Lewiston, NY Tourist Attractions
Over 12,000 years ago, Lewiston was the site of many tribes including Attawandaronk, Hopewell, and Seneca. The area was settled in 1796 when the British surrendered Fort Niagara.Visitors to Lewiston will delight in the Whirlpool Jet Boat ride, the Artpark, and the Lewiston Museum.
Niagara Power Project Visitor Center
The Niagara Power Project Visitor Center, known as the Power Vista, is located atop the main power plant at the Niagara Power Project. Known as the Power Vista, it offers a view of the river and the gorge and information on hydroelectricity and its history in this area. Movies, working models and dioramas explain the operation of the generators. The center features many interactive exhibits, making it an entertaining place for kids and people of all ages.A permanent exhibit looks at the culture of the Tuscarora Nation, beginning in 800 A.D.
Niagara River Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours
Niagara River Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours offer an exciting and wet ride through the Niagara Gorge, white-water rapids, and past Niagara's historic forts. The tours are one hour rides aboard 48 seat jet boats. Visitors are given all the appropriate gear, which includes life jacket, rain ponchos, and slippers to deal with all the spray. If the weather demands it, passengers will also be given a sweater.The Jet Dome is a covered version of the jet boats, but is only offered from the Canadian side, or for large private groups on the American side.
Earl W. Brydges Artpark
Earl W. Brydges Artpark was established in 1974 to present performing and visual arts programs, including Broadway musicals, classical, jazz and pop music concerts; art exhibits; classes, workshops and demonstrations. Tours of the park's geological and historic sites, and nature trails are also available.
Housed in an 1835 Episcopal Church, the Lewiston Museum contains historical and genealogical information on Lewiston, NY.
National Shrine Basilica of Our Lady of Fatima
The National Shrine Basilica of Our Lady of Fatima was established in 1954. The shrine features an outdoor cathedral, over 100 life-size statues and a giant rosary.
Address: 1023 Swann Road, Lewiston, NY 14174-0167, United States
Always closed on: Thanksgiving - USA (4th Thursday, Nov), Christmas - Christian (Dec 25)
Facilities: Gift shop
Festival of Lights
The festival runs from mid-November through to the first Sunday after New Year's Day. Fifteen acres of lights are available for viewing. Displays include the avenue of the Saints and the spirit of Christmas.