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Rochester

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Children’s Museums · History Museums · Parks
Flower City
Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario. One of America's original boomtowns, the city first rose to prominence as a major milling and manufacturing hub on the Genesee River. The city of 210,000 is now an international center of higher education, housing several universities renowned for their research programs. Known to many amateur photographers as "Kodak Town," Rochester offers a mix of tourist attractions that includes everything from modern museums and cultural festivals to minor league sports teams and a set of three scenic waterfalls right in the middle of the city. Be sure to explore Rochester's culinary scene, famous for its "garbage plate," a popular local specialty. You can plan United States trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.
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Popular things to do in Rochester

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Children’s Museum
The Strong National Museum of Play
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Beer Tasting / Tour
Crush Beer & Wine Tours
4.8
Duration: 6 hours
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History Museum
George Eastman Museum
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Water Park
Seabreeze Amusement Park
4.4
Duration: 8 hours

Side trips from Rochester

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State Park
Letchworth State Park Castile
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
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Cave
Cave of the Winds Niagara Falls
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Casino
Seneca Niagara Casino Niagara Falls
3.2
Duration: 4 hours
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Specialty Museum
Corning Museum of Glass Corning
4.7
Duration: 3h 30 min

Hidden gems in Rochester

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Historic Site
National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Art Museum
Memorial Art Gallery
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Science Museum
Rochester Museum & Science Center
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
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Fishing Charter / Tour
Rochester Sport Fishing
5.0
Duration: 4 hours

Historic Sites in Rochester

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Cemetery
Mount Hope Cemetery
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Church
St. Stanislaus Kostka Church
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Church
Saint Michael's Church
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Lighthouse
Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Breweries & Distilleries in Rochester

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Distillery
Black Button Distilling
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Brewery
Blue Toad Hard Cider
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Brewery
Genesee Brew House
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Brewery
The Lost Borough Brewing Co.
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in Rochester

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Zoo
Seneca Park Zoo
4.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
Beach
Ontario Beach Park
3.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Observatory
Strasenburgh Planetarium
3.8
Duration: 2 hours

Places to visit with Rochester

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