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

  • A view of the Tulip Tree Trail in early autumn. Living Off the Land: Fall Forage at Crystal Bridges - Autumn has been rather hesitant this year.  Usually by this time, the trees are bursting with color, calling for us to come out and admire their spectacular beauty before their brilliant leaves begin to gently slip one by one from their grasp. However, after a rather mild summer, colder weather has been sporadic at best... Read more »
  • Great Horned Owl, looking cross. Owl Prowl - This morning the Museum held its last regular Discover the Grounds program of the year.  This particular incarnation had a focus on birds in general, and owls in particular, and featured two guest speakers:  artist Calder Kamin, whose bird decals, Impact Proof, can be seen on the windows in the Museum’s South Lobby; and Lynn Sciumbato,... Read more »
  • Tree thumbnail Grounds Training or Adventure Sport??!! - The Trails and Grounds team could very well have been mistaken for Team Redbull or some extreme Mountain Dew dudes last month. Several members of this group were involved in some interesting, if not dangerous, training to further our ability to manage all 100 acres of our jurisdiction.   For many years, Crystal Bridges’ ground... Read more »