NYPA Visitors Centers are Local Hubs and International Attractions

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.

Join us for the experience:
  • Blenheim-Gilboa features exhibits describing the unique engineering of a pumped-storage power facility. On the grounds stands Lansing Manor, an 18th century home preserved for modern visitors. Boating and fishing are also popular here.
  • 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, and an ice cream social.
  • 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.