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The Walmart Museum

105 N Main St, Bentonville, AR 72712-5341
+1 479-273-1329
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Great place to learn about the history of Walmart.

The Walmart museum is great. You can see Mr Sam's truck, his office, and many other displays and... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2017
Mark M
via mobile
Very Cool Place!

I loved the Walmart Museum in Bentonville, AR. The museum takes you through a timeline from the... read more

Reviewed 28 February 2017
Anita K
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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 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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105 N Main St, Bentonville, AR 72712-5341
+1 479-273-1329
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Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

The Walmart museum is great. You can see Mr Sam's truck, his office, and many other displays and movies that portray the history of Walmart. When finished step over to the ice cream parlor and/or the gift shop. Kids will love it.

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 28 February 2017

I loved the Walmart Museum in Bentonville, AR. The museum takes you through a timeline from the very beginnings of Wal-Mart through present day. It was very interesting to look back and see memories of how Wal-Mart has changed since I was a child. The...More

Thank Anita K
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Regardless of your personal opinion of the world's largest retailer, The Walmart Museum is a great historical attraction to visit. It is completely free and is has lots of great information and relics of Walmart's early years. Some of the best museum pieces include: Sam's...More

Thank Jeramie
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Well, I now know more about Sam Walton than I ever thought I would. Tons of information on Walmart and how it became what it is now. Really cool five and dime store at the start. But, the crown jewel is the working Ice Cream/Soda...More

Thank TonyCalda
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Wow! Sam Walton was quite the entrepreneur. He did amazing things over his lifetime and created quite the empire. This museum encapsulates the whole history from the time Mr. Walton got out of the war, to meeting his wife, to owning a Ben Franklin, all...More

Thank beccaboo2001
Reviewed 23 February 2017

If you find yourself in downtown Bentonville, then a quick stop in the Walmart Museum is worth the visit. It is free and you walk in through the gift shop which is stocked with some rarely seen, old-time candies for sale! If you rmember Chuckles,...More

Thank Ruth W
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Old time dime store feel, some fun shopping up front with cheap candy and toys. Cool historical walk through of how wal mart grew.

Thank buddy s
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

This is a neat little museum. We take all our family here when they are in town. Our daughters love printing their own name tags and pulling out all the drawers to explore. The best part is the Ice cream we get at the end...More

Thank Cortney P
Reviewed 19 February 2017

The store itself is pretty small, but has a lot of interesting things, most of course relating to Walmart. The museum is an interesting story of how Walmart began and progressed to what it is today. It is free and worth stopping in if you...More

Thank momof2boyz2
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Very much about founder Sam Walton. Much more interesting than the history of a billion dollar business alone. Some interactive exhibits for the kids. Also has an old soda shoppe attached that was so busy we skipped it.

Thank Matthew H
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Nancy C
14 January 2017|
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Response from WalmartMuseum | Property representative |
Hi Nancy C! We do not offer any bus shuttles. However, Bentonville does offer plenty of free parking around the square. There are a few parking lots, versus street parking, where a camper would fit.
Johanna P
3 September 2016|
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Response from WalmartMuseum | Property representative |
Thank you for reaching out to us! We are closed on December 25th, but we will be open on December 24th! The operating hours are from 8am-4pm. Admission to the museum is free! The museum also supports a 5&10 store to show... More
Susan S
24 July 2016|
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Response from nuk45 | Reviewed this property |
Maximum of two hours to allow picture taking as well😃