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Amtrak Train Stop: Rochester Station (ROC)

 
Plan your next trip by train and experience the excitement of Western New York in Rochester.
 
There's more to this city than an active downtown cultural scene. Families, outdoor enthusiasts, golfers, shoppers, and the "epicurious" visit Rochester all year round!
 
 

WHAT'S NEW

 
The George Eastman House International Museum of Photography & Film commemorates the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service with a new exhibit: Photography and America's National Parks. The world's oldest photography museum contains 400,00+ photographs. More information: eastman.org
From ROC Station: 1.9 miles car; 24 minute walk
 
New and upcoming exhibits at The Strong National Museum of Play including Rockets, Robots, and Ray Guns; Land of Fire and Ice; and America at Play, an exploration of 300+ years of play. More information: museumofplay.org
From ROC Station: 1.1 miles car; 20 minute walk; 20 minute bus
 
At the Seneca Park Zoo, two African elephants, Moki and Chana, recently joined longtime residents, Genny C and Lilac. The zoo, opened since the 18902, is home to 90+ species; including mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians, fish and arachnids. More information: senecaparkzoo.org
From ROC Station: 3.8 miles car; 32 minute bus

 

WHAT'S NEARBY

 
Rochester's East End is a vibrant neighborhood with cultural institutions like the Eastman School of Music and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, galleries, museums, restaruants, bars, and entertainment venues. More information: rochesterseastend.com
From ROC Station: .5 miles car; 11 minute walk; 11 minute bus
 
The Genesee Brewery Company, one of America's largest and oldest breweries, has transformed into a beer destination with interactive exhibits, tours and tastings, and a restaurant. Enjoy the view of the Genesee River and High Falls from the rooftop terrace. More information: geneseebrewhouse.com
From ROC Station: .5 miles car; 9 minute walk; 7 minute bus
 
The High Falls Visitor Center and Museum explores Rochester's history through interpretive displays, photographs, and artifacts. From this 19th-century Waterworks Building, you have a great view of landmark High Falls; 97-feet tall and 200-feet wide. More information: cityofrochester.gov/highfallsmuseum
From ROC Station: .7 miles car; 12 minute walk; 12 minute bus
 

WHAT'S NOT TO MISS

 
The Rochester Public Market, open since 1905, has been voted one of the best public markets in the United States. Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, up to 300 vendors offer produce, baked goods, specialty and general merchandise. More information: cityofrochester.gov/publicmarket
From ROC Station: 1.3 miles car; 21minute bus
 
The Rochester Museum and Science Center features three floors of hands-on educational exhibits that focus on natural science, local culture, and technology. Catch a star show at the Strasenburgh Planetarium, or explore the Cumming Nature Center. More information: rmsc.org
From ROC Station: 1.9 miles car; 24 minute bus
 
The National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House shares the storyof America's champion of suffrage, abolition, temperance and equality, and her struggle to gain voting rights for women. More information: susanbanthonyhouse.org
From ROC Station: 1.6 miles car; 19 minute bus

 

Attractions

Strong Museum of Play
1.1 miles, 20 min. walk, 12 min. by bus
The nation's second largest children's museum, the only museum in the world specifi­cally devoted to the study of play, is bigger, and better than ever. The museum features the world's largest and most comprehensive collection of toys and dolls, as well as imaginative exhibits like an indoor butterfly garden.

 
Rochester Museum and Science Center
1.6 miles, 4 min. drive 
There's something for everyone, especially kids, on the 13-acre campus. You'll find a museum/science center with three floors of hands-on, interactive exhibits in science, technology, natural science and regional cultural heritage. The location features The Bathysphere Under-water Biological Laboratory and The Strasenburgh Planetarium, which presents giant-screen films on the four-story dome, original astronomy/star shows and spectacular rock music laser light shows. 
 

Rochester High Falls and the surrounding heritage area is served by the Center at High Falls Visitor Center. At the Center, you'll find an art gallery, interactive exhibits and a gift shop. Online, the center provides a nifty walking tour that identifies many of the areas impressive old buildings. 

First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival
September 17-26, 2015
The Fringe is a multi-disciplinary visual and performing arts festival, featuring international, national and local artists. It showcases theatre, comedy, dance, music, visual arts, children's entertainment, physical theatre, musical theatre, opera, poetry and literature. 

 

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INNOVATION & COMMERCE

George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film 
2.0 miles, 5 min. drive
The Museum tells the story of photography, motion pictures and George Eastman, inventor, entrpreneur and founder of the Eastman Kodak Company. Explore the Eastman mansion and gardens, as well as an unparalleled collection of photographs, movies and film technology.

 

NATIVE AMERICANS

Ganondagan State Historic Site
19.7 miles, 24 min. drive
The Ganondagan State Historic Site in Victor was the site of the major 17th-century Seneca town. Tour a full-size reproduction of a traditional Seneca Bark Longhouse and walk miles of self-guided trails.

 

 

WOMENS' RIGHTS

1.7 miles, 6 min. drive, 20 min. by bus 
The refurbished Victorian home of the legendary American equal rights leader for 40-years, and the site of her notorious arrest for trying to vote, honors her vision and her legacy with continuing programs and exhibits. Across the street from the Museum, in Susan B. Anthony Park, the suffragette and her friend in struggle, Frederick Douglas, are immortalized in a bronzed statue called "Let's Have Tea." Susanbanthonyhouse.org
 

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