Best Places To See in Rochester, NY

Handpicked Top 3 Places To See in Rochester, NY. Our 50-Point Inspection includes everything from checking reputation, history, complaints, local reviews, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence. You deserve only the best!


One Manhattan Square Dr, Rochester, NY 14607

Since 1969

National Museum of Play, Collections, Toy, Doll, Game, Related Collections, Video and Other Electronic Game Collections, Artifacts of Play, the Study of Play, Video and Other Electronic Games, Library Collections, Education, Woodbury School, Theme Days, Field of Play, Game Time, Hands-On Harley-Davidson, Modern & Vintage Motorcycle Display

Museum members & Under age 2: Free Admission - It is the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of historical materials related to play - 282,000 square feet (26,200 m2)

Price: Age 2 and older $14.50



Mon - Thu : 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Fri & Sat : 10:00 am - 8:00 pm Sun : 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This is basically the most perfect children's museum I've ever seen. We were completely blown away the first time we came, have been back at least twice a month for the last 6 months (making the membership pay for itself almost immediately!), and literally find something new every single time we come. Our son is only 21 months and already loves it (he screams with delight when he recognizes the horse outside when we pull up to the front door) and I know he will only enjoy it more and more.
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2222 St. Paul Street, Rochester, NY 14621

Since 1894

Zoos, Aquariums, Outdoor Activities, Birthday Parties, Facility Rental, Animal List, Survival Plans, Passion Into Conservation Action Program, Elephant Conservation, Conservation Days, Education Events, Special Events, Shops, Guided Tours, Group Reservations, Classes, Workshops, Birthday Parties, Cafes & Educational Programs

Members, Children 2 and younger, One teacher or chaperone for every 5 students: Free Admission - Area: 15.5-acre (6.3 ha) - Annual visitors: 425,550



Mon - Sun : 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Awesome zoo that really cares about animals & conservation. They are always updating to make the enclosures more comfortable for the animals, while still keeping the visitor's experience in mind. There are classes for 2, 3, 4 & 5 year olds. The classes involve an encounter with at least 1 animal, a story, craft, & snack. They also have camps for older kids during school breaks & in the summer. My kids have really enjoyed both the classes & camps.
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900 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607

Since 1905

Art Museum, Daily Tours, Mansion and Gardens, Film Screenings, Café and Store, Group Tours, Facility Rentals, Weddings, Research Resources, Film Screenings, Talks, Photography Workshops, Live Music, The Nitrate Picture Show, Holidays at the Museum, Photo Finish 5K, Member and Special Events, Historic Landscape Collections & Exhibitions

Members, Ages 4 & Under, SNAP and EBT cardholders and their families and for active-duty military personnel and their families: Free admission - The large house measuring 35,000 square feet

Price: Adults $14, Seniors (62+) $12, Students (with ID) $5



Tue - Sat : 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Sun : 11:00 am - 5:00 pm Mon : Closed

Great museum and so lovely to wander through the house of an important man in Rochester's history. It was decorated for Christmas when we went the day after Thanksgiving, and the pipe organ was playing Christmas music that echoed throughout the house. At Christmas time they also have a gingerbread house competition where it seems that there are two types of entries: school children who are having fun, and professional bakers who make replicas of real buildings in Rochester.
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