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Gaffer District

Address: 114 Pine Street, Suite 202, Corning, NY 14830
Phone Number: 607 937 6292
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Ranked #3 of 17 things to do in Corning
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic walking areas, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic walking areas, Sights & Landmarks

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The diversity in Gaffer District is very limited. Some more interesting clothing, shoes, electronics and please get away from this 50ies look. Most windows have no decoration at all - only things stuffed into it.

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Rochester, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I would prefer the dentist drilling to going into any mall but I look forward to shopping in Corning! 60 miles to Corning is far more pleasurable than It is 25 miles to Rochester. I actually found shoes that fit at Bass and purchased 4 pairs on the spot. There are at least 6 pubs and a brewery, a cigar... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We appreciated the focus on the glass industry and local history. We especially enjoyed Vitrix. We spent mucho dinero there; the clerks were most engaging....and they even gift-wrapped our purchases

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Rochester
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Loved all the little shops and restaurants. The homemade hot cocoa at the bakery/cafe was rich and excellent. Sorges is great for a delicious dinner and the ice cream shop is a step into a time long ago.

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Corning
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189 reviews 189 reviews
62 attraction reviews
551 helpful votes 551 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

With lots of specialty stores and charm, the Gaffer District is a fun place to "hang out". Add the Corning Museum of Glass, Rockwell Museum of Western Art the Benjamin Patterson Inn, local Finger Lakes, and very scenic areas, a visit to the Gaffer District should prove to be most worthwhile.

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The Gaffer district is easy to navigate and has great finds from stores to eateries. It's an eclectic collection of boutiques and restaurants. There's something for everyone and the shuttle bus makes it easy to get around.

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Hamilton, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I come a couple times a year from Toronto to Corning and love the "gaffer district". From the great restaurants, shops and the walkway/ bridge to the Corning museum of glass, it is always terrific. We always look forward to our visit !!

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Painted Post
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The Gaffer District is the greatest office. They have so many things scheduled throughout the year. All the holidays, race fever and art show. Always something for everyone.

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GafferDistrict, Manager at Gaffer District, responded to this review

Thank you so much!! More 

Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We stopped in Corning on our way to a B&B in Hammondsport for lunch. It was a worthwhile stop. We meandered through the streets and it was great to see all the shops there. The owner of the music store, suggested a place for great pizza and he was right on the money. Had a great lunch there and 3... More 

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GafferDistrict, Manager at Gaffer District, responded to this review

We're thrilled that you stopped on your way to Hammondsport! It sounds like you had a wonderful time wandering through the Gaffer District, and we're super excited that you'll back. Thank you so much for visiting! More 

TORONTO
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We read about the Corning Glass Museum so decided it was worth the drive and knew we could park here. There is shuttle bus, but you really don't need to take it since its not more than 5min walk from the museum to the Gaffer District and its actually a nice walk. Very clean and new this area...seemed like it... More 

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GafferDistrict, Manager at Gaffer District, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting both the Corning Museum of Glass and the Gaffer District! The newly restored walking bridge is one of our favorite ways to connect the Museum to the downtown. We hope you found something yummy to eat for lunch. Visit us again soon! More 

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