Corning Museum of Glass

Top choice in Finger Lakes

This massive complex is home to fascinating exhibits on glassmaking, both as an art since ancient Egyptian days, and in the name of science. The contemporary art and design wing is the highlight, with a stunning exhibition of glass art and sculpture from the last 25 years.

There are also live demonstrations of glassblowing throughout the day, and you can sign up to make your own glass trinkets (additional cost).