The Power Vista first opened in 1963, two years after the Niagara Power Project began operations, and has since attracted more than 6 million visitors from around the world. Admission and parking are always free; the Power Vista is also handicapped-accessible. The center is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (including weekends), year-round, except for certain holidays. Admission is FREE !! For specific directions check the Power Authority’s website at www.nypa.gov (click "Niagara" on the sidebar)
From the Power Vista brochure...
"…The Power Vista, as it is known, is located 4½ miles downstream from the Falls, set amidst the spectacular scenery of the Niagara River Gorge. Our recent renovations include $2.3 million in new interactive exhibits that invite visitors of all ages to have a completely hands-on experience as they learn about hydroelectricity and the historic role it has played in the Niagara Frontier… ***Are you a fan of e-mail? Then send your friends and family an electronic postcard over the Internet, using our computers to place your image in one of four Niagara project backdrops.***
Be sure to check out the 7 foot Thomas Hart Benton mural of Hennepin discovering the Falls, and also the Observation deck which provides stunning views of the Robert Moses and Sir Adam Beck Power Projects as well as the Devil's Hole area of the Niagara Gorge
****The “electronic postcard” mentioned above is how you will log this cache. The computer station to do this is somewhere inside the Power Vista among the many interesting displays. Simply take your photo using one of the 4 backgrounds provided and then e-mail to yourself by following the on-screen prompts. Then simply log your visit with e-photo attached. (Please type your intended email target correctly - the screen will not tell you if it goes thru or not (Thanx Lowerfalls)
ALSO NOTE THAT THE POWER VISTA COMPUTER HAS IN THE PAST HAD THE WRONG DATE (YEAR) THEREFORE IF YOU "DO NOT GET THE EMAIL" CHECK DOWN IN YOUR INBOX AS IT MAY BE THERE...
Alternatively, you can also email us the pic at email@example.com and we will attach it to your log. If you are camera shy just hold your GPS up in the pic. Enjoy the place that has been a TeamRover favorite since childhood!!
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| Kid Friendly Wheelchair Access Available year-round Restricted hours Restrooms available