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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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I am not a fan of Walmart but this museum was interesting

Very interesting. Given all Walmart's problems the past few years, it is sad to learn what it was and how far from Sam Walton's vision it has fallen.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Very interesting. Given all Walmart's problems the past few years, it is sad to learn what it was and how far from Sam Walton's vision it has fallen.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Very neat experience! I thought that after reading and watching videos about Sam Walton and his dream, he wouldn't like some of the bad press Walmart gets today. He really wanted to help women find budget friendly items needed for their families. I don't think he would be a fan of how they are paid when working for him. Lots... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

If you want to understand or appreciate the history of Walmart this is the place to go. Nice interactive displays about the past. A nice little addition to the fun of the Bentonville square.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We recently enjoyed visiting the Walmart Museum while in Bentonville, AR. How can you not go see where Walmart started when in Bentonville?! This museum did change my opinion of Walmart somewhat, as I haven't always thought highly of Walmart. It really explained Sam Walton's life and how he started and ran this famous retail company. I thought it was... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Nothing but hagiography to Sam Walton. A bore. The outside is the best part. Had hoped for a recreation of the original store. No such luck.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The ice cream shop was a fun visit - complete with a delicious and very inexpensive ice cream cone. I enjoyed learning about Sam Walton and the early days of Walmart. I especially enjoyed seeing his office. It made for an enjoyable little after dinner walk in the town square.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Take a trip back in time to see how the worlds largest retailer started. Take time to watch the video displays to here interviews from the early employees. A great historical education.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Ha, dimes on the kids truck outside for you to spend their money, classic. The movie should be watched...daily. Just like the old days. I can't comprehend what Mr. Walton accomplished, but man, it gives me motivation to keep on keeping on

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Sam Walton was a great business man. Very neat things from when the store first opened, his business techniques and what made walmart into the billion dollar corporation it is.Also a view of what Sam's office looked like. Neat little 5 and 10 store upon entering.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

As you might expect, the Walmart museum was all about Sam Walton and the Walton family, and the history of Walmart. They have many unique and interesting items related to the founding of Walmart. Probably the most interesting thing to me was that although Sam Walton was an incredible businessman, he was also just a "good ole boy" from northwest... More 

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