Trails & Grounds

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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.

Trails & Grounds Blog

  • Thelma and Louise in construction Thelma and Louise - Are you familiar with Thelma and Louise?  No, not the 1991 film starring Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis.  I’m talking about Crystal Bridges’ version.   Thelma and Louise are  two particular trees on Crystal Bridges’ grounds that had a significant impact on the architectural design of the southern section of the Museum.   When the Museum site was being excavated prior... Read more »
  • American Basketflower Gardening up Close - I’ve always been a detail-orientated kind of person, which is good because my job is centered on details:  individual plant health, plant inventory, weeding, plant identification, etc.  Our grounds are beautiful because of the detail work that is done by the Trails and Grounds team to ensure the guest experience continues (or begins) on the... Read more »
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"Tour de Apple Tree", 2010 “Tour de Dombek” with the Guide Program - Greetings Blog Readers!  Sam here, writing on behalf of the Guide Program these days. I wanted to quickly share with you all that I have recently transitioned from the Trails and Grounds Department over to Education, where I assist Guide Program Manager Alyssa Wilson with the coordinating/development of the program.  For those unfamiliar with our... Read more »