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above the Niagara Gorge near the American Falls, Niagara Falls, NY
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth the stop if you are in the area. Great a view of the bottom of the gorge and a bit of history besides. Plus it is free.

Thank blondie16
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the elevator down tot he Power Station at the suggestion of the Trolley guide. You go to the bottom of the gorge. It was ok, nothing too dramatic. We spent 10 minutes on this- I don't know that i would do it again,...More

Thank M2He
Reviewed 31 August 2018

My son is afraid of elevators, so it was a bit of a feat to get him on the elevator, but once we were at the bottom he thoroughly enjoyed the views! It was an unexpected 'find" for us while we were touring the Niagara...More

Thank Janet S
Reviewed 3 August 2018

Can't get anywhere it (!) but if you like civil engineering and history, good for a picture and good to learn about how the Falls were harnessed.

Thank VAPilot
Reviewed 28 July 2018

Full disclosure: I am a retired electric power engineer and have known the history behind this site well for over 40 years. So, if anyone would be interested in this, I would. However, I didn't find it as engrossing as I expected. Yes, there are...More

Thank Joe H
Reviewed 21 July 2018

the whole story behind the place is amazing not so famous and popular, but scratch the surface of the falls and you'll discover a lot more than just the waterfalls

Thank mickooooo
Reviewed 18 July 2018

This was my third or fourth time there and I enjoyed every minute of it. There is so much interesting history revolving around this spot. Informative brochures are available at the top of the elevator. This attraction is free, wheelchair accessible and the views of...More

Thank JuneNY
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

We stumbled across this site on our trip. We were staying on the Canada side but decided to check out what New York had to offer. This is a must do on the New York side. You take an elevator down next to the river....More

1  Thank Jessica H
Reviewed 18 June 2018

The Schoellkopf Power Station wasn't crowded, if people think it's not interesting they're wrong. You can take the elevator down to the base. In the winter I read the area is used as an off site Maiden of the Mist boat storage.

1  Thank Darthy12
Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

I was looking to see the inner workings Of the old site. It’s basically an elevator to the gorge and a huge concrete pad. The best use of this would be for folks walking out of the gorge trail that did not want to take...More

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Anita P
11 August 2016|
Response from woefdram | Reviewed this property |
Yep, plenty space in the elevator and a leveled floor (no steps) evertwhere.
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