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Georgetown

4.6
Ski Areas · Scenic Drive · History Museums
The historic Town of Georgetown is the Territorial Charter Municipality that is the county seat of Clear Creek County, Colorado, United States. The former silver mining camp along Clear Creek in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains was established in 1859 during the Pike's Peak Gold Rush. The federally designated Georgetown-Silver Plume Historic District comprises Georgetown, the neighboring town of Silver Plume, and the Georgetown Loop Historic Mining & Railroad Park between the two towns. The town population was 1,034 at the 2010 census. The Georgetown Post Office has the ZIP code 80444.The town sits at an elevation of above sea level, nestled in the mountains near the upper end of the valley of Clear Creek in the mountains west of Denver along Interstate 70. Although a small town today, the town was a historic center of the mining industry in Colorado during the late 19th century, earning the nickname the "Silver Queen of Colorado". It has evolved into a lively historical summer tourist center today with many preserved structures from the heyday of the Colorado Silver Boom. The town stretches roughly north-south along Clear Creek, hemmed in by the mountains, with the historic downtown located at the southern (upper) end and modern development located at the northern (lower) end of town.
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Ski Area
Loveland Ski Area
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Duration: 8 hours
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Scenic Drive
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Capital Prize Gold Mine Tour
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History Museum
Hotel de Paris Museum
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Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
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Hiking Trail
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Hot Spring
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Mt. Bierstadt
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Duration: 2 hours
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Historic Walking Area
Historic Georgetown
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Duration: 4 hours
Wildlife Area
Clear Creek Canyon
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Duration: 4 hours
Playground
Foster's Place Playground
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Duration: 1h 30 min

Museums in Georgetown

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Specialty Museum
Hamill House Museum
4.1
Duration: 30 minutes
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Specialty Museum
Georgetown Firefighting Museum
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Duration: 30 minutes

Kid-friendly things to do in Georgetown

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Science Museum
Georgetown Energy Museum
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Duration: 2 hours

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