Rochester Travel Guide

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Rochester Overview

Rochester ~Made for Living~
"The World Image Centre"

Rochester is built around the Genesee River in Upstate New York, which has a 100 ft waterfall in the middle of downtown (High Falls). The city is located about halfway between Syracuse and Buffalo. Several small theaters, and many restaurants, bars, museums, and historic places are located within the city limits. While the many of the companies that helped to make Rochester into the city that it is are slowly relocating much of their manufacturing facilities, headquarters of Kodak, Xerox, and Bausch and Lomb are still located here.

In addition, Rochester has deep connections to the Anti-Slavery and Women's Rights movements. Both Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony are buried in the first municipal Victorian cemetery, Mt. Hope Cemetery. This area of New York also has strong historic ties to the Seneca and Iroquois Native American tribes.

Rochester also has an old underground railway. It's closed to the public at this point, but has some very interesting "art" painted on the old walls.

Travel in Rochester is possible by RTS, the public bus system, but it is easiest to navigate by car. An expressway system (390, 490, 590, and the inner loop) circle the city and extend out to the suburbs.

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