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The Wal-Mart Visitor's Center

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Wal-mart Visitor's Center

Wal-mart Visitor's Center

Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism

What:

Sam Walton's original store, Walton's, in Bentonville hosts this visitor's center and takes people on a trip to the past. It also recalls the present and looks to the future of this retail giant.

Where:

The Vistor's Center is located in Bentonville, Arkansas. It is on 105 North Main Street and, if you're in Bentonville, it's impossible to miss!

Hours of Operation / Contact:

You can call 479-273-1329 for the Wal-Mart corporate office and information about the visitor's center.

Website:

The Online Center has lots of information about Sam Walton and the growth and history of Wal-Mart.

Local's Point Of View:

The best way I've ever heard the Wal-Mart Visitor's Center described was, "It's like the Disney World of Wal-mart." While there are no rides, there's a gift shop, movies and lots of neat things to check out. I really enjoyed seeing Walton's old office. It's a neat look at the history of a retail giant. Even if you hate Wal-mart, you have to admire how it grew up from a little 5 and dime into the empire it is today. As they say, only in America!

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