Rochester Attractions

Shopping Centers

The Marketplace


​​​​​​​Outlet mall located in Henrietta, south of Rochester.

The Mall at Greece Ridge


Mall located in Greece, west of Rochester.

Eastview Mall


Largest local, high end mall located in Victor, southeast of Rochester.

Waterloo Premium Outlets


Outlet mall of 100 stores featuring designer and brand name accessories, jewelry, gifts, clothing and specialty items located in Waterloo of the Finger Lakes region southeast of Rochester.

Public Market


City run public market located at 280 N. Union St. offering fresh local produce and other items every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. 

Live Entertainments

Blue Cross Arena at the War Memorial


Rochester's arena featuring concerts and events. It is home to three Rochester sports teams; the Amerks (AHL hockey), Razorsharks (PBL basketball) and Knighthawks (NLL indoor lacrosse).

Frontier Field


Baseball stadium for the Rochester Red Wings in downtown Rochester.

Capelli Sport Stadium


Home to Rochester's USL soccer team, the Rhinos and host to many local high school sporting championships.

Main Street Armory


Indoor seating facility located at 900 East Main Street.

GEVA Theatre


Regional professional theater company of Rochester located at 75 Woodbury Blvd. Award winning performances through-out the year.

Auditorium Theatre


Providing opportunities to all people to experience, understand and enjoy the best of the performing arts. Volunteer, non-profit organization since 1957, Rochester Broadway Theatre League is located at 885 East Main Street.

Eastman Theatre


The largest performance stage in Rochester with state-of-the-art acoustics located at 26 Gibbs St. It is home to the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.

CMAC


The Constellation Brands - Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center is an amphitheater style outdoor concert venue located near Canandaigua in the Finger Lakes Region and features regularly sold out top names in music.

Museums

Rochester Museum & Science Center


Located at 657 East Ave. and they house a collection of 1.2 million artifacts. The museum is focused on educating the Rochester community of all ages in science, technology and local history.

Strasenburgh Planetarium


Located right next to the RMSC building, this planetarium is known world-wide for its innovative Star Theater which seats 225 and runs daily shows with regular special events. It was the first of its kind to be fully computer automated. 

Strong National Museum of Play


Located conveniently off of the 490 highway at 1 Manhattan Square Dr, The Strong is a worldwide recognized educational institution housing interactive collections related to the study and exploration of play. It is home to the Woodbury School, the International Center for History of Electronic Games, the National Toy Hall of Fame, the World Video Game Hall of Fame, the Brian Sutton-Smith Library and Archives of Play, and the American Journal of Play

Susan B. Anthony House


The home of Susan B. Anthony for forty years and where she was arrested for attempting to vote in the 1872 presidential election. Now a learning center and museum of Rochester's contribution to women's rights located at 19 Madison Street.

George Eastman Museum


A National Historic Landmark located at 900 east Ave., it is the estate of Kodak's founder, George Eastman and dedicated to photograph and motion picture archives as well as film preservation and photograph conservation. It houses the 500-seat Dryden Theatre which plays daily showings of classic motion pictures.

Genesee Country Village & Museum


19th-century living history museum just 20 miles from Rochester in Mumford, NY. Over 600 acres containing actual architecture from the time, the John L. Wehle Gallery of Sporting Art, the Genesee Country Nature Center, the Carriage Museum, the Silver Baseball Park and the Heirloom Gardens.

Resorts and Parks

Monroe County Parks


Park Department oversees over twenty parks in the Rochester area providing a wide array of outdoor opportunities from camping, nature, zoological, horticultural, historical and geological features.

Bristol Mountain


Skiing and winter resort located near Canandaigua in the Finger Lakes with 35 runs and over 2,000 ft. elevation.

Seneca Park Zoo


An almost 16-acre zoo since 1894 located right in Rochester housing over 90 different species.

Cumming Nature Center


900-acre environmental preserve run by RMSC located in Naples, NY down in the Finger Lake region. Education facility features over six miles of trails offering service-learning opportunities.

Seasonal Events

Lilac Festival


Free spring festival of Highland Parks' lilac flowers, hundreds of musical acts, wine & chocolate tasting, craft brews, parade, kiddie rides and more.

Jazz Festival


Early summer concert series of multiple genres from all over the world featuring over a thousand performers at 19 venues across Rochester.

Monroe County Fair


Mid-summer's celebration of the area's advancements in agriculture and related technology in Spencerport.

Fringe Festival


Early autumn showcase of creativity in theatre, comedy, dance and music.

