Looking for things to do in Bentonville Arkansas? Locals, regional travelers and visitors from around the country and the world come to Bentonville to experience the unique attractions specific to the city.
Wealth abounds, and no expense has been spared building some of these spectacular MTB and multi-use trails, attractions, restaurants, itineraries and things to do. There is no shortage of activities to tempt you whether you’re a local or a visitor.
Experiences are what we all want. We’ll all agree, there’s a big difference between reading a recipe and actually having your taste buds jump for joy as you enjoy the food or watching a video on mountain biking and actually riding the trails yourself.
World class art, delicious food and epic mountain bike trails are found in Bentonville AR. Here is a calendar If you are looking for special events and things to do this weekend in Bentonville.
Art Galleries, Boutiques, Specialty Stores
Into Art Galleries, trendy boutiques or specialty shopping? We guide you to the best in the city. Check out our lists for those exciting things to do that make your heart beat faster:
The Historic Bentonville Downtown Square is the hub of the city. It is surrounded by trendy restaurants, specialty stores, museums, bike shops, bars and much more. Many events and activities are held on the square, and many others originate from there. The vibe on the Square is friendly and lively.
Bentonville has two farmers markets. One is on the Historic Bentonville Downtown Square on Saturday from 7:30AM – 1PM, and the Thursday Farmers Market is located on the east side of the Downtown Square. Great place to get wonderful veggies, fruits, meat, flowers, soaps, jewelry and more.
Every First Friday throughout the year, the Bentonville Square transforms itself into a huge block party. There are booths, vendors, food trucks, lots of fun-loving people and a blast is had by all.
Golf Cart Tour of Bentonville, Arkansas
Just jump on the fun wagon for a fun, interactive tour of Bentonville. Visitors and locals alike all enjoy experiencing this rapidly growing city in a new and fun way. Your tour guide is entertaining throughout your tour, and you will be pleasantly surprised by all that you see and learn. Click here to learn more.
Live music is flourishing in Bentonville. The Meteor Guitar Gallery, just off the Square, has regularly scheduled live music events. Bentonville Taproom and Pedaler’s Pub also has live music on most weekends and so do many other restaurants and bars.
The Bentonville Community Center is a beehive of activity throughout the year. It offers a multitude of activities for all age groups including swim classes.
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is a beautiful place to enjoy regardless of the weather.
The Museum of Native American History is a great place to take the kids on a rainy afternoon. They’ll learn the history of the Americas’ here.
Scott Family Amazeum is a great interactive museum for the kiddos. Parents love it too!
Climb Bentonville offers a climbing gym with bouldering, lead climbing, kids climbing, yoga, fitness and more.
Let’s Imagine has push bikes, Legos, climbing toys and more. Great place to take your little ones.
Urban Forest Axe House, open Thursdays – Sundays is a fun place to learn and develop the skill of throwing an axe. It is certified by the World Axe Throwing League.
Bike Rentals: Bike rental repair and rental shops are scattered throughout the city. Forgot to bring your bike, no worries, you’ll be able to rent one from one of Bentonville’s premier rental shops. Click here for Top 8 Bike Rentals in Bentonville.
Cycling: Cycling ranks at the top of things to do in Bentonville. Riders love to get out in the fresh air and ride through the scenery.
Ride or Walk “The Ledger Building”, the world’s first bikeable building. It is a six story mixed used office building and offers great views of Bentonville.
Bentonville MTB Trails & Walking Trails
Choose from hundreds of miles of trails throughout the city and beyond. Feel the wind in your hair and across your skin. Ride the famous Oz Trails or ride the scenic Razorback Greenway or some of Bentonville’s other paved trails. If you come to visit or live in Bentonville, the cycling bug might bite you.
Mountain Bike Guided Tours – Gravel Rides
There are several companies that offer bike tours. We recommend OZ Cycling Tours, a locally and native owned business. It’s owners love all things cycling, and are also State of Arkansas mountain bike champions.
You will be impressed with the many parks in Bentonville. The city has wisely set aside land for green space and for outdoor activities. As you drive through the city, you can’t help but notice all the parks where people can enjoy various activities.
Unique shopping around the Downtown Square and adjoining blocks can keep you busy for an afternoon or an entire day. You’ll love the delightful boutiques and specialty stores like 3 Dog Bakery and Remedy Road.
Blowing Springs and Coler Mountain Bike Preserve both have camping spots. Blowing Springs has 65 RV Spots with full hookups and facilities and you can camp there too. Coler has platform tent campsites in the center of the Preserve. As you can see, Bentonville AR is a thriving city without all the stifling characteristics of a big city. Come see for yourself what all the fun is about.
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World class American art museum you won’t to miss. Permanent collection, special exhibitions, trails.
Bentonville Mtb Trails
Ride the OZ Trails, Slaughter Pen, Coler Creek, Back 40, Little Sugar and experience the MTB Capital of the World.
Bike Rentals (Top 10)
Didn’t bring your bike? Want to try a different type of bike? No worries, rent one!
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Bike Shops in Bentonville (Top 10)
Need new tubes or some gear? Get you and your bike ready to rip at one of these top shops!
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There are all kinds of parks represented on this list.
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Things To Do This Week in Bentonville
Includes live music, holiday events, grand openings and more
This list includes American Art Museum, Native American Museum, Children’s Museum, Walmart Museum and more.
Experience the Razorback Greenway and other multi-use paved trails throughout Bentonville and Bella Vista.
MTB & Gravel Tours
OZ Cycling Tours has the knowledge, skill and support to make your dream ride come true.
Indoor Things To Do In Bentonville
Coming to Bentonville for art, cycling, business, food or fun? Here are some ideas for indoor activities.
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Festivals and nightly live music throughout Bentonville.
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Museums and other places to see art in Bentonville AR.
Shopping in Bentonville
All kinds of shopping in Bentonville including boutiques and specialty stores.
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