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Visitor's Center

Rochester is the third largest urban area in New York State. Situated in upstate New York on Lake Ontario and near the Finger Lakes, Rochester has a unique culture and plenty of activities. It's home to professional sports teams at the top of their sports, some of the world's top businesses, and some of the state's most beautiful parks and recreation areas.

Location is everything in Rochester. Despite its size, all of the region's areas are accessible by a short drive, and it is between Syracuse and Buffalo. Day and weekend trips from Rochester are easy, as the city is a short drive from Niagara Falls and Toronto, Canada.

Rochester is the birthplace and home of Eastman Kodak Company, Bausch & Lomb, and Xerox Corporation. Claiming more sites on the National Register of Historic Places than any other city its size, Rochester was also the home of women's rights activist Susan B. Anthony and abolitionist Frederick Douglass.

How to Find Us:
Turn-by-turn directions to LeChase Hall via Google Maps

University of Rochester:
Campus maps
The Rochester Community
Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester
Eastman School of Music/Eastman Theatre

Rochester Area:
Visit Rochester
Rochester Downtown
Rochester Museum and Science Center