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Gaffer District

114 Pine Street, Suite 202, Corning, NY 14830
607 937 6292
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Ranked #3 of 14 attractions in Corning
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

I did not think this street was all that great. It has lots of little stores but not much else going on. On the other side, the choice of unique places to eat help make it better

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warsaw, ny
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

It definitely pays to walk around with your camera! Went on a weekend trip with my daughter who also loves to take pictures. We got a lot of great ones - especially of the Centennial Bridge and nearby buildings.

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Reston, Virginia
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124 reviews 124 reviews
20 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Nice restaurant and shops. A great way to spend an afternoon in Corning even on a cold windy day. Make sure you stop in for an excellent cup of coffee at Market Street Coffee & Tea.

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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Gaffer District area is a great place to visit. There are so many fun special events thru out the year. The Market Street business district is an excellent place to shop and browse with family and friends. This small town area is amazing with big ticket events and productions. Gaffer District really knows how to produce and do long term... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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78 reviews 78 reviews
22 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Classic heritage street dating to the mid-to-late 19th C, showcasing the glass manufacturing history of the town. Easily and enjoyably walked end to end. While there are some vacant shops, most are busy and thriving shops, eateries, boutiques and the like. If you like to shop, brand names, like Bass and Van Heusen, are deeply discounting their winter stock right... More

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Phila, PA
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

We always try to patronize local businesses wherever we are, and Corning never disappoints. We have been coming here for over 20 years and watched many storefronts change through the years, as well as visited many long-time favorites. The shops are often staffed by owners who show a genuine interest in where we are visiting from, what brings us there,... More

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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76 reviews 76 reviews
29 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

We enjoyed strolling through the Gaffer District while in Corning for a visit to the Rockwell Museum and the Museum of Glass. You can park once and do both museums and the Gaffer District, and parking on the street is free on the weekends. There are some really wonderful shops, antique stores and galleries, and even a live glass blowing... More

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Wattsburg
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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

This is such a beautiful place to spend as a couple. Interesting history, beautiful architecture, nice shops and good food. We went when it was a bit chilly, so the crowds were down. However, this fact made the experience ideal. We paid to park one afternoon and found a way to come up with $.85 required. What a great way... More

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Marcy, New York, United States
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

So many things to see and do during the festival. Great food, music and glass! Hope to go again next year.

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Gap, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Nice area but alot of shops closed on Monday We were there Columbus weekend Had to go back Tues. for shopping

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