Bentonville Attractions

Coming in 2015

Corner of NE J St. & John DeShields Blvd., Bentonville
The Amazeum, a family learning center coming to Northwest Arkansas, is the dream of a community-to educate people in the best ways possible for whatever lies ahead and to engage the entire family in exploration, learning, and fun.

Wal-Mart 5 & 10 Visitor’s Center
105 N. Main St.
Sam Walton, along with his brother, Bud, began their retail conglomerate in 1945 with a variety store located in Downtown Bentonville. Today this 5 &10 is the Wal-Mart Visitor’s Center and traces the origin and growth of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

1875 Peel Mansion and Heritage Gardens
400 S. Walton Blvd.
Built by Colonel Samuel West Peel, this Italianate mansion has been preserved as a museum of authentic interior design. Its outdoor museum of historic roses, perennials and native plants was once surrounded by 180 acres of apple trees.

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
The museum complex encompasses approximately 100,000 square feet of gallery, library, meeting, and office space, a 250-seat indoor auditorium, areas for outdoor concerts and public events, as well as sculpture gardens and walking trails.

Museum of Native American Artifacts
202 S.W. O St.
The museum offers a walk through pre-historic time dating back more than 14,000 years ago. The display includes artifacts uncovered throughout North America.

Arend Arts Center
1901 S.E. J St.
The Arend Arts Center has become the hub for school and community arts in Northwest Arkansas. It has featured performances by the Benton County Symphony, Classical Ballet Academy, Ozark Mountain British Brass Band, Vladimir Zaitsev and Rosario Andino and Jars of Clay.

The Conference Centre at Compton Gardens
312 N. Main St.
Gifted to the Peel House Foundation in 2002, Compton Gardens showcases 6.5 acre garden and home of Dr. Neil Compton, a physician, author, photographer and naturalist. This natural woodlands garden unites plants, wildlife, and people. The garden is dedicated to the advancement and appreciation of gardening, horticulture and conservation within an aesthetic landscape.

Golf Courses
The Links at Bentonville – 479-271-0163
Shadow Valley Country Club – 479-203-0000
Pinnacle Country Club - 479-418-7415

Memorial Park
Orchards Park
Enfield Park
Lawrence Plaza Splash Park and Ice Skating Rink
Bella Vista Lake Park
Dave Peel Park
Town Branch Park
N.W. A St. Park
Train Station Park
Phillips Park
Park Springs Park
Lake Bentonville
Wildwood Park
Durham Place Park
City Square Park

Bentonville Parks and Recreation (for additional information about parks and trails)
Bentonville Activity Center
A Street, Bentonville

Walking and Bike Trails
Bella Vista Lake Trial – 1.75 miles
Downtown Trail – 1.1 miles
Memorial Park Fitness Trial – 1 mile
Moberly Lane Bike Trail – 2 miles
N.E. J St. Trail – 1.1 miles
North Bentonville Trail – 2.2 miles
Park Springs Park Trail (Burns Trail) - .7 miles
Slaughter Pen Mountain Bike Trial – 5.18 miles
South Bentonville Trail - 2.55 miles
Tiger Blvd. Trail – 1.5 miles
Town Branch – 2.5 miles
Wishing Springs Trail - 1.6 miles

Crystal Bridges Trail
This paved bike and pedestrain trail begins at beautiful Compton Gardens and winds north through lush tree-covered paths. Stop off at the Crystal Bridges Observation Deck to catch a glimpse of the progress of the museum construction. Continue of the path and connect to the North Bentovnille Trail. 

Slaughter Pen Mountain Bike Trail - up to 16 miles of bike trails 
This single-track trail is located on the mountainside just north of NW A St. and east of N Walton Blvd.; designed specifically for mountain bicyclists.

Trails are available for beginners, intermediate and advanced with special features including log rides, drops, jumps and a free ride area with table top jumps, bermed turns, and a wall ride. Parking is available at 2400 N Walton Blvd., just south of the Bark Park.

Bentonville Bark Park
Located on north Walton Blvd. the Bentonville Bark Park is an off-leash recreation area for dogs and dog lovers. The primary purpose is to provide exercise and socialization opportunities while promoting responsible dog ownership through events and programs. 

Downtown Bentonville, Inc.
412 S. Main St.
Created to encourage the redevelopment, revitalization and renewal of Bentonville's Central Business District, Downtown Bentonville is a non-profit organization working daily to improve the business dynamics of the core of the community. They host festivals, events and a Farmer’s Market on the Bentonville Square.

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