Trails & Grounds

Trails & Grounds

The trails and grounds of Crystal Bridges are a must-see part of the Museum experience. More than 3.5 miles of trails wind through the Museum’s 120-acre site, providing guests with access to the beautiful Ozark landscape. Designed to spark the imagination, the trails help guests form connections to the land and its history, as well as enjoy outdoor artworks.
Outdoor app

NEW! Crystal Bridges Outdoors App

This free app for Apple and Android devices offers interactive trail maps, art and plant guides, and audio-tour information about many of the fascinating features of Crystal Bridges’ grounds. Users may select favorite features to create a personalized tour, and upload and share photos of their own discoveries on the Crystal Bridges trails!

Trails & Grounds Blog

  • The drone captures footage of Leo Villareal's Buckyball as the sun sets, an image eerily reminiscent of "Close Encounters of the Third Kind..." Bring in the Drone! - There are a number of locations at Crystal Bridges that offer stunning views of the Museum architecture and landscape.  However, the constrictions of the Museum’s site—down inside a ravine, surrounded by trees—makes it a challenge to photograph in a way that conveys the full scope of the campus.  Back in 2011, aerial photos and video... Read more »
  • Introducing CB Outdoors! - Spring is in full bloom, and everyone seems to be getting outdoors! We’ve been anticipating this change at Crystal Bridges for a long time—so much so that our Digital Media department teamed up with our Trails and Grounds department to figure out a way to make our outdoor Trails and Grounds even more enjoyable for... Read more »
  • Blackberry Sage Shrub Cr(EAT)e Food Blog:  Shrub a Dub-Dub - If you’re a foodie, then chances are you also enjoy a cocktail from time to time; and if you’re cocktail enthusiast then you’ve probably enjoyed the renaissance trend of drinking shrubs. But “what is a shrub?” you ask..? The word shrub is derived from the Arabic word sharab, which means “to drink.”  The basic recipe... Read more »