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Genesee River's High Falls

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Address: 60 Browns Race, Rochester, NY 14614
Phone Number: 716-325-2030
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Activities: Walking

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Unusual downtown falls

It is rare to find falls in any inner city, one other such case we are aware of is at Sioux Falls, ND. Unfortunately unable to get close to the falls except from a distance.

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 27, 2014
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Racine, Wisconsin
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Racine, Wisconsin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

It is rare to find falls in any inner city, one other such case we are aware of is at Sioux Falls, ND. Unfortunately unable to get close to the falls except from a distance.

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Dublin, Ireland
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235 reviews 235 reviews
228 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

It was very unexpected to see falls basically in center of the city. We thought map was pointing to the wrong place but it was not. The only downside - it's impossible to get close to the falls.

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North Tonawanda, New York
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423 reviews 423 reviews
205 attraction reviews
217 helpful votes 217 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This is a waterfall I like to visit whenever I am in Downtown Rochester. Today was very cold and damp so we didn't spend too much time outside looking at it. We walked across the Pont de Rennes and had lunch at the Genesee Brew House where we could view the falls in comfort while we dined. Make sure you... More 

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Virginia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Beautiful falls, 96 ft high, on the Genessee River, was where settlers got energy to run their early mills, factories, etc. See it from a beautiful foot bridge-- great views! Worth the short trip!

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San Diego, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

If you are an urban explorer, you must walk around and see High Falls. There is free parking in areas within walking distance, and free paths to explore. There is a number of old buildings in the gorge that are very interesting to photograph.

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Oakville, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 via mobile

A really lovely spot. Best view is from the bridge. There is a visitor centre, but it was closed in the evening when we went there.

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VA
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83 reviews 83 reviews
53 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The Genesee Falls and Gorge really are right in the middle of downtown Rochester. Parking is available in a garage about 2 blocks away and about a block from the High Falls Visitors Center. The garage has an elevator. The best view of the falls and the gorge is from the bridge that crosses from the High Falls Historic area... More 

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Redding, Connecticut
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93 reviews 93 reviews
17 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Spectacular falls in downtown Rochester. Go in the day time (I don't think they light it up at night as much as they used to) and hope the there's been some rain in the preceding days as that will add to the spectacle). Irrespective, you won't regret the visit.

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Sunbury, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

$2 for parking and we were able to get plenty of enjoyment from just walking around and taking in the view. Hopefully one day the area will recover.

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Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I love post industrial sites mixed in urban environmetns. Here there is also the beautiful natural falls scene. The thing that I like mosts that it is real. Not too touristic, not a lot of people, you don't have to fight to enjoy the view. Very nice...

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