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The Walmart Museum, Bentonville

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Explore the history behind the world's largest retailer at The Walmart Museum. Originally opened as a five-and-dime store in 1950 by Sam Walton, the building now houses a museum featuring exhibits and a reconstruction of the original dime store which boasts original floor tiles, a tin ceiling, and supplies that the shop would have sold. Grab an ice cream float at the old-fashioned soda fountain. Work out when and for how long to visit The Walmart Museum and other Bentonville attractions using our handy Bentonville attractions site .
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  • October 4, 2017
    great experience, the history of Mr. Sam Walton. Abile to see the pick up truck that he drove and collectables  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    This was worth the stop! The museum has lots of history and interesting tidbits. The 5 and 10 store put a smile on our face with some of the items from years past!  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    I lived in Bentonville for several years before visiting the museum. It was interesting to see how Wal Mart go it's start. There was a replica of Sam Walton's original office and his truck is a part o...  more »
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  • May 23, 2017
    I enjoyed this very much. Sam Walton was a great American. Built an empire on doing people and business right. It amazes and disheartens me that liberals in this country would go out of their way to hurt a company that has helped so many through either employment or saving money on products to live a better life. Whether you shop at Walmart or you don't, you may not know it but, you have been enriched by them in some way. I hope our country can return to this kind of commitment to hard work and success.
  • July 10, 2017
    It's probably just me, since I'm from here, but I don't find a museum dedicated to Walmart and the Walton family all that compelling. If you've never really thought about the goings-on or history of Walmart, I'm sure this is kinda cool. But there are definitely better museums in town. The ice cream shop (Spark Cafe) next door though gets 5 stars.
  • May 31, 2017
    Interesting and nostalgic. Good to visit once. Free admission. Clean restrooms. A "5 & dime" store is attached so you can purchase candy items and small toys. An old fashioned ice cream shop is connected to the museum, also.
  • May 9, 2017
    This is an amazing Museum surrounded by beautiful views and trails. The nearby mountain bike trails are so good! I did a tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright house which was also very nice. The guided tour is $10. The trails are free and they have easy trails for street bikes and many sides trails that are for hikers only. Chrystal Spring is just behind the Frank Lloyd Wright house.
  • July 1, 2017
    It was Sam Walton first store. The museum told the history of Walmart. I was impressed. Walmart is the largest employer in the world. I didn't know thst.

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