Bentonville, Arkansas, is a town of newly built trails, locally brewed beers, award-winning cuisine and priceless artifacts. Located in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains, Bentonville is easily accessible from most major cities by air and just a short drive from Kansas City, Dallas, Oklahoma City, St. Louis and Little Rock.
“We love serving the diversity a group tour brings to Bentonville,” said Nancy Kalish Morgan, group tours manager with Visit Bentonville. “No matter the demographic, there is something in Bentonville that can speak to everyone.”
Bentonville is a town where modern progress meets rich history, where the arts meet innovation, and where groups can explore with all their senses: from fresh air in the Ozarks, to fresh cuisine on a plate.
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art takes its name from a nearby natural spring and the bridge construction incorporated in the building. The museum includes a restaurant on a glass-enclosed bridge overlooking the ponds, and a library with over 50,000 volumes. Sculpture and walking trails link the museum to downtown.
21c Museum Hotel Bentonville
21c Museum Hotel Bentonville is located on the northeast corner of the Bentonville town square and a short walk to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. It is a 104-room boutique hotel, contemporary art museum and home to The Hive restaurant, led by James Beard-nominated chef, Matthew McClure.
Brightwater: A Center for the Study of Food
Brightwater: A Center for the Study of Food is more than a cooking school. Brightwater offers uniquely holistic programming with academic and career training in nutrition, artisanal food, beverage management and food entrepreneurship. Tours explore its history and its key pillars — food as art, food as wellness and food as business.
The Walmart Museum
The Walmart Museum is as much a part of retail giant Walmart’s history as the exhibits and artifacts that it houses. First opened in 1990, the museum was known as the Walmart Visitor Center. Today, The Walmart Museum carries on the mission it always has; to educate, engage and inspire visitors about the heritage of Walmart.