

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  • Don't buy the hype

    In the local media, there has been a lot of talk about how this will be the last year for the Loop. Don't buy it. In fact, just don't ask about politics when you are in Georgetown, you are on vacation, you don't need to hear about it.

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  • Georgetown Hotels

    7 Hotels in Georgetown

Georgetown Off The Beaten Path

  • Guanella Pass

    When you're in Georgetown, go to the end of Rose Street and you'll see the sign for Guanella Pass. This 22-mile road takes you from Georgetown to Grant; I believe half of it is gravel, and it takes about an hour to travel it, so although it looks like a shortcut, it really isn't. I drove a couple of miles on the road, just high enough to take this...

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  • Silver Plume

    The old mining city of Silver Plume is a few miles away from Georgetown.What is interesting about this town is that it has not been renovated. The streets are not paved and there are no trendy boutiques along the streets and no restaurants or hotels.It's easy to imagine what life was like in the 1800's in this small mining town.

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