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Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

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Address: 600 Museum Way, Bentonville, AR 72712
Phone Number: +1 479-418-5700
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11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Wed 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Mon 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Full of surprises

Explore and enjoy the beautiful art, you'll be surprised at what pieces are here in Bentonville, AR. The admission is free thanks to Walmart so you have no reason not to stop by.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Easton, Pennsylvania
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Easton, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Explore and enjoy the beautiful art, you'll be surprised at what pieces are here in Bentonville, AR. The admission is free thanks to Walmart so you have no reason not to stop by.

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Richardson
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

My wife and I spent 4 hours in the museum and still did not have enough time to see everything. All employees were personable and very helpful. One even took our picture at the (LO) sculpture. The art was spread out enough so you (VE) didn't seem crowded. The next time will be when the greenery is out or the... More 

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Austin, Texas
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

You are thinking, hey, it's Alice Walton's museum, the Walmart lady! Your'e thinking, it's Arkansas, for heaven's sake! How great can it be? Don't they wear those funny red pig hats? Yes, friends had intimated it was indeed quite good, worth the long drive from Austin, but this place will exceed your expectations, no matter how high you set them!... More 

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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64 reviews 64 reviews
29 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Beautiful museum with several traveling exhibits. Really did enjoy our visit. Solid permanent collection. Beautiful trails surrounding the museum. Love the glass and wood. Very family friendly.

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Weatherford, Texas
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157 reviews 157 reviews
6 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

The Walton family donated the money for this museum. A real surprise to see something like this outside of a large city. Very interesting and unique exhibits. We will definitely return. Also, you may want to consider staying at the very unique 21C Museum Hotel near the museum -- you can walk a beautiful path to the museum from the... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

Great for adults and kids. What a treat. I plan to go back with friends. The building and grounds were as impressive as the art itself.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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127 reviews 127 reviews
28 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

Had never been to Crystal Bridges Museum and wanted to see just what type of museum and what type of collection one could build and assemble in this day and age. I am a member of AAM (American Alliance of Museums), so this type of venue is of great interest to me. The architecture is clever and stunning--this is one... More 

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Nashville, Arkansas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

My friend and I caught an exhibit here in February, it was beautiful! The grounds are well kept and the museum is in tip top shape, I am excited to take my husband the next time we are up that way.

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Chanute, Kansas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed seeing the entire collection (which was free entrance!) and a special modern exhibit (a bargain at $10.00 per ticket). All of the staff were friendly and helpful. We saw people of all ages enjoying the art. They seem to have programs on a daily basis. Although our visit was on a cold rainy day, the museum had beautiful... More 

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Tulsa
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48 reviews 48 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

What a wonderful gift the Walton family has given to NW Ark and the region! The permanent collection is so varied, with paintings, sculpture, lithographs, prints and other media arranged by era. The late 20th century gallery was closed for installation of new art, but all other areas were open. It was a crowded day with spring break for nearby... More 

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