A question we often hear from prospective home buyers is “what is there to do in Bentonville?” At Burnett Real Estate Team, we’re proud to say that there’s a lot to see and do in our hometown! Without a doubt, organizations across Bentonville, Arkansas offer a wide variety of arts, culture, activities, and entertainment opportunities appropriate for all ages. No matter what you’re looking for, Bentonville has something for everyone.
As the Official School of the Northwestern Arkansas Ballet, the NWA Conservatory of Classical Ballet offers a wide variety of ballet classes for new ballerinas and prima ballerinas alike. That being said, the Conservatory puts on annual full-length productions of The Nutcracker around the holidays, as well as their Spring Fanfare, which showcases the dancers of the Conservatory.
Arend Arts Center
Arend Arts Center of Bentonville Public Schools is a hub for students who are interested in spending time on stage. Though the Arend Arts Center focuses primarily on the productions of students of Bentonville Public Schools, the stage there has been graced by the presence of Christian rock group Jars of Clay, concert pianist Rosario Andino, and Bentonville’s very own Conservatory of Classical Ballet.
This historic movie theater turned guitar store/live music venue/art gallery is a must see for anyone visiting or residing in Bentonville. Though quaint and quite small (the entire venue can accommodate 370 people), this unique venue otherwise known as “The Meteor” hosts many live concerts throughout the year. Additionally, The Meteor is available for rent for all of your party, meeting, and reception needs. Joe Walsh of the Eagles (and another popular band and solo act) graced the stage for the Bentonville Film Festival.
This museum, designed by world renowned architect Moshe Safdie, offers not just extensive art galleries, but also a library, a restaurant, and three miles of walking and biking trails across their 120-acre grounds. Crystal Bridges was founded in 2005 by the Walton Family Foundation as a nonprofit charitable organization for all to enjoy!
This hands-on, 50,000 square foot museum is designed to be an interactive experience for children and their families. Expect for your child to leave Amazeum worn out and ready for a nap, as this museum experience was built with the intention to foster imaginative play, and loads of laughter.
The Walmart Museum
As Walmart is headquartered in Bentonville, it only seems appropriate that the world’s largest retailer would have their very own museum, which highlights the history of Walmart, in the city. Ranked #3 of 23 things to do in Bentonville on TripAdvisor, this museum is sure to be a delightful walk through the history of retail.
Otherwise known as BFF, this film festival runs for 5 days in early May, and showcases the work of “women and diverse voices in media.” Gina Davis’ is the co-founder of the Bentonville Film Festival and this festival aims to support women, youth, and diverse story tellers. Downtown Bentonville.
Downtown Bentonville Inc. declares that they have “a vision to be the most attractive, innovative, friendly and authentic downtown in the world.” This vision comes into fruition through a whole host of free events, unique restaurants and food trucks, and a slew of non-profit organizations housed right in the heart of Bentonville. This historic business district is sure to provide some form of entertainment to even the fussiest of critics.
As you can see, for a town of roughly 45,000, Bentonville is a bustling hub of arts and entertainment. We’re confident that if you’re looking for a place to call home, Bentonville is a great place that caters to a wide variety of tastes and interests.
Are you entertaining the thought of buying a home in this awesome city? We’d love to help you out! Contact Us today and let Burnett Real Estate Team show you all the fun and excitement that Bentonville has to offer.