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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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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Description: When Sam Walton opened his 5&10 on the Bentonville town square in 1950, he...
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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Interesting little museum.

This museum is small but most enjoyable. You enter the space via the small five and dime store and it might be easy to miss the museum itself! I highly recommending spending a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Memphis, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

This museum is small but most enjoyable. You enter the space via the small five and dime store and it might be easy to miss the museum itself! I highly recommending spending a half hour or so in the museum.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

It was great! I think I tried the best malt in my LIFE there!!! It was also located by a good Spanish/Japanese cuisine.

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Flower Mound, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Nice little museum, showing how a good 'ol boy lived the American Dream. Lots of interesting facts throughout. Our younger teen girls were done in 20 minutes, but hubby & I & our eldest went through every bit from the early days to his replicated office to how they expanded worldwide. The soda shoppe at the end was a hit... More 

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Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

For anyone wanting to learn more about Walmart and the man that drove its incredibile success then the museum has to be worth a visit. The history of the growth based on great business principles is amazing.

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okla
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

was very interesting and it kept my attention more then i thought it would, informative and interesting, had some things that brought back memories.

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Nashville, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Self directed tour through the history of Sam Walton and the retail giant he and his family built. A little heavy on the Wal-Mart propaganda, but it is pretty impressive to see how the worlds largest retailer got it's start.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This is really a trip back into history, when my Mom Shopped at Walmart, with me tagging along as an obnoxious little kid. Free admission, excellent soda fountain (the Spark Cafe) next door is part of the museum complex. Located on the west side of Bentonville City Square at 105 N. Main. I-49, exit 88, then west on Arkansas Road... More 

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Springfield, MO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Much more interesting that anticipated. It puts a name and a story to the retail giant. The store with all of its vintage toys is a fun to browse and Sparks Cafe is pretty darn good too!

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Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Nothing that you would have thought it would be - don't waste your time. This was more of an advertisement for Walmart that the history of how it all started. The film was just thanking you for shopping at Walmart. This is not at all what we expected. Thank goodness there was not a fee involved in going here.

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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

A bit of propaganda but what do you expect in a company town. Did enjoy the nostalgia of the old products, laughed out loud at the display of why customers returned items. Don't miss the ice cream parlor

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Address: 105 North Main Street, Bentonville, AR 72712
Phone Number: +1 479-273-1329
Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Bentonville
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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