We’ve Got Fun
Down To A Science...
...And the Adventure Begins Right Here
Please Touch and Crank
And push and pull. Our hands-on interactive displays make you part of the action. Hop on the bicycle generator and turn pedal power into electricity. Visit our Victorian House for helpful hints on energy efficiency. Then enter cyberspace at our photo-op station: You can send an electronic postcard over the Internet, using a computer to place your image in one of four Niagara project backdrops. Our original terrain map has been updated with fiber optics to better illustrate how Niagara River water is diverted to generate electricity. You can also learn about the role hydropower has played in the Niagara Frontier’s history and see the future of electricity at our exhibits on solar power, fuel cells and electric vehicles.
NewYork’s Biggest Energy Producer
The Niagara Power Project is New York’s largest electric generating facility and one of the largest in the United States. Located 4 1/2 miles downstream from Niagara Falls, the Niagara project transforms the energy of the Niagara River into some of the nation’s cleanest and least expensive electricity.
Built in 1961, the project has two main components: the Robert Moses Niagara Power Plant, where most of the electricity is produced, and the Lewiston Pump-Generating Plant, which generates additional power at times of peak consumer demand.
Gorge-ous Views and More!
There’s plenty to experience at the Power Vista. Our observation deck, perched 350 feet above the Niagara River Gorge, provides a bird’s-eye view of the churning waters that carved the world-famous Niagara Falls. Back inside, a seven-foot-high mural of Niagara Falls by American artist Thomas Hart Benton has been restored to its original glory and is prominently displayed.
We also play host to special events throughout the year with educational and entertaining activities for the entire family. In addition, our visitors center serves as a community resource, available for school field trips and other civic functions, and is fully handicapped accessible.
We can provide you with information about other attractions in the Niagara Falls area as well. So come discover how we make learning an adventure at the Power Vista.
Our visitors center has been renovated, adding 50 new state-of-the-art exhibits while retaining and improving some of the original crowd-pleasing favorites.
Best of all... parking and admission are free!
We’re Easy to Reach...
From Buffalo and Points South: Take I-190 North across Grand Island to Exit 25A (Lewiston). Turn left onto Route 265 (Military Road), then another left onto Route 104 West. Turn left at the blinking yellow light (just after the pedestrian overpass); the Power Vista entrance is on the left.
From Downtown Niagara Falls: Take the Robert Moses Parkway North about four miles to exit marked Power Vista, Devils Hole, Niagara University. After exiting parkway, turn left onto Route 104 and continue about one mile. Power Vista entrance is on the right.
From Canada and Points North: Cross the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge. Bear right at the first exit (Lewiston). Take Route 104 West. Turn left at the blinking yellow light (just after the pedestrian overpass); the Power Vista entrance is on the left.
And Open Year Round
Our admission-free visitors center is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, except for some holidays.
For more information or details on special programs, call us at 716-286-6661. Outside the local area, call toll-free at 866-NYPA-FUN. Visit us on the Web at www.nypa.gov. You can also write us at:
New York Power Authority Power Vista
5777 Lewiston Road
Lewiston, NY 14092