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Corning's Gaffer District


Corning’s Gaffer District has transformed over a century and a half from a hub for the lumber industry to an artistic center offering entertainment, shopping, attractions, and dining for all ages. Historic Market Street, the vibrant heart of the Gaffer District, is home to world-class museums specializing in unique programming and exhibits. Join an art hunt through the Wild West, make your own exhibition-worthy piece of glass art to take home, or simply stroll down Centerway Square’s famed architecturally stunning street to enjoy shopping, dining, and more! Corning hosts an incredible array of events and festivals year-round. Whether joining in one of the town’s self-guided walking tours, or taking a horse and carriage ride down Market Street during the holiday extravaganza. After exploring all Centerway Square has to offer, hit up one of the Gaffer District’s 40 restaurants to slake your thirst and satisfy your hunger. Retire for the night at one of the many lodging options located in downtown Corning, and wake to a view of the picturesque town to start a new day of adventuring!



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