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The Walmart Museum

105 N Main St, Bentonville, AR 72712-5341
+1 479-273-1329
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Nice Place

It was a fun place to visit after dinner. We enjoyed getting to know more of the history of... read more

Reviewed 30 January 2017
Springdale, Arkansas
Small to be called a MUSEUM but tells all one wants to know

It's more of a collection and a walking story than one might expect in a MUSEUM. If you have any... read more

Reviewed 27 January 2017
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When Sam Walton opened his 5&10 on the Bentonville town square in 1950, he had no idea he'd planted the seeds for what would become the global leader in retail, saving millions of people money so they could live better. Today, that humble little dime store is the location of The Walmart Museum. A family-friendly experience in 3 parts, the Museum features a world-class exhibit gallery, Walton's 5&10, and The Spark Cafe. Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.M. - 9:00 P.M. Friday - Saturday: 8:00a.M. - 10:00P.M. Sunday: 12:00 p.M. - 9:00 P.M.
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105 N Main St, Bentonville, AR 72712-5341
+1 479-273-1329
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Reviewed 30 January 2017

It was a fun place to visit after dinner. We enjoyed getting to know more of the history of Walmart. The staff was very helpful.

Thank sheila793
Reviewed 27 January 2017

It's more of a collection and a walking story than one might expect in a MUSEUM. If you have any interest in how a normal person can become a billionaire with basic beliefs and strong values, you will leave inspired. If you are a vendor...More

Thank mccuno
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Toured this on a work trip, actually really enjoyed it. Have a lot more respect for Sam and Helen Walton after visiting this museum. Fun memorabilia, including his old office. Free admission, and the ice cream cafe has super cheap treats! Lots of kids there...More

Thank YogaTravel
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Although small, the quaintness of the town and the museum will thrill you. Very interesting story of Mr. Sam Walton. Don't miss eating at the greasy spoon next door (The Station Cafe) with it's gasoline style decor. Food is greasy but, oh so good! The...More

Thank Jonniehl
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

What a hero! He did amazing things through Walmart. I loved learning about the business philosophies, aviation, marketing approaches, corporate citizenship and personal greeters. Really inspiring. This is a must do.

Thank Kathy G
Reviewed 18 January 2017

You enter this museum through a little 5 and Dime shop experience of some of the toys, etc. of yesteryear. Then you can meander through the museum. As I've gotten older, I like to read the signs that tell you so much about the details...More

Thank ponyexpresstown
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Very interesting place showing Walton´s early life, Wal-Mart first steps and evolution to what it is today.

Thank Santiago R
Reviewed 11 January 2017

This is something fun that takes only an hour or maybe a little more. An activity that the whole family will enjoy. This area is great to explore, have lunch and sit and enjoy the area. A must do if you're in the area and...More

Thank Morgan J
Reviewed 11 January 2017

For a guy that wanted to give the community a great place to shop, he did it. The museum was awesome with the timelines and progress of Walmart. It was fun cause some of the things I saw reminded me of being a kid and...More

Thank J411ZAtammym
Reviewed 11 January 2017

We loved it and were informed of things we never new about Sam Walton. Interactive game available with your cell phone as well.

Thank Cynthia J
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Nancy C
15 January 2017|
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Response from WalmartMuseum | Property representative |
Hi Nancy C! We do not offer any bus shuttles. However, Bentonville does offer plenty of free parking around the square. There are a few parking lots, versus street parking, where a camper would fit.
Johanna P
4 September 2016|
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Response from WalmartMuseum | Property representative |
Thank you for reaching out to us! We are closed on December 25th, but we will be open on December 24th! The operating hours are from 8am-4pm. Admission to the museum is free! The museum also supports a 5&10 store to show... More
Susan S
25 July 2016|
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Response from nuk45 | Reviewed this property |
Maximum of two hours to allow picture taking as well😃