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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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This is another little jewel in northwest Arkansas. Fun to see where it all started! The museum is well done and quite interesting.....not to mention informative. It also has a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This is another little jewel in northwest Arkansas. Fun to see where it all started! The museum is well done and quite interesting.....not to mention informative. It also has a great ice cream shop which you have to go through in order to exit the building. Darn!

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Gilmer, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

I have always admired Sam Walton and do even more so after a visit to this museum. He was a retail genius who understood his customer as few merchants do. The museum displays a multitude of memorabilia that tells the story of Walmart's phenomenal growth. It is very casual and comfortable..perfect for families. And, the ice cream parlor at the... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Whether you love or hate Walmart, if you go to Northwest Arkansas, give this museum a visit. Want to know the price of toilet paper in the 1950s? Need to see Sam Walton's Ford F-150, complete with bite marks from his dogs on the steering wheel? Does a replica of Sam Walton's office tickle your fancy? Big fan of corporate... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Wow! What a trip down memory lane! Very informative, very interesting--and what fun! Main Street of Middle America! Especially enjoyed the little 5 & 10 Store!

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Frankfort, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

If you ever wanted to see and feel the real store behind the man and his vision you should see this place. It takes to back to the start of Sam's Life and business start. I will tell you that you will not be disapointed.

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Norman, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

A wonderful little museum in the original location of the first store owned by Sam Walton. Located on the square in Bentonville, Arkansas, this museum offers a glimpse at Mr. Walton's office and his favorite Ford truck, as well as the Presidential Medal of Freedom he received shortly before his death by President George H.W. Bush.

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Columbia, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

If you are a person who likes a classic entrepreneurial success story, then this is the place for you! This small museum is a tribute to the life of a man with high principles, a love of family, a genuine interest in the welfare of others and a dream with the passion and drive to make it happen. It is... More 

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Long Prairie, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We had a few hours to spend in Bentonville so we stopped in. We are Walmart shoppers, not employees, and still enjoyed learning about the humble beginnings and the solid values held by the founders of the company.

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Shawnee, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Very nicely done museum. A lot of information about the Walmart empire. Try the ice cream at the end. Very good the town square is a nest place to walk around

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Lake City, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Enjoyed seeing the original five and dime store. It sells some old toys and old candies. The museum was somewhat interesting showing different stages of Walmart's development. The ice cream shop was neat. It sells malts, cones, moon pie Sundays, root beer floats, flavored sodas etc. Prices were fairly cheap as well. The museum itself is free and the town... More 

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Address: 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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