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Things to do in Rochester

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The top 2 attractions in Rochester

Museums in Rochester
The National Museum of Play
The Strong National Museum of Play is a fully interactive, hands-on experience for children of all ages. It contains the largest collection of historical memorabilia pertaining to games and play, including International Center for the History of Electronic Games, the National Toy Hall of Fame, the Brian Sutton-Smith Library and Archives of Play, the Woodbury School, and the American Journal of Play. There are many interactive exhibits devoted to comic books, reading and stories, video games, pinball machines, board games, and more. Children are encouraged to be creative and imaginative throughout the museum. Even the young at heart can enjoy the Museum of Play, particularly in the classic arcades, of which all the video game machines are playable! There is also a butterfly garden and an old-fashioned carousel here. The Strong Museum of Play will keep the kids entertained all day long, and perhaps even the adults, too!
Theaters in Rochester
Eastman Theatre
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The Eastman Theatre in Rochester, NY is a beautiful building with great acoustics, but better yet, it is often home to free concerts. The renowned Eastman School of Music features incredible musicians, ranging from classical pianists to modern guitarists or versatile vocalists. Each of these students puts on a number of recitals each year, and many of them are held at Kilbourn Hall. Concert options range from solo artists to ensembles. You'll find all types of instruments featured and a wide range of musical styles. All of these performances are top-notch and you'll find it hard to believe these aren't professional musicians. However, if a student recital doesn't sound like your cup of tea, keep your eye on the published schedule for when guest artists come to town: many times these performances are also free and open to the public.
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The best things to do in Rochester

Are you looking for things to do in Rochester? This city in New York is full of surprising treasures. You can start with the main places to visit in Rochester, like the Mount Hope Cemetery, Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse, Frederick Douglass Statue, and Charlotte Pier, among other Rochester attractions. The variety of things to see in Rochester includes religious and historical sites, historic neighborhoods neighborhoods, monuments, statues, and many parks. Among the most beautiful are Highland Park, Durand Eastman Park, Highland Botanical Park, Lamberton Conservatory and Genesee River's High Falls.

There are plenty more Rochester activities waiting for you. You can go fishing at Lake Ontario, pedal or hike one of the many bike routes or trails, see a show at the famous Eastman Theatre or the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, or play sports at any of the major sports facilities in the city.

Finding out what to do in Rochester won't be a problem as there are always hundreds of Rochester activities for all ages and tastes. This is a college city, and the youthful energy is apparent. On minube you'll find lots of stuff to do in Rochester, like recommendations for restaurants, breweries, hikes, and more. There are tons of attractions in Rochester just waiting to be discovered.