The Beauty of Compton
If you enjoy the scenery and peacefulness that communing with nature provides, then the Compton Gardens is a must-visit location. The Gardens cover about six acres, featuring pristine woodlands and scenic prairie. With plenty of walking trails, you will be able to enjoy the outdoors with family and friends or on your own. Many visitors utilize the facility areas for large events like reunions and even business meetings. Touring and enjoying the Gardens is convenient with its location only about a block from the busy downtown area. Biking and walking are equally and easily accommodated here.
The Walmart Museum
Sam Walton probably never envisioned the retail empire that would eventually spring from the humble beginnings of the variety store located in downtown Bentonville that is now home to the Walmart Museum. Dedicated to telling the history of the world's largest retail chain, the Wal-Mmart Museum is fittingly located in the original storefront that began it all. Inside, visitors learn how Walmart became...well, Walmart. Static exhibits and engaging interactive activities get visitors involved in the storytelling process. You will not have to journey very far for refreshments either, as the on-site Spark Cafe is available for a quick meal or snack.
Visting the Crystal B
Many would not expect to find the works of such artists as Gilbert Stuart and Asher Durand on display in a museum in a city the size of Bentonville. However, the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is an exception. This contemporary institution of art covers over 100 acres, featuring a range of American artistic styles. Renowned works of art are part of its permanent collection and the museum regularly features collections on tour from other major museums across the country. The museum is proudly displays works from Thomas Eakins, Thomas Benton, and Andy Warhol, to name a few.