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The Walmart Museum

105 North Main Street, Bentonville, AR 72712
+1 479-273-1329
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Ranked #3 of 13 attractions in Bentonville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Lake Balboa, CA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Reminded me of the corner store during my childhood with all the candy and toys I remember. Includes gift store and soda fountain.

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California, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Well done and probably exciting to fans of Walmart. Kids enjoyed printing their names in bar code. The old time souvenir shop was fun with candy and items we recalled from childhood. Nice selection of car games and classic toys. Kids enjoyed the ice cream shop at the end.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We were visiting the area and we heard about it. We decided to come and I we were so happy we did! It is a small, but neat place. They have a little store with old fashion toys, candy and a few souvenirs. Then you come inside the museum and they show you all the story. Me and my husband... More

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Portland, Oregon
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12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

If you are a Walmart fan, this is a great museum which tells the story of the growth of the business, with many interesting exhibits. I am not a Walmart fan so I just breezed through.

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Orlando, Florida
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44 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Stopped into the original 5 and 10 during my Bentonville visit. They had remodeled the building since my last visit as well as the square area around it. The exhibits are very neat to see and I enjoyed going down memory lane to the story of how Mr. Sam built one of the greatest business models in American history. They... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

Small but not to be missed museum in the old Walton store. Walmart Story from beginning to Sam Walton's death and plans for future. Memorbilia from early store. Interactive displays. Small gift shop with candies from the past and there is an ice cream shop next door.

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Batesville, Arkansas
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We loved walking down Wal-Mart's memory lane. Mr. Sam set the tone for retail forever. The staff was very friendly! Nice exhibits! Worth a stop!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I got a cheap Ole Red camouflage ball cap here. Kinda cool to see how the business built an exact replica of Sam Walton's office when he died. Interesting facts on the walls and a cheesy movie. I liked Sam's truck.

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Flanders, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My family enjoy visiting this museum every time we visit the Bentonville area. When we take other family members with us this the first exhibit we see. The story of Sam Walton is quit amazing. The little shop they have before you enter the museum bring back some child hood memories. The old time ice cream shop at the end... More

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ELLIJAY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The WalMart museum on the downtown square in Bentonville, AR is a biography in pictures and quotes of Sam Walton. His business principles are inspiring and should be read by young folks. Admission is free although there is a soda fountain at the exit for ice cream, sodas, etc.

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