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  • Marc A
    Burlington, Canada7 contributions
    I was expecting a half day visit would cover everything but fortunately I booked the combined ticket with the Rockwell museum so have two whole days to explore both. Interesting right from the beginning, and Just when I thought we'd pretty much seen it all, we found another gallery to explore. The live demonstrations of glass making were fun and easy to watch, and the 'Make your own glass piece' is definitely recommended (as are advance reservations for this optional experience). The Gift Shop and Cafe at the Museum are also exceptional. Definitely worth the visit all around.
    Written 10 May 2022
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  • jfadds
    Naperville, IL4 718 contributions
    The Finger Lakes are spread out over a fairly wide area- you need time to make a dent here as there are a lot of attractions- everything from art museums to national historic sites and of course wineries.
    This is a much more sophisticated area than most would imagine.
    Do not be in a hurry here - slow down and enjoy
    Written 8 October 2021
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  • Bobbie
    Tampa, FL416 contributions
    Enjoyable visit, but don’t mistake this for a gallery of Norman Rockwell art. This is however a Smithsonian Affiliate and truly worth a visit. We especially liked the third floor permanent collection. The Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) objects were excellent and provide insight into the much of the names of cities, streets, bodies of water, etc throughout the state. On the second floor we enjoyed the sculpture of the blind artist, which by his suggestion you are encouraged to touch. We also found some different items than is typical for some museums and purchased a few things as gifts.
    Written 17 May 2022
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  • Linda B
    Raleigh, NC2 210 contributions
    Nice area to walk through with lots of shops and restaurants. Lots of historic buildings. Check out the clock tower. It makes for a nice photo.
    Written 9 October 2021
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  • Thomas C
    Binghamton, NY248 contributions
    We didn't actually get a chance to do the tour. I still wanted to write a review to maybe save someone else from our problem. The day we were there (a Thursday during the summer) they only ran tours every 2 hours and we get there about 40 minutes after the previous tour. We weren't going to hang around for 90 minutes waiting for the next tour. If this tour is something you want to do, make sure to check the times they are sending out tours. The sign said that you had to go on a tour guide-led tour.
    Written 16 August 2019
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  • Linda B
    Raleigh, NC2 210 contributions
    Interesting history behind this tower and the sculpture at the base is certainly worth seeing. I would recommend.
    Written 9 October 2021
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  • Marilyn M
    Cortland, NY335 contributions
    We were impressed with the high quality of art at the West End Gallery. Judy Soprano as one of the featured artists offers a wide variety of FLX scenes, each one is a gem. Other artists complement her work, & of course, the glassware is gorgeous - it is in Corning after all!
    Written 18 June 2019
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  • Sara T
    Ellicott City, MD636 contributions
    Okay, from the outside, the place looks sketchy! But, there are some nice beers and staff is friendly. We did a tasting and took outside so we could sit with our dogs, very pleasant experience!
    Written 26 June 2021
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  • BCFP
    Washington DC, DC173 contributions
    I like this airport because it is easy to get to and park. The best thing about it the size. Yes, it is small but very simple to go through. They are very vigilant about security but, because of its size, you don't have the lines. It has limited destinations (direct) but you can travel anywhere as long as you can get to a major airport. It is also clean.
    Written 26 July 2016
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  • erodrig26
    Parker, CO624 contributions
    If you are tired of the big multiplexes this is a good change of pace. The theaters are small (two of them) with comfortable seating. You are never too far away from the screen. The staff if friendly.
    Written 15 October 2018
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  • Thomas M
    Kennesaw, GA2 138 contributions
    Centerway Square is the heart of Corning. It is known as the gaffer district and is about 8 city blocks. In the center of the square is a clocktower built in 1883. The Centerway Walking bridge was built in 1921. You can walk across in from the square to the Corning Museum of Glass (CMofG). That bridge crosses the Chemung river. On one corner if the square is a building that used to be a bank. Another corner has the old Baron Steuben hotel which is now a visitors center and restaurant/ice cream parlor. Across the street is a bus stop for the CMofG shuttle which comes about every 10 or 15 minutes. Live music on some days on the stage. A short walking distance is a park. Table and chairs are in the square. People sit and have lunch, snacks, ice cream. My only complaint is way too much dog hair on the ground around the tables. Recommend have those areas blown off once or twice a week. Not appetizing when eating.
    Written 15 August 2021
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  • Shelley F
    Carlisle, PA46 contributions
    With my friends, we do a lot of brewery crawls. I'm the lone whiskey drinker in the bunch. Four Fights was a great diversion for me. Their American Whiskey and Bourbon was very good. The owner recommended blending the two and it made them taste even better. Highly recommend.
    Written 3 May 2019
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  • lmargosian
    Ithaca, NY2 contributions
    I've taken two classes with him now, and will absolutely come take more -- his teaching is wonderful, and he is adaptable to whatever project you have your heart set on completing. He stayed with us *five hours* after class had ended so that we could finish our work before heading home one night! If you've ever had an interest in stained glass, I highly recommend checking this out - it's not too expensive, and considering that you come away with your own beautiful stained glass, it's a steal. I had such a wonderful time!
    Written 29 November 2018
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  • Stephen N
    New York City, NY1 444 contributions
    We had an hour to kill before dinner and came here for some drinks. They had sold a lot of beer this day so their selection was a little more limited but you walk in and order at the bar. The bartender was super friendly and my girlfriend doesn't drink beer so he suggested the cider. I got one of the IPAs and we took the drinks outside and sat on a high top. There were neighborhood musicians playing outside on the block. We were people watching and there were neighborhood folks dancing. It was a fun time. Ordered some porters next and hung out for an hour. 4 pours (kinda the equivalent of 2 pints) with tax and tip and 40 cents for the ridiculous Cuomo food mandate came out to about 20 bucks.
    Written 9 September 2020
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  • Julie D
    Phelps, NY61 contributions
    Everytime we visit Corning, we always make sure we make time to visit this unique store. There's something for everyone. Great prices too.
    Written 8 December 2019
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