• Wal-Mart Visitor Center - Bentonville, Arkansas

      visitor center
      Photo by Kimberly Goza
      Although officially called the Wal-Mart Visitor Center, this quaint facility is a tribute to the main street entrepreneurship and rags-to-riches struggle that launched it all. Facing the town square, this site of Sam Walton's original 5 and 10 store still maintains its down-home facade on the outside and even its down-home feel on the inside. Most of the facility houses a museum chronicling Walton's extraordinary life and career, and features his beloved 1979 red Ford pickup, and his actual office, relocated from headquarters after his death, A recent addition, in the front of the building, is a miniature shop full of the fun and kitschy items such as a 5 and 10 of the early days might have sold.

      If you go:
      Open every day until 5:00 p.m. Free admission.


      105 North Main Street
      Bentonville, Arkansas 72712 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      Wal-Mart Vistor Center
      +1 (479) 273-2754