Bentonville Arkansas – info for locals and visitors!  Whether you are a native, a local or a visitor this information will help you to get a handle on the dynamic community of Bentonville Ar.

You can feel it in the air. Bentonville Arkansas is an exciting place to be!

Why Bentonville Arkansas?

What’s all the buzz about?

No longer a “small town,” the city of Bentonville is a bustling cultural municipality, which is not only the headquarters for Sam’s Club and Walmart, the largest company in the world, but it is also the location for the breathtaking, 1.2 billion dollar, globally ranked Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

With all of this growth, Bentonville has managed to maintain its close knit community charm.

Its population is diverse, yet neighbors are still neighbors in the traditional sense of the word. Its people are friendly and willing to chat it up or help a person in need.

Bentonville is definitely a wonderful place to be, put down roots, live and visit for a plethora of reasons.

Where Exactly Is Bentonville Arkansas?

When you visit Arkansas, Bentonville is located in the extreme Northwest corner of the state, perfectly situated in the beautiful Ozark mountains which includes plentiful lakes, streams, rivers and trees.

How To Get to Bentonville Arkansas?

Flying?

Northwest Regional Airport (XNA)
Making Bentonville easily accessible from anywhere, the Northwest Regional Airport (XNA) has direct commercial flights to and from huge destination cities across the country.

Bentonville Municipal Airport
This is a city-owned, public-use airport also known as Louise M. Thaden Field. This airport is known for offering services to smaller jets and private planes, but also to the OZ1 Flying Club.

Flying OZ operates out of Thaden Fieldhouse (north of the airport) and focuses on backcountry aviation (taking airplanes into remote areas for fly-ins or recreational trips).

Driving?

Being located in the middle of America, you can get to Bentonville easily:

Springfield to Bentonville Ar : 2 hours
Tulsa To Bentonville : 2 Hours
Oklahoma City to Bentonville : 4 Hours
Little Rock To Bentonville : 3 Hours
Memphis To Bentonville : 5.5 Hours
St. Louis To Bentonville: 5.5 Hours
Kansas City To Bentonville: 3.3 Hours
Dallas To Bentonville: 5.5 Hours
Albuquerque To Bentonville : 11.5 Hours

Bentonville Has It All

Attractions

Its world-class OZ mountain bike trails, lively culinary scene, craft breweries, award-winning restaurants, fabulous art galleries, amazing boutiques, festivals of every kind and trendy specialty shops combine to help make it the burgeoning city that it is.

The Historic Downtown Square, OZ Flying Club & Thaden Fieldhouse, 8th Street Market and The Momentary (satellite museum to Crystal Bridges) are all just a small sampling of its unique attractions.

It is now the mountain bike capital of the world. and

It boasts many outstanding hotels, hundreds of Airbnbs & Vrbo’s and a myriad of phenomenal restaurants..

Business & Jobs

Entrepreneurial opportunities abound in this flourishing city. With unparalleled growth also comes exceptional job opportunities.

If you want a job in Bentonville, you can find work, no matter your specialty. New businesses are opening daily with no end in sight.

Health Care

Northwest Medical Center Bentonville AR is a 128-bed acute care facility offering cardiac care, excellent emergency care, The Family Birth Place, The Orthopedic and Spine Center, Stroke Center and Chest Pain Center.

Only minutes away from anywhere in the city, this amazing hospital stands ready to meet your health needs.

RESTAURANTS & PLACES TO EAT IN BENTONVILLE 

People come from all over the world to work and visit Bentonville. This wide diversity of cultures demands a huge variety of restaurants, just to meet the needs of the locals and influx of visitors.

Restaurants – Food Trucks
People come from all over the world to work and visit Bentonville. This wide diversity of cultures demands a huge variety of restaurants, just to meet the needs of the locals and influx of visitors.

No matter what type of culinary experience you’re craving, you can likely find the flavors you’re looking for without leaving the city’s borders.

