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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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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.
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
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
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
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.
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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
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 what is was like to shop back in the dime store era, as well as an old fashioned soda fountain,The Spark Café