Looking for a getaway that won’t break the bank? Look no further than Bentonville, Arkansas! From world-class trails and museums to unique venues and public art, there’s something for everyone in our city.
Read on to learn about our top picks for affordable adventures in Bentonville.

 1. Parks and Trails

​In Bentonville, renowned as “the mountain biking capital of the world,” you can ride all our world-class trails at no cost! Some of our favorite bike trails to hit are the Slaughter Pen Trails and the trails at Coler Mountain Bike Preserve.
If walking is more your speed, we recommend checking out Compton Gardens and Osage Park too. These two beautiful places include walking trails that immerse you in the natural beauty of our region.
Read our Bentonville Park Roundup blog here for more information on all our public parks.
Paradise Found Osage Park
OZ Art NWA artwork can be found woven throughout the trails at Coler Mountain Bike Preserve. Todd Sanders, "Paradise Found, 2019." Neon. Courtesy of OZ Art NWA. / Osage Park features a boardwalk through 12 acres of wetland along with other amenities like an archery range, pickleball courts, an archery range, and more.
Photos by Drager Creative

 2. Museums

Most of our Bentonville museums offer free general admission. From world-class art museums and galleries to historical museums telling the story of our city and region, there’s something to peak every interest.

Check out our museum roundup blog here to learn more about all our museums.
Yayoi Kusama’s "Infinity Mirrored Room—My Heart Is Dancing Into the Universe" is on view for free at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Yayoi Kusama, "Infinity Mirrored Room—My Heart Is Dancing into the Universe," 2018. © Yayoi Kusama. Photo by Drager Creative

 3. Ledger Views

Ledger Bentonville is famous for being the world’s first bikeable building. The first floor is free to the public and makes for a great place to hangout with friends, catch up on work, or enjoy a book. Outside the building are six stories of free switchbacks which you can use to bike or walk up to breath-taking views of Downtown Bentonville.
Ledger Bike
Ledger Bentonville is the world’s first bikeable building, leading up to stunning views of Downtown Bentonville. Photo by Drager Creative

 4. Public Art

In Bentonville, public artwork can be viewed for free on virtually every corner! Make a day out of it and take a public art tour by bike. 
Check out our map of Public Art here.
A woman walks by a black and white mural
One of many murals located at 8th Street Market. Mural by Alexis Diaz, commissioned by Justkids. Photo by Drager Creative

 5. The Bentonville Square

We love the Bentonville Square as a gathering spot for community members and visitors alike. It’s a great place to picnic and experience the buzz of our downtown area. 
Join us at the Farmers Market, hosted by Downtown Bentonville Inc., from 5 to 8 pm on Thursdays and 7:30 am to 1 pm on Saturdays. Plus, every first Friday of the month, the Square is filled with music, people, and vendors for a themed city-wide block party you don’t want to miss.
P.S. For a sweet treat on a budget, visit the Spark Ice Cream Truck!
Bentonville Square
Families and friends gather on the Bentonville Square to enjoy time together in the midst of the city’s bustling downtown. Photo by Drager Creative

BONUS: All public parking in Bentonville is free! Check out our public parking map here to find a lot closest to you.

Find Free Weekend Events in Bentonville
For more free events happening around town, take a gander through our This Weekend in Bentonville blog. We update it weekly so you always know what’s up.

Looking for food recommendations during your visit? We’ve got you covered! Click here to browse our Restaurant Guide.
We’re happy to help you with any additional information needed during your stay in Bentonville. Our Visitor’s Center is open 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday, and 9 am to 3 pm on Saturdays. Stop by and see us at 406 SE 5th Street, Suite 6.