Bentonville, Arkansas: Birthplace of Wal-Mart
A corporate museum occupies the humble town square spot where Sam Walton's Wal-Mart began. See Sam's preserved office, his hunting boots, his favorite pickup truck, and his wife's wedding dress, among many other inspiring artifacts. Roadsideamerica.com Report...
Visitor Tips and News About Birthplace of Wal-Mart
If passing through the northwest part of Arkansas, you should stop in the little town of Bentonville. There, you will find the original Walton's Five and Dime at the town center square. The store is now a museum with its own greeter at the door. You can see such things as Sam Walton's office as he left it, his awards, displays showing the growth of Wal-mart, and his old pickup truck, among other things. Of course, souvenirs are sold. No self-respecting redneck like myself would miss it![Louis Florio Jr., 11/21/1998]
We visited the Birthplace of Wal-Mart many years ago, enroute from Dinosaur World, and stopped back in 1999 for another look.