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Located right in the middle of the town of Bentonville, it was a 5 and 10 (dime) store of 4,000 Square feet. Now it is the center showing how the Walton's, yes besides Sam there was James as brother that promulgated the stores to such magnitude it is beyond belief. This is now the US heritage to our society-buying and on the cheap. The museum started in 1977, but got a kick start of growth in 1984. There is a lot of memorabilia of the Walton's and the employees and the growth that can take a couple of hours to view. Sam died in 1992 and brother James in 1994. The family was rooted in this town, so that is why it started here. Now sales are $350 billion + and they have 1.2 million employees worldwide, and account for 15% of US retail sales. Some stats-huh? It is big

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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