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Visiting UMass – The University of Massachusetts Amherst

UMass's Amherst campus is the largest in the University of Massachusetts, and is home to over 30,000 students. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is New England's largest university, with an attractive campus on the edge of Amherst town. Accommodation near the University of Massachusetts Amherst provides an ideal base for exploring this most historic corner of the US.

Useful information for your visit to the University of Massachusetts Amherst

Amherst is in the heart of the Massachusetts countryside, so it's no surprise that many of the things to see and do around UMass involve the great outdoors. In town, Amherst's large student population supports a huge number of bars, restaurants and clubs. Many museums and galleries provide an insight into the history and culture of the town.

  • 1. Getting to Amherst

    Amherst is a small town, and easy to get around on foot or by bike. If driving, you'll need a UMass parking permit unless parking in a metered parking area. The region's main transport hub for bus and trains is in Springfield, 30 minutes to the south of Amherst.

  • 2. Emily Dickinson Museum

    One of America's most famous poets was born and grew up in Amherst, and her house has now been preserved as a national monument. Take a tour with an expert guide to learn not only about Emily's story, but the times in which she lived and wrote her famous poems.

  • 3. Beneski Museum of Natural History

    Located right on the campus of Amherst College, the natural history museum has an impressive collection of fossils and dinosaur skeletons. Admission is free, and there is always a student volunteer on hand to answer any questions.

  • 4. Eric Carle Museum

    Eric Carle is most famous for writing 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' and the museum explores picture book art. Kids will love the colorful, interactive displays, in a museum where the emphasis is firmly on fun.

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