- The list below includes 115 free or cheap things to do in or near Amherst, Massachusetts, including 88 different types of inexpensive activities like Specialty Museums, Movie Theaters, Colleges & Universities and Art Museum.
- From Amherst College to Metacomet-Monadnock Trail, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Amherst and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Springfield, Holyoke, Northampton and Shelburne Falls.
Crafts and designer jewelry from over 400 American artists are on display at Don Muller Gallery. A wide variety of engagement rings and wedding bands are available, as well as handmade glass, wood, metal and ceramics.
Spare Time Bowling offers guests the opportunity to go bowling, with bumpers and lightweight bowling balls for children. The location's Cosmic Bowling experience features laser lights, disco balls, black lights, and strobes.
Northampton's Thornes Marketplace is an indoor shopping complex with more than 30 stores. This upscale attraction, located in downtown Northampton, includes fine jewelry retailers, clothiers and purveyors of objects d'art.
Smith College Museum of Art maintains an extensive collection of quality artworks, including paintings, photographs, sculptures, antiques and more, by many established and contemporary artists. The museum also features a gift shop, artistic restrooms and handcrafted benches placed in the gallery.
Items that document the private life of Calvin Coolidge are put on display that the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Library & Museum. The items begin with his birth in 1872 and continue through his post-presidential days with a separate collection being displayed at the site for his wife Grace.