After you’ve stuffed the turkey, and yourself, you may be looking for something to do this weekend to avoid the Black Friday craziness. Downtown Bentonville offers some amazing activities year-round, but with the kickoff of the holiday season, you don’t want to miss the opportunity to take in some outdoor ice skating, visit the beautiful historic Downtown Square to see the lights, take in the sights and sounds, and of course, partake in some of the best dining in the area! It’s easy to see why people who have made their home in Bentonville are proud of their community!
When Sam Walton opened his Five & Dime on the Bentonville town square in 1950, he had no idea he’d planted the seeds for what would become the global leader in retail, saving millions of people money so they could live better. Today, that humble little dime store is the location of The Wal-Mart Museum. A family friendly experience in three parts, the museum features a world-class exhibit gallery, Walton’s 5&10, and The Spark Café Soda Fountain.
For shopping, there’s a lot of local shops that offer unique gift ideas and these stores will certainly be busy this weekend. However, it’s unlikely that you’ll lose a finger reaching for an item or get trampled in a mob trying to pick up a gimmick-priced television set! From arts and crafts to toys and bicycles, you’ll find a wide variety of shops to visit and with the decorated storefronts and sidewalks, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time in this historic part of town.
There’s a good selection of restaurants, a great coffeehouse and of course, there’s soda fountain that serves up hot chocolate and chilly ice cream treats!
Don’t forget to mark your calendars for the annual Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 13 starting at 11 a.m. in Bentonville. You don’t want to miss this!
Once you’ve visited Bentonville, you may not want to leave! With all that there is to offer in Bentonville, come see for yourself why you should consider Bentonville for your future hometown! We would be happy to show you one of the many homes listed in Bentonville for sale.