A ‘Must See’ – the Niagara Power Vista Learning Center
Located in Historic Lewiston, and just five (5) miles downstream from the Falls, the Niagara Power Vista offers some of the most spectacular scenery of the Niagara Gorge, a look at how electricity is generated using Niagara Falls, and interactive games / exhibits for kids and adults alike.
Walk through the facility’s glass enclosed walkway for a view 350 feet above the Niagara River. With over fifty (50) interactive exhibits geared at satisfying inquisitive minds of all ages, there is something for everyone to enjoy while learning about the role of hydroelectricity and its origin in the Niagara Frontier. From a seat-gripping virtual reality ride to hands-on experiments, to the power of nature, discover the largest energy-producer of New York.
In a nutshell, water is diverted from the Niagara River (375,000 gallons a second) and moves through conduits under the City of Niagara Falls to Lewiston. The water then flows through the plant and spins turbines which power the generators.
The Niagara Power Project, which is the largest producer of electricity of New York State and most of the East Coast, is less than a ten (10) minute drive from Niagara Falls. Admission to the facility, which is open 9am - 5pm daily, and parking, are free. The Vista is also handicap accessible.
Niagara Power Vista
TEL: (716) 286-6661