We have thirty eight lists comprised of different cuisine types. If you can think of a cuisine you like, it’s most likely covered in this handy travel companion.

Our Top 10 lists for each category will save you hours of time, oodles of money and tons of energy as you experience the very best of Bentonville’s cuisine. 

Click here for a full list of Bentonville Places to eat including 25+ Top 10 Lists.

Top 8 Burgers

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Hotels, Airbnb’s, Vrbo’s Rentals In Bentonville

Bentonville has many exciting lodging opportunities including the brilliant boutique hotel, 21c Museum Hotel in downtown.

Element hotel features multiple space options to suit your particular need.

There are over 700 Airbnbs – Vrbo’s in Bella Vista and Bentonville with tons of neat options to suit your circumstances.

Double Tree Suites offers executive rooms & 2-room Suites and the Victoria in beautiful downtown is a delightful B&B.

There are many additional options as well.

Click here for the Top 10 Places to Stay in Bentonville and Bella Vista.

Top 10 Bentonville Airbnb’s

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Top 10 Bella Vista Lakeside

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Bike Friendly Hotels

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Natural Native Vrbo

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ATTRACTIONS & THINGS TO DO IN BENTONVILLE ARKANSAS

Feeling fully alive and seeking adventure? Our lists of attractions, activities and things to do will have you doing those specific things that make you laugh and have fun in no time.

Museums

Are you into museums? Bentonville has several museums including its world-class Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, a once in a lifetime experience. The permanent collection is free to all. The architecture is spectacular and the grounds are amazing. The Momentary, The Museum of Native American Art and the Walmart Museum (the story of Walmart and its founder, Sam Walton), are other not-to-be-missed museums.

Bentonville Mountain Biking

Did you come for the thrill of riding the more than 100 miles of MTB trails? The top 10 Mountain Bike Trails list will have you out on the trails that most fit your skill level in a jiffy.

Art

Bentonville has a thriving art culture. Just take a look at all the paintings on the sides of buildings and fences throughout the city. Or take a walk on its many trails to see the fabulous sculptures. Crystal Bridges has art classes designed for babies up to tweens. Area artists may sell unique, fine art on Saturdays and Thursdays on the Downtown Square.

Go to the Experiences in Bentonville page for a complete list of things to do in Bentonville , Arkansas.

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Multi-Use Trails

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Outdoor Things To Do 

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Art

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Happening This Week

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ALL THINGS KIDS 

Bentonville is a great place to visit, or put down roots and raise a family, and there are plenty of family-friendly activities, things to do and restaurants that exist to cater to your kids.

Would your kids enjoy a world-class climbing facility, would they love to learn to ride a bike, are they ready to ride the MTB trails, are they into theatre, do they enjoy cultural activities, libraries and museums, are they into splash pads or ice skating, are they eager to hit the playgrounds and multi-use trails or do they enjoy skating.

You’ll find all of this information and more on this handy page of All Things Kids Bentonville!

Kids Eat Free

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Kids Things To Do

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Bentonville Parks 

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BUCKET LISTS

Have you ever visited a destination only to realize later that there was so much more to see and do? What a complete bummer!

Look through this exciting bucket list to see if there are still places you would like to eat, things you would like to do and places to see that are must-do’s before leaving the city.

Maybe you’re a foodie, an adventurer, a museum lover, a cyclist.

It doesn’t matter, this Bucket List will zero you in on the things that are important to you.

Foodie Bucket List

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Art Bucket List

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Public Art Bucket List

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ITINERARIES & DAY TRIP

Bentonville is perfect for launching Itineraries and Day Trips.

Below are 3 handy itineraries including Downtown Bentonville, Crystal Bridges and Museums.

The fun day trips take you to Tulsa, OK and Eureka Springs, AR. Not everyone wants to do the same things and these Itineraries and Day Trips offer exciting alternatives.

Downtown Itinerary

Eureka Day Trip Itinerary

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Crystal Bridges Itinerary

Tulsa Day Trip

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Museum Itinerary

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