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Step Back In Time With A Tour of The Walmart Museum

December 23, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Step Back In Time With A Tour of The Walmart MuseumYou’ll feel like a time machine has whisked back to the soda-fountain era of the 1950’s when you tour The Walmart Museum in Bentonville, AR!

Walmarts are now ubiquitous in the U.S. but the company saw its humble beginning right here in Bentonville! Sam Walton opened his first Walton’s variety store in the town in 1950.

One has to wonder if Sam ever dreamed in those days that his little business would one day become a global retail leader, employing millions!

The Walmart Museum in Bentonville preserves this original, Walton’s 5 & Dime, along with a gallery of exhibits, and a 1950’s style soda fountain cafe.

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Visit Bentonville, Arkansas’ Walmart Museum

June 15, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

The Walmart Museum in Bentonville ArkansasIt may sound kind of funny – a Walmart Museum! – but Sam Walton’s story and the story of Walmart are actually a fascinating and illuminating American odyssey worth study – not to mention how a visit is like stepping back in time!

Sam Walton could not have seen, when he opened his Bentonville Walton’s in 1950, that his little variety store would blossom into a global leader in retail, employing millions of people and netting his family millions of dollars – but that’s just what happened, and it was no fluke. Now you can visit the very 5 and dime where the Walmart story began – now converted into The Walmart Museum – and learn both how and why Walmart became the success it is.

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