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

  • 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 »
  • Frank Lloyd Wright's Bachman-Wilson House at Crystal Bridges A Canvas for an Architectural Masterpiece - As the reconstruction of the Bachman-Wilson House at Crystal Bridges wraps up, final touches are also being applied to the landscape surrounding the house.  The Trails and Grounds crew has been working for months to create a landscape for this classic Frank Lloyd Wright house that integrates the house with the grounds of Crystal Bridges, remains true to... Read more »
  • Museum Horticulturalist Cody George on the Crystal Bridges trails. The Elusive Crystal Bridges Gardener - When you work outside, amongst nature, I suppose you tend to blend in to the surroundings.  And when you blend in to the surroundings, you hear some amusing and interesting statements by passersby, such as: “Did you know the glass on the bridges are made from pure crystal?” and “Well I heard that Frank Lloyd... Read more »