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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 14 Attractions in Bentonville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
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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.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Traces the history of Walmart. Lots of history about Sam Walton and the growth of the company. Free admission. Located in old town Bentonville square.

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Big Cabin OK
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50 reviews 50 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

It was nice, clean, & the workers were very nice. There was a little shop in front where you could buy a few old kind of toys & candy. They also have a few other cool items. The museum was nice & well designed with lots of cool info & items from the past. At the end there's a great... More

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Oceanside, California
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70 reviews 70 reviews
7 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Perfectt and quick understanding of the Waltons and the history of Wal-Mart!. Nice video, timeline, memorabilia and photos. Liked the little 5&10 at front of museum, lots of old time goodies. Located in nice downtown area of Bentonville.

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Pawtucket, Rhode Island, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Love the Square. Loved the family history; I work for Walmart and knew the business end of the story. Great gift shop at the start and you end at the soda fountain. Lots of shops nearby. Crystal Bridges Museum was closed (Tuesday). FREE.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

Learn about the history of Wal-mart and the man behind it all. Interactive and interesting (to me)! The best part is getting an ice cream cone at the end.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

While very biased towards Walmart and Sam Walton, you expect that. You also come out with an immense sense of amazement at the person Sam Walton was. He was truly a go getter and the stuff legends are made of. You could spend all day here. The fun part was seeing his old truck and finding out why he still... More

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Shawnee Mission
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73 reviews 73 reviews
7 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

You may love or hate Walmart but they are the worlds largest retailer. The museum chronicles the growth of Walmart and it's founder, Sam Walton. It's well worth the stop to see this snapshot of Americana.

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Parrish, Florida
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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed this museum from beginning to end....it was a fascinating view of America and Sam Walton. It was unpretentious, like Sam Walton himself. Put together with Crystal Bridges Art Museum, it makes for a wonderful day.

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Alamo, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Lots of information about the founder of Wal-Mart. His truck was inside the museum, the store was the first one he founded and was stocked with old fashioned doodads. We loved it there. Right across from the town square where they were hanging Christmas lights. Very nice small town atmosphere. Loved it.

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Lawrenceville
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

You enter the museum into what East Coast people would call a 'vintage' or 'retro' store. You walk through a well presented and documented timeline of the Walton family business. You exit through a feel good icecream shop where they are basically giving away icecream. The feel good works for me!

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