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.

The sparkle of “America’s Crystal City” is absolutely dazzling during GlassFest! Not only are there live glassblowing demonstrations on Historic Market Street, but visitors are able to celebrate all the area’s fire arts, from ceramics to jewelry. Visitors can also stroll through Riverfront Centennial Park during Light Up the Night, and enjoy live music while viewing contemporary neon and glass sculptures designed by local artists. The “FlameOff,” a glassmaking challenge that gives artists the opportunity to showcase their talents using a torch. These events and others are free of charge.
Reviewed by WineGirl
on June 1, 2012
Home of the “Best of the West in the East,” Corning’s Rockwell Museum of Western Art is an absolute gem. Named for its founding collectors, Bob and Hertha Rockwell, Jr., the Rockwell Museum houses three floors of works illustrating many eras and regions by different artists from varying background and perspectives. The museums shows visitors all aspects of the American West from cowboys and Indians to the great exploration of the "vacant wilderness of America." Admission for kids and teens 19 and under is always FREE!
Reviewed by Dare2Shine
on June 1, 2012
Corning is absolutely charming. It’s got picturesque beauty, but is also full of world-class attractions. Corning really has something for everyone! Come, experience it for yourself!!!
Reviewed by ckthomp
on June 1, 2012
Amazing place with a great variety of things to do, places to eat, and beautiful scenery! You need to visit this place sometime in your life and you will want to come back for more.
Reviewed by CorningCraftworks
on June 1, 2012
I have done many of the hands-on activities at the Make Your Own Glass Studio, which is part of The Corning Museum of Glass. Once you've made your own glass flower or blown your own glass ornament, you'll never look at a piece of glass the same way!
Reviewed by Kim Price
on June 1, 2012
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