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Museum in Bentonville

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

This enormous art museum, sprawling across a series of creek ponds fed by mountain streams, is an unexpected find, to say the least. The curved pavilions that house the extensive collections are connected by glass-e…
Modern American in Bentonville

Tusk & Trotter

This carnivore's cavern serves up some amazing tail-to-snout fare, including a sinful chicken and waffles, duck confit served over cracklin' cornbread, and a fascinating take on pastrami – made from local catfish. A…
American in Bentonville

The Hive

Up-country Arkansas cuisine and the ingredients it is derived from are the obsession of Chef Matthew McClure; The Hive is his vehicle for contemporary takes on a mountain genre. Blackened catfish comes with field pe…
Street Carnival in Bentonville

First Fridays

On the first Friday of every month from April through November, Bentonville City Square becomes a street party full of food vendors, art stalls and live performances.
Pizza in Bentonville

Pedaler's Pub

Wood fired pizzas with toppings ranging from shaved prime rib to sunflower seeds, caprese salads, buffalo wings, burgers, salads and sandwiches round out the menu at this spot, which doubles as a decent bar in the e…
Museum in Bentonville

Walmart Museum

The original Walmart ('Sam Walton's Five & Dime') is now pretty much a corporate press release you can walk through. Hey, it's free! Also, there's an attached old-school soda fountain.