Welcomes all to celebrate the merican spirit in a setting that unites the power of art with the beauty of nature. We explore the unfolding story of America by actively collecting, exhibiting, enterpreting, and preserving outstanding works that illuminate our heritage and artistic possibilities. General admission to Crystal Bridges is sponsored by Walmart. There is no cost to visit the Museum's permanent collection, which is on view year-around. Closed on Tuesdays.
On March 7-8, 1862, over 23,000 soldiers fought here to decide the fate of Missouri and was a turning point of the war in the West. The 4,300 acre battlefield honors those who fought and died on these grounds. Pea Ridge was the most pivotal Civil War battle west of the Mississippi River and is one of the most intact Civil War battlefields in the United States.