Estes Park: Historic Fall River hydroelectric plant open May 31

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The Historic Fall River Hydroplant, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was built by F. O. Stanley to provide electric power to the Stanley Hotel when it opened in 1909. It not only provided electric power to the Stanley Hotel, but was the exclusive source of electricity for the Town of Estes Park until the 1940s. Visit the Hydroplant to learn the details of its fascinating story. Located at 1754 Fish Hatchery Road, it will open for the season on Tuesday, May 31. Hours are 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. daily except Mondays. Admission is free. Private tours are available for a small fee by calling 970-577-3762. For more information, visit

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