if you go
if you go
US Airways and Southwest offer nonstop flights to Little Rock, Ark., from Reagan National and BWI Marshall, respectively. Bentonville is about 216 miles northwest of Little Rock. United offers nonstop service from Washington Dulles to Tulsa, Okla., about 124 miles west of Bentonville.
WHERE TO STAY
21c Museum Hotel
200 NE A St.
The 104-room boutique hotel features a contemporary museum on the ground level, plus restaurant, bar and fitness center. Free guided tours held Wednesdays and Fridays at 5 p.m. Rates from $159 a night.
WHERE TO EAT
Tusk and Trotter American Brasserie
10 SE A St.
Farmhouse table cuisine, heavy on the meat (pig, in particular). Salads and Southern specialties, too. Dinner dishes from $10.
In the 21c Museum Hotel
Arkansas-inspired High South cuisine, with such local ingredients as black walnuts, hickory smoked ham and peaches. Lunch from $6; dinner from $18.
WHAT TO DO
Wal-Mart Visitor Center
105 N. Main St.
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
600 Museum Way
Gallery open Monday and Thursday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday and Friday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Trails and grounds are open sunrise to sunset daily. The Skyspace is open for viewing every evening for sunset and one morning a month for sunrise. Free.