Corn Hill Arts Festival


Free summer festival featuring artists, music, beer and wine gardens all throughout Rochester's historic Corn Hill neighborhood. 

Park Ave Festival


Late summer exhibit along over a mile on Park Ave in downtown Rochester of over 350 artists, craftspeople, entertainers, food and shopping.

Fairport Canal Days


Largest event on Rochester's historic Erie Canal with culinary, visual and artisan goods to kick off the summer.

Polar Plunge


Rochester's annual winter event benefiting the Special Olympics.

Webster Fireman's Carnival


Area's largest parade followed by a weekend of carnival activities benefiting and representing local fire fighters from departments as far away as Toronto, Canada to Watkins Glen, NY below the Finger Lakes.

Western NY Sports

THE ROCHESTER AMERICANS


The Rochester Americans, also known as The Amerks, are a professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League (AHL). The team is an owned and operated affiliate of the NHL Buffalo Sabres. Since inception of 1955, The Americans have played at The Blue Cross Arena at The War Memorial. The Amerks are the fourth-oldest franchise in the league and have the second longest tenure among the AHL teams. They celebrated their 60th annivesary in the 2015-2016 season.

THE ROCHESTER RED WINGS


The Rochester Red Wings are a AAA Minor League Baseball team based in Rochester, NY that play at Frontier Field. The team plays in the International League and is the top minor league affiliate of the Minnesota Twins. Founded in 1899, it is the oldest continuously operating sports franchise in North America below the major league level. Visit the Rochester Red Wings website for more information.

ROCHESTER RHINOS


Welcome to "Soccer Town USA" - Home of the Rhino's.


For more information Visit: Rhinos Soccer.

ROCHESTER KNIGHTHAWKS


The Rochester Knighthawks, also known as the K-Hawks, are a professional lacrosse team in the National Lacrosse League. They play in the Blue Cross arena at the Community War Memorial. They have been members of the NLL since the league's inagural season of 1998.

BUFFALO SABRES


The Buffalo Sabres are a professional ice hockey team, based in Buffalo, New York that play in the Atlantic Division. Buffalo was awarded an expansion team by the NHL in 1970 and began their inaugural season at the Buffalo Memorial Auditorium, "The Aud". 

In 1996, the team moved to a new arena, Marine Midland Arena, and have been there since with modern upgrades over the years. 
Visit Sabres to purchase tickets, gear, latest news and information.


Notes:

  • Conference Championships, 1974-1975, 1998-1999. 
  • Stanley Cup appearances, 1975 (vs Philly) & 1999 (vs Dallas)  
  • The "French Connection" teams of the 1970's; featuring Gilbert Perrault, Rick Martin, Rene Robert
  • Exciting teams of the late 1990's, early-mid 2000's.
  • Featuring Hall of Fame Goaltender Dominic Hasek
  • Also; Danny Briere, Chris  Drury  
  • Prince of Whales/Presidents Trophy (best record) 1980, 2007
  • Division Championships: 6 
  • 7 retired jerseys

BUFFALO BILLS


The Buffalo Bills are a professional American football team, based in the Buffalo-Niagara Falls metropolitan area. In 1959 they were founded by Ralph C. Wilson Jr. and began their inaugural season at War Memorial Stadium in 1960 in the American Football League, where they won two AFL Championships. In 1973 the Bills moved to what is now, New Era Field in Orchard Park, a suburb of Buffalo, NY.


For more info: Buffalo Bills


Notes:

  • Won 4 AFC Conference Champships, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993
  • Appeared in 4 consecutive Super Bowls, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993
  • Retired jerseys: Jim Kelly "12", Bruce Smith, "78"

ROCHESTER RATTLERS


The Rochester Rattlers are a Major League Lacrosse (MLL) professional men's team. Since their inaugural season of 2001, the Rattlers now play at the outdoor downtown Capelli Stadium.

SYRACUSE ORANGE


The Syracuse Orange are Western NY’S Division 1 Football & Basketball Team.  Many legendary athletes have passed through their programs, leading to National Championships, accolades and professional careers.


For the latest news, visit: Cuse

RIT HOCKEY


The RIT Men's Hockey team is one of two hockey teams representing Rochester Institute of Technology in suburban Rochester, New York. The school's team competes in the Division 1 Atlantic Hockey Conference at the Gene Pollisseni Center. The team has won two national championships. The Men's team advanced to the Division 1 semi-final “Frozen Four" in 2010 and is an annual contender to win several conference championships.

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