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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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Sacramento, California, Usa
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Located in downtown Bentonville in the town square. Entrance is either through the Spark Cafe or Walton 5-10. The museum pays respect to late Sam Walton. Exhibits are organized based upon the timeline and key events in the history of Walmart. Original details and artifacts are housed here. Those details include Walton's original office, old receipts and newspaper clippings. All... More

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Lowell, Arkansas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Very Interesting. Great way to see the american dream come true. A well done museum. Has a lot of interactive features and is in a wonderful part of town. Located on the square where numerous restaurants are located.

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Lebanon, Missouri
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This museum documents what one man can accomplish in a lifetime by stepping outside of the "normal" box and how he accomplished it. Well worth the time. And there is a great old fashioned ice cream and soda fountain at the end.

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Russellville, Arkansas, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I took my 5 year old granddaughter with me and we both enjoyed this museum. On the way out, she picked out the same Lamb Chop doll that I had when I was a child. Great time.

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Austin, TX
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Actually, a memorial to Sam Walton. It is an amazing story from a one store operation to the giant corporation of today. If he was such a great guy seems like he would pay his employees better. Best thing there was the ice cream shop on the corner. A trip into the past and some of the best strawberry ice... More

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Austin, Texas
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Enjoyed stopping by the Walton's 5 and 10 to pick up a few Walmart souvenirs and take a tour through the museum. The museum had quite a bit of information for being as small as it was - my favorite part was one wall that showed the ridiculous reasons why people returned things to Walmart back in the day (one... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The museum is all about Sam Walton and the evolution of Walmart. The museum is run by the company, so it's well-done, but perhaps is too pro-Walmart. It's free, so might as well stop in.

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Ballwin, Missouri, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This definitely worth your time while in Bentonville. Sam Walton is an inspirational person. It made one wish you could have met him as a person.

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Parsons, Kansas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Stopped by to visit on a Friday evening. Museum admission is free of charge, they do have a small gift shop and museum exits into a ice cream parlor. I am not a Wal Mart fan and I feel like they take away from small Mom & Pop stores. I never really thought this was Sam Waltons intention when he... More

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St. Cloud, MN
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83 reviews 83 reviews
26 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Being an employee of Walmart, while travelling through AR I knew I had to stop at store #1. While we were there shopping, my hubby googled the "original" Walmart and what began it all. Off we drove in search of the little five and dime store that started the whole empire! It's a super cute little store in the front... More

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