Bentonville Day Trippin’
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9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. – Museum of Native American History – Walk through pre-historic time in Bentonville’s newest attraction. Delve into the lives and daily activities of ancient American’s-forefathers to the American Indians-through a self-guided audio wand tour. (Complimentary)
10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. – Walton 5 & 10/Walmart Museum- Located in Sam Walton’s original Bentonville variety store, the center traces the original and growth of Walmart Stores, Inc. In addition to the museum, the Downtown Bentonville area has several shops that offer unique souvenirs. Enjoy the atmosphere at The Spark which is an old-fashioned soda fountain next to the Museum.
11:15 a.m. – Depart for Crystal Bridges
11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Lunch on own and Tour Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art – Enjoy your time as you tour the galleries and surrounding grounds of this incredible museum. You will go through Crystal Bridges’ permanent year-round collection, which is free to all visitors thanks to sponsorship by Wal-Mart, and spans five centuries of American masterworks ranging from the Colonial era to the current day. In the collection are iconic images such as Asher B. Durand’s Kindred Spirits, Rosie the Riveter by Norman Rockwell, and Andy Warhol’s Dolly Parton, each reflecting a distinct moment in American artistic evolution. In addition to historical works, the Museum’s collection also showcases major works by modern and contemporary American artists, including Roy Lichtenstein, James Turrell, and Georgia O’Keeffe, providing visitors with a unique opportunity to experience the full scope of American art. They have guided tours available or you can tour at your own pace if you wish. There are also tours of the Frank Lloyd Wright House which are free but you need a ticket for the tour. After the inside tours, you can enjoy walking on the beautiful trails surrounding the museum.
Enjoy a relaxing lunch at the “Eleven”, restaurant at the Museum. They specialize in modern American comfort food with an emphasis on traditions that hail from the “High South” region…the Ozarks. The robust cuisine of Eleven not only nourishes but tells a story-a story of American spirit, inspired by the artworks, natural surroundings, and fascinating regional history connected to our Museum.
2:30 p.m.- Depart for Cooper Chapel
2:30 p.m. – Step on Guide with Information on Bentonville
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. –Tour Mildred B. Cooper Chapel – Enjoy the beauty of this chapel set among the trees with an overview of the lake in Bella Vista. The influence of the massive structures of the Middle Ages based on the Gothic arch design are represented in this chapel. It has 15 main arches towering 50 feet high. Within each of the 15 arches are three or four gothic arches. The chapel was designed by E. Fay Jones and Maurice Jennings of Fayetteville, AR. It is a beautiful walk from the bus to the chapel while enjoying the surroundings of the area.
4:00 p.m. – Depart for the 8th Street Market
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. – 8th Street Market – Tour what all there is to offer your group with restaurants, chocolate factory, Juice Palm, Sweet Freedom Cheese and more. The tour also shows you the inside of Brightwater Culinary Institute where the students are learning all about culinary and is connected with NWACC which is our Junior College.
5:30 p.m.– Dinner at Fred’s Hickory Inn- Dinner at Sam’s favorite restaurant. They are known for their bar-b-que and steaks along with the Southern charm that is felt throughout the restaurant. Your group will eat where the name “Walmart” was created and billions of dollars of business have been conducted.
9:00am Museum of Native American History –
10:00am Walton 5 &10/Walmart Museum
11:30am Tour Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Lunch on own at Crystal Bridges
3:00pm Tour Mildred B. Cooper Chapel
4:00pm 8th Street Market
5:30pm Dinner at Fred’s Hickory Inn
7:00pm Depart for Home
$75.00 per person inclusive