Bentonville, Arkansas: Birthplace of Walmart Team Field Report

Walmart Museum

105 Main St., Bentonville, AR
At Main and Central Ave. facing the town square park.
M-Th 8-9, F-Sa 8-10, Su 12-9 (Call to verify)
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Walmart Museum and Visitor Center.

Birthplace of Walmart
A corporate museum occupies the humble town square spot where Sam Walton's Walmart began. See Sam's preserved office, his hunting boots, his favorite pickup truck, and his wife's wedding dress, among many other inspiring artifacts. Report...

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Wal-Mart birthplace and museum.

Birthplace of Walmart

There's a farmers market on the Bentonville city square on Saturday mornings.

[Mary, 06/26/2016]

Walmart Museum.

Birthplace of Wal-Mart

They're decorated for the holidays at the Walmart Museum.

[Kelly Soprych, 12/10/2014]

Bentonville's town square is still the location of Sam Walton's original five and dime, where visitors can tour the Walmart Museum and also check out the old tyme soda fountain..

Birthplace of Wal-Mart.

Birthplace of Wal-Mart

A fantastic stop! There's a small museum, along with the original five-and-dime store.

[April N, 12/02/2014]
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.

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