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Gaffer District

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Address: 114 Pine Street, Suite 202, Corning, NY 14830
Phone Number: 607 937 6292
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Small shopping and food street

It is not a very large area. There are shops and restaurants on both sides of the street. There are a lot of antique and gift shops. I did not find anything unique to purchase... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 19, 2015
Chandigarh, India
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Austin, Texas
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121 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved Corning and especially the Gaffer District. We spent two separate evening wandering the peaceful but cool area. We drank in the glass art shops and had great meals. Because we were staying at the Radisson, we were just feet from everything!

1 Thank QuincyKid
Chandigarh, India
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109 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

It is not a very large area. There are shops and restaurants on both sides of the street. There are a lot of antique and gift shops. I did not find anything unique to purchase. Some shops and even restaurants close early, so not an amazing place to be at even around 10, you will find very few places open... More 

Thank Esha214
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218 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Very nice street with lots of small funky shops and restaurants. Not a long street so it doesn't take much time. Easily the nicest street for pedestrians in this area of New York State.

Thank CanadaMoi
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85 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

One site that we checked ahead of time said "hundreds of shops...." Uh, no. It's about 6 blocks long, both sides of the street, but that's including a plethora of restaurants, cafes, and coffee shops. In general, prices are typical in range for a tourist area, as are items in quality. That is to say, from "made in China but... More 

Thank Linda S
Kentwood, Michigan
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79 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Walkable historic downtown. Street parking, but 2 hour limit is strictly enforced. Good selection of antique stores and restaurants. Several antique stores specialize in Stuben glass, with museum quality pieces and prices to match. Also good selection of restaurants, and Rockwell Museum.

1 Thank Gerald D
Ontario, Canada
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38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

An interesting walk down the old main street og Corning. Immaculately maintained and a good variety of boutiques. The only disappointment was the disparate opening hours of the various establishments. Some open, some closed, some no signs posted.

Thank Skymaster_172
cleveland ohio
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63 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch and browsing after visiting the corning glass museum. Lots of good food and shops. Make sure to hit the olive oil place, you can mix all different kinds of oils and vinegar to come up with your own favorite.

Thank kimcht
NY state
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

When I travel I am not usually interested in shopping. However, this cobblestone street has some really unique stores. Take note that many are closed on Sunday!

Thank medusagirl
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73 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Lots of super cute stores and great restaurants. Feels quaint, but there's a hip undercurrent too. There's a town square with concerts and a park for strolling.

Thank kdlToronto
Dalton, Ohio
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32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Great little place. Nice little shops. Great restaurants. Very clean sidewalks and you feel safe walking at night. We seen many women walking alone and jogging. The town has done agreat job at revitalizing this area. Loved the old buildings and architectural designs that have been redone to their bygone days.

Thank Caribbean_Paula

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