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Disney-like Power Vista renovation includes games, exhibits

Tourists who flock to Niagara Falls every year have a new reason to stay a little longer. An old attraction has undergone a multi-million dollar renovation designed to also help local students. 

Renovation of the visitor center at the Niagara Power Project is complete. Dozens of new games and exhibits at the Power Vista now show the history of electricity and how hydropower is generated.

New York Power Authority President and CEO Gil Quiniones says one goal is to make the vista the "Hoover Dam of the East" and give tourists another reason to stay.   

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NYPA President and CEO Gil Quiniones

"We have completely renovated this, not just a little bit, using Disney-type technology, and true high-tech interactive equipment. This will provide such an amazing experience for kids and adults alike," Quiniones said. 

Many of the new exhibits were tailored for a STEM-based curriculum (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).

Since the Power Vista opened over 50 years ago, it has attracted more than seven million visitors, including local school groups.
Quiniones points a tourist shuttle is available from Niagara Falls State Park to the Power Vista, where admission remains free.