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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

By hiking below the falls you come upon this destroyed station. The presentation of the area is extremely well done, it is self guided but very easy to tour, and if you like hiking, you can jump off at the bottom and start hiking down...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank W7714EXpauld
Reviewed 16 October 2018

You can go into this power station elevators and go all the way down to the Niagara River. The history of the place is shown on signs in the lower section. Very interesting. Amazing how low it is at the bottom and how high it...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Winkylee12
Reviewed 17 September 2018

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank blondie16
Reviewed 16 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: January 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: June 2018
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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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