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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.

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Featured Events
Aug 24, 2016
Join The Rockwell for another season of Music and Margaritas! This popular music series takes place once a month, June – August. Advance reservations are required by 5:00 p.m. the day before each performance. Space is limited, so make your reservations today!...
Sep 3, 2016
Visitors will be able to look at several Ferraris and rare sports cars as they are displayed along Historic Market Street. Vehicle owners, many of whom travel the world in pursuit of their passion for automobiles, will be on hand to answer questions and provide...
Sep 17, 2016
Friday night features the wildly popular Finger Lakes wine and craft beer tasting and a concert in Centerway Square. Saturday features the Corning Farmers Market, local food and craft vendors, children's activities, tractor display, shopping and...
Spotlights
Crafting Beer in the Finger Lakes
We have some pretty fantastic breweries here in Corning and the Southern Finger Lakes. While we can talk about how great the products they serve are, and they are, it's hard to capture just how proud the brewers are of their craft and how much love they have for their home...
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