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The Walmart Museum

105 N Main St, Bentonville, AR 72712-5341
+1 479-273-1329
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Surprise surprise!

To be up front, I'm not a fan of Walmart. But, I fell for the hype of the Walmart Museum. First... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
TravelerJenny8
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Elkhorn, Wisconsin
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Come see how it all began

Great little museum documenting the roots and progress of the Walmart empire. Very interesting to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
soogle1
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Dallas, Texas
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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

To be up front, I'm not a fan of Walmart. But, I fell for the hype of the Walmart Museum. First, it's free, so you can take as long or short of time as you like. The museum is small and you should plan 30-60...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great little museum documenting the roots and progress of the Walmart empire. Very interesting to see where and how it all began and the people behind it. Somewhat sanitized version as expected, no mention of the downside to local businesses when a Walmart moves in...More

Thank soogle1
Reviewed 1 week ago

I recommend that you stop at the soda shop and have an ice cream, the locals seem to hang out there, it is such a small town experience! We were too tired after a day at Crystal Bridges to take full advantage of the museum,...More

Thank Laurie W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drove to betonville from the white river to escape our resort! It was a long ride as my tween daughter said This better be worth it Dad! it was ...well worth the trip to the the crystal bridges museum and this museum I enjoyed...More

Thank Marija L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very neat to learn about the man who started Wal-Mart and the history of Wal-Mart. It also has cute little gift shop you must stop and shop.

Thank LeeAnn M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to know the whole history of one of the biggest retail in the world...Lots of history and souvenirs :)!

Thank Arianne R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful, free, museum in downtown Bentonville offering up the history of Wal-Mart from it's inception as a small grocery store. They have interesting information and tons of cool photos, relics, and articles on one of the world's largest retailers. Definitely worth stopping...More

Thank Kelly R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is nice to know the history of Walmart from the beginning to present day and see Sam Walton's old office and truck. Also, fun to see the old toys and candies in the shop in front of the museum!

Thank Donna S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small neat museum detailing the history behind Wal-Mart. It has many different artifacts to look at from the desk that Mr. Walton used to his pickup truck. It is such a great thing to be able to read and see how a...More

Thank aarons01
Reviewed 1 week ago

Walmart is an integral part of American landscape. Across many countries of Europe, Asia and part of Africa, Walmart is becoming ubiquitous. The museum depicts the history of the institution from its very modest beginning to the mammoth conglomerate that it has become today. From...More

Thank Traveler_Worldwide
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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.
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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
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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😃
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