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“Hails All Things Walmart, Especially Sam Walton”
Review of The Walmart Museum

The Walmart Museum
Ranked #3 of 23 things to do in Bentonville
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed May 10, 2013

The Walmart Visitor Center is a little museum created to praise Sam Walton and Walmart. As such, it is totally self-serving, but what else would you expect? I found Sam Walton's modest office, recreated here, interesting and also enjoyed the small display of items that had been accepted for return at Walmart to meet their satisfaction guarantee (such as a fishing rod which the customer claimed would not catch fish : ).

Don't go out of your way to visit, but if you're passing by, it's a fairly quick walk-through, and of course, you can add your own knowledge of what Walmart has meant to the country (and the world) to create a more balanced view.

Thank onecentworth
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

I had gone to this place thinking its a coffee shop!
We ordered our mocha's and we found our way into The history of Bentonville and the origin of Walmart stores!

Was a learning and fun experience on how Walmart customers returned various items purchased with weird and funny reasons.

Sam's office was also part of the visit.

1  Thank Akhila C
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

It was a short and sweet visit that allowed for a more informative and intimate insight into the man and his family that started it all!

Thank beauTexas
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Reviewed May 5, 2013

Nice walk thru. Staff was friendly & enthusiastic. Gift shop & ice cream parlor were nostalgic (grape Nehi in bottles!). Can't say I learned much, but left with a good feeling - what more can one ask? Hours are great - opens early & stays open late, in contrast to Crystal Bridges. Nice park in the square across the street, with the expected Confederate memorial.

Thank Old_Drum
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Reviewed May 4, 2013

This is the original 5 & 10 that the Waltons opened and the museum takes one through the growth to modern day.

Thank Connie52222
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