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Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

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Address: 600 Museum Way, Bentonville, AR 72712-4947
Phone Number: +1 479-418-5700
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Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art welcomes all to celebrate the...

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art welcomes all to celebrate the American spirit in a setting that unites the power of art with the beauty of nature.

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Saw this featured on Sunday Morning! Beautiful museum! Well worth the trip! Here for Bikes, Blues and BBq and very friendly staff.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Saw this featured on Sunday Morning! Beautiful museum! Well worth the trip! Here for Bikes, Blues and BBq and very friendly staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We detoured down to Bentonville especially to see Crystal Bridges on the advice of a friend and were delighted with the experience. The artwork is beautifully presented in a collection of modern buildings cited around a large creek. In fact, the architecture is a big part of the appeal of the museum. The permanent collection does a nice job of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Another must stop in Bentonville. The Walton family has insured North West Arkansas has a First Class museum for the future. The layout is unique and very easy to walk and view very special art. On the grounds they also have a Frank Lloyd Wright home built for a New Jersey family and moved to Bentonville.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The buildings are beautiful and easy to walk through. Lots of parking, and easy access for handicapped. Stroll through the many rooms of all different styles of art. Stop in Eleven for a bite but expect to pay for it. The food was acceptable but too expensive for the quality.

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Conway, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was my third visit to the museum. It is always a fun weekend trip. I enjoyed the American Made Folk Art exhibit and the Frank Lloyd Wright House. and as always the museum was a delight to tour again and see the new art additions.

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St. Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is a excellent museum of American art in Bentonville, Arkansas. The museum was designed by Moshe Safdie, officially opened on 11/11/11. It is FREE public admission but get tickets to see the Frank Lloyd Wright house. The Reader (1877) by Mary Cassatt is one of my favorite pieces. The architecture is fantastic, the building... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Plan on several hours to visit... like 4+ hours. Excellent place to visit. Worth the time and drive if you enjoy art.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Bentonville specifically to tour the art musuem. 4.5 hours later we were still enjoying it. We didn't have time to take the outdoor sculpture tour. The special Americana exhibit was also outstanding and well worth the price of admission. We love the cafe too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Whatever reason brings you to NW Arkansas, the Crystal Bridges Museum is a **MOST** stop. The Walton Family foundation has done an amazing job by hiring internationally renowned architect Moshe Safdie to design a building that complements the surrounding Ozark landscape. The surrounding, the space are unique and rival any European Museum. Their collection of American art is top notch.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Crystal Bridges Museum is a nice surprise. They have some good changing exhibits, good permanent exhibits and a decent restaurant. They have wonderful walking trails.

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