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.
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.
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!