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The Walmart Museum

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Address: 105 North Main Street, Bentonville, AR 72712
Phone Number: +1 479-273-1329
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12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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When Sam Walton opened his 5&10 on the Bentonville town square in 1950,...

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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A step back in time

My wife and I stopped in and as soon as we entered the door, we were greeted by a Walmart greeter! The staff here was very friendly and helpful. The entrance is setup with lots of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Sand Springs Ok
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Sand Springs Ok
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I stopped in and as soon as we entered the door, we were greeted by a Walmart greeter! The staff here was very friendly and helpful. The entrance is setup with lots of stuff you would have found in a 50's era dime store, or maybe I should say, 5 & dime store. Lots of things I... More 

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Gurgaon, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

its in the middle of little market in Bentonville. Very nicely managed. It is small place. wouldn't take more than half n hour to cover but would help you understand the history of walmart

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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been here several times, but took my 16 year old daughter. She luked the candy store and ice cream shop. The Walmart/Walton museum was interesting. He was such a down to earth guy. I think kids can learn that they can turn there dreams into something big. My favorite part was his office display and his old pickup.... More 

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Webb City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I remember shopping at wal-mart with my mom when I was kid and this museum made me appreciate that even more than as just a memory. The museum tells you everything you need to know about one family that wanted to make a difference in american communities.

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Thank Wrandi C
Berryville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed learning the history of walmart. Sam Walton was an incredible and humble man. It displays his office as it was when he passed away. There is also his old truck on display. The museum ends inside a nostalgic ice cream parlor. It is all located on the Bentonville square. We had a great time!

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Thank kke256
San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're in Bentonville, I would visit the Walmart Museum. Pretty interesting story on how Sam Walton built the world's largest company by revenue. One of the best things about this museum is that it stays open as late as 10 pm and it is free to get in.

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Thank BayAreaTraveler6338
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting and being in his first store which is on the town square made it more authentic. Very nice exhibits and very informative

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Thank Bill H
Lowell, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a fun place to visit and it costs you nothing. It is not rah, rah, Wal-Mart. It is about a American success story and will leave you knowing more then you knew before. It is a conversation starter and it will make you smile about how things in stores have changed. I have an intimate knowledge about Wal-Mart... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum sits in the town square which is surrounded by cute shops and delicious restaurants. The museum is hand on and very interesting. When you finish you step into a cute 50's diner with yummy ice cream.

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Thank Jennifer G
Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Nice flow to this museum. Exhibits are in chronological order and informative.Took us about an hour. Plenty of room for wheelchair users.

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