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Family Field trip to Ames Hydroelectric Generating Plant
Bring the family for this fascinating behind-the-scenes tour of the Ames Hydroelectric Generating Plant. The technology behind the Plant was brainchild of electrical genius Nikola Tesla. When Ames began producing electricty in 1891 it was the first successful long distance commercial transmission of alternating current in the world! The Plant continues to produce electricity to this day. The trip includes an expert-led tour of the plant, its facilities and grounds.