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Peel Mansion And Historic Gardens

400 South Walton Blvd., Bentonville, AR 72712
479-254-3870
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Ranked #6 of 14 Attractions in Bentonville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Outdoors
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Owner description: In 1875, Colonel Samuel West Peel built a marvelous villa tower Italiante mansion on the outskirts of Bentonville, Arkansas. It was a working farmstead surrounded by 180 acres of apple trees. The Peel Mansion is an outdoor museum of heritage roses, perennials, and native plants. Various vignette gardens are interlaced among curvilinear walks and large shade trees creating a most appropriate setting for this great historic building of northwest Arkansas.Also on the site is the pre-Civil War Andy Lynch log cabin which serves as a gatehouse and gift shop at the entrance to the grounds. The cbin was moved to The Peel Mansion property from Brightwater, Arkansas, just east of Rogers.

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

A lovely restored mansion with a very knowledgeable tour guide. The gardens are beautiful and they continue to make improvements to them and the surrounding buildings. Very enjoyable.

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Annapolis, MD
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The house is about 140 years old. Nelle, the docent who showed us through, must be about 130. The house is no big deal, but Nelle was utterly charming.

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Bella Vista, Arkansas, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

One of the few restored homes around NW Arkansas. The Peel Mansion has been lovingly restored, and is a beautiful place to visit, for both the house and the grounds.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

From my childhood travels through Bentonville on our way to visit family in Kansas, I was captivated by this (then) spooky-looking mansion. It has now been completely restored, with a museum and gorgeous grounds.

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New York City, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Not up to, say, National Trust standards but they are doing a lot of improvements and are getting there...It is between a Walmart parking lot and busy street, so don't expect a historic landscape setting either.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Ive been throught Peel mansion several times including for a wedding. Each time Ive been Ive learned something new that I didnt know before. Its a great venue for weddings or events as well. The grounds are gorgeous. A wonderful place to visit or use as a venue!

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Batesville, Arkansas
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99 reviews 99 reviews
33 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Beautiful mansion and a wonderful amount of history. Loved the staff and museum store. Liked hearing of the future plans. Awesome place!

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Upper sandusky
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

The home has some neat furniture and a lot of history. We really enjoyed the guided tour and explanations and how the home is used today as pa place for receptions and parties. The gardens were very beautiful.

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Prairie Village, Kansas
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68 reviews 68 reviews
30 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

This home was built in the late 1800's and has been restored. All of the rooms are open to the public and are nicely restored. There are guides that can provide interesting stories of the various parts of the house and the furnishings. The outdoor gardens are very well maintained and beautiful.

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Tulsa, OK
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

There is not much to see here for the $8 admission price. I felt that it should be priced lower, but the grounds and mansion are well kept. It is in the Walmart parking lot.

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