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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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Cleveland, Ohio
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187 reviews 187 reviews
74 attraction reviews
216 helpful votes 216 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The quaint street where most of the glass shops are located is the main drag. We visited a stained glass shop, several glass blowing shops ( some with demos) and antique shops. There are lots of spots to stop for a bite or to get an ice cream treat. If you come to Corning it is certainly worth a couple... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I wasn't sure about Corning as a place to spend the last night of our Finger Lakes trip, but I was very happily surprised. We thought we would walk around a bit and then check out the museum, but we had such a great time walking around that we skipped the museum altogether. Lots of neat vintage and antique shops,... More

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Corning, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

You can't beat the atmosphere that the Corning Gaffer District provides. From great boutiques to amazing restaurants. There is something there for everyone!

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Ottawa, ON
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101 reviews 101 reviews
17 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Very clean and comfortable area to walk about. Parks, historical buildings etc. nearby. Good selection of small shops/boutiques on Market street.

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Ridgewood, New Jersey
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Though it has some very interesting shops, and is physically attractive, there are, sadly, many vacant stores. Hopefully the improving economy nationally will have a positive affect on Corning.

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Big Flats, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Take time to walk along historic Market Street, shop, eat, and sometimes hear live music in Centerway Square. It is one of the nicest historic streets I have encountered.

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Toronto, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We had just finished the Glass Museum, had a bite and then wanted to visit the quaint town but unfortunately almost everything was closed. That was disappointing.

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Niagara Falls, NY
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52 reviews 52 reviews
6 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

If you are amazed by glass then this is a destination. If not, it's a nice half day in a small friendly city. It has a nice downtown (Market St) which is easy to walk with some nice shop to stop along the stroll. Maybe about 4 blocks. If you are into glass then this is a destination. Corning is... More

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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153 reviews 153 reviews
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221 helpful votes 221 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Nice center district for tourists - good collection of stores and restaurants and not overrun by chains. Pretty peaceful walking up and down Market Street - good to see most of the buildings are in great shape and well cared for. Be aware though that many shops don't stay open late ...

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Washington DC
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130 reviews 130 reviews
37 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

boutique stores - a nice change from vanilla middle America. Some good restaurants, some very good ones. Nice wine store ... and at the end of the street you gotta have a Wegmans. What's not to like.

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