- Our list of the best things to do in Amherst, Massachusetts, features the top 138 nearby activities — including 60 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Amherst, MA has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Museums & Galleries, Outdoor Places, Entertainment & Shows, and Sights & Landmarks.
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Outdoor performances of one of Shakespeare’s most famous works and a modern spinoff are offered throughout the summer
The rescuing, translating, and disseminating of Yiddish books serve as founding pillars for the National Yiddish Book Museum. The organization also strives to advance the knowledge of the saved literature through special education-based programs and exhibits within the architecturally unique building.
The Beneski Museum of Natural History is otherwise known as the Amherst College Museum of Natural History. Located on the campus of Amherst College, this museum features dozens of exhibits on topics such as dinosaurs, volcanoes, gemstone mining and outer space.
The Beneski Museum of Natural History is a natural history museum that is best known for the 'Bassett Planetarium'. The museum has a meteorite collection, a mineralogy collection, and a taxidermy collection.
Cultural and educational resources are supplied by the Amherst Cinema Arts Center to inspire, inform, and entertain visitors. The heart of the institution is as a first-run independent film cinema as well as a classic film repository.
Run by Amherst College, the Mead Art Museum is a free institution dedicated to the history, preservation and appreciation of art. In addition to its impressive collections, the Mead Art Museum hosts a series of lectures and other enrichment programs throughout the year. These are also free.
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125 West Bay Road, Amherst, MA 01002 MoreLess Info
Picture books are celebrated for their contributions to the art world at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Three galleries of rotating exhibits are housed within the 40,000 square foot facility along with permanent collections by famous picture book creators Maurice Sendak and Rosemary Wells.
An independent arts and education center, Amherst Cinema presents over 200 films a year including independent and classic films. The cinema also offers musical and dance performances, live plays and a children's education program.
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161 Commonwealth Avenue, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003 MoreLess Info
Affiliated with the University of Massachusetts's Amherst Campus, the Umass Recreation Center is a state of the art sports and fitness facility with a variety of amenities, including tennis courts, exercise facilities, and aquatics areas.