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About Rochester

by SmarterTravel Staff
Rochester, New York (Photo: iStockphoto/Richard McGuirk)

Rochester, New York, is a picture-perfect family destination. From kid-centered attractions and sporting events to learning opportunities, children of all ages will find something to interest them. Be sure to have your camera ready, too!

Everyone's inner child will be happy about a visit to Rochester, New York. The Strong National Museum of Play celebrates the importance of fun with a toy hall of fame and whimsical architecture, including a butterfly garden building shaped like wings. The Rochester Museum & Science Center, meanwhile, offers hands-on exhibits for inquisitive minds. Outside the city, the Victorian Doll Museum displays more than 3,000 dolls. And there's always room for more fun at the Jell-O Gallery.

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Sports fans of all types can cheer for the home team, whether it's Triple-A baseball Rochester Red Wings, basketball champions Rochester Razorsharks, or professional soccer Rochester Rhinos. Lacrosse fans can get a double dose from the Major League Lacrosse Rochester Rattlers and National Lacrosse League Rochester Knighthawks.

History buffs can take a look inside Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse, a working lighthouse built in 1822. And the Susan B. Anthony House provides insight to the life of the famous women's rights advocate. The ArtWalk is an urban art trail that passes by important cultural institutions, Memorial Art Gallery and its collection of 10,000 works to the home of Kodak founder George Eastman.

With nearly 1.5 million travelers served at the Rochester International Airport, finding flights to Rochester should be an easy task from most cities.

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