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Bentonville, Arkansas

Bentonville, Arkansas

The small-town feel of Bentonville belies the corporate energy of Wal-Mart's International Headquarters located near the heart of the city. Established in 1836 as the first county seat in the state of Arkansas, Bentonville has maintained the historic character of the town. Within the city limits, there are 72 historical buildings and homes, including the Peel House Mansion and Historical Gardens. The Bentonville town square embraces a Civil War statue, benches, fountain, and beautiful gardens surrounded by quaint shops, and the Wal-Mart Visitors Center, Sam Walton's original variety store which now traces the origin and growth of Wal-Mart.

Nearby Bella Vista has seven championship-quality golf courses featuring 117 holes of golf, and there's a combination of five more public and private golf courses in Benton County. Water sports and camping are popular at nearby Beaver Lake.

Bentonville is 5 miles from Pea Ridge National Military Park, 19 miles from Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area, and 38 miles from Eureka Springs.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Edith's Costume Jewelry Museum

Directions: Corner of Moberly and Del White Over 9,000 pieces of costume jewelry are featured in three rooms. They include such brand names as Coro, Sarah Coventry, Monet, Napier, Judy Lee, and more.

Bentonville, AR Museums

Fusion Fine Arts Gallery

Local, regional and national artists' works. Also, art supplies - everything from canvases to kids crayons;

Bentonville, AR Arts

Confederate Monument

Located on the Bentonville Square, surrounded by a fountain.

Bentonville, AR Monuments

Compton Gardens

Gardens including 6.5 acres of native plants, state champion trees, streams, bridges, and walking trails;

Bentonville, AR Gardens

Center for the Arts in Northwest Arkansas

Musical performances, theatrical productions, visual arts, additional cultural events; call for hours of operation

Bentonville, AR Arts

Things to do near Bentonville, AR

Gay Nineties Button & Doll Museum

Button mosaics and dolls collected over many years ...

War Eagle Mill/War Eagle Bridge

Contains a working water-powered grist mill, restaurant and gift shop. ...

Sylamore Creek Trail

Located in the Ozark National Forest, this 14-mile trail is named for the scenic, free-flowing stream it follows past waterfa...

Carroll County Country Club

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...