NYPA Press Release

NYPA’s Power Vista Visitors Center Temporarily Closed for Improvements


For Immediate Release: 12/13/22

Contact: Teresa Martinez | Teresa.martinez@nypa.gov | (716) 286-6652




LEWISTON—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) today announced the Power Vista visitors center in Lewiston will close temporarily for renovations effective Monday, December 19. NYPA is installing new fire safety equipment in the more than 60-year-old building.  Watch for notices of partial re-opening in late January 2023.  Access to the full facility is expected by February 1, 2023.


It has been six years since a major renovation to the facility and exhibits of the admission-free visitors center, located at 5777 Lewiston Road. To maintain its highly rated guest experience, NYPA continues to replace computers and touch screens for exhibit reliability.  That work will also take place during the early winter months in advance of the busier school field trip and summer tourism seasons.


The Power Vista, which is part of NYPA’s Niagara Power Project, the largest electricity producer in New York State, offers an array of multimedia exhibits, including hands-on interactive technologies, large touch screens and a virtual roller-coaster ride relating to the production of electricity, energy efficiency and the area’s history. The location also provides spectacular views from the observation deck 350 feet above the Niagara River Gorge.


Throughout the year, the center also serves as the focal point for many free, special events, so please check the visitors center website often for event information.


Group tours are encouraged to use the on-line reservations system or call (716) 286-6661 for further information. Walk-ins are welcome.




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