It’s scientific, terrific, and everyone’s favorite word: FREE!
If you’ve never been to the New York Power Authority Niagara Power Project Visitors’ Center, aka the Power Vista, you are really missing out.
Even if you’ve been to the Power Vista before, you need to go back right now. The center went through a massive renovation this summer, and let me just say that it is incredible.
First off, you get an RFID card that you get to put your face on. This card keeps track of everything, and is your key to the center.
There’s another enormous theater that plays a video on NYPA’s mission. It’s a cute little video, and provides some much needed downtime from all the games.
What games you say? Well, you can build a dam, create a power grid, run the entire New York State grid during a storm, see if you can power a fridge with your puny legs, and even take a shot at running the Niagara Power Project! It is insanely fun.
There’s also a workers’ tunnel that shows the history of the Niagara Power Project. It smells like sawdust and steel, and you really feel like you’re working on the dam!
Address: 5777 Lewiston Road, Lewiston, NY. 14092-2199