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

  • Amy Torbert and friend, taking a break from research at The Hive in 21c Musuem Hotel. Scholarship at Crystal Bridges: A Tyson Scholar’s Perspective - Tyson Scholar Amy Torbert is a little more than half way through her nine-month research residency at Crystal Bridges. For today’s post, she takes time off from her dissertation to offer an inside look at what it’s like to be a Tyson Scholar of American Art. –LD   During the past four years, Crystal Bridges has hosted 15... Read more »
  • A view of Crystal Bridges North Lawn and Mark di Suvero's sculpture "Lowell's Ocean" from inside the gallery bridge. News to Lift You Up - The Museum’s North Lawn is lovely, but difficult to reach. Visible from the Early Twentieth-Century Gallery bridge, and showcasing Mark di Suvero’s monumental steel sculpture Lowell’s Ocean, this pleasant swath of greenspace is currently accessible from the Museum only by climbing two sets of long, steep stairs.   Although not every area on Crystal Bridges’ grounds can... Read more »
  • Five species of oaks can be found on Crystal Bridges Orchard Trail. Oaks on Orchard: Seeing the forest AND the trees - The forest floor may just look like a carpet of brown this time each  year; however, if you stop and take a closer look, you’ll actually find a diverse mixture of leaf size, shape and hue.   Did you know that the Orchard Trail forest alone contains approximately 20 species of trees?   Of the 20... Read more »