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The Walmart Museum

Open Now: 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Open today: 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Learn more about an enduring American brand

When I was in the Bentonville area visiting Crystal Bridges Museum, I decided it couldn't hurt to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
bradshawgirl
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Jackson, Miss.
Look for the special museum touches, view Katrina film

This free museum presents an enjoyable and educational depiction of Sam Walton, his brother and... read more

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Diane S
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Gulf Breeze, Florida
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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...more
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105 N Main St, Bentonville, AR 72712-5341
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Reviewed yesterday

When I was in the Bentonville area visiting Crystal Bridges Museum, I decided it couldn't hurt to explore a bit more, so I walked the charming town square and found myself at the Walmart Museum. Unless you live under a rock, you're aware that Bentonville...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

This free museum presents an enjoyable and educational depiction of Sam Walton, his brother and their families told from both personal and business points-of-view. Timelines, memorabilia, video and photos present historical data in an interesting manner. Be on the lookout for the special touches like...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Diane S
Reviewed 3 days ago

So, i grew up just a couple hours up the road. Sam Walton is a local legend. I loved revisiting my childhood remembrances of what the original WalMart stores were like, how the company found its place in the American Economic stratosphere, and how Sam...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank SarahDiFree
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a compact and informative museum with a brief and pertinent history of the Waltons. The store front is a gift shop which leads you into the free museum. There's just the right amount of the history of Walmart and the Walton family. Once...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum tells how Sam Walton and his associates built the Wal-Mart empire from one small store in a small Arkansas town. You see some of the original aspects of this story.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank E3697LFrobertl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small little museum but all that’s needed to cover the history of the Waltons. The store front is just a gift shop that Leeds you into the FREE museum. Very informative on the history of Walmart and the Waltons. The museum dumps you into a...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Studio-Steve
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Walton Museum, as you would expect, gives you the history of the founding family of the Wal-Mart stores. But it is so much more. The family and the employees all have stories to share. It gives you so appreciation for the company as a...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank bsktdee
Reviewed 1 week ago

A small museum, but full of interesting information about the Waltons and the development of their enterprise. Interactive exhibits were fun. Original five and dime store now serves as a gift shop. Ice cream parlor attached to museum. Free admission but donations appreciated.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank pioneer186
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A leisurely stroll thru this well laid out museum will give you insight and information into the genius of Mr Sam and the rise of Wal-Mart. Just to see the chronology and growth recounted is mind boggling. From a small 5 and 10 to one...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Thomas P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So many artifacts and information about Sam Walton and his family. We learned so much. I know there is controversy now days about the company but one has to admire how philanthropic they have been over the years. There is a little store before you...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Sharon W
September 29, 2019|
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Response from ALLANANDLYNN | Reviewed this property |
There is no charge. No time limit. Old fashioned Walmart store with old fashioned toys in the front.
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RannaSlater
September 6, 2019|
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Response from prettylillies99 | Reviewed this property |
The museum is free to tour.
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mikeadellic_travels
March 23, 2019|
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Response from Lynda H | Reviewed this property |
I did not see any dogs with people in the museum. Maybe you should call the museum to be sure. Sorry I couldn’t help.
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