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.
- Plenty to do in and around Corning! Museums, shopping, fishing, kayaking, good food, friendly people...
- on April 30, 2012
- I visited Corning two years ago and I found everyone there to be very very friendly. It is beautiful and it seems like a wonderful place to live and raise a family.
- on April 5, 2012
- Corning is known best for its glass museum and rightfully so... I go at least once a year and have done that forever. Corning has an unusual number of quality events and a rather sophisticated, well-educated population. It is surrounded by foothills with a beautiful Chemung River running through the middle. Much of its history dates back to its connection with native americans in the area, but perhaps the most important thing for tourists is the main street of this small town that has outstanding restaurants and wonderful boutique stores plus constant street festivals. Definitely worth a visit.
- on April 2, 2012
Corning is one of the best towns to grow up in. I just moved back and have been so welcomed.
There are so many grea things to do and see. I have loved redecovering it all. Come visit lots to do.
- on April 2, 2012
- I grew up just outside of Corning and let me just say it's one of the most beautiful areas in the country. With rolling hills and it's close proximity to the regions lakes and wineries, you have some of the best views available. Add to that it's quaint downtown area and artsy glass scene and you have a great little town to visit.
- on March 30, 2012