- 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.
A community park, George L Chesley Park features fields for baseball and football as well as courts for basketball and tennis. The park also provides a swimming pool, a children's playground, a water play station and picnic areas.
The Torrington Historical Society is devoted to preserving and raising awareness of local history and culture. One of the society's chief activities is maintaining the Hotchkiss-Fyler estate, the birthplace of John Brown.
Jump In With Us is an inflatable playground for children. The playground features inflatable jump houses, inflatable slides, a rock wall, and an inflatable obstacle course. Jump In With Us is also available for private party hosting.
Focusing on educating young children, the KidsPlay Children's Museum strives to make learning fun. The museum teaches through multi-sensory, hands-on exhibits that allow children to become fully immersed in the educational experience.
Artwell provides gallery space to exhibit contemporary works by both professional and amateur artists. They offer instruction in traditional visual art forms and emerging and technology-based visual art forms and also provide educational lectures on the visual arts.
Flight Trampoline Park has over 50 trampolines spread over 13,000 square feet which includes angled wall trampolines and a series of launching decks. Special events like children's play, teen and adult nighttime laser jumping, and a fitness class are also available.
The Barnes Harry C Memorial Nature Center is a 68 acre nature center dedicated to providing an open area for the public to learn of the importance of the natural world. The center offers several educational exhibits and hiking trails.