Three New Spring Tours at Crystal Bridges

Bentonville_Crystal_Bridges_Spring_Showcase_Trail_TourCrystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville offers three new tours this spring that help you explore the art and beauty of the outdoors.

The Big Picture Tour takes place at 11 a.m. on Saturdays through May. It’s a new indoor/outdoor offering that provides a fun, general overview of the art, architecture and landscape of Crystal Bridges. Tour guides discuss one of the museum’s most iconic paintings as well as highlights of the building’s architectural design. It concludes with a short walk to Crystal Spring, the natural spring the museum is named for. Just meet in the lower lobby to take part in this one hour tour.

The Spring Showcase Trail Experience is about discovering spring blooms, spectacular dogwoods, and the museum’s soft-surface natural trails. You’ll take a walk to the Dogwood Trail and it includes many steep stairs, so wear appropriate shoes. Meet at Walker Landing. This one mile walk begins April 1 and runs at 11:30 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays through May 15.

A new Art Trail Experience takes place on Fridays at 4 p.m., beginning April 3. The tour follows a paved trail, but includes a steep incline. You’ll learn about the sculptures, waterways and native plants found along the Art Trail. Meet in the south lobby.

In addition to these tours, on April 11 the popular Discover the Grounds series returns with “Woodland Wildflowers for the Home Garden” with Crystal Bridges Horticulturalist Cody George.

Crystal Bridges is located at 600 Museum Way.

By Jill Rohrbach, travel writer for the Arkansas Dept. of Parks & Tourism.


2 thoughts on “Three New Spring Tours at Crystal Bridges

    1. Jill Rohrbach Post author

      This Saturday (May 2) is the grand opening of the Razorback Greenway, a 36-mile paved trail running from Bentonville to Fayetteville. The main ceremony is at noon at Shiloh Square in Springdale. Ride your bike or take a walk and enjoy the activities each town offers as part of the grand opening celebration.


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