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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 13, 2014
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Vineland, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

very nice foot bridge for viewing. but go in the brew house and sit on the deck and get an even better view!

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Rochester, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

The best view is from the bridge. Beautiful even in winter, when the falls become partially frozen. I always take friends and visitors to see the falls when they come to Rochester. There's a brewery across the bridge on one side, and a nice restaurant on the other. Make it a nice afternoon out!

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Racine, Wisconsin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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228 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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212 attraction reviews
233 helpful votes 233 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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5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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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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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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