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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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The tour guide was great, an older woman who had originally planted some of the gardens. The gardens weren't much too speak of during our trip due to the season and all the snow... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 12, 2015
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Tulsa, OK
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Winter Park, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 via mobile

Took the grand daughters (7 and 3) here during spring break and they both had a really great time. The tour guides are very friendly and knowledgeable of the home's history, etc. and definitely understood what was needed to relate to the little ones. Making them feel a part of the tour made it a much better experience for both... More 

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

Thank you @Conceptumator for letting us know you and your two grand daughters had a great experience visiting The Peel Mansion Museum & Heritage Gardens during spring break. We are glad you thought the entry fee was reasonable. For (others) reference, the prices are $5.00 plus tax for adults, $2.00 plus tax for children 6-12, and under 6 are free.... More 

Tulsa, OK
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

The tour guide was great, an older woman who had originally planted some of the gardens. The gardens weren't much too speak of during our trip due to the season and all the snow we'd been having but the grounds seem well kept. This is our third attempt to take a tour, the first time, well over a year ago,... More 

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

Thank you @tulsatourist for letting us know about your experiences. We apologize for your previous inconveniences, though we are glad to hear you finally received a full tour and thought it was worth seeing. We want to mention that our hours & location have always been listed on our website which includes tours that happen every hour on the hour... More 

Sarasota, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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134 reviews 134 reviews
40 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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101 reviews 101 reviews
33 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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