“I saw my ideas carried out at Niagara and I marveled at the mystery of the mind.” -Nikola Tesla
For centuries, the waters of Niagara Falls have been used to generate power. In the late 19th century, inventions and investment in hydroelectric power at Niagara Falls revolutionized life and industry. At the Power Vista, visitors can learn the fascinating history and operations of hydroelectric power in the Niagara Region through interactive, engaging exhibits. An observation deck, overlooking the Niagara River, gives visitors to a panoramic perspective of the Lower Niagara Region, as well as, the area surrounding Devil’s Hole State Park. On the lower level, visitors can learn about the history, culture and people of the Tuscarora Nation, send e-postcards, and watch a video that shares the construction of the Niagara Power Project.
The Power Vista has a calendar of events that includes many free, family events. The Power Vista is free and open year round from 9a.m.-5p.m.
Official Site of the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area Junior Ranger Program
5777 Lewiston Road, Lewiston, NY 14092
The flow of water was stopped completely over both falls on March 29th 1848 due to an ice jam in the upper river for several hours. This is the only known time to have occurred. The Falls did not actually freeze over, but the flow was stopped to the point where people actually walked out and recovered artifacts from the riverbed!
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