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Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

600 Museum Way, Bentonville, AR 72712
479 418 5700
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Ranked #1 of 13 attractions in Bentonville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
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California, Missouri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Surprising art in Arkansas. Loved the free audio tour, well done. Terrific architecture and walking gardens. Wonderful art library, could have spent hours here. The restaurant, Eleven, has a terrific brunch, $10-15 per and creative combinations of food, no disappointments for us. Interactive kids area, great for younger.

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Sunland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

GORGEOUS building and setting. Amazing art. I'd love to go back and do the architecture tour! This is a world-class art museum in the heart of northwest Arkansas. It's also FREE. Ånd free parking. What's not to love?

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Slidell, La
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40 reviews 40 reviews
4 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I expected a high quality museum (based on past reviews), but I didn't expect stunning architecture and gorgeous trails! What a treasure this is! Go early and walk as many trails as you have the stamina for before the museum opens at 11. The museum itself will take you somewhere between 2 and 4 hrs to see. There's a nice... More

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Jonesboro, Arkansas
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17 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Crystal Bridges has a great variety of art from American artists. I strongly recommend a visit if you get anywhere near NW Arkansas. Admission is free (I understand that occasionally traveling exhibits might have a fee). Check the website to see what might be at the museum before you visit. The permanent collection is pretty impressive as it includes works... More

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I really enjoyed my time here. It has a wonderful collection of art, sculptures and beautiful antiques to view for an afternoon activity. The architecture of this building is also incredible to look at.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

While traveling through Bentonville on a road trip we were encouraged to stop by Crystal Bridges. I am so glad we did! The art gallery is fantastic, but it's only half of the reason this place is so great! The nature paths and outdoor sculpture walks were just as great. The architecture of the buildings and the design of the... More

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Wichita, Kansas
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Every exhibit was great. Lots of room to view the art even with big crowds. The building itself is beautiful and the trails for walking and biking that lead to the museum are a do not miss adventure. The restaurant had a nice menu to choose from and the gift shop is a must.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Beautiful is an understatement when trying to describe the landscaping and architecture. Wear comfortable shoes and spend the time walking the trails outside that lead to outdoor art/sculptures after you have completed the inside. Best time to visit would be spring when the flowers are all blooming or in the fall when the leaves are turning. The restaurant within is... More

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ST louis
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This museum may be new but it does have some remarkable art. The grounds are beautiful and the buildings that comprise the museum are well laid out.

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Portland, Oregon
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I visited this museum a few weeks ago. The grounds are beautiful; plan some time to walk the trails. The architecture is stunning and by itself worth the trip. The art - well, one of the people visiting with me said "right artists, wrong pictures." Some minor works by major artists, and major works by lesser known. That's OK -... More

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