Off Campus Attractions

Local Museums

The Emily Dickinson Homestead
The Dickinson Homestead, where Emily spent all but 15 years of her life, was mentioned frequently in her intensely idiosyncratic and strikingly modern poetry. Devoted Dickinson readers visit the Homestead and The Evergreens, the Italianate home built next door by Emily's brother Austin Dickinson, to walk today where Emily walked and to see what Emily saw.

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is a new museum celebrating the art of the picture book. Founded by Eric Carle and his wife Barbara, the Museum is for visitors of all ages: children and families, teachers and librarians, scholars, and everyone interested in the art of the picture book.

The Yiddish Book Center
The National Yiddish Book Center is a vibrant, non-profit organization working to rescue Yiddish and other modern Jewish books and celebrate the culture they contain.

Amherst College of Natural History
Located on the Amherst College Campus, 11 Barrett Hill Road

Quadrangle Museums
Four museums and a library in the grassy area known as the Quadrangle. The Quadrangle is located at 220 State St, Springfield, MA 01103. It is located on Edwards Street and this is where the tickets are sold for all four museums. The four museums that are in the Quadrangle are: Springfield Science Museum, Springfield History Library & Archives, The Museum of Fine Arts and George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum. Where the library sits is a wonderful area that is enjoyed by tourists and locals. The Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden has sculptures of the author, The Cat in the Hat and the Grinch.

Performance Locations:

Iron horse Entertainment Group
The Iron Horse Entertainment Group (IHEG) presents live music and performing arts events in Northampton, Massachusetts at The Iron Horse Music Hall, The Calvin Theatre and Performing Arts Center, Pearl Street Nightclub, and an outdoor summer series at The Pines Theater


The Basketball Hall of Fame
The NEW Bigger, Better, Bouncier Basketball Hall of Fame includes 40,000 square feet of interactive exhibits, multi-media activities and basketball programs on three levels.

The Volleyball Hall of Fame
The Volleyball Hall of Fame features the Walls of Fame, large panel graphics of the history of the sport, a regulation half court, displays and exhibits, a touch-screen video display and a gift shop. For more information call (413) 536-0926, e-mail [email protected], or go to the website.


The Holyoke Mall
Western Massachusetts' premier shopping location is home to over 200 specialty stores. Located convenientally off Interstate 91 exit 15, the Holyoke Mall is home to such great stores as Filenes, The Christmas Tree Shop, Target and H&M.

Yankee Candle
Our spectacular candle and Christmas shops in South Deerfield, Massachusetts, will transport you to an Old World setting, where it's Christmas everyday. Wander through the Bavarian Christmas Village, Kringle Market, Black Forest and Santa's toy Factory, where rooms are bursting with countless candles, accessories, ornaments and toys.

Kringle Candle
Kringle Candle unites the best of the traditional and the new, with exciting candle products designed to mesh with virtually any decor. Our all-white candles not only blend perfectly with all backdrops, they emit the purest, brightest light possible.

Downtown Amherst & Northampton OR
Locally owned stores with the pioneer valley twist!

Local Attractions

Magic Wings
Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory & Gardens consists of a 14,400 square foot facility that includes a 4,000 sq. ft. glass conservatory filled with butterflies, moths and tropical vegetation.

Six Flags New England
"New England's Thrill Capital!" Six Flags, located in Agawam, MA, between Hartford and Springfield, is the largest theme and water park in New England! Call 877-4-SIXFLAGS or visit our website for directions and operating hours.

Scenic Views & Fall Foliage

Greater Springfield/Franklin County

The secondary roads of Rt. 116 and Rt. 9 wind through rolling countryside and hill towns. Rt. 116 passes through the picturesque towns of Conway and Ashfield; Rt. 9 leads through the village centers of Cummington and Goshen and the college towns of Northampton and Amherst. Scenic routes 143 and 112 travel through rolling New England countryside in the towns of Goshen, Chesterfield, Worthington and Huntington.

The Berkshires

Follow Rt. 7 North from Sheffield to Williamstown. Rt. 8 runs from Sandisfield to Dalton and is a superb route between two state forests. Rt. 183, from Great Barrington to Lenox, follows the Housatonic River and passes through small villages. Take Richmond Rd., off Rt. 183, just south of Tanglewood, and stop at the overlook for views of Stockbridge Bowl and the southern Berkshire Hills. Rt. 43 East, off Rt. 7, is the lower road to Williamstown, and passes through lovely farmland. Rt. 23, from Great Barrington to Monterey, and then right onto Tyringham Rd., takes you through the Tyringham Valley and eventually to Lee.

Look Park
Look Park is located on the Berkshire Trail (Route 9) in the Florence section of Northampton, Massachusetts, in the heart of the Pioneer Valley. Look Park, consisting of over one hundred and fifty acres, is a gift to the City of Northampton from Mrs. Fannie Burr Look.