Corning, New York is truly a delightful place to live and an incredibly beautiful tourist destination. Listed below are a number of local and regional attractions that we encourage everyone to visit. Faith Lutheran Church is located in the very heart of Corning, directly behind the McDonald’s on Denison Parkway, and is within walking distance* of a number of these enjoyable locations.
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The Corning Museum of Glass cares for and displays the world’s best collection of art and historical glass. When you visit, you’ll see more than 3,500 years of history displayed, from the glass portrait of an ancient Egyptian pharaoh to contemporary sculpture made in glass. Glass is brought to life through live glassmaking demonstrations every day.
More than a museum displaying exquisite pieces, The Rockwell is a unique community center where people enjoy, connect, and reflect on the essence of the American spirit, character and values through the eyes of American artists. Housed in Corning’s Old City Hall, you are able to experience our history at the heart of Corning.
What’s a gaffer? That’s a question we get a lot here in the Crystal City - by visitors and locals - who visit our downtown business district. A gaffer is a master glassblower and this name is a tribute to Corning’s glass heritage. Our historic downtown is known for its exceptional shopping, dining, arts and beautifully restored buildings.
The Palace Theatre is a 100% digital movie theatre with two houses (auditoriums) that seat between 75-100 patrons, with the back section of each house has stadium style seating. Their chairs are wider than most and have a slight rocker/recline feature that allows you to get more comfortable with small tables at select seats.
There are four major Finger Lakes in New York State that are a beloved destination with breathtaking scenery, a rich history, and world-class wine. Everywhere you turn, you will be surprised by gorgeous views of rolling hills, crystal blue lakes, sprawling vineyard and farmland, waterfalls, and charming towns and villages.
Taste your way across our wineries and vineyards, get outside and adventure across our beautiful waterways and limitless state parks, and make your own discoveries with the guidance of some helpful tips and local insights. Take it all in, breathe the clean air and see what the Finger Lakes have in store for you. The question isn’t what to do – it’s how to do it all.
Mark Twain, renowned author and world-traveler, summered in Elmira, New York for more than twenty years and there penned his literary classics including The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Twain’s grave can be found at Woodlawn Cemetery and his famous study can be found on the campus of Elmira College.
Arnot Mall is a regional shopping center located in the Southern Tier just off of I-86, Exit 51A. Located in Mark Twain Country and centered close to Finger Lakes Wine Country, the mall has beautiful surroundings with plenty of things for visitors to do and see. Cayuga, Seneca, and Keuka Lakes boasts the largest concentration of wineries outside of Napa Valley.
New York’s official travel & tourism page. From NYC to Niagara Falls, visit unparalleled vacation destinations. From whitewater adventures on world-class rapids, to ski runs turned mountain biking trails, to guided rock climbing trips in the Adirondacks. Expand your horizons by exploring ours. There’s just so much to do! Where do you even begin? Here!
Watkins Glen State Park is the most famous of the Finger Lakes State Parks, with a reputation for leaving visitors spellbound. Within two miles, the glen’s stream descends 400 feet past 200-foot cliffs, generating 19 waterfalls along its course. The gorge path winds over and under waterfalls and through the spray of Cavern Cascade. Rim trails overlook the gorge.
Watkins Glen International is North America’s premier racing facility. The Glen has a long and storied past from its Formula 1 roots to its position as New York’s only home to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. The quantity and caliber of legendary drivers who have taken to the the turns of Watkins Glen International is nearly second to none.