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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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The Oldest Tavern in Painted PostThe first innkeepers, Benjamin and Sarah Patterson, built the Benjamin Patterson Inn at the Heritage Village of the Southern Finger Lakes in 1796. It is now the...
One of two independent hot glass studios still operating in Corning NY, Hands-on Glass was the first to develop hands-on experience for participants all ages Children as young as 2 years old can...
Provides instructional programs in a wide variety of art forms, presents a diverse mix of performances and art exhibitions annually. Family friendly.
An elegant shop featuring period furniture, American Brilliant cut glass, Carder Steuben glass, china, pottery, paintings, prints, silver, jewelry, crocks, linens, fishing and more
A Touch of Tranquility offers a very specialized service specifically designed for you as an individual. The staff is highly trained, educated to specialize in all of our modalities - from...
We believe that there is no single or simple answer for overall good health, but we will strive to find the balance between evidence based scientific medicine and time honored natural medicine. It is...
Retail gift shop opened in 1967 by George Bacalles; is now owned and operated by his daughter, Zaharo Emerson. The shop features decorative glass items, some locally crafted and is part of the...
Men's, Women's, Kid's shoes plus Men's and Women's apparel and accessories - handbags, jewelry, socks, belts and luggage.
Opening SPRING 2016 The newest restaurant brewery in Corning.A craft brewery also offering delicious soups, salads, gourmet sandwiches, flatbreads, and live entertainment.
Store visitors include a mix of corp. execs.,retirees, bus.men and travelers through the area, many of which make Brown's Cigar Store their destination.
People looking for Antique Art Glass. Some visit by word of mouth about our shop and some just walk in.
Step into Connors Mercantile and take in the fresh scents of Crabtree...
In business on Market Street for over 32 years, complete repair shop, full line of Trek, Electra, and Haro bikes, Pearl Izumi clothing, Oakley sunglasses, and skate board supplies.
Gallery displaying various types of artwork; located on second floor of Administration Building.
Fine vendors of crafts, produce, flowers and more, plus weekly drawings for local merchandise.
Cornings Gaffer District has transformed over a century and a half from a hub for the lumber industry to an artistic center offering entertainment, shopping, attractions, and dining for all ages....
Free Tastings We carry Single Variety Extra Virgin Olive Oils as well as Fused and Infused Olive Oils made from Extra Virgin Olive Oils. We offer several specialty oils such as Black Truffle,...
Treats specializes in homemade Ghirardelli dipped treats, bulk candy from nostalgic to current favorites, gift baskets, sweet treats, candy themed candles, puzzles and toys, party favors for baby...
Exhibit A is a place to experience contemporary art. Changing exhibitions are presented year-round including an annual Glass Invitational. The gallery represents emerging artists predominately from...
Come in and pamper your pet We have fun and exciting dog and cat toys Cool leashes and collars in great colors, Coats and sweaters for dogs Gourmet dog treats Shampoo and conditioner for dogs...
Swedish massage, as well as Spa Services. Chair massage, Muscle testing, Energy sessions, Sports Massage, Foot bath and reflexology session...
Steuben County's first distillery, Four Fights Distilling is a wonderful example of a man following his passion. While visiting some distilleries in Kentucky several years ago, Matthew Bowers was...
Imagine That , located in Corning NY's Gaffer District, is an independent and locally owned specialty store featuring open-ended toys, boutique baby clothing and gifts, dancewear sizes toddler...
Sure the name might come from a friendly prank, but the folks at Iron Flamingo Brewery are serious about crafting great brews.Iron Flamingo is the first craft brewery in Corning focused on producing...
History of the Market Street Brewing Co.Theresa and Pelham McClellan founded Market Street Brewing Co. in June 1997 on historic Market Street in downtown Corning. The Brewpub, as it is called, is a...
The Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes (OSFL) is the area's only professional orchestra. Under the baton of conductor Toshiyuki Shimada, its musicians come from across central New York to perform...
Unique store filled with designer women's clothing, jewelry, handbags, and shoes. We specialize in helping customers find a look to fit their unique style. Pip's offer a range of sizes and prices.
Pure Design offers contemporary home furnishings for the entire family We carry designs from Herman Miller, Offi, De La Espada, black + blum, Chilewich, Joseph Joseph, Flensted, and Uglydoll. We...
