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Review of The Buckyball

The Buckyball
Ranked #7 of 23 things to do in Bentonville
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 25 July 2014 via mobile

This is a lighted ball & is pretty to see at night but is nothing I would travel miles to see. It is like a huge octagon wire ball.
I am surprised this made it as an attraction.
It is art & is pretty lit up but is not a major attraction.

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Reviewed 14 May 2014

Leo Villareal's Buckyball is on display at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. What, do you ask, is a Buckyball? It is a sculpture of a fullerene molecule, which resembles a soccer ball. What makes this sculpture so unique? The LED lights and watching them light up in patterns at night.

The Buckyball is easy to get to, it's located right at the entrance of Crystal Bridges. There is a parking lot adjacent to the sculpture. The sculpture is open after the museum is closed. We got there at dusk and stayed until dark. And although the six zero-gravity reclining benches were large enough to fit our family of 5, take time to view it from afar and from different perspectives - especially as it gets dark. Don't forget to bring a blanket or sweater.

We thoroughly enjoyed this experience. We learned about the Buckminsterfullerene and gained an appreciation this artist's interpretation of science.

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Reviewed 29 October 2015
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