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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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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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A hidden gem in NW Arkansas

While birthed just a few years ago, Crystal Bridges is one of the finest, most innovative, and fun museums in the entire US. It is beautiful, it is free, it is totally enjoyable... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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Arkansas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

While birthed just a few years ago, Crystal Bridges is one of the finest, most innovative, and fun museums in the entire US. It is beautiful, it is free, it is totally enjoyable. This past January they had a number of interactive exhibits, exhibits that made you question, exhibits that made you laugh, one even had us dancing --Crystal Bridges... More 

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Minot, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

What an amazing facility! Beautifully built and the art is world renowned! Not something I expected to find in Arkansas! I highly recommend Crystal Bridges to anyone who needs a little culture in their lives!

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Bella Vista
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24 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Each time we return to Crystal Bridges we are more amazed by all that is going on, the new art and works on display, by the wonderul service and food of the restaurant and all the staff of the museum and cafe! Everything is first class, no details left untouched! You will certainly enjoy a visit to Crystal Bridges and... More 

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Memohis
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Thanks to Alice Walton and the Walton Foundation for creating such a spectacular Museum in Bentonville. The architecture And design are breath taking --- the first view of the buildings is stunning, and then it only gets better. Free. That's the second surprise. Then the interior design is so well suited to seeing the art. The collection is amazing. Almost... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The setting, architecture, and flow of this modern museum, housing the American Art collection of Alice Walton and other foundations/trusts is attractive. On top of it, it is totally free to the public. In addition to the art inside, the path system on the grounds opens more opportunity to admire this structure from various angles. I understand that come late... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We had some time on our hands in the evening on our visit to Bentonville and with nothing much to do, we decided to visit this place. However, we quickly realized that the time we had allotted for this place was too less. For an art lover, this place would is a paradise since it has lots of paintings and... More 

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Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Liked that it was in a beautiful setting and in the spring would have been even prettier! Nice walking trails. Comfortably arranged inside and each room was a nice surprise. Various types of art that would suit everyone at some point. Did I mention it was free? That doesn't happen very often

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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98 reviews 98 reviews
33 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Toured the new exhibit of Von Gogh to Rothko. Very interesting wide variety of art displayed. Should find something for everyone in this collection.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

This is an amazing facility, nestled in a small valley, the back drop is stunning. The ponds on either side have a relaxing effect on all visitors. The art is unbelievable in a small town. Enjoy a cup of coffee at the close of the visit. The gift store is your typical overpriced tourist things but worth a browse.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Interesting views throughout the galleries, however had an element of something missing in its spectrum of artists offerings.

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