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BentonvilleUnited States of America

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

Top Hotels in Bentonville

Four Points by Sheraton Bentonville
Four Points by Sheraton Bentonville
3 out of 5
211 SE Walton Boulevard, Bentonville, AR
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $59 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Walmart Headquarters and 2.8 mi (4.4 km) from The Walmart Museum. Northwest Arkansas Community ...

4.3/5Excellent! (441 reviews)

"It was peaceful. I didn’t like that breakfast was not offered if quality inn serves breakfast then a hotel with good ratings should too."…"

Reviewed on Dec 31, 2020

Four Points by Sheraton Bentonville
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Bentonville
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Bentonville
2.5 out of 5
1001 S.E. Walton, Bentonville, AR
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $71 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Horsebarn Trailhead and 3.1 mi (5 km) from Walmart Headquarters. Scottsdale Center and Tiger Stadium ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (715 reviews)

"The thing that’s stood out to me the most was the friendliness of the entire staff! I was honestly astonished. They offered us a cup of hot cocoa when we came in at 9:30 at night in the freezing cold, they offered us combs and everything we needed because this was more of an unexpected stay as our ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2021

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Bentonville
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 $61 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27

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. ...

4.2/5Very Good! (579 reviews)

"With it's close proximity to the North West Regional airport I was able to get in to my room and then back to the airport with the absolute minimum effort. The staff was friendly and helpful and the facility excellent. Highly recommended."…"

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2020

Wingate by Wyndham Bentonville AR
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.

Vacation Rentals in Bentonville

South Walton Suites
South Walton Suites
3.5 out of 5
1120 South Walton Blvd, Bentonville, AR
The price is $85 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22

Located in the heart of Bentonville, this spa aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Peel Mansion And Historic Gardens and Walmart Headquarters. Crystal Bridges ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (381 reviews)
Spacious and clean!!

"This room was very clean and spacious! Close to everything we needed!"…"

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2021

South Walton Suites
#212 Bentonville · 🌺Pleasant Home🌺 #5 · WALK TO BENTONVILLE SQUARE
#212 Bentonville · 🌺Pleasant Home🌺 #5 · WALK TO BENTONVILLE SQUARE
Bentonville, AR
The price is $55 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22

Located in Downtown, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Bentonville Convention and Visitors Bureau and Walmart Headquarters. Crystal Bridges ...

#212 Bentonville · 🌺Pleasant Home🌺 #5 · WALK TO BENTONVILLE SQUARE
Downtown Casa Kincannon: TOP 10 Vacation Rentals Hgtv Fixer TO Fabulous Built
Downtown Casa Kincannon: TOP 10 Vacation Rentals Hgtv Fixer TO Fabulous Built
Bentonville, AR
The price is $225 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25

Located in Downtown, this vacation home is within a 15-minute walk of Midtown Shopping Center and Walmart Headquarters. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art ...

5/5Exceptional! (55 reviews)
Great choice!

"Excellent property - every bit as attractive as photos. In an attractive neighborhood with an easy walk to downtown. Our family met here for a week’s stay during Xmas. It was very pleasant and comfortable for a long stay. Owner is very responsive, kitchen and rest of house well-appointed. Would definitely ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2020

Downtown Casa Kincannon: TOP 10 Vacation Rentals Hgtv Fixer TO Fabulous Built
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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Reviews of Bentonville

4.4

Top Destination

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4 - Good 41.74228675136116%
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3 - Okay 9.074410163339383%
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4/5 - Good

A.Richmond

May 26, 2020

We were there for a funeral and to be with family. Because of Covid 19, we did not go to any public places, but we have been to Bentonville before and enjoy it immensely.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Mar 13, 2020

The Bentonville area is a nice change of pace for us lots of shopping, restaurants and things to see and do. Traffic isn’t a lot of fun but coming from a small town in north central Arkansas it’s to be expected.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 2, 2020

A very nice clean city.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Feb 20, 2020

Not good for semi truck drivers no parking area’s

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Feb 3, 2020

Crystal Bridges museums, Northern Lights were why we went to Bentonville as a family Christmas gift. I would like to come back to see more and hike around area

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Feb 2, 2020

Good mini golf course

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