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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

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

Fusion Fine Arts Gallery

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

Bentonville, AR Arts

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

Things to do near Bentonville, AR

Siloam Springs Museum

Directions: Follow signs from Broadway or Mt. Olive. Pioneer artifacts, documents, vintage clothing ...

Miniatures Museum & Tiny Town Tours

Some 200 displays featuring 100,000 minatures; exhibits range from dollhouse furnishings to complete villages....

Rosalie Tour Home & Gardens

Tour guides dressed in Victorian-style costumes provide historical commentary; call Michelle MdConald at the Rosalie to sched...

New Holy Land Tours

Directions: U.S. 62 East, on Passion Play Road Motorized, narrated journey through a 50-acre setting of authentic Old and New...