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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. Plan to visit The Walmart Museum and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Bentonville attractions using our Bentonville trip itinerary builder.
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  • Had some friends in from out of town, took them through the Museum just like always it was amazing. We was talking about how it takes you through the process of Wal-Mart different stage! Very interest...  more »
  • We're in town mountain biking and stopped in for a quick visit. Great tribute to Sam Walton and the history of the company. Lots of facts I was not aware of: he was a WW II Navy pilot, his son was a G...  more »
  • Sam Walton's original 5 & 20 cent store is a trip down Memory Lane for us older folks & a peek back to an earlier time for the youngsters. The museum itself is full of memorabilia of the Walton family...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Amazing place and interesting to see the Walmart history. You have to get some ice cream after or a float. People are just so nice here. Didn't know Walmart is around the world.
  • Went here with a group of friends. We all enjoyed the experience. There is a lot of history, showing the history and the culture of Walmart. I would recommend going. The attached ice cream shop was really good too!