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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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Ottawa, ON
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99 reviews 99 reviews
16 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

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
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 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
25 helpful votes 25 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
52 helpful votes 52 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
47 attraction reviews
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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117 reviews 117 reviews
34 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We spent the evening at the Gaffer District after touring the museum. Looked for a restaurant but could not find it.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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102 reviews 102 reviews
36 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

lots of the shops close early so not a great place for a late afternoon stroll if window shopping is important. But lovingly restored area of town.

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WNY
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

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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