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The Peel Mansion Museum & Heritage Gardens

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Address: 400 South Walton Blvd, Bentonville, AR 72712
Phone Number: 479-254-3870
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Description: In 1875, Colonel Samuel West Peel built a marvelous villa tower Italiante...
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 Museum Store at the entrance to the grounds. *Tours are available every hour on the hour.* The Peel Mansion Museum & Heritage Gardens offers a variety of event options - wedding ceremony and reception, rehearsal dinners, group luncheons and tours, as well as civic or corporate events. We have the perfect venue for your special event!
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We enjoyed our visit to the Peel Mansion - first went to the little shack in the garden - evidently this used to be the property of the Lynch family at Pearidge - until donated to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2015
AlanP00le
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Cricklade, England
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Frankfort, Indiana
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Beautiful place to see the way of yesteryear. Wonderful staff. The ladies really gave us so much information. Simple and amazing lunch. The grounds small but beautiful. The log cabin gift shop was very unique. We really enjoyed this.

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Columbus
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21 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We showed up to see this and it was closed. The web site showed it as open. It actually looked like it was closed for a while. They should have a web site that is accurate.

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Cricklade, England
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We enjoyed our visit to the Peel Mansion - first went to the little shack in the garden - evidently this used to be the property of the Lynch family at Pearidge - until donated to the Peel Trust - this is now the gift shop - interesting range and very friendly girl. The tour of the house ( which... More 

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Des Moines
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102 reviews 102 reviews
23 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Very good tour guide. They are doing a lot of outside construction, so will look brtter later on. A good number of rooms. Tours begin on the hour. Good for about an hour on a rainy day.

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Madison, MS
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Erin Rowe, Director of Tours, was exceptional. She provided my group a fabulous tour and the gift shop is also well worth the stop. The tour guides did a great job and the catered lunch was exceptional.

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Alta Vista
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

The mansion and gardens were disappointing, not nearly as grand as expected. Gardens appear to need some TLC but realize the weather hasn't allowed for much outside work. Didn't feel we received much information during the tour and didn't feel like we saw all of the house. Tour and property didn't meet our expectations.

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Washington
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58 reviews 58 reviews
30 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

When I hear there are "Heritage Gardens" I am expecting something very cool. Not so cool. It was moderately maintained. We were unable to go inside the house. Plenty of construction going on in the yard area.

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ColonelPeel, Public Relations Manager at The Peel Mansion Museum & Heritage Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you @LAG28 for letting us know about your experience. We are saddened to hear the Heritage Gardens weren't as "cool" as you would have thought they were going to be. Yes, we are in the midst of construction for our Master Plan. The construction is to be finished very soon. We hope you will come back again when it's... More 

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I love old homes with furnishings of the period and this fits the bill. It isn't open all the time so be sure and check before you go. We arrived about 10 minutes before closing and got a "special" tour by the young lady that has the gift shop. She was very informative and was so kind to extend her... More 

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ColonelPeel, Public Relations Manager at The Peel Mansion Museum & Heritage Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you @Ellen D for letting us know about your experience. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your "special" tour of The Peel Mansion Museum & Heritage Gardens. We hope you'll visit us again when the renovations are complete and you can have a "full" tour. Thank you again for visiting The Peel Mansion Museum & Heritage Gardens. Happy... More 

Michigan City, Indiana
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85 reviews 85 reviews
17 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Was visiting family and no one had been here before so this was our chance. Nice place located on the edge of Walmart's parking lot (probably because one of the Walton boys was behind restoring this place). Not as grand as touring some of the plantations in Mississippi and Louisiana but worth a visit. I think there was more information... More 

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ColonelPeel, Public Relations Manager at The Peel Mansion Museum & Heritage Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you @Kris C for letting us know about your experience. We are glad to hear you thought The Peel Mansion Museum & Heritage Gardens was "worth the visit." We hope you'll visit us again when it's not raining and the renovations are complete. Thank you again for visiting The Peel Mansion Museum & Heritage Gardens. Happy travels! More 

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814 reviews 814 reviews
638 attraction reviews
353 helpful votes 353 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

I have wanted to go to the Peel Mansion for a few years now and finally on my most recent trip out to see my folks, I was able to go with my dad. We got there just in time for the 2pm tour and we were all alone with our guide. The story of the owner and his family... More 

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ColonelPeel, Public Relations Manager at The Peel Mansion Museum & Heritage Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you @jehenson81 for letting us know about your experience. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your time (and the restoration) at The Peel Mansion Museum & Heritage Gardens. Thank you again for visiting The Peel Mansion Museum & Heritage Gardens. Happy travels! More 

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Address: Address: 400 South Walton Blvd, Bentonville, AR 72712
Phone Number: 479-254-3870
Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Bentonville

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