Other Neat Things to Do in the Amherst Area
Except as noted, all
museums, etc., are free.
Check their web sites for hours, special exhibits, group
tours, etc. Distances are approximate
Tours Daily at 1:30
Sunwheel A SUNWHEEL is a SOLAR CALENDAR and
OBSERVATORY; perhaps the
best known example of a Sunwheel is Stonehenge. A Sunwheel is
an outdoor stone circle
whose standing stones line up with
the locations on the horizon of the rising
and setting Sun at the times of the solstices
At Hampshire College
miles south of UMass on West Street/Route 116)
Yiddish Book Center
The Yiddish Book center is the world's only museum and book center
solely to Yiddish literature.
Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art features the art of Eric
author of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and many other
internationally acclaimed picture book artists. (Admission
At Amherst College
south of UMass on South Pleasant Street/Route 116)
The Mead Art Museum is located on the campus
of Amherst College and has a
collection of more than 14,000 pieces of art.
At Smith College (10 miles west
on route 9)
At Mount Holyoke College (15 miles south of UMass
Holyoke College Art Museum The collection comprises more than 11,000
objects from antiquity to the present day, with concentrations
in Asian art,
Renaissance painting, American and European sculpture and painting,
decorative arts, and works on paper.
Candle World's largest candle store. Candle making museum, Bavarian
village, .... Ten miles north of UMass on route 116 in South
- Magic Wings Butterfly
Conservatory and Gardens North of Yankee Candle on
routes 5 and
10. Admission fee.
Deerfield is a museum of New England history and art
within the carefully
preserved 330 year old western Massachusetts village of Deerfield.
are free; fees for entering the buildings.