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Visit Corning, NY in the Finger Lakes

Voted Rand McNally's Most Fun Small Town in America!

What does it take to be named The Most Fun Small Town in America? Visit Corning, New York to find out! You'll find a sparkling city with beautiful architecture, the chance to make your own glass and scenic hiking trails across the Finger Lakes region.

"Life moves a little slower, food tastes a little sweeter and everything is just a bit simpler than in the place you left behind," Suzy Strutner wrote in The Huffington Post when she named Corning one of "America's Best Small Towns, Perfect For A Long Weekend Trip".

Known as America's Crystal City, Corning has long been at the forefront of all things glass, from innovative technology and science to the remarkable creations found at The Corning Museum of Glass, the world's largest museum of glass art and artifacts. But artisan glass is just one of the reasons Corning is so fun.

"Historic storefronts boasted trendy eateries, chic salons and bustling artists' studios that seemed to stretch for a mile. . . . This is the kind of American main street that movie makers scramble to recreate in studios." Alexandra Baackes, Alex in Wanderland

Top Attractions

THE CORNING MUSEUM OF GLASS

There are some experiences so incredible you can't wait to do it again. The Corning Museum of Glass is one of those places, offering a glimpse of more than 3,500 years of historic glass, daily live glassblowing shows, demonstrations by special guest artists from around the world and a chance to make your own glass. We're sure you'll be mesmerized by the largest collection of art glass in the world. Oh, and kids 17 and under get in free!

THE ROCKWELL MUSEUM

Upstate New York's only Smithsonian Affiliate, The Rockwell Museum boasts a world-class collection of Western and contemporary Native American Art, and other exhibits focusing on "Art About America" as it continues to explore the people, land, and ideas that have shaped our country.

HERITAGE VILLAGE OF THE SOUTHERN FINGER LAKES

A collection of historic buildings – including a one-room schoolhouse, a working blacksmith shop, a one-room log cabin, and Corning's oldest building – the Patterson Inn and Tavern, Heritage Village offers more than a look into the past. You'll get the chance to immerse yourself in historic antiquity with workshops and special events throughout the year.

CORNING'S GAFFER DISTRICT

A gaffer is a master glassblower, so the name is quite a fitting designation for the historic district of America's Crystal City. With more than a hundred shops, studios, galleries, and restaurants, as well as an abundance of unique and historic architecture, and awesome annual events like GlassFest— American Bus Association's 100 Best Events for 2016—Corning's Gaffer District is five blocks of flat-out-fun.

What to Do in Corning

Family Fun in the Most Fun Small Town in America

Baby J jam packs his afternoon in Corning with hiking, mini golf and ice cream!

Travel Guide

Beautiful lakes, superb wine, unbeatable brews & the great outdoors. Fit it all in with this free and easy to use travel guide.

Featured Events
May 7, 2016
A Family-Fun Day for children ages 5 to 12. This is a child friendly, age appropriate, non-competitive event to bring children together for some of their favorite Spring things: Being Active, Being Outside and Getting Dirty!The Getting Dirty Obstacle...
May 7, 2016
The Mother's Day Eve Concert - featuring Chelseas Starbuck Smith, Guest Soloist, ViolinSelections:Thomas C. Duffy - Heart ThrobGustave Mahler - Blumine (Flora)Jean Siblius - Violin Concerto in D MinorFerde Grofe - Minor Grand Canyon Suite
May 29, 2016
GlassFest is a four-day celebration of glass and the fire arts in the Crystal City, featuring live hot glass shows, artist demonstrations throughout Corning's Gaffer District, live music and entertainment, and shopping & dining.2300° at the Corning Museum...
Spotlights
Cheers to Craft Beer Week
Craft Beer is more than just a beverage it's a lifestyle. One that we here in Corning and the Southern Finger Lakes proudly embrace. Celebrate Craft Beer Week May 14th through the 22nd with exciting events like expos and Brew Fests that highlight the unbeatable brews made...
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