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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

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

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

Compton Gardens

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

Bentonville, AR Gardens

Fusion Fine Arts Gallery

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

Bentonville, AR Arts

Things to do near Bentonville, AR

Old Davidsonville State Park

Food Service/Picnic Area Available Directions: U.S. 63 To Black Rock, then north on Ark. 361 for 6 miles to the park. South o...

Batesville Country Club

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

Mystic Caverns

Two of the most spectacular caves in the Ozarks at one location -- Mystic Cavern and Crystal Dome Cavern. Guided tours begin ...

Buffalo National River Civil War Heritage Trail

The Buffalo National River is a 95,000-acre national park that preserves unique natural and cultural features of the Arkansas...

Jacksonport State Park

Food Service/Picnic Area Available The 1872 Courthouse museum displays artifacts dating 1840s-1920s of the Jackson County are...