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“Good museum and view”

Robert Moses Niagara Hydroelectric Power Station
Rockville, Maryland
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Good museum and view”
Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

Looking to get away from the falls for a day we decided to check out this place because it was free. The museum and observation deck is actually over the road from the power station (accessed via a glass skyway) so the views are better than you'd get at the top of the dam. You can't see the falls but you can see the rapids in the gorge. The museum portion had lots of interactive exhibits for the kids which did a good job explaining how generators and turbines work and a huge model map showing the area and where the water is diverted from above the falls to run to the two power plants and reservoir. The reservoir was created on Indian land seized through eminent domain so there were a few exhibits about the history of the local Indian tribes as well. And there was a movie detailing the reason for and history of the plant's creation. They did it all in three years which seems crazy since nowadays we can't even get a road resurfaced in under a year.

Visited July 2013
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Cleveland, Ohio
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Awsome View”
Reviewed March 24, 2013

Learn how electricity is generated by the Niagra River and hold onto your stomach from 300 feet above the river. FREE and educational AND awesome!

Visited June 2012
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Connecticut
Level 6 Contributor
144 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Very educational and worth a visit”
Reviewed January 27, 2013

If you like constrution, architecture, history and learning than this is a great free experience. Not to mention the view from the deck of the gorge. Was told many bird watchers use the deck for viewing birds.

Visited January 2013
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