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Emily Dickinson Museum
Emily Dickinson Museum
Open for tours from March to mid-December, the birthplace of Emily Dickinson is registered as a National Historic Landmark.
Attraction type: Historic Sites; Specialty Museums
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Yiddish Book Center
Yiddish Book Center
Owner description: The Book Center’s 37,000-square-foot heymish-modern building in Amherst, MA, is a lebedike velt – a lively world – featuring an open Yiddish book repository, theatres, art... more Owner description: The Book Center’s 37,000-square-foot heymish-modern building in Amherst, MA, is a lebedike velt – a lively world – featuring an open Yiddish book repository, theatres, art galleries, museum exhibitions about Yiddish language and culture, and programs in literature, music, art, film, and theater less
Attraction type: Museums
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Amherst Cinema Arts Center
Amherst Cinema Arts Center
Owner description: Amherst Cinema is a non-profit, independent theater. Our mission is to inspire, inform and entertain through the universal language of cinema arts and to serve as a cultural and... more Owner description: Amherst Cinema is a non-profit, independent theater. Our mission is to inspire, inform and entertain through the universal language of cinema arts and to serve as a cultural and educational resource for all. The core of our programming at Amherst Cinema is first-run independent film and classic repertory. We show over 120 superb films each year - most are first-run gems not even considered by commercial cineplexes. Decisions about film selection are made by our programming experts who know film and who know our audiences, not - as with many multiplex theaters - by a central office in a distant location. HISTORY 1926: The Amherst Theater opened in a renovated livery building in downtown Amherst, MA. It screened many classic films and hosted occasional stage performances. 1955: the theater was sold to Samuel Goldstein and renamed Amherst Cinema. Through the 1990s, the building deteriorated due to a lack of basic maintenance. The theater closed in 1999. 2000: a group of local film buffs and arts lovers formed the nonprofit Amherst Cinema entity to save the historic structure from the auction block. With substantial help from hundreds of individuals, institutions and businesses, the group raised funds and developed plans for a cinema center. 2006: With help from hundreds of supporters, we raised nearly $3,000,000 for the Amherst Cinema's home. In May 2006, our nonprofit organization broke ground to build a new, state-of-the-art, three-screen cinema. The Amherst Cinema opened November 22, 2006. 2013: A new studio theater was opened adjacent to the main building. less
Attraction type: Movie Theaters
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Amherst College Museum of Natural History
Amherst College Museum of Natural History
Attraction type: Natural History Museums
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Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Owner description: The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, a stunning, 40,000 square-foot facility in the heart of the Five College area of Western MA is loved by families, art aficionados and... more Owner description: The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, a stunning, 40,000 square-foot facility in the heart of the Five College area of Western MA is loved by families, art aficionados and book lovers alike. The Museum houses three Galleries with rotating exhibitions of picture book art from around the world, and a permanent collection which includes works by artists such as Maurice Sendak, Leo Lionni, and Rosemary Wells. A hands-on Art Studio allows visitors to create their own masterpiece any time the Museum is open. The Auditorium hosts regular live performances, daily films, and frequent lectures and guest appearances by renowned authors and illustrators. The comfortable Reading Library is the perfect spot to settle in with a book and a friend, or take in Storytime. The Museum Shop, called by Parent's Choice "the very best bookstore for picture books in the entire world," is stocked with unique gifts and a beautiful array of picture books. less
Attraction type: Art Museums
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Antonio's Pizza
Antonio's Pizza
Ranked #1 of 102 Restaurants in Amherst
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Bistro63 at Monkey Bar Grill
Bistro63 at Monkey Bar Grill
Ranked #2 of 102 Restaurants in Amherst
Price: $4 - $21
Cuisines: Fusion
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Pita Pockets
Pita Pockets
Ranked #3 of 102 Restaurants in Amherst
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
Judie's
Judie's
Ranked #4 of 102 Restaurants in Amherst
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Atkins Farms Country Market
Atkins Farms Country Market
Ranked #5 of 102 Restaurants in Amherst

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Delta Organic Farm Bed and Breakfast
Delta Organic Farm Bed and Breakfast
$65 - $105
Ranked #12 of 14 Amherst B&B and Inns

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Red Roof Inn South Deerfield
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Red Roof Inn South Deerfield
$90 - $158
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in South Deerfield
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Black Walnut Inn
Black Walnut Inn
$95 - $125
Ranked #1 of 14 Amherst B&B and Inns
Amherst Inn
Amherst Inn
$85 - $175
Ranked #2 of 14 Amherst B&B and Inns
Allen House Victorian Inn
Allen House Victorian Inn
$75 - $195
Ranked #6 of 14 Amherst B&B and Inns

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.