North Adams Places

TripWhat's travel guide to North Adams; our list of the best things to see, including MASS MoCA, MCLA Presents! and Visitor center/Western Gateway Heritage State Park.
  • Since opening in 1999, MASS MoCA has become one of the world's most innovative centers for making and showing the best art of our time. With annual attendance of 120,000, it ranks among the most visited institutions in the United States dedicated to new art. More than 80 major new works of art and more than 50 performances have been created through fabrication and rehearsal residencies at MASS MoC
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  • MCLA Presents!

    MCLA Presents!

    MCLA Presents! brings to North Adams and the MCLA campus some of the world's finest performers in music, dance, theatre, and spoken word.
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  • Visitor center/Western Gateway Heritage State Park

    115 State Street
    Open daily 10AM-5PM, year-round except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day. Has park trail maps and orientation, regional tourist information. Exhibits focus on the histories of North Adams and the Hoosac Tunnel and local railroading.
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  • Natural Bridge State Park

    McCauley Road
    8, Phone: 413-663-6392 and 413-663-8469 (off-season), [1]. Open 9AM-5PM, Memorial Day through Columbus Day. This 48 acre park features a natural arch of bedrock marble that was carved by glacial meltwater. A quarter-mile walkway runs above and through the 60 ft gorge which the bridge spans and there is a half-mile wooded trail. Interpreters are available in summer to explain the geologic processes. Picnic tables and grills (carry out your trash), restrooms, pets OK on leash. NO swimming, rock climbing or alcohol. Parking $2.
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  • studio21south

    189 Beaver St.
    Located in a historic mill loft, studio21south primarily features contemporary realism, but also includes abstract artists working in traditional media. Located adjacent to Natural Bridge State Park, and a mile from Mass MoCA. Open year-round, but hours vary by season, so check website or call first.
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  • DownStreet Art Festival

    Downtown North Adams
    The DownStreet Art Festival every Thursday evening from June to October, when empty storefronts are converted into art galleries featuring local and national talent. The event draws crowds from all over the region. This is public art project of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' Berkshire Cultural Resource Center designed to revitalize downtown North Adams, harnessing existing arts organizations and events, and transforming vacant and open spaces into arts destinations. It also offers the opportunity to talk with the artists, curators and others connected with the exhibits at the ongoing DownStreet art exhibits and at the art openings.
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  • Western Gateway Heritage State Park

    115 State Street
    The Hoosac Tunnel is a 4.75-mile-long (7.64 km) railroad tunnel through the Hoosac Mountains. Built 1851-1875 to link Massachusetts to Albany, NY, it cost 195 workers their lives. At the Visitor's Museum exhibits depict the effect of the tunnel. Children and adults can experiment with a vintage floor scale that was used for weighing loads up to half a ton. A 30-minute documentary provides a concise, yet detailed, history of the Hoosac Tunnel. The facilities are also used for concerts, lectures, freight yard walking tours and gallery for temporary exhibits. Allow approximately one hour to view the exhibits. Universally accessible.
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  • Gallery 51

    51 Main Street
    Open daily 10am-6pm. MCLA Gallery 51 features the work of international, national and local artists, including MCLA faculty and students. The gallery hosts ten exhibitions each year and countless events and happenings. Staffed by mostly student workers, MCLA Gallery 51 provides students with hands-on experience in the day-to-day operations of a gallery. MCLA Gallery 51 is a project of MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center.
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  • Gramercy Bistro

    24 Marshall Street
  • The Hub

    55 Main Street
    The Hub offers comfortable, casual dining with good food, good atmosphere, good service, at a good price. The Hub also offers takeout and has a fully stocked bar with large flat-panel television.
  • Brewhaha

    20 Marshall Street
    m daily; closed Wednesday. We offer a very diverse menu including vegetarian and vegan fare. Our menu consists of dishes prepared with only the freshest ingredients. We bake our muffins on site, support local food companies and keep a very close eye on the quality of both our food and service. The salad we make is a favorite to many and our specialty coffee drinks (featuring illy Espresso) are a tasty way to put a little spring in your step for the day.
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EDIT THIS ITINERARY Our list of places in North Adams uses some content from Wikipedia and Wikivoyage.