Welcome to Bentonville one of America’s fastest growing small cities. Located in beautiful Northwest Arkansas, Bentonville is a small city of over 35,000 population with a very cosmopolitan atmosphere. As the headquarters for the world’s largest retailer, Walmart Stores Inc, the city attracts visitors and business people from all over the world.
The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville is one of the most renowned and modern art museums in the United States. Outstanding architecture designed by Moshe Safdie blends nature and art to create one of the city’s best known landmarks. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art has a collection that spans colonial works to contemporary pieces with many well-known paintings, including Norman Rockwell’s “Rosie the Riveter” and Andy Warhol’s “Dolly Parton.”
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Bentonville’s school system has been widely recognized for excellence and is considered to be one of the top school districts in the State of Arkansas. Recently, Bentonville High School was named by the Department of Education as a “No Child Left Behind Blue Ribbon School.” This is one of the most coveted education awards in the country. Bentonville public schools will open a new high school, Bentonville West High School, in Augusr 2016. For more information visit Public Schools.
Dining and Shopping
Bentonville has a varied and cosmopolitan culinary scene where trendy urban eateries, casual food trucks, great BBQ, craft breweries and upscale dining experiences dominate the foodscape. Click here for 10 Best Restaurants.
The opening of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, 21c Museum Hotel, Scott Family Amazeum and the recent Bentonville Film Festival attended by many of Hollywood’s royalty, has identified the city as a hub for art and culture.
Parks and Recreation
Since 2007, the city has built seven new parks. A 2.5 mile shared-use trail now connects recreational enthusiasts to the 36 mile Northwest Arkansas Razorback Regional Greenway, which links residents to many popular destinations in five major cities. Bentonville recently opened the Bentonville Community Recreation Center, an 80,000 square foot facility serves residents of all ages. A aquatic center featuring a zero-depth entry, family leisure pool and a 25 yard, competitive pool, a fitness center, dance/aerobics studio, gymnasium, indoor running track, community rooms and arts and craft room are some of the amenities offered.
Interstate 49 connects Bentonville with the rest of the major cities in northwest Arkansas. Most residents have less than a 30-minute commute. Ozark Regional Transit provides public transportation via bus and van.