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Gaffer District

114 Pine Street, Suite 202, Corning, NY 14830
607 937 6292
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Ranked #4 of 17 Attractions in Corning
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Walking Areas
Traveler Description: Corning's Gaffer District makes up approximately one-third of the city of Corning, NY and includes Historic Market Street.  You can find everything... more »
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Brooklyn, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

It's an area with interesting shops that stretches for about 3-4 blocks. Very small town America, with a few brand name stores thrown in. Enjoyable to stroll, eat and see.

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Pittston, Pennsylvania, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We were here for the weekend and there was plenty of shops and restaurants to visit and explore. Would definitely revisit.

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Knowlton, New Jersey, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Great restaurant recommended by Suzanne at the Rosewood Inn , wonderful eclectic menu, outstanding wine list! Friendly waiters

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GafferDistrict, Manager at Gaffer District, responded to this review

We're so glad that you decided to eat at The Cellar! We're so lucky to have such wonderful restaurants in our beautiful downtown. Come back and see us again soon! More

West Babylon
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57 reviews 57 reviews
27 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We had time to spare and chose to visit the gaffer district. Good choice! I love to look at architecture and the buildings here are perfect. The selection of shops is overloaded in glass and food, but we loved it all. Had lunch and ice cream and visited the glass blowing shop. It was a fun afternoon and if I... More

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GafferDistrict, Manager at Gaffer District, responded to this review

Thanks so much for visiting!! Did you know that we have a Historic Walking Tour that highlights our beautiful architecture? In the late fall we're even creating a web app for it. Come back and see us again soon! More

Beach Lake, PA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We walked up and down the street several times, going to meals and to the Remington and Corning Glass Museum. The shop windows were like an extension of the glass museum. It was fun.

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GafferDistrict, Manager at Gaffer District, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting! We're pretty proud of our little downtown. More

Big Flats, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The Gaffer District is a worthy destination. The Corning building is beautiful-walk all the way around it. The history and ambiance can't be beat. The streets are nice and safe-there is shopping but we aren't shoppers so we tooled around looking at all the fabulous buildings and glass art work. Even the clocks are glass.

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GafferDistrict, Manager at Gaffer District, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting! We love our downtown and are so proud of our glass history. More

Corning, New York
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61 reviews 61 reviews
17 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

There are all sorts of events going on in the Gaffer District. They have an office mid-way through Market Street that can explain it all, but I live in Corning and am consistently finding events to do here.

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GafferDistrict, Manager at Gaffer District, responded to this review

We're thrilled to be able to offer so many great events in our little downtown! More

Pittsburgh
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88 reviews 88 reviews
26 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Beautiful small town main street I wish we had at home. About 6 blocks of restored buildings being used as glass and gift shops, museums, a small movie theater and a surprising mix of good restaurants. The open square, little park and footbridge to the Corning Museum of Glass are adorable. Many people out and about and free parking. A... More

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GafferDistrict, Manager at Gaffer District, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting! Come back and see us again soon! More

Syracuse, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Corning is somewhat unusual among the many smaller towns of New York State in that it has a downtown area that is very much alive. This is due in part to the famous Corning Glass Museum, which draws thousands of visitors per year, and a very good arrangement that encourages visitors to the museum to visit Corning's downtown section as... More

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GafferDistrict, Manager at Gaffer District, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting! We love our downtown and hope that you make another day trip to see us again soon. More

Rochester
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Ton of restaurants!. A bunch of cute shops. Nice looking, clean. We went during the week, not very crowded which was awesome! Public restrooms were very clean!

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GafferDistrict, Manager at Gaffer District, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting! We're very proud of our little downtown! More

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