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The Walmart Museum

Open Now: 08:00 - 22:00
Open today: 08:00 - 22:00
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Nice informative museum.

Sam Walton was a very interesting person. Found out things that I never knew about him. No fee for... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Newell, Iowa
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Awesome place whole family had fun would come back nice tour too nice people and friendly staff... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Monroe, Louisiana
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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...more
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105 N Main St, Bentonville, AR 72712-5341
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Sam Walton was a very interesting person. Found out things that I never knew about him. No fee for going into the museum. Well laid out and easy to follow. Ice cream parlor you walk through to exit the museum.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome place whole family had fun would come back nice tour too nice people and friendly staff thank.You

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Millykip
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You enter this museum in the original 5-and-dime store front near the Bentonville Town Square. This is a small gift shop with retro toys, very reasonably priced souvenirs, and candy. Then you enter the free museum to learn the history of Walmart. There is a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum itself is free and takes less than an hour to walk through. It's connected to a small five & dime store that sells souvenirs for the museum as well as other trinkets. The museum has a few interactive portions as well as a...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank crisp24
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the museum (it was short) and especially liked that it was a free option for something to do.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TayPBacon89
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved the little 5 & 10 store but was amazed how much I enjoyed reading about the history of Mr. Walton.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sherpa15306595093
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you remember the old Ben Franklin 5 and 10'c stores, you will enjoy the Walton's Walmart Museum. Old timey products including candies, toys, post cards and more.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank SkeeterBurney
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped her mainly because we were close by, and well, why not? The museum is located on the lovely town square of Bentonville, and O wish we had made more time to spend there. It seems like you have stepped back in time there,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 570loriw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Specifically if you are interested in retail or the history of Walmart, this is a great location to visit. It does a great job of highlighting Sam Walton & the history of WM. It was a nice activity to do with a group.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank C8581IRjessicat
Reviewed 9 November 2018

We were in nearby Rogers, AR, so we decided to drive down to Bentonville to go here. It's well taken care of. Nice to see a part of such an iconic retailer in our country. Great photo opp too.

Date of experience: February 2018
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12 November 2018|
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Response from Rick P | Reviewed this property |
couldn't say for sure, can't post urls on this site, but it is store name museum period and the word that is short for commerce.
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
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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