An important historic, educational and cultural American city
The mix of a beautiful agricultural setting, along with a vibrant city, creates a perfect sample of true American life. Rochester sits at the middle of what has been called the 100 must-see Miles of the Erie Canal. Today, the historic Canal thrives as an active and recreational waterway with towpaths, shops and charming towns telling America’s story of “how the West began!” The”American Castle” home of Eastman Kodak’s founder is now the George Eastman Museum-a major visitor attraction. The Strong- National Museum of Play is one of our nation’s leading institutions of popular family-based American culture; it is also home to the National Toy Hall of Fame. The Rochester Museum & Science Center offers three floors of hands-on exhibitions exploring science and technology, natural science, and our region’s cultural heritage. Fall foliage, garden tours, American Indian and African American cultural programs, ski tours and water excursions are popular programs.