Attractions

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Downtown Bentonville is in charge of community events such as First Friday and Farmers Market. For more information, visit their website.

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Bentonville Parks and Recreation is in charge of the Downtown Activity Center and Community Center. For more information, visit their website.

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For more information on tourism attractions in Bentonville including dining and entertainment, visit this website.

Bentonville Attractions

The Scott Family Amazeum
Corner of NE J St. & John DeShields Blvd., Bentonville
www.amazeum.com
The Amazeum, a family learning center coming to Northwest Arkansas, is the dream of community to educate people in the best ways possible for whatever lies ahead and to engage the entire family in exploration, learning and fun. Coming in 2015

The Walmart Museum
105 N. Main St.
479-273-1329
www.walmartmuseum.com
Sam Walton, along with his brother, Bud, began their retail conglomerate in 1945 with a variety store located in Downtown Bentonville. Today, this 5 &10 is the Walmart Visitor’s Center and traces the origin and growth of Walmart Stores, Inc.

Peel-Mansion1875 Peel Mansion and Heritage Gardens
400 S. Walton Blvd.
479-273-9664
www.peelmansion.org
Built by Colonel Samuel West Peel, this Italianate mansion has been preserved as a museum of authentic interior design. Its outdoor museum of historic roses, perennials and native plants was once surrounded by 180 acres of apple trees.

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
479-418-5700
www.crystalbridges.org
The museum complex encompasses approximately 100,000 square feet of gallery, library, meeting and office space, a 250-seat indoor auditorium, areas for outdoor concerts and public events, as well as sculpture gardens and walking trails.

_MG_0334Museum of Native American Artifacts
202 S.W. O St.
479-273-2456
http://www.monah.us/
The museum offers a walk through pre-historic time dating back more than 14,000 years ago. The display includes artifacts uncovered throughout North America.

Arend Arts Center
1901 S.E. J St.
479-254-5161
www.bentonville.k12.ar.us/arendarts/
The Arend Arts Center has become the hub for school and community arts in Northwest Arkansas. It has featured performances by the Benton County Symphony, Classical Ballet Academy, Ozark Mountain British Brass Band, Vladimir Zaitsev and Rosario Andino and Jars of Clay.

The Conference Centre at Compton Gardens
312 N. Main St.
479-254-3870
www.comptongardens.org
Gifted to the Peel House Foundation in 2002, Compton Gardens showcases 6.5 acre garden and home of Dr. Neil Compton, a physician, author, photographer and naturalist. This natural woodlands garden unites plants, wildlife and people. The garden is dedicated to the advancement and appreciation of gardening, horticulture and conservation within an aesthetic landscape.

Golf Courses
The Links at Bentonville – 479-271-0163
Shadow Valley Country Club – 479-203-0000
Pinnacle Country Club – 479-418-7415

Parks
Memorial Park
Orchards Park
Enfield Park
Lawrence Plaza Splash Park and Ice Skating Rink
Bella Vista Lake Park
Dave Peel Park
Town Branch Park
N.W. A St. Park
Train Station Park
Phillips Park
Park Springs Park
Lake Bentonville
Wildwood Park
Durham Place Park
City Square Park

Bentonville Parks and Recreation (for additional information about parks and trails)
Bentonville Activity Center
A Street, Bentonville
479-464-7275

IMG_5359Walking and Bike Trails
Bella Vista Lake Trial – 1.75 miles
Downtown Trail – 1.1 miles
Memorial Park Fitness Trial – 1 mile
Moberly Lane Bike Trail – 2 miles
N.E. J St. Trail – 1.1 miles
North Bentonville Trail – 2.2 miles
Park Springs Park Trail (Burns Trail) – .7 miles
Slaughter Pen Mountain Bike Trial – 5.18 miles
South Bentonville Trail – 2.55 miles
Tiger Blvd. Trail – 1.5 miles
Town Branch – 2.5 miles
Wishing Springs Trail – 1.6 miles

Crystal Bridges Trail
This paved bike and pedestrian trail begins at the beautiful Compton Gardens and winds north through lush, tree-covered paths. Stop off at the Crystal Bridges Observation Deck for a great view of the museum. Continue up the path and connect to the North Bentonville Trail.

Slaughter Pen Mountain Bike Trail up to 16 miles of bike trails
http://www.bentonvillear.com/assets/site_files/mtn_bike_trails.pdf
This single-track trail is located on the mountainside just north of NW A St. and east of N Walton Blvd.; designed specifically for mountain bicyclists.

