|Walmart Visitors Center|
During my last couple of visits, I've visited a few noteworthy spots. The Walmart Visitors Center, in downtown Bentonville, is free admission and pretty fascinating. You can see Sam Walton's office, displayed exactly as it was the day of his death. You can see his old Ford truck, which reminded me of my grandfather. You can see his wife's wedding dress too, and learn about the history of the company. For an organization that has only been around for 50 years, it's hard to believe how big it has become, and how humble the beginning was!
Also in downtown Bentonville is Table Mesa. I love this modern latin cuisine! There's fusion like Korean BBQ tacos, or a burger with chorizo and a fried egg, which is what I chose. Yum.
More recently, I visited Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. The Walton family built this incredible, world-class museum honoring American artists, and it's exquisite. Seriously. I've been to museums all over the globe, and I want to come back to this one. I ate lunch in their cafeteria and had time only to explore the contemporary exhibit, but everything from the architecture to the setting (tons of nature trails!) seems to transport you from the Arkansas countryside into another world. Oh, and admission is FREE thanks to the Waltons!
|Crystal Bridges - Contemporary Art|
Can't wait to share more Arkansas foodie and fun adventures with you in the future!