The Walmart Museum in Bentonville, Arkansas

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Bentonville, Arkansas, United States
As we travel, Walmart stores are a constant for us. We look for them for groceries, shopping, parts, clothes. The stores, with a few exceptions, are very nice to shop in. No, this is not a "buy Walmart" commercial. We just love the consistency and have, over the years, owned their stock.
So....on our way from Little Rock to Carthage, we decided to stop at the Walmart Museum in Bentonville, Arkansas.
Walmart and Sam’s Club employ 2.2 million people around the world, 1.4 million of them in the United States. About 9,500 of them work at the Bentonville, Arkansas, headquarters....and there are only 40,000 people in Bentonville !

The museum basically shows the history and growth of the company, starting with Sam Walton owning Ben Franklin stores and then starting the Walmart stores. Also shown are principles and business practices of the company from Sam Walton.

The town itself is very the bricks.

Regardless of what you think of Walmart, it's a great story and, based on the maps, they have grown! We sure enjoyed our visit.

Oh...and they have great ice cream in their soda shop.

Steve and Kim
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Marvin Larson

Sam Walton and I share the same cancer (multiple myeloma) which he eventually succumbed to. He left a lot of money to University of Little Rock to help drive treatment research. Owe a lot to him!