Crystal Bridges Museum is one of our all-time favorites!
We journey east from Colorado towards Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas. We stop in Wamego, Kansas, at the Oz Museum and the three state markers for Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. This place has been a bucket list item for many years and certainly didn’t disappoint. It was founded in 2005 by philanthropist and arts patron Alice Walton as a nonprofit charitable organization for all to enjoy. The building was designed by world-renowned architect Moshe Safdie, opened to the public on 11-11-11, and has free admission. Many wonderful masterpieces of American art, such as Chihuly glasswork, are on display. There is also a spectacular example of Frank Lloyd Wright houses relocated to Crystal Bridges Museum. This is a definitely a place that should be on your travel bucket list.
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After seeing this incredible museum, we went searching for diamonds at the only public accessible diamond mine in the world. See if we found the big one!!!