Best of the West in the EastKnown as the 'Best of the West in the East,' the Rockwell Museum in Corning, NY showcases the finest collection of western art east of the Mississippi. Just picture '...
Indoor baseball/softball training facility. Indoor batting cages, pro shop, professional camps & clinics, private instruction available and birthday parties.
An eclectic mix of old and new items. Stained glass classes offered and stained glass supplies available.
We pay attention to your tension. Our specialty is an integrated massage techique that combines various modalities to meet the individual needs of the client.
A New Way to Look at GlassEver been to a museum entirely focused around a single material? Ever thought of glass as more than just something you drink out of? At the Corning Museum of Glass, you'll...
Featuring an outstanding collection of hundreds of pieces of clear Steuben Glass including the works of James Houston, Eric Hilton, David Bowler, and more. Bowls, vases, animals, Hand Coolers...
A 35 acre family friendly facility featuring outdoor mini-golf, bumper boats, 32' climbing wall, arcade, outdoor laser tag; indoor inflatable/bouncer play area; hosted birthday parties and more.
We basketize anything for anyone, at anytime, for any reason. We have designed for The First Lady, Will Ferrell and Ellen DeGeneres. Our Cafe and Juice Bar serves meals for all tastes and includes...
The Studio is a word-class teaching facility that offers residency and scholarship programs at various times throughout the year. The Studio also features a walk-in workshop that offers a variety of...
Whether you need to send a package, print documents, open a mailbox, move your home or office, or ship something big- we've got you covered.
A multi-dealer shop located in Corning, New Yorks's Historic Gaffer District - The Finger Lakes Ultimate Antiques Destination - You never know what you're going to find at our store - We have an ever...
Concerts of eclectic national/international musicians playing traditional, roots and traditionally-based originals. Concerts are informal with quiet listening atmosphere. Folks socialize over coffee...
Men's, Women's apparel - business and casual plus accessories - purses, scarves, ties, socks and sunglasses.
Glass Blowing studio and handmade craft gallery.Free glass blowing demonstrations most weekdays. Part of the Tiffany & Treasures Trail.
West End Gallery is a family owned and operated fine arts gallery exhibiting original artwork by more than 50 exceptional regional artists. The Gallery represents artists working in a variety of...
WINE AND DESIGN, is an art studio offering fun and lively art classes where you can bring your own food and beverages of choice and enjoy a relaxing and pressure free, creative environment Imagine a...
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Atlas Brick Oven Pizzeria is located on Historic Market Street in Corning's Gaffer District. Stop in for one of our premium pizzas. Not in the mood for pizza? Remember Atlas has a large variety of...
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Meatloaf, chicken, fresh salads, 1/2 lb burgers, turkey, spaghetti, chicken & noodles, kid meals.
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Fresh burritos, salads, and tacos made to order.
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Eat in the soaring, light-filled spaces of the Cafe. Choose from hot entrees, pizza, soup, salad, beer and wine. Children's meals available at a family-friendly price.
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Relax in our bar and listen to some live music and watch your favorite sports. You can also sit out back for a family atmosphere or upstairs for private parties
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Cornings Gaffer District has transformed over a century and a half from a hub for the lumber industry to an artistic center offering entertainment, shopping, attractions, and dining for all ages....
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Offering 30 delicious homemade flavors. Try our # 1 flavor Salted Caramel, or check out our other specialty products such as No-sugar Added, Vegan, Yogurt, Rotating Beer flavors and Rotating Wine...
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Grill 1-2-5 features seasonal menus offering a variety of dinner items to include Jumbo Shrimp with Spicy Cocktail Sauce, Warm Spinach Salad, Broiled Lemony Scallops and Filet Mignon just to name a...
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Open for lunch thru late night, Hand + Foot is a creative bar serving crave-able food in an environment focused on craft and community. Everything is lovingly crafted and curated by owners Dan and...
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Homemade, quick easy food including Texas hots, subs, sandwiches, ice cream. Extremely affordable. Dine-in restaurant or take-out; delivery available from 11:30am - 1:30pm
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From wings to burgers to pasta, seafood and vegetarian entrees M.S.B.C.'s menu covers it all. Our Chef, a Johnson and Wales graduate, creates daily specials as well. All foods prepared right on...
