In the northwest corner of the state, Bentonville is a community that knows how to mix business with pleasure. The home of Walmart, Bentonville has always maintained its hometown character. Its square is filled with boutiques, coffee shops, restaurants, and “Walton’s 5 & 10,” now a museum in the location of Sam Walton’s original store. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is a place you don’t want to miss while here for your event – and you don’t have to because they have event space in the museum.
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Bentonville and nearby Rogers have the facilities to make any meeting special. With venue options that range from auditorium to atrium, museum to theater, indoors or out, you can find the perfect fit in size and atmosphere. Bentonville also has great options for catering, setup, event rentals, and other services.
For event venues:
Bentonville Convention and Visitors Bureau
104 E. Central
Bentonville, AR 72712
Downtown Bentonville Visitor’s Center
410 SW A Street, Suite 2
Bentonville, AR 72712
Because it hosts so many visitors for business and leisure travel, Bentonville has an array of hotels and lodging options to cater to your meeting or conference attendees. Many hotels in the Bentonville-Rogers area have meeting facilities of their own, as well as their own restaurants and spas. Check out the boutique art hotel 21C Hotel, trendy minimalist Aloft, or business travel standard Embassy Suites Hotel & Convention Center.
The dining options in Bentonville reflect its dual character as a small hometown and headquarters of major international businesses. You can find upscale restaurants of all sizes, many with meeting spaces, as well as downhome southern cooking and anything in between. Bentonville has a great microbrewery scene, national award-winning coffee houses, and lots of trendy restaurants that serve food from the typical to the eclectic.
Bentonville attractions include:
- Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
- Peel Mansion Museum & Heritage Gardens
- Walton’s 5 & 10, and the Spark Cafe
- Pinnacle Hills Mall
- Walking, hiking, and biking on the Arkansas Greenway
- Museum of Native American Artifacts
- Pea Ridge Military Park
- Compton Gardens
- Rogers Little Theater
- War Eagle Mill
The Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport is the nearest major airport, offering direct service to 14 destinations by four airlines. Two other nearby airfields, Rogers Municipal-Carter Field Airport and Bentonville Municipal Airport both have full-service FBOs for GA and corporate traffic.