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Genesee River's High Falls

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Address: 60 Browns Race, Rochester, NY 14614-1039
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+1 585-428-8095

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Did not realize there is a waterfall in Rochester. Was told by a local since we were in the area need to check the waterfall.

Reviewed 1 week ago
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new jersey
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93 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Did not realize there is a waterfall in Rochester. Was told by a local since we were in the area need to check the waterfall.

Thank antrec
West Milford
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20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We were visiting friends and were taken to the high falls. Interesting area, the "flour" district. It would have been great to see the old waterwheels, but they were removed. I think this area has great potential, but they falls on a nice day were worth seeing. You can go to the Genesee Brewery for lunch!

Thank Susanstinneford
SF Bay Area
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87 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

This is one of the most picturesque scenes in the city -whatever time of year you visit, it is worthwhile.

Thank Steve W
Clinton, New Jersey
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441 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Went in January early in the AM, and walked the pedestrian bridge. Pretty cool walk high above the river. Surrounding areas along the riverbank are run down and need of work. Nothing too spectacular.

Thank AndiamoAMagna
Rochester, New York
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Beautiful to see at night with the falls lit in different colors. Need to walk half way or 3 quarters of the way across if entering from Browns Race to have the best view. Can park in garage or street parking if space available.

Thank raymondl905
Toronto, Canada
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314 reviews
152 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

This is a truly fantastic natural wonder...a high waterfall, within a natural walled experience. The Genesee Brewery is also right there for enjoyment.

Thank skaszab2016
Denver, Colorado, USA
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103 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016

These falls are pretty amazing in the middle of the city. On the west side there is a historic district with nicely scaled old buildings, still in use. On the east there is not much, except a small park and walkway with good views of the fall. On a weekday in October the visitor center was closed so we absorbed... More 

Thank BinColorado
Jonesville, Michigan
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23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Stumbled across the pedestrian bridge on my way to Genesee Brew House. I'm a Great Lakes gal, so it was soothing to be near water (the sounds of the falls were very relaxing) right in the heart of Rochester. Lots of construction nearby, but hopefully it's to improve the surrounding areas.

Rochester, New York, United States
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54 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

The scenery here (in the middle of the City of Rochester) is beautiful. It just sucks that the neighborhood surrounding it is not even decent...its more like scary! If you go...go during the day and bring a travel companion, a cell phone, pepper spray and/or a gun for protection (*if you have a carry permit...of course)

Thank N4066AJamys
Rancho Cucamonga, California
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33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

The falls are nice but in the fall/winter they are muddy so go in summer when they are prettier. There's a nice walkway to view them.

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