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Market Street Coffee...
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My Shawarma serves Middle Eastern wraps, salads and more in a casual and vibrant setting. A build-your-own menu features hand-carved steak and chicken shawarma, homemade falafel and an array of fresh...
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Serving homemade soups, sandwiches and paninis, salads, fresh-baked desserts, expresso drinks and Purity Ice Cream in the charming ambiance of a Victoriam ice cream parlor.
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Family friendly dining, specializing in NY Style hand tossed pizza and Char-grilled wings. We take pride in our fresh ingredients and dough made fresh on site every day. We offer eat-in, take- out...
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Where you ART what you eat We cater to all eating styles, we use local and organic whenever possible. Eat in or take out. Located in Beyond Baskets on Market Street. Grab n' Go Lunches and Dinners...
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Everything made from scratch on premises
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Pizzeria restaurant
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Sorge's Restaurant opened for business in 1951. We are a family/casual style restaurant. We specialize in Italian Cusine, and homemade pastas. Just celebrated our 60th year in business on historic...
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The Cellar Modern Fusion Restaurant offers both an upscale fine dining experience as well as a casual lounge atmosphere which includes two bars, bistro tables, and couches. In addition to offering 40...
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Corning New York's first and only Cyber Bar and Grill welcomes you to stop by and enjoy Food, Fun, Friends, and Fast Internet at The Site. Located in the historic Stanton Hotel on Corning's North...
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Asian Fusion cuisine offering Japanese, Chinese, Hibachi and Thai.
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The Marsh Creek Cabin is located in the beautiful Finger Lakes region just outside of Corning, NY. A great centralized location to the region's great attractions, Marsh Creek Cabin is a peaceful...
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Award-winning Radisson Hotel is located only steps away from world-famous Corning Museum of Glass in the heart of Corning. There are over 40 restaurants and 50 places to shop all within 5 blocks of...
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Beautiful, clean, comfortable and affordable accommodations by friendly, dedicated, professional staff. Whether vacationing, on business, or having a meeting, you'll find our service a value that can...
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The Comfort Inn hotel is conveniently located within walking distance of Corning's Gaffer District, offering quaint specialty shops, antique stores, glass-making studios and numerous restaurants....
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Staybridge Suites offers all-suite accommodations. Free wi-fi, business center, complimentary breakfast, free guest laundry facilities, an indoor pool and Social Receptions. Minutes from some of the...
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Staying is believing at the Fairfield Inn by Marriott Corning. Our redesigned and reinvented hotel features spacious guest rooms, complimentary hot breakfast, complimentary WiFi, fitness facility and...
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Conveniently located off I86 (Rt. 17) in country setting. 2.5 miles from The Corning Museum of Glass, Rockwell Museum and historic downtown Corning. Half-hour ride to Seneca or Keuka Lake wineries...
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The Inn at the Gaffer Grille offers an accommodating stay on historical Market Street in the Gaffer District of Corning.
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AC, private bath, cable TV, free Wi-Fi
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Seven air-conditioned guest rooms with private baths and wonderful breakfasts in our candle-lit Victorian dining room.. Additional amenities include afternoon refreshments, free bottled water,and...
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The villa offers European elegance, luxury, and hospitality. It is situated in a tranquil wooded location overlooking the Chemung River Valley. Five minutes from downtown Corning.
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Featured Events
Dec 11, 2016
The Holiday Concert with John Berry, presented by title sponsor M&T Bank, is an evening that you don't want to miss!
Dec 15, 2016
Kick off the season of sparkle and shine with a fantastic 2300°! Make memories as you gather with friends and family and relax while enjoying great music, and amazing live glassmaking.At 2300° Fahrenheit, hot glass gets interesting—and so do things at...
Dec 30, 2016
The Urban Arts Crawl celebrates the everyday opportunities to enjoy art and culture found throughout Downtown Corning, New York. As a self-guided, art-centric experience on the final Friday of each month during the Winter, Spring and Fall, from 5-8pm, the...
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Holiday Open Houses
Looking for fun family events than won't cost a fortune while celebrating the Holidays? Than look no further than the Holiday open houses hosted by some of your favorite spots in Corning. Offering free admission and discounted activities making your Christmas merry and...
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