"Georgetown....an old mining town west of Denver" Top 5 Page for this destination Georgetown by Jeannette1

Georgetown Travel Guide: 25 reviews and 75 photos

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Georgetown is a beautiful old silver mining town which was in 1870 the third largest city in Colorado.
Today it only has about 1088 inhabitants.
It's a charming town and I would highly recommend a visit for anyone interested in the "old west" history.

Unlike many other mining towns, Georgetown was never destroyed by fire. It still has about 200 original buildings still standing in the historical district (6th Street).

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:charming, laid-back atmosphere, beautiful original buildings, interesting museum(Hotel de Paris)
  • Cons:I imagine it gets cold in the winter months
  • In a nutshell:Don't miss visiting Georgetown if you are interested in history
  • Last visit to Georgetown: Oct 2005
  • Intro Updated Nov 28, 2005
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  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Oct 12, 2010 at 12:01 PM

    I went through here last year and loved the old time feel. A local said winters are very brutal, though. Nice pictures and comments

  • ViajesdelMundo's Profile Photo
    Oct 26, 2009 at 8:32 AM

    Sure does look like a great little, charming place to visit and unwind!

  • BluBluBlu's Profile Photo
    Jul 9, 2006 at 11:57 AM

    Charming little place! Blu

  • Callavetta's Profile Photo
    May 19, 2006 at 12:51 PM

    Fantastic page! I was so disappointed when I found out Hotel Paris wasn't still a hotel. :-) You didn't ride the train?

  • rexvaughan's Profile Photo
    Dec 1, 2005 at 2:26 PM

    Great page, Jeannette. There are not many places left like Silver Plume. Maybe I can get there while visiting Denver.

  • EllenH's Profile Photo
    Nov 28, 2005 at 4:20 PM

    looks like a great little town, of course I liked Denver also.

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