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Gaffer District

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Address: 114 Pine St, Suite 202, Corning, NY 14830-2654
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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Good walk

We walked up and back on this street, a little surprise by how many of the stores were closed, and then wandered through the working part of the Corning facilities. That leads to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We walked up and back on this street, a little surprise by how many of the stores were closed, and then wandered through the working part of the Corning facilities. That leads to a very pleasant walk along both sides of the river and over two bridges, about 3 miles altogether, but very level and with very good footing. One... More 

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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Right over the bridge from the Corning Museum of Glass, Market Street in the Gaffer District is a great place to visit when in Corning. We stopped here for supper one day while visiting the museum. We loved it so much that we went for lunch and shopping the second day. This is a quaint street of shops and restaurants,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The street is interesting and has lots of restaurants and antique style shops along with a variety of other stores. However, many of the stores were empty. This would be a good place to come for ice cream or dinner. There is street parking or free parking structures. There is also a shuttle bus that runs back and forth from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a beautiful atmosphere for a date day. My husband and I strolled up and down Market street with nothing on our to do list. We thoroughly enjoyed just stopping by the many different shops. Shops such as the art galleries, gemstone shops, home made icecream at dippity-doo-dahs, and eating at Thali of India. We especially enjoyed browsing in the... More 

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Roseville, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a pleasure it was to walk down Market Street, the main boulevard of what is known as Corning’s Gaffer District. It’s a traditional shopping area in the old downtown style. Loaded with shops, antiques, eateries, wine bars—everything to entice you to stay a while. There was a farmer's market near the big clock tower one day. We dined in... More 

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Niagara Falls, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

Very cool, laid back place to shop, eat, visit... Just an all around neat place to be at... Old world feel and charm

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GafferDistrict, Director of Marketing & Communications at Gaffer District, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting! More 

Painted Post
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

We love to park the car and take a stroll up Market Street in the Gaffer district. Windo shopping and just going in and out each of the local stores is fun. Everyone is very friendly. Nicely shaded street, very local flair.

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GafferDistrict, Director of Marketing & Communications at Gaffer District, responded to this review

We're so happy that you visited! Come back and see us again soon! More 

Salem, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Very enjoyable time strolling the Gaffer District, so many interesting shops and place to dine. We had a great time. Lovely old building, very clean and well maintained.

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Easton, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

Stopped here because it was a good half way point from Canada. Very pleasantly surprised to find cute, not "quaint" shops. Most Main streets near me in Connecticut are filled with boring retail chains-so it was refreshing to happen upon individually owned shops with unique items. Ate lunch at "Hand +Foot." Again, surprisingly outside of ordinary--fantastic, creative menu. Eclectic "found... More 

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New Albany, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Spent a day in Corning and enjoyed exploring this district. Fantastic architecture, great restaurants, bars, and shops, friendly people all around. A little gem in the heart of Corning.

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