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.

One of the most absolutely beautiful and fun places to stop in upstate NY. Home of the Corning Museum of Glass, the gateway to the Finger Lakes Wine Trail, and blocks of unique stores and restaurants. The perfect stop between NYC and Niagara Falls... but even better as your final destination.
Reviewed by UrbanCorning
on August 1, 2013
I live here in Corning, Ny and I must say this is the most amazing place I've ever lived there is so much to do. Home of the corning museum of glass there is sparkle the parade of lights lots of festivities I love this town.
Reviewed by alyssasmommy2013
on August 1, 2013
Corning is a gem! Small town hospitality and charm, mingled with urban taste and flair! There is ALWAYS something going on, and plenty of fantastic shops and restaurants to enjoy! If you're a visitor, Corning is a great center point from which to explore the Finger Lakes. If you are looking for a wonderful place to call home, Corning is it!
Reviewed by LWelles
on August 1, 2013
I can't think of anyplace I would rather live than Corning!
Reviewed by CrystalCity
on August 1, 2013
there is always something to do in this "small" town, the Glass Museum, the Rockwell Museum, and just down the road a bit the Soaring Capital Of the World, Harris Hill, and Seneca Lake up the road a bit with the beautiful Watkins Glen Gorge, Corning is the center of fun
Reviewed by loisrose
on August 1, 2013
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