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Gaffer District

114 Pine Street, Suite 202, Corning, NY 14830
607 937 6292
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Ranked #3 of 17 Attractions in Corning
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Amusement
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Amusement

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Rochester
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Loved all the little shops and restaurants. The homemade hot cocoa at the bakery/cafe was rich and excellent. Sorges is great for a delicious dinner and the ice cream shop is a step into a time long ago.

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Corning
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189 reviews 189 reviews
62 attraction reviews
550 helpful votes 550 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

With lots of specialty stores and charm, the Gaffer District is a fun place to "hang out". Add the Corning Museum of Glass, Rockwell Museum of Western Art the Benjamin Patterson Inn, local Finger Lakes, and very scenic areas, a visit to the Gaffer District should prove to be most worthwhile.

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The Gaffer district is easy to navigate and has great finds from stores to eateries. It's an eclectic collection of boutiques and restaurants. There's something for everyone and the shuttle bus makes it easy to get around.

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Hamilton, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I come a couple times a year from Toronto to Corning and love the "gaffer district". From the great restaurants, shops and the walkway/ bridge to the Corning museum of glass, it is always terrific. We always look forward to our visit !!

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Painted Post
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The Gaffer District is the greatest office. They have so many things scheduled throughout the year. All the holidays, race fever and art show. Always something for everyone.

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GafferDistrict, Manager at Gaffer District, responded to this review

Thank you so much!! More 

Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We stopped in Corning on our way to a B&B in Hammondsport for lunch. It was a worthwhile stop. We meandered through the streets and it was great to see all the shops there. The owner of the music store, suggested a place for great pizza and he was right on the money. Had a great lunch there and 3... More 

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GafferDistrict, Manager at Gaffer District, responded to this review

We're thrilled that you stopped on your way to Hammondsport! It sounds like you had a wonderful time wandering through the Gaffer District, and we're super excited that you'll back. Thank you so much for visiting! More 

TORONTO
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We read about the Corning Glass Museum so decided it was worth the drive and knew we could park here. There is shuttle bus, but you really don't need to take it since its not more than 5min walk from the museum to the Gaffer District and its actually a nice walk. Very clean and new this area...seemed like it... More 

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GafferDistrict, Manager at Gaffer District, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting both the Corning Museum of Glass and the Gaffer District! The newly restored walking bridge is one of our favorite ways to connect the Museum to the downtown. We hope you found something yummy to eat for lunch. Visit us again soon! More 

buffalo, ny
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
27 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

What a fun filled area, so many restaurants, bars, shops, antique stores, glass galleries. Only complaint is many places close early on Saturdays, so plan your trip with that in mind.

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GafferDistrict, Manager at Gaffer District, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting! More 

Troy, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Park at one end of the GD and walk the street. Hit all the coffee shops, food eateries, antique shops, etc. Make a day of it, you'll be glad you did

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GafferDistrict, Manager at Gaffer District, responded to this review

Hi Ivan - Thank you so much for visiting and for writing a review for the Gaffer District! We love our PA neighbors and hope that you'll come back to visit again soon! More 

Corning, New York
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Spring, summer, fall or winter, a walk in the Gaffer District is a throw back to the good old days. Quaint shops, quiet hum of downtown, beautiful sites and great options for something to eat. Make sure to check out Centennial Park and the fountain as well as the walking bridge. Take a stroll along historic Market Street, stop and... More 

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GafferDistrict, Manager at Gaffer District, responded to this review

Hi Jessica - Thanks so much for the great review! We love our little slice of heaven too! More 

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