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Amherst College

Amherst, MA
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Ranked #7 of 11 attractions in Amherst
Type: Educational Sites
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San Francisco
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

The Amherst campus in the fall looks like something out of a movie set in New England at the turn of the 20th Century. The view out to Memorial Field is spectacular. Take in the view, admire the statue of Robert Frost and walk into town for dinner and a movie. Now you have done everything you need to do... More

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Litchfield, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

I wish we'd beaten Wesleyan. Three pass interceptions, a lost fumble and a blocked field goal sealed it, I'm afraid.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

If you're on campus, definitely visit Mass MOCA (contemporary art museum), Alive restaurant, the geology museum on campus, and the Mead Art Museum. Take some photos on top of Memorial Hill. Check out the trails beyond.

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75 reviews 75 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Visited for 5 days to get my daughter settled in her dorm. What a beautiful campus! I have visited many colleges the past two years (Harvard, Brown, Florida State, West Florida etc) and none were as beautiful as Amherst College. My daughter's dorm room looks like a country club compared to some of the ones we saw (FSU's looked like... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

The grounds are a bit underwhelming, though quaint. The student center was extremely small, though probably adequate given the small student body. Many students said that most move off campus as soon as possible and eat off campus as well

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New Brunswick, New Jersey
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72 reviews 72 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

A beautiful college town in a great setting. Traditional American town with plenty of young people a nd spirit. A lot of new and green construction currently going on.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

This college has it all. A great education can be had while living in a quaint college town. Nearby Smith, Mt. Holyoke, U.Mass, and Hampshire colleges ensure a variety of social as well as cross-regisring educational opportunities! THe 5-college bus system connects all these college so a car is not necessary. Th e campus is classic New England and set... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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11 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

A free dinosaur museum in a pretty college setting. What could be better to kill a couple hours with the kids? It's relatively small but we stayed for 1.5 hours. Really took our time. There are drawers the kids can open to see specimens which provides a nice interactive element for the young ones. Plus they supply kid-sized stools so... More

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Morristown, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013 via mobile

You don't have to be a student of Amherst to fully enjoy the beauty of the campus. Driving through the incredible building and grounds take you back to another place in time.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

Great research librarian for the Emily Dion cckinson special collections on the campus.Their holdings are phenomenal!

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