History

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Since the first Walmart store opened in 1962 in Rogers, Arkansas, we've been dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our customers. Our business is the result of Sam Walton's visionary leadership, along with generations of associates focused on helping customers and communities save money and live better. 

This rich heritage defines who we are and what we do today.

Walmart Visitor Center

The Walmart Museum

Visit us in Bentonville, Arkansas to experience the Walmart story. 

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History Timeline

See how Walmart began and how we’ve grown.

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Sam Walton

The story and legacy of Walmart’s founder.