Bentonville/Rogers Arkansas

| DAY TRIPS | JANUARY 21, 2019

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art- A world-class collection of American art. Stunning architecture. Nestled in an 120-acre Ozark woods with miles of trails. Crystal Bridges has something for everyone, for visitors just like you. The mission of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is to welcome all to celebrate the American spirit in a setting that unites the power of art with the beauty of nature.

Crystal Bridges takes its name from a nearby natural spring and the bridge construction incorporated in the building, designed by world-renowned architect Moshe Safdie. A series of pavilions nestled around two spring-fed ponds house galleries, meeting and classroom spaces, and a large, glass-enclosed gathering hall. Guest amenities include a restaurant on a glass-enclosed bridge overlooking the ponds, a Museum Store designed by architect Marlon Blackwell, a Frank Lloyd Wright home, and a library featuring more than 50,000 volumes of art reference material. Sculpture and walking trails link the Museum's park to downtown Bentonville, Arkansas.

Admission to the museums permanent exhibit, as well as the parks and grounds, is free.  There is a small charge for the seasonal exhibits and private guided tours. The museum is closed on Tuesdays. 

The Amazeum- The Amazeum features approximately 50,000 square feet of exhibit and learning spaces inside the museum to bring learning to life and enhance family involvement, while evoking a sense of curiosity and discovery through hands-on activities. Interactive exhibits engage visitors with the land, industries and people who built the Arkansas culture and sustain it today. Exhibitions include the 3M Tinkering Hub; General Mills Lift, Load and Haul; Market Sponsored by Walmart; Nature Valley Water Amazements; Nickelodeon Play Lab; Hershey's Lab and more.

In addition, approximately one acre of outdoor space accommodates year-round learning and provides a backdrop for experiments and experiences inspired by the seasons. 

Admission is $9.95/person for anyone 2 and over.  

The Walmart Museum- When Sam Walton opened his 5&10 on the Bentonville town square in 1950 he had no idea he’d planted the seeds for what would become the global leader in retail. Today, that humble little dime store is the location of The Walmart Museum, a family-friendly experience in three parts: Walton’s 5&10- The storefront where everything began. The Walmart Museum- An interactive exhibit gallery that takes you on a fascinating tour of Walmart’s history. The Spark Café Soda Fountain- A celebration of small-town ice cream soda fountains, complete with soda jerks and 50’s-era music and videos.

Arkansas Music Pavilion- The AMP is an outdoor music pavilion that has a great variety of concerts for any age or genre.  Enjoying live performances from some of the top touring artists in the world, with the ease of a 10,000 seat venue. Plan your stay at Big Red Barn around concert tickets to your favorite band! Shopping and restaurants for a variety of tastes are within close proximity as well.

Pinnacle Hills Outdoor Mall- Plan an unforgettable trip to Pinnacle Hills Promenade and bring the whole family to experience a luxury lifestyle center. Shop the first Cabela's World's Foremost Outfitter in Arkansas and one of the most innovatively "green" Target stores found in the US. On 152 beautiful acres you'll find everything you’re looking for and more!