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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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Smaller/less interesting than expected

I'm glad it was free because it was a little anticlimactic. Walton's 5-10 was very tiny and crowded - hard to shop. The museum itself was interesting but not very extensive.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Dallas, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I'm glad it was free because it was a little anticlimactic. Walton's 5-10 was very tiny and crowded - hard to shop. The museum itself was interesting but not very extensive.

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Richardson
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Pictures and relics. The thing is I recognized the items and brought back a lot of memories. History was well done and the only downer was an elementary school teacher who sure did not need any voice amplification equipment.

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Austin, Texas
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29 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

We strolled through town before the art museum opened, and were invited in to the Walmart Museum by a volunteer at the door. It's on the picturesque town square. Inside were numerous mementoes and films of the "old days" before Sam figured out how to use computers and track his sales, when he was buying up Ben Franklin stores, when... More 

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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is a cute little museum that gives the history of the Walmart company. Really interesting to see.

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This well-organized and informative museum gives a detailed history of WalMart, of course, But it also presents the remarkable forethought and ability of an extremely creative entrepreneur - Sam Walton. WalMart is a unique corporation that could only have grown up in America!

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

My wife and I came away from this experience appreciating Walmart more than we had before. It helps one get to know Sam Walton and the Walton family better.

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Avon, Indiana
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I was here on a business trip. I feel that all managers should come here and visit the museum. Mr Sam is extremely respected for his amazing skill to create the largest company in the world. The museum also shares things walmart does for the public that is not always advertised such as how much aid and food were given... More 

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Hurst, Texas
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Small but interesting. It is on the square in Bentonville. The little 5 & 10 store where Mr Walton began is cute and has a lot of old fashioned toys. Perhaps the best thing about it is the ice cream parlour through which you exit the building. Wonderful ice cream!

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Wichita Falls, Texas
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Wonderful museum detailing the history of Walmart. A must for all suppliers but also a neat experience for anyone in the area.

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Miami, Oklahoma
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Very well laid out and quite interesting. Spent about an hour and a half. Free and a nice well-priced ice cream shop/soda fountain and got shop.

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