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.

There is always something to do in Corning. Between the Palace Theater on Market St., the Corning Glass Museum and the Rockwell Museum of Western Art you'll never be bored! There is also Dennison Park and in summer there are free concerts in the square and then there is the Farmers Market and all of the performances at 171 Cedar Arts! Corning is definitely Americas most fun town!
Reviewed by GTMarie
on April 30, 2012
Always fun activities going on!
Reviewed by rlliotino
on April 30, 2012
Pretty cool town to raise kids and grow up. Market St and the Glass Museum are the bigger attractions but theres little things that make this town a good place to call home.
Reviewed by bizzle2525
on April 30, 2012
Great little town!So much to do in this area.The locals know how lucky they are to live here and tourists get to enjoy so much in a nice area.
Reviewed by BrianNelson
on April 30, 2012
Love Corning. I have only lived in Corning for 4 years but have lived close for my entire life. Everytime I drive into Corning, no matter where I have been, my heart flutters with excitement because I'm home. I have only read a few reviews but I didn't see mention of the fountain in the summer. Maybe ill post a pic. Oh and beautiful Dennison Park, where there is disc golf, Geocache, bike path, and a big playground. There is also the Benjamin Patterson Inn.
Reviewed by dbsc83
on April 30, 2012
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