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Place North Adams

North Adams is a city in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States. It is part of the Pittsfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area. Its population was 12,961 as of the 2020 census. Best known as the home of the largest contemporary art museum in the United States, the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams has in recent years become a center for tourism, culture and recreation.

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Atlas Obscura 2021
Calvin Coolidge Presidential Library and Museum

Discover Calvin Coolidge Presidential Library and Museum in Northampton, Massachusetts: A single room pays homage to the prodigious achievements of the 30th President of the United States.

Atlas Obscura 2019
The Spruces

Discover The Spruces in Williamstown, Massachusetts: This abandoned neighborhood is now a park filled with beautiful trees, wildflowers, and hints of its past.

Atlas Obscura 2018
Three Sisters Sanctuary

Discover Three Sisters Sanctuary in Goshen, Massachusetts: A stunning garden filled with fantastical environmental folk art and sculptures.

Atlas Obscura 2018
Gunnar Schonbeck’s Unconventional Instruments

More than 200 unique musical instruments that anyone can play.

Atlas Obscura 2022
Depot 62

Discover Depot 62 in Manchester, Vermont: Pick up a kebab and a credenza at this unique combination furniture store and café.

Atlas Obscura 2018
Hillside Cemetery

Discover Hillside Cemetery in North Adams, Massachusetts: This sprawling 18th-century cemetery features unique and beautiful gravestones, including one shaped like a tree.

Atlas Obscura 2017
Eight Whimsical Acres of Scrap Metal Art

The sculpture garden is circle-themed because life, the planet, the Sun, and the Moon are circular.

Atlas Obscura 2021

Discover Chesterwood in Stockbridge, Massachusetts: Take a step inside the picturesque studio of America’s most renowned sculptor.

Atlas Obscura 2017
Eight Whimsical Acres of Metal Art

The sculpture garden is circle-themed because life, the planet, the Sun, and the Moon are circular.

Atlas Obscura 2019
Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum

Discover Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum in Adams, Massachusetts: The hero of the women's suffrage movement birth home is now a museum dedicated to her legacy.

Atlas Obscura 2017
Sir Henry Hudson Kitson’s Masterpiece ‘Gingerbread House’

The small cottage is the Berkshires estate's whimsical jewel.

Atlas Obscura 2017
Three Acres of Mythology-Inspired Sculptures

The sculpture park is visible from the Taconic highway

Atlas Obscura 2019
Retro Pop Shop

Discover Retro Pop Shop in Lee, Massachusetts: Journey through vintage Americana inside this small Massachusettes's shop.

Atlas Obscura 2018
‘Hail to the Sunrise’

Discover 'Hail to the Sunrise' in Charlemont, Massachusetts: A monument to the Mohawk people stands along an old Native American trade route.

Atlas Obscura 2021
Herman Melville’s Arrowhead

Discover Herman Melville's Arrowhead in Pittsfield, Massachusetts: Herman Melville wrote "Moby Dick" in this landmark 18th-century house surrounded by farmland.

Atlas Obscura 2017
Grave of Mr. Barbo

Discover Grave of Mr. Barbo in Manchester, Vermont: An unexpected canine grave atop a mountain.

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Salem Art Works

Discover Salem Art Works in Salem, New York: This sprawling art park is filled with sculptures, nature trails, and art workshops.

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Site of Alice’s Restaurant

Discover Site of Alice's Restaurant in Stockbridge, Massachusetts: You can get anything you want at the former site of the restaurant immortalized by Arlo Guthrie.