Stay with Choice Hotels in Bentonville, AR and experience a small town full of history. Bentonville, Arkansas embraces history, culture, art and nature, making it a fun and interesting vacation destination for tourists. Reserve a room with Choice Hotels in Bentonville to can relax between activities in this diverse city.
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is an architectural wonder designed by Moshe Safdie, and it has a unique bridge construction incorporated into the building design. The art spans five centuries, from the Colonial era to current day, with pieces such as Kindred Spirits by Asher B. Durand, Rosie the Riveter by Norman Rockwell and Andy Warhol's Dolly Parton. Focus on cultural history at the Museum of Native American History, where art and artifacts of tribes from many areas are displayed. See collections of arrowheads, flint stones, Eagle feather headdresses and beautiful handmade Native American blankets.
Bentonville is home to the corporate headquarters of Wal-Mart, one of the largest retailers in America. Bentonville's Wal-Mart Visitor Center has memorabilia covering the life of Sam Walton, the retailer's creator, in his original store. Preserved are Walton's truck, office and original storefront. An old-fashioned ice cream parlor is attached if you want to grab a snack. The Compton Gardens and Conference Center is originally the home of Dr. Neil Compton, noted savior of the Buffalo National River. Walk along the lush woodland gardens and view his remodeled home, which is now used for seminars and private events. Slaughter Pen Hollow Multi-Use Trail System is perfect for sports-minded visitors who love to ride mountain bikes. Rent or use your own bike to enjoy the scenery, and partake in jumps and stunts along technical paths. The home of Colonel Samuel West Peel was once a farmstead and is now an outdoor museum with vignette gardens. The Peel Mansion and Historic Gardens sits among 180 acres of apple trees and native landscapes. A pre-Civil War log cabin serves as the gatehouse and gift shop at the entrance to this venue.
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