GET THERE: The artsy town filled with Ozark charm is about 200 miles south of Kansas City, missouri.
STAY: The 21C Museum Hotel, which opened in February, is housed inside a 24/7 contemporary art museum. (From $159; 21cmuseumhotels.com)
CHEAP THRILL: Visit Crystal Bridges Museum (free admission; crystalbridges.org). Located just a quarter of a mile from the hotel, the two-year-old art museum founded by Walmart heiress Alice Walton includes five centuries of american art, ranging from the colonial era to current day—think iconic artworks such as Asher B. Durand’s Kindred Spirits, Norman Rockwell’s depiction of Rosie the Riveter, and Andy Warhol’s Dolly Parton. Plus, the grounds have 3.5 miles of walking trails to enjoy.