Tulip Tree Trail

Tulip Tree Trail

Length: 1/2 mile

Surface: crushed granite hiking trail

Difficulty: Moderate slope with steps

The Tulip Tree Trail features some of the largest trees on the Crystal Bridges grounds, and includes access to the Tulip Tree Shelter, which was fashioned from a scale mock-up of the Museum’s pine-beamed roof structure that was created during the design phase. Forming a loop from the Tulip Tree Trail, Crystal Spring Trail offers access to the natural spring for which the Museum was named. Tulip Tree Trail also provides access to the Art Trail and the Museum’s south lobby.

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Images of the Tulip Tree Trail and Crystal Spring Trail

Art on the Tulip Tree Trail

Grains of Sand by Robert Tannen
Robert Tannen
Grains of Sand
Native stone

Grains of Sand, by conceptual artist Robert Tannen, encourages exploration of the Museum grounds, in a kind of sculpture scavenger hunt. Fifteen Arkansas boulders of native limestone and sandstone are placed along the trails. The title, Grains of Sand, and the boulders themselves, refer to the ancient sedimentary rock in the Ozarks.