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Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

600 Museum Way, Bentonville, AR 72712-4947
+1 479-418-5700
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Gem in the Ozarks

It's hard for travelers to expect a lot from an art museum in the middle of the Ozarks, so this is... read more

Reviewed yesterday
travl_on
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Overland Park, Kansas
Delightful

Crystal Bridges doesn't compete with the collections in large city museums. However, it has a very... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
bookworm8
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Memphis, TN
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Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art welcomes all to celebrate the American spirit in a setting that unites the power of art with the beauty of nature.
  • Excellent88%
  • Very good9%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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600 Museum Way, Bentonville, AR 72712-4947
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Reviewed yesterday

It's hard for travelers to expect a lot from an art museum in the middle of the Ozarks, so this is a pleasant surprise. Not only is the setting beautiful, but the collections are expansive and well displayed. I visited to see the Chihuly exhibits...More

Thank travl_on
Reviewed 2 days ago

Crystal Bridges doesn't compete with the collections in large city museums. However, it has a very good collection of American art and ventures into modern art. The architecture of the museum is fun to see, and an excellent Frank Lloyd Wright home was moved to...More

Thank bookworm8
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My wife and I went to the Chihuly exhibit and were truly amazed at the outdoor exhibit. Some of the artwork looked like it was specifically made for that installation however when we inspected further we found that this piece was created in '96!

Thank Matt E
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is the most beautiful FREE art gallery. If you are in the NW AR area you must stop by. From the art inside and outside and the natural art of the grounds you cand stop by many times over a year and there is...More

Thank lwink29
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a place where you can go in the center of the country and see a great cross section of all kinds of American art. Includes a Frank Lloyd Wright house, even. And it is FREE.

Thank jahendren
Reviewed 3 days ago

It was a thrill to see Crystal Bridges. I had heard that the architecture was gorgeous, but it was even more than I had hoped for. The art collection was out of this world, I had to go two days in a row to really...More

Thank PurplePaloma
Reviewed 3 days ago

I went to the museum for the Chihuly and had several of his exhibitions before around the country. This one was small in comparison. But, the other outdoor sculpture, the rooms of American Art, the restaurant, the gift shop were all very nice.

Thank William B
Reviewed 3 days ago

All credit to the generosity of the Walton family member and the Walton foundation which made this museum possible. It makes a major addition to the heart and soul of Northwest Arkansas. And in keeping with the spirit of generosity, the basic museum admission is...More

Thank NewSmyrnaJoe
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Regardless of your interest in arts, this place is a must see. More than just a museum, it is an inspirational experience. Paintings, sculptures, glassworks, Frank Lloyd Wright house..... Make sure you take time to stroll through the grounds and pathways to find their hidden...More

Thank LJWHOG
Reviewed 3 days ago

I have visited many art museums [traditional and contemporary] both in Europe and many cities in the U.S. Crystal Bridges is among the best I have seen. The setting is spectacular - the architecture and the ability of the designer and engineers to fit the...More

Thank anthomay
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DebraG500
14 August 2017|
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Response from NoreenNoreen | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the other answers. At least 3 hours, but you could spend an entire day exploring.
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woolybooger
16 July 2017|
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Response from Paul W | Reviewed this property |
Yes. I think there are even poo bags available at least on the trails near the museum. I cannot remember if I saw those further out along the greenway or not.
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lswanson364
13 June 2017|
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Response from Patricia H | Reviewed this property |
Chihuly in the Gallery and in the Forest is a self guided tour. There is considerable information in the gallery and there 3 videos to watch also. Depending on crowd size (tickets are issued for a specific time), would... More
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