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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

Confederate Monument

Located on the Bentonville Square, surrounded by a fountain.

Bentonville, AR Monuments

Civil War Cave

Used by Confederate troops during the Civil War; contains 50-year-old rimstone formations over which flow 60,000 gallons of water. The cave is 58 degrees year-round, lighted;

Bentonville, AR Historical Markers

Center for the Arts in Northwest Arkansas

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

Bentonville, AR Arts

Fusion Fine Arts Gallery

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

Bentonville, AR Arts

Peel House Museum & Historical Garden

Directions: U.S. 71B An Italianate villa built in 1875 by Col. Sam Peel, a prominent early figure in Bentonville history. Restored mansion and gardens open to the public; on-site preservation library.

Bentonville, AR Museums

Things to do near Bentonville, AR

Batesville Speedway

Directions: Seven miles west of Batesville Racing modifieds, super stocks, hobbies, super stars and front-wheel drives on Fr...

Collins Creek

A newly developed outdoor project at the John F. Kennedy Park, near the Greers Ferry Fish Hatchery, includes a catch-and-rele...

Log Cabin Museum

An 1850 cabin, dismantled and reconstructed on its present site, is furnished with items used in a home of the 1880s; built i...

Center for the Arts in Northwest Arkansas

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

Bear Creek Springs Trout Farm

Great place to catch that first rainbow trout. No license or trout stamp needed, pay only for what you catch. Bait and equipm...