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“Crystal Bridges”

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Ranked #1 of 23 things to do in Bentonville
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed January 18, 2014

I am not much of a museum person but really have enjoyed Crystal Bridges a couple of different times. The architecture is art as much as the art itself. It's a fascinating place. If you go in the summer make sure to give yourself plenty of time because you will also want to walk the grounds.

One thing I found interesting was the lack of religious art, I only noticed one religious piece in the entire museum. I think it would be difficult to purchase American art and not have a good mix of religious art as that was such a large part of the art world over the last 2 centuries.

Thank Kevin M
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Reviewed January 18, 2014

It is so great to have such a wonderful art museum in our own backyard. It is worth visiting just for the architecture of the building and the surrounding, even without the art, but to experience the history of our own country through some of our nations finest artwork is fantastic. I am sure I will go often.

Thank Kathryn S
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Reviewed January 15, 2014

The museum and surrounding grounds are excellent in every way. Beautiful works of art and some iconic classics that you will instantly recognize and be amazed that they are in NW Arkansas! This museum is THE reason to go to Bentonville unless you're also going for the equally excellent mountain bike trails located very nearby. The staff was very helpful and informative. Everything from the architecture to the employees was top-notch all the way around. Lunch in the museum restaurant was good and well priced with a wide variety to choose from, you can also enjoy wine or beer if you like. Even if you are just passing through the area make a side trip and go to this museum, you won't regret it!

Thank Osp98
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Reviewed January 14, 2014

Don't let the Bentonville, Arkansas address fool you, this museum is a paradise. The Crystal Bridges namesake is a great descriptor---the Museum sits on the water and is a work of art in and of itself.

Inside you have arguably the greatest collection of American Art outside of New York or Washington, D.C.! One could easily spend multiple days experiencing all that Crystal Bridges has to offer.

Next time, we are walking the 6 miles of hiking trails in addition to experiencing the 4 star restaurant.

Just spectacular. As an Arkansan, this makes me proud of my state.

Thank DoogieWhite
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Reviewed January 8, 2014

This is a not to be missed little jewel set in the Ozarks. The building itself is a work of art and the collection displayed is excellent and approachable. We disliked nothing!!!!

Thank omioklahoma
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