Corning, New York


2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

1064 Votes - "Most Fun"
106 Votes - "Most Beautiful"
20 Votes - "Friendliest"
16 Votes - "Best For Food"
2 Votes - "Most Patriotic"
1 Votes - "Best for Geocaching"


Corning’s glasswork, wine and beauty make it an attractive location for a getaway. The town is home to the Corning Museum of Glass, where more than 45,000 pieces make up the world’s largest glass collection. See sculptures, windows, and demonstrations, then make your own. Children can watch a glassmaker turn one of their drawings into a creation and adults can construct their own in a studio.

The Rockwell Museum of Art offers as much of a presentation with paintings and sculptures demonstrating western art. View paintings of the cowboys and Indians and sculptures of animals throughout three galleries. The Kids Rock area provides activities, scavenger hunts, drawing and games for younger visitors.

With its prime location in the Finger Lakes, Corning is surrounded by wineries with tours and tastings for visitors. Local vintners participate in festivals, fairs, famers markets and entertainment with events all year round. There are even a few breweries in the area as well.

Visit the Historic Gaffer District for shopping and dining, where you’ll find renowned architecture and over 100 local businesses. With three additional museums and food, art and antiques tours, there’s so much to see and do here. Get more ideas from Corning’s reviews.

Living in Corning is wonderfully fun. There is so much to do!
Reviewed by RandiHewit
on April 30, 2012
I have lived in Corning all my life...I love walking down Market street, the old buildings are so beautiful and so much history behind them. Such an artsy town with all the sculpters on the buildings them selves are amazing, good example is the buffalo coming out of the wall on the Rockwell museum. If you head up the hill past Sunset blvd and look down on Corning it is gorgeous, winding river, beautiful buildings and so much history.
Reviewed by dclark34
on April 30, 2012
I have lived in or around Corning all my life. I love this place!
Reviewed by suzeqny24
on April 30, 2012
There is something for everyone in Corning. Very kid-friendly and lots to do for the adults too!
Reviewed by Sward00
on April 30, 2012
Have lived in Corning area for 23 years. Great place for tourists! Local wineries are great!
Reviewed by ChristineSmith
on April 30, 2012
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