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1883 Water Works

2005 N Overland Trl, Fort Collins, CO 80521-1055
+1 970-221-0533
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Pretty run down

This is not open all the time. It was the one piece of interesting history we found in the area... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ladyme1
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Portland, Maine
educational & historical

I went here years ago on a field trip with the school class. It was very interesting to think this... read more

Reviewed 17 February 2017
ExploringWorlds22
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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1 week ago
“Pretty run down”
16 Feb 2017
“educational & historical”
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The 1883 Water Works was Fort Collins' first public works project. It is located along the foothills west of Fort Collins, where the historic Overland Trail runs through the property. It now boasts 23+ acres, 4 buildings, 2 ditches, vintage apple...more
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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2005 N Overland Trl, Fort Collins, CO 80521-1055
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+1 970-221-0533
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not open all the time. It was the one piece of interesting history we found in the area. Check openings before going.

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Reviewed 17 February 2017

I went here years ago on a field trip with the school class. It was very interesting to think this was how Ft Collins got it's water. It takes about 1 - 2 hours to go thru it. FYI- the options for when I visited...More

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Reviewed 13 August 2016

Motorcycle riding in this area is great. After passing this place several times I stopped. The road, especially into the foot hills is not to be missed, the actual building just an older building.

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Reviewed 27 June 2016

This is a must see especially if you live in Fort Collins and want to know more about the water supply. Good historical focus.

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Reviewed 17 August 2015

The drive to this first public water works in Fort Collins is quick and pleasant. Parking is easy on a grass lot. This site is a project of the Poudre Landmarks Foundation and the volunteers are plentiful, knowledgable and enthusiastic. Sadly the original pumps and...More

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