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The Walmart Museum

105 N Main St, Bentonville, AR 72712-5341
+1 479-273-1329
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What a hero! He did amazing things through Walmart. I loved learning about the business... read more

Reviewed 21 January 2017
Kathy G
Columbus, Ohio
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You enter this museum through a little 5 and Dime shop experience of some of the toys, etc. of... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2017
Kansas City, Missouri
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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 21 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 17 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 10 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
Reviewed 10 January 2017

If in Bentonville or North West Arkansas, the Walmart Museum is a fun and informative place to visit. I found it great for young and old. There is a soda fountain at the end of the museum and the square is quite picturesque.

Thank Freddy4
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

WalMart is the largest, most successful retailer on earth. The museum is in the original building 5 and 10 store where he started and it provides amazing insight to how Sam Walton's vision to "live better for less" became THE template for the world. Many...More

Thank Patricia H
Reviewed 5 January 2017

whether you have 10 minutes or 30 or 2 hours, there are many things to learn about the Walton family and the community of Bentonville at this free museum. What better place to learn the details about Sam Walton who revolutionized retail permanently.

Thank RBarnhart
Reviewed 5 January 2017

It's impossible to be in Bentonville and not feel the presence of the Walmart company. The entrance to this free museum is set up to resemble a small 5¢ and 10¢ from the 1950's, but is not as charming or vintage-y as I had expected....More

Thank born2travel555
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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😃