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Amherst College

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Address: Amherst, MA 1002
Phone Number: (413) 542-2000
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Beautiful campus

The Amherst College has a beautiful campus right in Amherst. We stayed at the charming Lord Jeffrey Inn conveniently located right next door to the college. On the negative side... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Jim2525
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Hopewell Junction, New York
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Hopewell Junction, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Amherst College has a beautiful campus right in Amherst. We stayed at the charming Lord Jeffrey Inn conveniently located right next door to the college. On the negative side, unfortunately, there seems to be a problem with a homeless population in the area. We noticed numerous lost souls sleeping and hanging around the area parks, city benches, etc. We... More 

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East Granby, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

We visited at the end of school year. It was a pleasant walk to have the grounds to ourselves. The main chapel was on the second floor. See the gallery of past college presidents. The chapel no longer feels like one, but it's light and bright. Too bad everything is just "history" and no longer with faith. The art museum... More 

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

My wife and I enjoy visiting college campuses when we travel, so we grabbed at the chance to visit Amherst while in town to go through the Emily Dickinson Museum. Obviously, Amherst is a great academic institution and has a very nice campus on a hillside in a beautiful setting. I like campuses where the architecture shares some semblance of... More 

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Hayward, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

The oldest of the Five College consortium (Amherst, Smith, Hampshire Mt. Holyoke, and UMass), Amherst is perhaps the most prestigious. Besides the ivy-covered buildings and students, the flavor is sharpened by students to and from the other four colleges.

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

We visited during my daughters spring break this year. We had an excellent tour guide and found the information session informative.

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

Nice college set in a real nice location, great little town. Everything within walking distance. Beautiful setting.

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Cobleskill
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

went for a lacrosse game just a beautiful campus. did not see all of it but what I saw it was very nice

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Vienna, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

Amherst College and campus are gorgeous. Take time to wander around the campus and get a feel for life at Amherst. Relax and enjoy.

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Thank fiamma11
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016

Take a tour of the Amherst college campus. Walk around the historic buildings and you'll also have some great views of the valley from the college. It's located right up the street from the center of town.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

A very nice campus to visit and a good way to get a feel for the Amherst college "scene" - more so than visiting the UMass end of the town.

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