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

  • LOVE DERO LOVE Lost (temporarily) - We are losing the LOVE on Crystal Bridges’ South Lawn.  Robert Indiana’s LOVE sculpture is being de-installed this week.   But not to worry, the loss is temporary:  the sculpture is simply moving into the Museum’s vault so our preparators and Grounds crew can install a new, larger base for it, which will give it better... Read more »
  • Mary Ann King--Tour of Nursery Trail Guide Travels - Volunteer Tour Guides at Crystal Bridges receive copious in-museum training to prepare them for their role , but once they have passed their tests and become full-fledged Guides, the Museum continues to offer learning opportunities to enhance their volunteer experience and the experiences of the guests they tour. Today, Guide Program Assistant Allie Britt gives us the... Read more »
  • 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 »