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1883 Water Works

2005 N Overland Trl, Fort Collins, CO 80521-1055
+1 970-221-0533
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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
Go for the ride, the actual place is average

Motorcycle riding in this area is great. After passing this place several times I stopped. The... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2016
M Richard M
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Livermore, Colorado
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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 trees, and more. The property is managed by the local non-profit Poudre Landmarks Foundation in partnership with the City of Fort Collins. It is open seasonally, May - October with open houses on select Saturday's.
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16 Feb 2017
“educational & historical”
13 Aug 2016
“Go for the ride, the actual place is average”
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2005 N Overland Trl, Fort Collins, CO 80521-1055
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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 16 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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