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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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Lowell, Arkansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

My daughter I have a membership and we couldn't be more happy with the ability, at a moments notice, to go fill our mind and eyes with the wonderful artwork housed at Crystal Bridges. Whether it's a touring Gallery of artwork that you would normally only see in the pages of a coffee table book, or their large rotating permanent... More

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Naperville, Illinois
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64 reviews 64 reviews
12 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We visited the museum after many recommended it when in NW Arkansas. We found the building and the grounds to be gorgeous. We took the Art Trail and saw various sculptures along the walk. There is also a bike trail that runs along the property that connects to other Arkansas bike trails. We enjoyed some of the American artists featured,... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Loved this experience. Nestled in the woods is an amazing Safdie designed art museum, garden walking trails and event space. Go, you won't regret it.

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okla
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

I think the trails for outside should be marked with the same color as the map you give for trails. And some trails had chains across them and were not available to walk on. over all very good great location and free admission.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The setting and architecture is superb including beautiful trails and outdoor sculpture. Interesting collection on American art displayed chronologically. Great cafeteria on a bridge over a pond-lovely.

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Leander, Texas
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We loved Crystal Bridges. The art is amazing, we saw over 300 world class paintings , Wyeths, Rockwells, and Maxfield Parrish's the Lanterns. We got to see them up close with no glass between us. It was great! And free! The building was beautiful and the setting was too. Don't miss this.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This museum is stunning. The museum itself is a work of art. Nestled in trees and beautiful trails and gardens that go for miles. You can enter via a parking lot area or thru the little park where the kids can run thru a spray park and then follow the trails to the museum. If you take the trails by... More

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

An amazing world class art museum in Bentonville Arkansas? Yes! It could only happen in WalMarttown. Only only regret was not allowing enough time to enjoy the outdoor exhibits. Plan on at least a full day to really enjoy this museum, and you will enjoy it. Beautiful, well designed, amazing, and complete. I am not an "art person" but I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

From the exceptional grounds and setting, to the art itself, it's worth a visit over a day or two (or more!) They were in the middle of installing a new exhibition when we visited, so some of the galleries were closed, but we still got to see a large breadth of American art for free (they don't charge an entrance... More

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Rogers, Arkansas, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Because the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art's "General admission" has been sponsored by Walmart, there is no cost to view Museum permanent collections. Admission fees only occasionally apply for temporary exhibitions that move around from museum to museum across the US or Internationally. Spring and autumn are wonderful times to visit the grounds with it's many trails that meander... More

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