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The Walmart Museum

105 N Main St, Bentonville, AR 72712-5341
+1 479-273-1329
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Great Visit

We really enjoyed the history of The Walton’s and learning about each chapter from starting with... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Susan C
Clayton, Missouri
Worth a visit

This place is a worthy tribute to a brilliant businessman/marketer who destroyed small town... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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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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  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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105 N Main St, Bentonville, AR 72712-5341
+1 479-273-1329
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We really enjoyed the history of The Walton’s and learning about each chapter from starting with Walton’s in little town Bentonville till now! The emplyees are very nice and the museum is set up nicely and easy to see everything.

Thank Susan C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place is a worthy tribute to a brilliant businessman/marketer who destroyed small town American Main Streets.

Thank Lasl0nimne
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Must always go and get a load of salt water taffy. Then walk through and read the amazing stats. Finally, a malt shop at the end. Great experience on the square in Bentonville. Great

Thank Schmagle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made the trip to Bentonville on our way to Little Rock, and had to stop to see the Walmart museum. It is a quick walk through - took us about 30 minutes. Obviously Sam Walton cared about his employees and putting customers first, and...More

Thank mitchamtoo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was fun musiem but was not the story on Wal-Mart. It was much more a whitewash of the history of the family. I would not miss it but it is not the history.

Thank Amonfrank
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Didn’t know that Walmart had its own museum. It was pretty interesting. Learned a lot about Sam Walton, the founder of Walmart :) Free admission!

Thank yumikoc382
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went in the evening about 7 and were surprised it was still open. It was buzzing with people as they had just lighted the Christmas lights on the square. Pretty amazing place if you read all the notes and artifacts they have on display....More

Thank rhowell92
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

History of Walmart in the place where it started. The history of Sam Walton and family is on display. A short 15 minute visit.

Thank Usman A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really, who hasn't heard of Walmart or Sam's Club and to see where it all began...well, you just got to do it. The museum is small, free and at the location of Sam Walton's first 5 & 10. The displays are well placed and give...More

Thank Gjr47
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There isn't an entrance fee to enter the first Walmart store that is now a museum. A friend said it was a great place to visit while we were in Bentonville. We loved looking at a great collection from the beginning of what is now...More

Thank Phoebe1944
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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😃