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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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Chatham, Illinois
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

My husband and I made a point of taking a side trip to see this museum while we were staying in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. We really enjoyed the experience. We ate at the restaurant and toured the indoor exhibits. We did not have time to check out the outdoor exhibits....next time... I would recommend this museum to anyone who has... More

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Sacramento, California, Usa
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Largest museum in the Rogers Bentonville area. Plenty of signs to direct you to museum from around town. To occupy some of my time in Bentonville I visited this modern museum of art with admission sponsored by Walmart. I made three trips to the museum I looked at the grounds, art, and exhibits. The grounds and area surrounding were planned... More

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61 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Very much enjoyed the layout of this museum, the restaurant was wonderful (gluten free and vegan/vegetarian options as well), neat and sometimes amusing art. We were rushed and unable to see the outdoor exhibits or stay for the movie on the lawn. This is a free museum, graciously sponsored by Walmart. We will most certainly be back. Entire family loved... More

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Country Club Plaza
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9 reviews 9 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

General admission to Crystal Bridges is sponsored by Walmart. There is no cost to view the Museum’s permanent collection, which is on view year-round. There is a fee for temporary 'traveling' exhibits. This is a can't-miss attraction which is just one more gigantic reason NW Arkansas is more than a travel-through stopover. It is a destination. Do you like museums?... More

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Bentonville, Arkansas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Crystal Bridges is located inside a heavily wooded (but absolutely gorgeous) area with endless walking, hiking, nature paths and biking trails all around. Unique sculptures of all sizes surround the property and it extends the museum experience beyond the walls of the buildings. Although it was a bit confusing trying to get to the main entrance of the museum, it... More

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Plano, Texas
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115 reviews 115 reviews
34 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This was a really enjoyable visit to see an excellent collection of American artists. I liked that there were also some works that seemed a little atypical of the artists' work... such as Charles Demuth's Calla Lillies, Mark Rothko's Greek Tragedy, and Georgia O'Keefe's Radiator Building. The walk along the trails around the grounds is definitely worthwhile and there are... More

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Spring, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

A very pleasant suprise! We were told that we should visit, but we were truly amazed to find an atr museum of this quality in this little town....this is the kind you would expect in a major metropolitan area.Beautiful setting, lovely gardens to walk thru, and some truly great art.

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Laguna Beach
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64 reviews 64 reviews
6 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

This is a fantastic museum!! Really with the architecture and American art this is a gem. AND ALL FOR FREE!! Even if you don't understand the art: GO, enjoy, ponder and talk about it. Park in town and enjoy the gardens along the walk. Exhibits change frequently which makes it fun to visit several times a year.

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Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Great place to see Art and the best part is it's free. We visited because I had business in Bentonville. We enjoyed the exhibits and were amazed and the beautiful museum. We will recommend and return when in this part of Arkansas.

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Frisco, Texas
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Whether you love art or love outdoors, this is a great destination. Thanks to a gift from Alice Walton (and SAMs billions) we have a prize in the SW US that's accessible to those not able to visit Washington's Smithsonian riches. It's an actual gift because it's all free for the basic collections. The gardens, trails, water features, and wildlife... More

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