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“Great museum for WalMart fans”
Review of The Walmart Museum

The Walmart Museum
Ranked #3 of 25 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 July 12, 2013

Very interesting museum on how WalMart got started with Sam and Bud Walton. The place is well laid out with interactive displays so it's easy for a self guided tour. Well worth seeing how it all got started and how it has progressed over the years. Lots of tidbits about the Waltons and Sam's personal truck is on display. At the end of the tour, stop in the 50s era ice cream shop
for a treat at 50s and 60s prices. All of the staff there are very friendly and knowledgeable.

Only problem we had was finding the place. Better directions could be given and more signs leading to the historic square.

Thank donpbiker
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Reviewed July 11, 2013

The visitor's center is a commercial for Walmart as well as a look into the chronology of Sam Walton. It is a very interesting place to visit. To see the progression of Walmart from its beginning to present is quite fascinating. Be sure to stop at the soda shop at the end of the self guided tour.

Thank Joe G
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Reviewed July 6, 2013

We enjoyed reading the information about the beginnings of WalMart and the Walton family. I had expected the store to be an old-fashioned 5 & 10, but instead it was a small toy store with modern replicas of old toys. The museum part takes about 1-2 hours depending on how much reading and hands-on activities a person does. I really enjoyed the ice cream store at the end of the exhibit. My husband and I enjoyed an old-fashioned banana split for which we could pick the types of ice cream and toppings.

Thank MonroeLouisiana
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Reviewed July 5, 2013

The museum was nicely done. The little soda shop at the end and the gift shop were cute. The town square where the Waltons 5 & dime and the museum are located has been nicely spruced up (thanks Walmart!) and is very adorable.

Thank betha123
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Reviewed July 5, 2013

The Visitors Center was fun and brought back memories of my childhood and toys that I remember purchasing for my children. The cashier/greeter was so friendly and our conversation was warm and interesting.

Thank Kathy W
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