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County / Benton Population / 47,093 Area / 31.29 sq. miles Founded / 1837


Bentonville Film Festival / pg. 40 Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art / pg. 31 21c Museum Hotel / pg. 32 8th Street Market / pg. 16 Arkansas Philharmonic Orchestra / pg. 38 Compton Gardens / pg. 52 Lawrence Plaza Ice Rink and Splash Park / pg. 60 Melvin Ford Aquatic Center / pg. 61 Museum of Native American History / pg. 66 Peel Mansion Museum and Heritage Gardens / pg. 66 Scott Family Amazeum / pg. 33 Slaughter Pen Bike Park / pg. 48 Thaden Field / pg. 69 The Walmart Museum / pg. 67


Visit Bentonville 104 E. Central Ave. (800) 410-2535 VisitBentonville.com


Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art


ophisticated yet quaint,

interactive children’s learning

big city amenities with a

museum; The Walmart

small town feel, progressive

Museum with Sam Walton’s

and creative, Bentonville

original 5&10 store; and the

is all of this and more. No

new Thaden Field, a full-

longer just the corporate

service, community centric

headquarters of Walmart,

aviation center.

Bentonville boasts an abundance of art, food, music, cycling and history for visitors and residents alike. The world-class Crystal

Bentonville Film Fest

Bridges Museum of American Art spans five

Love festivals and events?

centuries of art, dubbed

The Bentonville Film

by The Washington Post

Festival co-founded by

as “the most-talked-about

Academy Award™-winning

new museum in the United

actress Geena Davis

States in a generation.” In

supports gender inclusion.

2020, Crystal Bridges will

Each spring, the Bentonville

open The Momentary, a

Half Marathon draws

multidisciplinary art space for

thousands of runners. The

visual and performing arts.

new 8th Street Market hosts a growing number

The 21c Museum Hotel adds

of culinary festivals, like

another artful element to

BITE NW Arkansas and

downtown, with gallery

the World Championship

space adjoining the 104-

Squirrel Cook Off.

room boutique hotel and Scott Family Amazeum

the acclaimed restaurant

Bentonville has fast become

The Hive. Bentonville is one

one of the top cycling

of only seven cities with

destinations in North

a Conde Nast Traveler-

America. With 140 miles

recognized 21c hotel location.

of hard and soft trails, the International Mountain

Bentonville Dining


Be amazed by all there is

Bicycling Association (IMBA)

to see and do here, like the

has ranked Bentonville a

Scott Family Amazeum

Silver Level Ride Center.

Top to bottom: photos courtesy Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art; Visit Bentonville; Scott Family Amazeum; Visit Bentonville

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2019 Northwest Arkansas Visitors Guide  

2019 Northwest Arkansas Visitors Guide