See the Beautiful Bentonville area in your Thrifty rental car
Bentonville is known to most people as the headquarters of Walmart, the world’s largest retailer. After landing at the Bentonville Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport, you’ll find The Walmart Visitor Center — located on the Bentonville town square, so it’s hard to miss if you’re traveling through in your Thrifty rental car. Don’t miss the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and the Museum of Native American.
HistoryThe Walmart Visitor Center
Just a short drive from the Bentonville Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport is the Walmart Visitor Center. Take a step back in time to 1950s small-town America as you sample classic candy, period music and more at an original dime store. Located in the Terry Block Building at 105 North Main Street, The Walmart Museum is a recreation of the original Walton’s 5&10. Exhibits include a gallery featuring interactive memorabilia such Sam Walton’s Medal of Freedom and his original office. The museum houses artifacts like Mr. Sam’s iconic 1979 Ford F150 pickup truck. Enjoy the Spark Café Soda Fountain, which offers ice cream treats in a 50s style atmosphere.
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Located at 600 Museum Way, this museum was founded by none other than Alice Walton. Take a drive over in your Thrifty rental car to explore how American history has unfolded. The $450,000,000 museum features outstanding works of art, which highlight the artistic heritage of the nation. With over 120 acres of native Ozark forest, the grounds invite you to discover the natural environment as a continuation of the museum experience. Enjoy some fresh air on three miles of nature trails that encourage exploration and reflection. Visitors of all ages will appreciate the ever-expanding permanent collection of American art, temporary exhibitions and a variety of entertaining and educational programs.
Museum of Native American History
Take a walk through the history of Native American culture as you drive your Northwest Arkansas rental car through Bentonville. The museum invites you to "Walk Through America's Past," where visitors are given a look into what life was like for the first inhabitants of America. Located at 202 SW 'O' Street, the museum is divided into five different time periods that offer a helpful guide through the constant changing lives of the Native Americans, as seen through original artifacts. With displays that feature relics over 14,000 years old, there’s definitely something here you haven’t seen before. Admission is free and the museum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.