Details: Bentonville, Ark.

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GETTING THERE

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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.

479-286-6500

www.21cmuseumhotels.com/bentonville

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.

479-268-4494

www.tuskandtrotter.com

Farmhouse table cuisine, heavy on the meat (pig, in particular). Salads and Southern specialties, too. Dinner dishes from $10.

The Hive

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.

479-273-1329

corporate.walmart.com/our-story/heritage/visitor-center

The life and times of Sam Walton and Wal-Mart. Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday noon to 5 p.m. Free.

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

600 Museum Way

479-418-5700

crystalbridges.org

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.

INFORMATION

www.bentonville.org

 
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