NYPA Visitors Centers are Local Hubs and International Attractions

As of Monday, March 16, 2020 we have postponed our Visitors Center events and our Visitors Centers will be closed until further notice. We look forward to rescheduling these events and reopening our Visitors Centers at a future date to be determined.

With recreation lands, beautiful views, world-class energy-generation exhibits and historic buildings, NYPA's three Visitors Centers have attracted millions to the grounds of our major hydroelectric power projects.

Interested in outdoor recreation opportunities near our Visitors Centers? You can make use of NYPA’s tremendous recreational resources, get active and experience New York’s history, culture, and natural beauty - all while staying close to home, staying safe, socially distant, and enjoying free outdoor fun. Explore our Recreation and Staycation webpage for more info.


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About our Visitors Centers:
  • Housed in a 19th-century dairy barn Blenheim-Gilboa features exhibits describing the unique engineering of a pumped-storage power facility. On the grounds stands Lansing Manor, a 19th century home preserved for modern visitors. Hiking, boating and fishing are very popular.
  • The Hawkins Point Visitors Center nests on an island in the St. Lawrence River. Visitors will learn about the series of dams, walls, and canals that let the enormous river provide power to both Canada and New York. The center's local events include pajama parties, a wildlife festival, free movie showings, ice cream socials and more.
  • At recently renovated Niagara Power Vista, the power generation exhibits are on a par with those of the best science museums in the country—and it's just five miles from Niagara Falls. The center hosts local events ranging from movie days during school vacation weeks to the annual Festival of Trees, a hall filled with trees decorated every which way.

NYPA Visitors Center Gallery

Visitors Centers

Located in the west, in the north and in the east-central parts of the state, NYPA Visitors Centers are popular day trips.