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The Walmart Museum

105 N Main St, Bentonville, AR 72712-5341
+1 479-273-1329
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More than I expected

I make it a point never to set foot in a Walmart but I did want to see the 5-10 store. My sweetie... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2016
Ann M
Step back in time

Loved this museum as it's very family friendly. Original fittings belonging to Sam Walton and... read more

Reviewed 25 November 2016
janet k
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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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 26 November 2016

I make it a point never to set foot in a Walmart but I did want to see the 5-10 store. My sweetie made me go to the museum which I didn't want to do and I was actually charmed by it. First I had...More

Thank Ann M
Reviewed 25 November 2016

Loved this museum as it's very family friendly. Original fittings belonging to Sam Walton and interesting facts. It's as if you were back in the fifties!

Thank janet k
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

You will have a glimpse of the humle beginning of Sam Walton and his success due to hard work honesty and appreciation of the people who helped him along the way, his workers. He has tips on how to achieve your dreams. Inspiring!

Thank Taciturn
Reviewed 20 November 2016

The museum was very interesting. The video at the beginning was amazing. The history behind Walmart and the founder was an eye opener. Sam Walton was an amazing and driven man who strived to make life better for others.

Thank 956sherryd
Reviewed 18 November 2016

We have been to Bentonville many times. But this is the first time we went into the Walmart store. And we were very pleasantly surprised at the museum. Replica of Sam Walton's office was interesting. Definitely would recommend. It is free. And the store has...More

Thank Zaidtree
Reviewed 18 November 2016

What a great museum and such an interesting insight about the world's largest retailer! Humbling to see how it started from such small beginnings and inspire to see the success achieved. Fantastic exhibits including Sam Walton's actual office!

Thank kimba142
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Interesting facts about how Sam Walton started and pieces of his history that made him a billionaire.

Thank SusieV63
Reviewed 17 November 2016

I had not head about this museum prior to walking in the store on the Bentonville square. When we walked in, I expected that it would be kind of lame, but boy was i surprised! What a very nice, well-organized, museum! If you are in...More

Thank DallasMeetingPlanner
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Interesting history of Walmart -- but more of Sam Walton. Interesting youth and story of starting the store that became the empire we know today. The front of the museum has an ice cream parlor and five-and-dime type gift store -- with A LOT of...More

Thank patedwards
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

A tribute to Sam Walton. Nice to visit, interesting, probably not worth lots of time but worth a short visit.

Thank Jeffrey R
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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😃