“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
A now famous book was written about Lewiston's role in the Underground Railroad, called Freedom Crossing, by Margaret Goff Clark, and is read by thousands of grade school students across the United States every year. The Freedom Crossing Monument commemorates the Underground Railroad movement in Lewiston and was dedicated on October 14, 2009.
NYS Parks / Trails