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Outside the original Walton’s 5&10 in Bentonville, Arkansas
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The first Walmart (named Walton’s 5&10) opened in 1950 on Bentonville’s Main Street; today, it’s home to the Walmart Museum, which sells old-time toys and souvenirs and houses an ice cream counter.

View of Thaden Field, Bentonville’s airport and also a community gathering place, named for Louise McPhetridge Thaden
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Bentonville was the birthplace and hometown of aviation pioneer Louise McPhetridge Thaden. Among her flying records, in 1936, Thaden became the first female pilot to win the Bendix Trophy Race, a point-to-point transcontinental aeronautical race.

Turquoise Reeds and Ozark Fiori by Dale Chihuly at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas
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In 2019, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art acquired five pieces from its 2017 exhibition, Chihuly: In the Gallery + In the Forest. The artworks, created by Dale Chihuly, are installed throughout the museum and grounds, including "Turquoise Reeds and Ozark Fiori."

Exterior of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas
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