Top 10 Tourist Attractions in Rochester, New York

Mount Hope Cemetery
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6: Mount Hope Cemetery

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Address: 1133 Mt Hope Ave, Rochester, NY 14620

This is a historic cemetery that is home to many great people, from famous abolitionists, artists, and American pioneers. You can take private tours of the graves and learn more about the history of Rochester, or you can walk through anytime you wish as it is always open to the public.

Highland Park
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7: Highland Park

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Address: 180 Reservoir Ave, Rochester, NY 14620

This is a special type of park that was created to better appreciate the natural landscapes created by Fredrick Law Olmsted. There’s over 150 acres to explore, with every one of them filled with lush vegetation and flowers, including lilacs, magnolias, azaleas, Japanese Maple trees, evergreens, mountain laurels, and numerous wildflowers that would make any horticulture enthusiast feel at home. This is a refreshing detour from your average botanical gardens visit.

Frontier Field
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8: Frontier Field

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Address: 333 Plymouth Ave N, Rochester, NY 14608

What was once old is new again, at Frontier Field, this stadium carries on the legacy of baseball, replacing one of the oldest baseball stadiums, the Silver Stadium. Frontier Field actually hosts a variety of different sports, including soccer and lacrosse. Come by during the summer and grab yourself Rochester’s famous “white rod” hotdogs, as well as some peanuts and crackerjacks, while you’re at it.

National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House
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9: National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House

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Address: 17 Madison St, Rochester, NY 14608

Home to one of the most famous American civil rights figures in our country’s history. Susan B. Anthony was known for her strength, tenacity, and moral integrity. She let the charge to grant women the right to vote. Her house is filled with all the tools and materials that she used to plot her activism and arm herself with the power of information and strategic planning to stay one step ahead of the State.

Memorial Art Gallery
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10: Memorial Art Gallery

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Address: 500 University Ave, Rochester, NY 14607

This historical art center was established in 1913 and has a gathering of more than 12,000 distinct pieces in plain view, from contemporary developments, up to twenty-first century work of art from all over the world. The Memorial Art Gallery hosts brief shows, public addresses, and even shows for the local residents. It is both a tourist attraction and a community hub for people to come and learn about art, share ideas, and pass down knowledge to future generations.

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