Walmart Visitor Center
Tour the Walmart Visitor Center
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See where Walmart began in this video tour.
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105 N. Main Street
Monday – Thursday
8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday & Saturday
8 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Noon – 5 p.m.
See where Walmart began
When Sam Walton opened his 5&10 on the Bentonville town square in 1950, he had no idea he'd planted the seeds for what would become the global leader in retail, saving millions of people money so they could live better. Today, that humble little dime store is the location of the Walmart Visitor Center. A family-friendly experience in three parts, the Visitor Center features a world-class exhibit gallery, Walton's 5&10, and The Spark Café.
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A visit to Walton’s 5&10 is like stepping back in time. Visitors can experience a piece of Sam Walton’s history in a real, functional storefront setting. The store boasts original floor tiles and an original tin ceiling, as well as toys, candy and books straight out of an earlier era.
Interactive Exhibit Gallery
Step through the store and into a collection of images, items and information on this history of Walmart and the Walton family from over the years. This multi-room gallery showcases Sam Walton's life and leadership in making Walmart into a company that helps customers save money and live better.
Visitors can look, touch and explore through a series of family-friendly, interactive displays. All the exhibits are designed as giant scrapbooks that tell the story of Walmart through words, images, artifacts and interactive displays like our virtual tour of Sam Walton's old office and our map featuring information on customers, stores, suppliers and associates from around the world. We've even got Mr. Sam's trusty old Ford F-150 parked in the gallery.
The Spark Cafe
At The Spark Café, visitors can enjoy freshly brewed, locally roasted coffee and the best baked goods available from the local Walmart, Sam’s Club and Neighborhood Market.