Sunday, June 12, 2011

So Much to Do in the Finger Lakes - Don't Forget Corning

When guests stay at Sunrise Landing on beautiful Seneca Lake for just two or three days - there is so much to do locally, that they rarely have time to venture beyond the immediate area. But for longer stays - I always suggest a trip to Corning as it is only a 45 minute ride.

Famed Market Street beckons with many boutique shopping establishments, and restaurants for intimate dining for lunch or dinner. But, of course, Corning is most known for the Corning Museum of Glass where they can see live glass blowing demonstrations as well as explore 35 centuries of glass art, history, and science. Visitors can even make their own glass souvenir to take home.

But, did you know that the Corning Museum of Glass, as wonderful as it is, is not the only exciting museum in town? When in Corning, one can also visit what is sometimes called, "The Best of the West, in the East" - the Rockwell Museum. This exciting museum changes its exhibits several times a year and rotates its large permanent collection of western art through galleries of various themes, such as: Wilderness, Buffalo, Indian and Cowboy, and Horses.

Not only have they synced their hours but one can save money by visiting both museums in the same day. You can purchase tickets for both at either museum. Kids and teens, 19 and under can visit both, absolutely free. Both Museums have extended their summer hours and are open 9 AM - to 8 PM. For more information see the Corning Museum Website and the Rockwell Museum Website.


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