We are fortunate in Northwest Arkansas to have so many great attractions.  One of the most unique is the Crystal Bridges Art Museum.  Nestled in the woods just north of the Bentonville city square is a mecca for art enthusiasts.  Last time I visited, Harrison Ford was there.  WHAT??!!!?

Aside from the amazing collection of art on exhitbit, my favorite aspect of this experience is enjoying the shear beauty of the architecture.  There is just too much to take in on one visit! There is something for every age at the museum.  My children love the Experience Art Studio and the Drop-In Studio.  A series of walking trails crisscross the grounds around the museum.  All of this is free to the public.

My love language is quality time.  I seek out one-on-one time with each of my family members. (See my last mother/daughter date here.) Wednesdays are the only days I have with just my son.  Last week he requested a trip to the art museum and walking trails.

Here is our day in pictures:  Crystal Bridges

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My favorite shoes!  I bought then in Eureka Springs.  The brand is "Ahnu".

My favorite shoes! I bought then in Eureka Springs. The brand is “Ahnu”.

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Selfie...no make-up day.

Selfie…no make-up day.

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We love the Experience Art Studio! It has all kinds of hands-on activities for the whole family to enjoy!

He wrote his name.  Do you see it? D-A-Y-T-O-N

He wrote his name. Do you see it? D-A-Y-T-O-N

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I know we could do this at home, but it is so much more fun at the museum. 🙂

He is only three-years-old, folks.  He said, "I drew an Angry Birds world."  He wrote it by himself!  "AG BRDS".

He is only three-years-old, folks. He said, “I drew an Angry Birds world.” He wrote it by himself! “AG BRDS”.

He is only three-years-old, folks.  He said, "I drew an Angry Birds world."  He wrote it by himself!  "AG BRDS".

He is only three-years-old, folks. He said, “I drew an Angry Birds world.” He wrote it by himself! “AG BRDS”.

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12 comments on “Crystal Bridges: NWA Day Trip

  1. brittneydeanne

    Those green shoes look cute and comfy! What brand are they? Easy-to-spend-a-day-walking-around shoes are hard to find.

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  3. Mel Lockcuff (@MamaBuzz)

    Jen, love these pictures. I’ve been thinking about taking the boys over one of these days to experience the trails; they look amazing. And I could have sworn I was already following you on Twitter, but somehow I wasn’t! Well, I am now.:) Thank you so much for sharing on Inspire Me Wednesday. Featuring you in next week’s issue.

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  5. alison

    I LOVE Crystal Bridges. What a treasure of a place to have near you! So much fun. I love seeing your little guy soak up all the kids’ art they have available there too! 🙂

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