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The Walmart Museum

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Address: 105 North Main Street, Bentonville, AR 72712
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+1 479-273-1329
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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
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When Sam Walton opened his 5&10 on the Bentonville town square in 1950,...

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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Walmart Museum Veeeeeeeeeeeeeery Interesting!

Although small, the quaintness of the town and the museum will thrill you. Very interesting story of Mr. Sam Walton. Don't miss eating at the greasy spoon next door (The Station... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Skiatook, OK
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Skiatook, OK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Although small, the quaintness of the town and the museum will thrill you. Very interesting story of Mr. Sam Walton. Don't miss eating at the greasy spoon next door (The Station Cafe) with it's gasoline style decor. Food is greasy but, oh so good! The 5 and 10 had cool things from my childhood, couldn't help but load up on... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What a hero! He did amazing things through Walmart. I loved learning about the business philosophies, aviation, marketing approaches, corporate citizenship and personal greeters. Really inspiring. This is a must do.

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Thank Kathy G
Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

You enter this museum through a little 5 and Dime shop experience of some of the toys, etc. of yesteryear. Then you can meander through the museum. As I've gotten older, I like to read the signs that tell you so much about the details of an exhibit. There's really quite a bit to learn about Sam. My favorite things... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting place showing Walton´s early life, Wal-Mart first steps and evolution to what it is today.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is something fun that takes only an hour or maybe a little more. An activity that the whole family will enjoy. This area is great to explore, have lunch and sit and enjoy the area. A must do if you're in the area and want a true Arkansas experience.

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For a guy that wanted to give the community a great place to shop, he did it. The museum was awesome with the timelines and progress of Walmart. It was fun cause some of the things I saw reminded me of being a kid and what I remember of going to Walmart as a kid. The ice cream shop was... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved it and were informed of things we never new about Sam Walton. Interactive game available with your cell phone as well.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If in Bentonville or North West Arkansas, the Walmart Museum is a fun and informative place to visit. I found it great for young and old. There is a soda fountain at the end of the museum and the square is quite picturesque.

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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

WalMart is the largest, most successful retailer on earth. The museum is in the original building 5 and 10 store where he started and it provides amazing insight to how Sam Walton's vision to "live better for less" became THE template for the world. Many business momentos are displayed and personal ones of his wife Helen and their children. Sam's... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

whether you have 10 minutes or 30 or 2 hours, there are many things to learn about the Walton family and the community of Bentonville at this free museum. What better place to learn the details about Sam Walton who revolutionized retail permanently.

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