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Niagara Power Project Visitors Center

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Address: 5777 Lewiston Rd, Lewiston, NY 14092-2199
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+1 716-286-6661
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Set your inner engineer free at the all-new Niagara Power Vista! - Operate...

Set your inner engineer free at the all-new Niagara Power Vista! - Operate a power plant at the Control Room Simulator - Direct power where it's needed most at the Transmission table - Immerse yourself in a surround-sound, multi-sensory Power-Up 4D theatre experience - Ride a thrilling 4-D virtual roller coaster where you get to experience how a drop of water is turned into a unit of energy - Watch a spirited debate between Tesla and Edison over whose version of electric transmission is better And with the new hop-on, hop-off Discover Niagara shuttle, getting to the best attractions in Niagara has never been easier!

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If you were here years ago, you will be stunned by the change. Magnificent scenery complemented by educational and entertaining exhibits. Very interactive and a great rainy day... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Welland
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Welland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you were here years ago, you will be stunned by the change. Magnificent scenery complemented by educational and entertaining exhibits. Very interactive and a great rainy day activity. Not really suitable for babies or strollers, but the school aged children will have a blast. Plenty of free parking right outside the entrance, which is very friendly and welcoming. It's... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Newly renovated with more interesting and interactive displays for everyone. Great learning center for hydro election powe.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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101 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

I did not expect this to be as entertianing as it was. I thought I would be walking out on a deck and looking at a Hydro electric plant. I was mistaken the visitors center has a great view and boats a bevy of interactive displays that are pure fun for Adults and children I am so glad we took... More 

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Toronto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Our large families (2 seniors, 4 adults and 4 small children) had tonnes of fun at the power plant visitor center. The center is well staffed and filled with lots of interactive activities(including a 4D simulator ). Everyone learns a lot! Did I mentioned that it is free and you have a badge (with your own picture ) as souvenirs?

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1 Thank Hurricane111
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

The remodel with all of the interactive displays is really good. I especially liked the simulator. It is free with plenty of activities to keep kids busy for 1-2 hours. Great place to take them when the weather outside is not the best. They also have outdoor space to view the plant and the river.

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1 Thank Deb M
niagarafallsny
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

25 girl scouts visited and from beginning to end the exhibits inspired excitement and enthusiasm. There was just not enough time for all the todo items. We will be returning!

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Kirtland, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Way better that expected. 4D ride was fun. People so so friendly. It's free and interactive my teenage girls and wife really enjoyed it. Ask at front desk on the way out for directions to drive to fishing area at base of dam. Gives u a whole different perspective at river level.

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Ennis, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

The Niagara Power Project has done a wonderful job with updating their energy based exhibits. Over the years I have visited the Power project and seen their exhibits changes. I loved all the interactive learning stations. The 4 D simulation with the traveling water drop was fun. There is something for everyone even if you are not a science buff.

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2 Thank Chrissy R
Adamstown, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Went really early as they were opening and had the place to ourselves for awhile. We spent several hours enjoying the exhibits and learning about the power plant and the history of power in the area. If you're already an electrical engineer you can probably skip it. It doesn't have the same awe of the Hoover dam for instance. But... More 

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Mount Laurel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

This place was well staffed and filled with high tech educational exhibits and games. Terrific explanation of how the power plant works. Fun games for kids to understand how electric grids work. I recommend this place for anyone with adolescent and teen kids. I've also never seen so many employees around to answer questions. Great visit!!

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