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Amherst

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Amherst is a town in Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States, in the Connecticut River valley. As of the 2010 census, the population was 37,819, making it the largest municipality in Hampshire County (although the county seat is Northampton). The town is home to Amherst College, Hampshire College, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst, three of the Five Colleges. The name of the town is pronounced without the h ("AM-erst"), giving rise to the local saying, "only the 'h' is silent", in reference both to the pronunciation and to the town's politically active populace.Amherst has three census-designated places; Amherst Center, North Amherst, and South Amherst.Amherst is part of the Springfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area. Lying north of the city of Springfield, Amherst is considered the northernmost town in the Hartford-Springfield Knowledge Corridor Metropolitan Region.
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Historic Site
Emily Dickinson Museum
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Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
Amherst College Museum of Natural History
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Duration: 2 hours
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Yiddish Book Center
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Art Museum
Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
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Theme Park
Six Flags New England Agawam
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Hidden gems in Amherst

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Art Museum
Mead Art Museum
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Duration: 2 hours
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Mountain
Mount Holyoke Range State Park
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Spa
Elements Hot Tub Spa
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Outdoor Activity
Mt. Pollux
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Nature in Amherst

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Puffer's Pond
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Duration: 2 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in Amherst

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University / School
Amherst College
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Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Amherst

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Art Gallery
UMass Fine Arts Center
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