Mid Century Paintings at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Northwest Arkansas (Part 3): Seven reasons to visit the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art has been on my vacation wish-list from the moment I first read about its opening in 2011.  Far more than just an important collection of American Art, the Moshe Safdie-designed building and 120-acre woodland park surrounding the site are almost as spectacular as the museum’s contents. Here are seven reasons you should plan a trip to Crystal Bridges Museum.

Eureka Springs Pride Rainbow Bike Sculpture

Northwest Arkansas (Part I): Eureka Springs – A Funky Ozark Mountain Town

Far from the average tacky tourist town, Eureka Springs is a real-deal Victorian era city that quickly drew us in. Through a thousand feats of engineering, the beautiful historic town was built right into the limestone bluffs.

Even more impressive than the architecture is Eureka Springs’ welcoming, inclusive attitude. In these divisive times, this small Southern city sets a great example for how American cities could (and should) be.