Bentonville, Arkansas is not just the home of Walmart. It’s also a beautiful city with lots to do and see!
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
The museum is named after its founder, Alice Walton, who has donated $500 million to the museum. The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art was created with a mission to bring art and learning to people in Northwest Arkansas.
The museum features galleries and exhibits that are constantly updated with both classic and contemporary American artwork. The main building is made entirely of glass so that the natural light can illuminate all pieces on display. It’s worth noting that they also have outdoor sculptures displayed around the grounds as well as an outdoor garden filled with plants native to Arkansas.
In addition to being home to more than 4,000 pieces of art from some of America’s best artists (including Andy Warhol), Crystal Bridges also hosts educational programs for children ages 3-10 years old as well as adults looking for classes or workshops on specific subjects related to visual arts or history of art movements
If you’re a fan of the retail giant, head to the Walmart Museum. Located in Bentonville, Arkansas, this museum is found inside the home office of Walmart and is open to the public daily. The museum features exhibits like Sam Walton’s office as well as several other original displays from early days at Walmart (they even have a replica of Sam Walton’s first desk).
Perhaps most interesting are their recreations of old stores with all their merchandise on display. It will give you an idea of just how far they’ve come since opening up their first store in Rogers in 1962! The admission fee is free but donations are accepted!
Amazeum (a hands-on museum for kids)
Amazeum is a hands-on museum for kids. It has a variety of exhibits that are designed to teach and play at the same time. Kids can learn about technology, nature, and space while enjoying interactive experiences like building their sundials or climbing through an obstacle course made out of cardboard boxes. Amazeum also has an exhibit called “The Wild Side” which includes live snakes, spiders, and scorpions along with interactive stations where you can learn about these creatures up close.
Amazeum has its gift shop where you can find unique souvenirs from all over the world as well as from Bentonville itself! The gift shop also carries toys specifically designed for younger children who may not be old enough yet to enjoy all aspects of Amazeum but still want something fun there too! If you would rather not leave your kids alone during your trip then there’s no better place than this one because it allows parents too…
Peel Mansion Museum and Heritage Gardens
Peel Mansion Museum and Heritage Gardens is a National Historic Landmark that was built in 1857. The Peel family lived here from 1857 to 1960, with John Peel serving as judge of the Northwest Arkansas District Court from 1863 to 1871.
Today, it houses a museum with information about life in the 1800s, as well as gardens that showcase plants grown during this period. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM; admission is $5 for adults or $10 for families (2 adults and all children).
Compton Gardens and Conference Center
If you’re looking for a wedding venue, look no further than Compton Gardens. Guests can take pictures in one of their many gardens or under a tree at sunset. The venue also has an onsite restaurant and gift shop, which is great if you want to get everything done in one place.
Compton Gardens also has a historic house that is open for tours during the weekdays. It was built in 1900 by Charles Compton Jr., who served as governor of Arkansas from 1886-1890. There are several rooms available for rent on Airbnb as well; however, there are only two bedrooms so it may not be the best option if you need more space than that
Lake Bentonville Trail
This 3.5-mile paved trail runs along the shore of Lake Bentonville, connecting several parks, the Lake View Pavilion, and the Arkansas River Trail. The trail is open year-round and is open to pedestrians, cyclists, and pets. The trail has benches and picnic tables scattered along its path, so you can stop for a break whenever you please!
Lawrence Plaza Skateboard Park
Lawrence Plaza Skateboard Park is a great place to spend an afternoon. The park is open to the public and has a variety of skateboard ramps and obstacles, including numerous half-pipes, quarter-pipes, and rails. There’s also a large street course where you can practice tricks or do some freestyle skating.
You may want to invest in a helmet before hitting this spot, though; it’s not just for safety reasons—it’s also required by law for people under 18 years old (for their protection). If you’d like to purchase one locally after checking out the skatepark, there’s an excellent store next door called Wheel House Skate Shop that sells all kinds of skateboarding gear along with other local items from Arkansas artisans.
8th Street Market
The 8th Street Market is a community gathering place. It has a variety of restaurants, shops, and, art galleries, as well as events throughout the year such as the annual Octoberfest and Oktoberfest. The market is open daily from 10 am to 9 pm in season. You can find it on Eighth Street between Central Avenue and South Walton Boulevard in downtown Bentonville, Arkansas.
The Walmart Global Category Headquarters and Visitors Center at the home office of Walmart.
The Walmart Global Category Headquarters and Visitors Center at the home office of Walmart is a museum that exhibits a variety of products and services that the company has offered over the years. The museum is open to the public, and it’s free to visit. It’s located in Bentonville, Arkansas, which is also where you can find the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (see #15). The museum offers guided tours every day except Sunday from 9 am-5 pm CST November through March; April through October tours are offered Monday through Saturday only between 10 am-4 pm CST.
The Walmart Shareholders Stadium at Razorback Stadium.
You can get a taste of major college football at the Walmart Shareholders Stadium at Razorback Stadium. Founded in 1938, this stadium is home to the Arkansas Razorbacks and has a capacity of 75,000. It was originally named after the founder of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Sam Walton, but the name was changed in 1994 to honor his wife Helen who passed away that year. The stadium has a field size of 110 yards long and 70 yards wide with a natural grass surface
The Walmart Incubation Kitchen at the home office of Walmart.
The Walmart Incubation Kitchen is a place to learn about food and meet people who are changing the way we eat. The kitchen is open to the public, but reservations are required. When you visit, you’ll have lunch with members of Walmart’s incubation team and other influencers in Bentonville’s growing food scene.
The Walmart Visitor Center and Home Office Museum.
The best way to get a feel for the company and its founder, Sam Walton, is to visit the Walmart Visitor Center and Home Office Museum. Located in Bentonville, Arkansas (the town where he lived), the museum is free and open to the public. It features a gift shop with a variety of items from Walmart’s stores as well as an excellent selection of books about business and entrepreneurialism. The museum also has an on-site cafe that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. For those who want to take advantage of it during your trip, there’s also a garden area open for exploration as well as an adjacent playground for children!
Bentonville is a great place to visit in Arkansas!
There are many things to do in Bentonville, and it’s a great place to visit in Arkansas!
Bentonville is a great place to visit in Arkansas!