Corning Travel Guide

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    Professional glassmaking demonstration
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    Visitors can try it themselves
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Corning Things to Do

  • Corning Museum of Glass

    Excellent museum, with a large historical collection, a didactic area about new technologies, a large shop, and a living demonstration of Steuben’s staff. I've seen some other glass museums in the world after being there, but Corning keeps being number one.

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  • Corning Museum

    Excellent museum, with a large historical collection, a didactic area about new technologies, a large shop, and a living demonstration of Steuben’s staff.I've seen some other glass museums in the world after being there, but Corning keeps being number one.

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  • Watch the gaffers at work at the CGM

    If you're making a visit to Corning, one of the "must sees" is the Corning Museum of Glass, which includes not only a fascinating collection of glass through the millenia (I was going to say "centuries" but evidence of glass-making goes way, way back) but also galleries devoted to the latest works of art in glass, in many different styles. One of...

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  • Rockwell Museum of Modern Art

    The Rockwell Museum is located in downtown Corning. The museum features Western United States Art and Native American displays

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  • Gaffer District

    Downtown Corning's historic Gaffer District is the ideal place to stroll, shop, eat, or just hang out. This is a happening place, one of the best historic districts in the Finger Lakes region.

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  • Rockwell Museum of Western Art

    Probably the best collection of Western art east of the Mississippi, the Rockwell Museum has three floors of painting and sculpture by some of the greatest American artists, including Frederick Remington, Cyrus Dallin, George Catlin, James Fraser, William Leigh, and many others. The top floor has an outdoor patio with good views of downtown. Be...

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  • Corning Museum of Glass

    Here, one can learn all about the manufacture, history, uses, and practical how-to tips of glass. It's something that most of us simply take for granted. Hardly anyone goes through even one day without using something that has glass in it. Glassmaking dates back to very ancient times. Today, glass is used in fiber optic cables (such as the ones...

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  • Music in the Square

    Music in the Square is a free concert series held in Centerway Square in the middle of the shopping area of Corning, just south of the river. The concerts are not every day but they are several times a week and performances are at noon and 7pm. The music genre is acoustics and jazz, viola and chamber music, organs and classical; in other words the...

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  • Corning Museum of Glass

    This museum is not only the depository of the history of glass making but it is the growing child of the glass industry. There are demonstrations of the latest techniques of making glass for commercial and artistic purposes. The exhibits are ever-changing and show not only the past use of glass but hint at future developments in communication and...

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  • Market Street

    Market Street has a nice old charm to it. There are many nice little shops and pubs running along it.

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  • Corning Museum of Glass

    The Corning Glass Factory is the largest tourist attraction in Corning. Corning glass is a common brand of cookware and glassware in America. There are tours of the factory available.

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  • Corning Glass Center

    This is fun - it has the Corning Glass Museum, a Science Hall and the glass factory. Exhibits change all the time, and they also do workshops - friends went to do glass-blowing for the weekend and ended up with some cool stuff.

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Corning Restaurants

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    This is a "family" restaurant in a very old building (which looks like it could use a renovation). Inside the decor is old furniture and dark wood. It was clean and the staff were friendly. The service was fairly quick considering the few people on staff and the number of customers.The food was very good and the portions were good and the price was...

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  • THE place to dine in Corning. What a...

    I recently visited Corning, NY and found a real gem tucked behind a drug store and car wash: Spencer's Restaurant and Mercantile. I visited this site to look for a nice place to eat after my niece's Christening. I initially read the review by "smdc" that seemed downright rude. I rarely put too much stock into reviews because they're sometimes...

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  • The Gaffer Grille and Tap Room

    The Gaffer is a nice neighborhood steakhouse and pub. The atmosphere was a little bit on the old fashioned side The 24 oz Flank Steak was good

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Corning Transportation

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    by Tom_Fields Written Sep 26, 2009

    If you visit Corning, you can ride the shuttle bus from the Parking Pavilion to the Glass and Rockwell Museums, for free. It's very convenient, and saves you a lot of hassle. Free parking is available for all day. The bus is very comfortable, air-conditioned. and makes frequent stops. Just take I-86 to exit 46, and the pavilion is right there. Save yourself a lot of hassle.

    The museum shuttle bus

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Corning Shopping

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    by solopes Updated Sep 26, 2012

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    It's not only a shop: It's an example. Along Corning main street, several shops offer beautiful glass handicrafts, with the artists working in background.

    The influence of the excellent school and museum is notorious, and Corning became one of the world's best known glass manufacturing locations.

    The prices... well, if we compare them with Murano...

    What to buy: Glass handicrafts

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Corning Local Customs

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    by davecallahan Updated Aug 18, 2007

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    This annual art festival in Corning is a two-day event on the last weekend in July. It runs from 10am to 6pm on both days and there are art sales and live entertainment and food vendors.

    from the ads:
    "The centerpiece of Festival of Art is the fine arts and crafts show that features handcrafted work, complemented by live entertainment and hands-on activities for children. Organized by a consortium of arts, business, and community organizations, a festival of art 2007 offers a lively and diverse art’s experience."

    Sidewalk stands and tents and artists and crowds. This is one of the larger art festivals in upstate New York. The event is in its 15th year (2007) and each year it is a little bigger and better than the year before. Live entertainment is at Centerway Square and at Chestnut and Bridge Streets. Some entertainers are mobile and serenade the crowds as they move up and down Market Street.
    The artists and craftspeople have works in cloth and canvas, stone and wood, glass and ceramics. There are paintings and jewelry, carvings and flowers; there are even pots and pans and a culinary lesson.

    to get there:
    along Market Street (East and West)

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Corning Warnings and Dangers

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    by davecallahan Updated May 15, 2007

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    Corning scores in the "low risk" category on the crime statistics chart in all crimes but Petty Larceny (theft and shoplifting). That may be due to the high concentration of small businesses along Market Street and Tioga Avenue... eight or nine blocks of shoppes.
    There are 18 registered sex offenders in the area but that is only about one in a thousand which is very small percentage.

    We have been to Corning many times over the last forty years and never have had any problems. It has always been a pleasant experience whether we were walking the shopping area in the day or visiting the restaurants and night-life establishments at night.

    If you just use the same precautions you would use at home, then you too will have a great time visiting Corning.

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Corning Tourist Traps

  • by dgasdga Written Jul 23, 2006

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    The locals hate your tourists, when they see japan bus companies they begin to yell or mock with their fingers at the side of their eyes, why do you due this?

    Unique Suggestions: ?Bring Pepper Spray//

    Fun Alternatives: Dig hoals for locals to fall into....

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