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The Frank S. McCullough, Jr. Hawkins Point Visitors Center

Barnhardt Island, Massena, NY
+1 315-764-0226
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Worth a stop

Definitely worth a stop. The view of the dam alone (and you can go out on a deck) are fantastic... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2017
LST2323
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Potsdam, New York
Best if you have a real interest in science.

If you aren't much of a science person, this isn't the place for you. The interactive exhibits are... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2017
Mary D
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Littleton, Colorado
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“power plant” (3 reviews)
“front desk” (2 reviews)
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Barnhardt Island, Massena, NY
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+1 315-764-0226
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

Definitely worth a stop. The view of the dam alone (and you can go out on a deck) are fantastic. Lots of exhibits you can read explaining more of what you are seeing. Not as much hands on as more updated museums offer, but we...More

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Reviewed 24 July 2017

If you aren't much of a science person, this isn't the place for you. The interactive exhibits are all centered around energy and electricity experiments and information on how this powers NY State. It was the end of a long day of touring museums and...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

This placed is surprisingly entertaining with great views of the St. Lawrence River, a movie shows every half hour and a hands on look at how the power dam works and how it was built.

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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Super fun day, free bounce houses, slides, etc for the kids. Fun activities inside as well, including a craft! Each of my kiddos got to make a visor and got some bubbles too! They loved the exhibits inside as well and enjoyed learning more about...More

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Reviewed 27 January 2017

If you want to camp there you must book ahead of take a chance at last minute reservation because it is very popular and the staff make sure it is well kept the site have terrific campsites and have nice views with power damn close...More

Thank Richard S
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Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

The center offers a comprehensive overview of not only the power plant, but energy creation itself. It touches on solar, wind, biofuels, and other sources. There are some hands on exhibits to try (like making electric on a bicycle). There is an excellent video that...More

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Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Very interesting and informative. Beautiful view of the dam. The staff are very well informed about the dam. Worth the visit.

Thank Obie B
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Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

The displays were informative and interactive. All types of energy generation systems were covered in an interesting way. The deck outside the visitors center provides a great view of the Hydro plant. Very disappointing that no more tours--a sign of our high security world. Loved...More

Thank suebruno
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Reviewed 15 June 2016

This is a wonderful and very educational learning center. They have free postcards to send out to friends in the brochure rack. They also do movie time for kids so if you have young ones call to find out when the next movie is. They...More

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Reviewed 15 March 2016

Great view of the power project, St Lawrence River and Power Dam. Tour staff is attentive and informative

Thank Judgemas
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