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. Plan your visit to our family-friendly, admission-free Visitors Centers today.

Join us for the experience:
  • 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, an 18th 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.