Bentonville is a remarkable place, blending a rich history with modern amenities and a vibrant community spirit. It’s home to the headquarters of Walmart, which has brought significant economic growth and development to the area. The town boasts a thriving arts scene, highlighted by the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, which draws visitors from around the world.

Outdoor enthusiasts appreciate the extensive network of trails, including the Razorback Greenway, and numerous parks that make the area ideal for hiking, biking, and other recreational activities. The community is known for its friendly and welcoming atmosphere, making it a great place to live, work, and visit.

We started the day with breakfast at the Buttered Biscuit which several people from home recommended to us.  

After breakfast we took a bike ride from downtown Bentonville to our campground and them back around town which was over 20 miles. This area has the finest bicycle trails I’ve ever seen with a choice of paved or mountain dirt trails.

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The Bentonville area is known for its extensive trail system, particularly for mountain biking. The are has over 140 miles of trails, including both paved and unpaved. This is the map of our ride from my Fitness App.

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Some fun sculptures we saw along our bike ride.

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Downtown Bentonville

The is the Walmart Spark Ice cream truck on the town square which was serving delicious homemade ice cream for $1.59 for a double scoop in a waffle cone.  What a treat.  When we were here last time, this was a little cafe in the outside corner of the Walmart Museum.

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This wrapped building behind the ice cream truck and in the bottom picture is where the Walmart Museum was located and will be located again by spring.

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Some glistening fish on the side of a building caught my eye. 

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I ended the day with a delicious dinner and  a wonderful visit  with my longtime friend Shauna who lives in Fayetteville but used to live in our neighborhood in LC. We met at Mirabella’s Table in Rogers.

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Trip Statistics

  • Distance driven in motorhome today - 0 miles (total miles driven 547)
  • Miles driven in car today 45
  • Campsite cost  - $44.12 
  • Entertainment cost - $142
  • Food and groceries - $76