Trails are available for beginners, intermediate and advanced with special features including log rides, drops, jumps and a free ride area with table top jumps, berms and a wall ride. Parking is available at 2400 N Walton Blvd., just south of the Bark Park.

Bentonville Bark Park
Located on north Walton Blvd. the Bentonville Bark Park is an off-leash recreation area for dogs and dog lovers. The primary purpose is to provide exercise and socialization opportunities while promoting responsible dog ownership through events and programs.

Downtown Bentonville, Inc.
412 S. Main St.
479-254-0254
www.downtownbentonville.org
Created to encourage the redevelopment, revitalization and renewal of Bentonville’s Central Business District, Downtown Bentonville is a non-profit organization working daily to improve the business dynamics of the core of the community. They host festivals, events and a Farmer’s Market on the Bentonville Square.


 

Hills-and-Lake-2Bella Vista Attractions

Simple Pleasures Event Center
http://www.simplepleasures.us
13718 Rothbury Dr., Bella Vista, AR
(479) 876-5959
Simple Pleasures is an Arkansas event center hosting weddings, receptions, parties and corporate events. Simple Pleasures’ warm 1930s architecture and 18 park-like acres is the tranquil, relaxing setting for indoor and outdoor events!

Bella Vista Historical Museum
http://bellavistamuseum.org
1885 Bella Vista Way, Bella Vista, AR
(479) 640-8336

Located at the corner of Highway 71 and Kingsland, next to the American Legion building, the museum is open March through December, Wednesday – Sunday afternoons with free admission. Displays show the 100 year history of Bella Vista, starting with the summer resort established in the early 1900s and leading to the present day incorporated city.

vet22roughVeterans Wall of Honor
www.veteransmonumentbellavistaar.com
The Bella Vista Veterans Wall of Honor was established in 2004 by the Veterans Council of Northwest Arkansas on a 1.7-acre site that connects to the Lake Bella Vista walking trail. The monument features 25 walls set in a circular pattern that contain more than 4,100 granite tribute tablets inscribed with the name of service people from 23 states who served in the military from 1776 to 2006.

Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel
504 Memorial Drive, Bella Vista
(479) 855-6598
Additional information
This glass and steel chapel was designed by E. Fay Jones, a student of Frank Lloyd Wright. Surrounded by trees, it was built on the south shore of Lake Norwood as a meditation chapel.

Golf Courses
Bella Vista Country Club
Berksdale Golf Course
Kingswood Golf Course
Highlands Golf Course
Scotsdale Golf Course
Dogwood Hills Golf Course
Brittany Golf Course

Bella Vista Property Owner’s Association
479-855-8000
www.bellavistapoa.com

 

Lake-BrittanyLakes
Loch Lomond
Lake Windsor
Lake Ann
Lake Avalon
Lake Rayburn
Lake Norwood
Lake Brittany

 

Walking Trails

Tanyard Creek Nature Trail
This trail features a 2 1/2 mile loop complete with swinging bridge and a view from above of the Lake Windsor waterfall. It is located approximately 1 1/2 miles west of Highway 71 on Highway 340 in Bella Vista.

Lake Bella Vista Trail
This marked, paved 1.75 mile trail features benches, picnic tables, a playground and a disc golf course. The lake covers 22 acres and is approximately eight feet deep. Located adjacent to Highway 71, it’s perfect for bikers, hikers and dog walkers!

Loch Lomond Walking Trail
The nearly 3,300-foot walking trail sits on the community’s west side. The level trail, which is located below the Loch Lomond Dam, has a paved surface and available parking. The trail loops around a softball field.
Directions (from Town Center on Arkansas 340/Lancashire Boulevard): Take Arkansas 340 west. Go through the Highlands Gate. Turn right on Glasgow Road. Travel about one mile. The trail is on the left.

Blowing Springs Walking and Biking Trails

_MG_0603To view a map of the trail, click here.
This trail offers 6.3 miles of natural-surface trails at Blowing Springs Park in Bella Vista. The rolling contour trails range from two to three feet wide. The trails are designed to be used by pedestrians and mountain bikers of all ages and skill levels. The trails have been designed to take advantage of the park’s natural beauty, including its many bluff lines, springs, caverns and established natural habitat. One of the trails’ highlights is a 30-foot bridge that leaves a rock shelf to connect to the trail below that winds around to a “natural air-conditioned cavern,” which releases 60 degree air. The trail system includes a total of eight bridges and 15 benches. Given the terrain, some of the trails are inherently more challenging; however, the trail was built with safety and sustainability in mind.

Directions (from Town Center on Arkansas 340/Lancashire Boulevard): Take U.S. 71 south. Turn left on Dartmoor Road.