Corning, New York

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2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

1064 Votes - "Most Fun"
106 Votes - "Most Beautiful"
20 Votes - "Friendliest"
16 Votes - "Best For Food"
2 Votes - "Most Patriotic"
1 Votes - "Best for Geocaching"

Description

Corning’s glasswork, wine and beauty make it an attractive location for a getaway. The town is home to the Corning Museum of Glass, where more than 45,000 pieces make up the world’s largest glass collection. See sculptures, windows, and demonstrations, then make your own. Children can watch a glassmaker turn one of their drawings into a creation and adults can construct their own in a studio.

The Rockwell Museum of Art offers as much of a presentation with paintings and sculptures demonstrating western art. View paintings of the cowboys and Indians and sculptures of animals throughout three galleries. The Kids Rock area provides activities, scavenger hunts, drawing and games for younger visitors.

With its prime location in the Finger Lakes, Corning is surrounded by wineries with tours and tastings for visitors. Local vintners participate in festivals, fairs, famers markets and entertainment with events all year round. There are even a few breweries in the area as well.

Visit the Historic Gaffer District for shopping and dining, where you’ll find renowned architecture and over 100 local businesses. With three additional museums and food, art and antiques tours, there’s so much to see and do here. Get more ideas from Corning’s reviews.

Corning is a great place to visit. There is something for everyone here. The Corning Museum of Glass is a great place. Museums. Local Beer breweries and tastings. Local wineries and tastings. Boating. A ton of outdoor activities. And after touring the area, one must eat. They have a wide variety of food to choose from. I particularly like Italian food at Sorge's but there are other choices too. (http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurants-g47538-Corning_Finger_Lakes_New_York.html).
Reviewed by TomBrown
on August 1, 2013
In addition to a vibrant business district, know as the Gaffer District, named to honor the tradition of glass making in Corning. (A Gaffer is a glass blower). Corning New York is home to the Rockwell Museum of Western Art, featuring daily activities for families as well as masterworks of American and Western and Native American Art. The Corning Museum of Glass is a short walk or shuttle bus ride from the Gaffer District. The hot glass show, centuries of glass to an amazing collection of contemporary works makes for a fun-filled experience. The Gaffer District has great shopping, restaurants and pristine architecture that speaks to the pride of the community in preserving its storied history. Our central location in Finger Lakes Wine County between two of the Finger Lakes, Keuka and Seneca Lakes completes the total experience of culture, commerce, nature and wine. It's a really fun and beautiful place to be!
Reviewed by cinthers
on August 1, 2013
You need to look at the devistation after Agnes in 72, at look today, what a transformation!!!
Reviewed by bogey1222
on August 1, 2013
One of the most absolutely beautiful and fun places to stop in upstate NY. Home of the Corning Museum of Glass, the gateway to the Finger Lakes Wine Trail, and blocks of unique stores and restaurants. The perfect stop between NYC and Niagara Falls... but even better as your final destination.
Reviewed by UrbanCorning
on August 1, 2013
I live here in Corning, Ny and I must say this is the most amazing place I've ever lived there is so much to do. Home of the corning museum of glass there is sparkle the parade of lights lots of festivities I love this town.
Reviewed by alyssasmommy2013
on August 1, 2013
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