Bentonville, AR

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The birthplace of Walmart is surrounded by the imposing Ozark Mountains. The area is known for its generous and warm residents and their passion for food.

The small-town charm of the picturesque community of Bentonville owes much to its genuine Southern hospitality. Located in northern Arkansas, Bentonville is a modest town of 35,000 residents. It is famous as the birthplace of the world’s largest retail chain. Visit Bentonville to learn about the history of Walmart, to sample the cuisine that the state is famous for and to explore the many museums and cultural institutions in the town. Use Bentonville as a launching pad to explore the Ozark Mountains and the Buffalo River as well.

Once you arrive in the town, acquaint yourself with the local culture at the Bentonville Convention and Visitors Bureau. Pick up a map outlining the city’s major historic attractions to discover Civil War sites and the 72 historic buildings and homes that date back nearly two centuries. Visit the 1875 Peel Mansion and Heritage Gardens for an excellent example of late 19th-century architecture from the region.

Hear the story of the world’s largest retailer at the Walmart Museum. The company was founded in Bentonville and its headquarters remain in the town.

Spend a day seeing famous paintings and sculptures at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art or learn about the indigenous people of Arkansas at the Museum of Native American History.

When you’re hungry at the end of the day, enjoy the local cuisine. In the downtown precinct you’ll find a cluster of restaurants and bars open until late in the evening. Try fried catfish, twice-cooked chicken or a platter of fried pickles, all served with a little bit of Southern hospitality.

The easiest way to reach Bentonville is via Kansas City or Tulsa. Both have major international airports and are well connected by highway and bus services. Rent a car at the airport to explore Arkansas’ natural beauty on your way to Bentonville. Stop by Eureka Springs to dip your feet in the water or hike the trails that traverse the Ozark Mountains.

Where to stay in Bentonville

Avid Hotels Bentonville - Rogers, an IHG Hotel
Avid Hotels Bentonville - Rogers, an IHG Hotel
3402 Medlin Lane, Bentonville, AR
The price is $76 per night from Feb 6 to Feb 7
Situated in Bentonville, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Scottsdale Center and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion. Horsebarn Trailhead and ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (217 reviews)
"Good value, clean rooms. Would stay again."

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2022

Avid Hotels Bentonville - Rogers, an IHG Hotel
Wingate by Wyndham Bentonville AR
Wingate by Wyndham Bentonville AR
2.5 out of 5
7400 Sw Old Farm Blvd, Bentonville, AR
The price is $79 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Museum of Native American History, Walmart Headquarters, and Peel Mansion And Historic Gardens. ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (787 reviews)
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Reviewed on Jan 17, 2022

Wingate by Wyndham Bentonville AR
21c Museum Hotel Bentonville
21c Museum Hotel Bentonville
4 out of 5
200 Ne A St, Bentonville, AR
The price is $194 per night from Feb 5 to Feb 6
Located in Downtown Bentonville, this eco-friendly hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of The Walmart Museum, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and Walmart Headquarters. ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (752 reviews)
"Great customer service, rooms are starting to show age…refresh?"

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2021

21c Museum Hotel Bentonville
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
The Bike Inn #7, Queen Studio
The Bike Inn #7, Queen Studio
Bentonville, AR
The price is $85 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
Situated in Bentonville, this apartment building is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Horsebarn Trailhead and 2.3 mi (3.6 km) from Walmart Headquarters. Tiger Stadium and ...
The Bike Inn #7, Queen Studio
Home2 Suites by Hilton Bentonville Rogers
Home2 Suites by Hilton Bentonville Rogers
3 out of 5
3100 SE East Pointe Ave, Bentonville, AR
The price is $90 per night from Jan 30 to Jan 31
Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Northwest Arkansas Community College and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Walmart Headquarters. Tiger ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (10 reviews)
"The rooms were big and clean. The beds were very comfortable. The staff were all very friendly."

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2021

Home2 Suites by Hilton Bentonville Rogers
Beautiful! Close to Museums, MTB Trails, and Walmart Home Office
Beautiful! Close to Museums, MTB Trails, and Walmart Home Office
Bentonville, AR
Situated in Bentonville, this vacation home is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Museum of Native American History and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Walmart Headquarters. Peel Mansion ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (5 reviews)
sufficient but not great
"The house is very dark, no natural light. odd placement of windows - no fault of owner, builders fault. Kitchen is sparse. Not a cooker's kitchen. need a peeler, a few serving bowls - not plastic. The cooking utensils seem to be from dollar store. It was great having the jacuzzi tub, BUT it takes ..."

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2022

Beautiful! Close to Museums, MTB Trails, and Walmart Home Office
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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