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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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West Babylon
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We had time to spare and chose to visit the gaffer district. Good choice! I love to look at architecture and the buildings here are perfect. The selection of shops is overloaded in glass and food, but we loved it all. Had lunch and ice cream and visited the glass blowing shop. It was a fun afternoon and if I... More

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Beach Lake, PA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We walked up and down the street several times, going to meals and to the Remington and Corning Glass Museum. The shop windows were like an extension of the glass museum. It was fun.

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GafferDistrict, Manager at Gaffer District, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting! We're pretty proud of our little downtown. More

Big Flats, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The Gaffer District is a worthy destination. The Corning building is beautiful-walk all the way around it. The history and ambiance can't be beat. The streets are nice and safe-there is shopping but we aren't shoppers so we tooled around looking at all the fabulous buildings and glass art work. Even the clocks are glass.

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GafferDistrict, Manager at Gaffer District, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting! We love our downtown and are so proud of our glass history. More

Corning, New York
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46 reviews 46 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

There are all sorts of events going on in the Gaffer District. They have an office mid-way through Market Street that can explain it all, but I live in Corning and am consistently finding events to do here.

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GafferDistrict, Manager at Gaffer District, responded to this review

We're thrilled to be able to offer so many great events in our little downtown! More

Pittsburgh
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83 reviews 83 reviews
26 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Beautiful small town main street I wish we had at home. About 6 blocks of restored buildings being used as glass and gift shops, museums, a small movie theater and a surprising mix of good restaurants. The open square, little park and footbridge to the Corning Museum of Glass are adorable. Many people out and about and free parking. A... More

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GafferDistrict, Manager at Gaffer District, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting! Come back and see us again soon! More

Syracuse, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Corning is somewhat unusual among the many smaller towns of New York State in that it has a downtown area that is very much alive. This is due in part to the famous Corning Glass Museum, which draws thousands of visitors per year, and a very good arrangement that encourages visitors to the museum to visit Corning's downtown section as... More

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GafferDistrict, Manager at Gaffer District, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting! We love our downtown and hope that you make another day trip to see us again soon. More

Rochester
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Ton of restaurants!. A bunch of cute shops. Nice looking, clean. We went during the week, not very crowded which was awesome! Public restrooms were very clean!

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GafferDistrict, Manager at Gaffer District, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting! We're very proud of our little downtown! More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Our family of four all enjoyed shopping up and down Market Street. Plenty of interesting glass stores to browse - even saw a few gaffers blowing glass in the back of Vitrix. Nice selection of shops. Kids loved Connors and the Apothecary especially. Oh, and Dippity Do Dahs ice cream. Shopkeepers and patron very friendly. Allowed us to really experience... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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187 reviews 187 reviews
74 attraction reviews
219 helpful votes 219 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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