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.

Home of the “Best of the West in the East,” Corning’s Rockwell Museum of Western Art is an absolute gem. Named for its founding collectors, Bob and Hertha Rockwell, Jr., the Rockwell Museum houses three floors of works illustrating many eras and regions by different artists from varying background and perspectives. The museums shows visitors all aspects of the American West from cowboys and Indians to the great exploration of the "vacant wilderness of America." Admission for kids and teens 19 and under is always FREE!
Reviewed by Dare2Shine
on June 1, 2012
Corning is absolutely charming. It’s got picturesque beauty, but is also full of world-class attractions. Corning really has something for everyone! Come, experience it for yourself!!!
Reviewed by ckthomp
on June 1, 2012
Amazing place with a great variety of things to do, places to eat, and beautiful scenery! You need to visit this place sometime in your life and you will want to come back for more.
Reviewed by CorningCraftworks
on June 1, 2012
I have done many of the hands-on activities at the Make Your Own Glass Studio, which is part of The Corning Museum of Glass. Once you've made your own glass flower or blown your own glass ornament, you'll never look at a piece of glass the same way!
Reviewed by Kim Price
on June 1, 2012
In Corning We get "winey" in the winter, (Cabin Fever, February) And racy in the summer. (Race Fever, August) Our spring really heats up! (GlassFest, May) We fall out of summer with cool jazz. (Jazz & Harvest Festival, September)Our holidays light up the night, (Parade of Lights, November) And always sparkle! (Sparkle, December)You can really get the runaround - (Wineglass Marathon, October) We will make you absolutely crazy! (Crazy Daze, July)But vegging out is also an option. (Farmers' Market, June-October)Every day we're historic, (Historic Walking Tour) collectible, (Corning Collectible Art Cards) artsy (Always in the top 10 "Small Art Cities") traveled (3rd most visitied destination in New York State) appetizing, (fabulous dining) entertaining, (fun nightlife)And we'll bring out the shopoholic in you. (unique stores) We can be very decadent... (The Chocolate Trail) yet classy! (Two world-class museums) Strange things happen in Corning.Clocks drip on storefronts, Buffalo break out of brick buildings, Boys fish through windows. And buildings have faces.We blow it every day (glass, of course!)
Reviewed by pweachock
on June 1, 2012
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