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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
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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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A Quick Stop

Frankly we are not big W-mart fans, but were in downtown Bentonville with a little time to kill so we stopped in and were pleasantly surprised. Obviously it tells the story of... read more

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Frankly we are not big W-mart fans, but were in downtown Bentonville with a little time to kill so we stopped in and were pleasantly surprised. Obviously it tells the story of Sam and the growth of his business. We found the display about the company's "return policy" to be cute, and it is kind of neat to see the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a tribute and shrine dedicated to the brilliance of Sam Walton, an amazing individual. There is a very good history of the company quite a pleasant tour not to be missed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great for families in a reviving area of Bentonville. People were very friendly and the museum, gift shop, and soda shop are a nice 2-3 hr visit. It is hard to find family entertainment that doesn't cost an arm and a leg. Free area parking. Leave it to Wal-Mart to put together such a nice value.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

And then some. We went in mostly for something to do. Ended up with a couple of groups of Wal-Mart employees. Heard their cheer several times. Would have only spent a few minutes but got "trapped" by a downpour. It was an interesting enough place, but more of a shrine. The employers in the store that serves as the museum... More 

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Bentonville, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Well put together and updated with neat displays. The museum even has a 5 and dime store, coffee corner and a ice cream store.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a group of 9, with 5 children ages ranging from 19 months to 11 years. They all found something here that interested them. It's a short walk through and not a whole lot to it but the older kids seemed interested enough with how Walmart got its start. The 5 and Dime store was fun and most of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Located on the Bentonville Square. Covers the history of Sam Walton and Walmart. I found the information on Mr. Walton very interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

when I went to the Walmart Museum I was taken back to my youth, I couldn't believe the toys and stuff was the same as I played with as a kid. I would highly recommend it to anyone. the way the Musuem is set up with how Walmart started and Sam Walton's original office WOW

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Simple museum of Walmart / SAMs Club and Mr. Walton life. Boring for kids. Fun Soda Fountain attached - great icecream & prices! 5-10 Store is fun too.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just a fun place to learn about the roots of Walmart. Contains many interesting items and is convenient to downtown Bentonville.

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