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Visit Rochester

The ideal destination for families in New York State, Rochester boasts more than 70 family-friendly attractions within an hour's drive of the city. Play your way through the city with hands-on experiences, learn about unique American history, and discover the great outdoors with rivers, lakes, and waterfalls created as a result of the ice age. 

Points of Interest

Discover the ultimate play destination for all ages. The Strong National Museum of Play is home to the largest collection of toys, dolls, and games in the world. Play your way through the history of video games and pinball, join the likes of your favorite American comic book superheroes, and step into the world’s most famous neighborhood—Sesame Street to name a few.

Travel to the farthest reaches of outer space, peer inside at the tiniest atoms that make up our own bodies, and experience the starry night sky closer than ever before at the Strasenburgh Planetarium. Strasenburgh is one of only seven planetariums to have a Zeiss star projector of its size.

Rochester is home to Seabreeze, the 4th oldest operating amusement park and oldest family-owned park in America. 65+ rides and attractions await including the Jack Rabbit, the oldest continually operating wooden roller coaster in North America.