Early Sunday morning of Memorial Day weekend 2024, Benton county was hit with several tornadoes. We want to acknowledge the devastation that has impacted our community—lives were lost, homes and businesses were destroyed, and trees were uprooted. Our city has seen a huge response from local, regional, and state resources. From clean-up crews helping clear debris to folks providing food, shelter, and electricity, we are so grateful to be a part of such a kind and united city. Thank you to our first responders who have been working tirelessly to get roads cleared and homes back in order and local hospitality workers who have continued to show up during the uncertainty. For more information from the City of Bentonville, check the alert center here
 
What does this mean for your visit? 
 
If you are planning on traveling to Bentonville in the next few weeks, stay updated via this blog and our social channels. We appreciate your patience and grace as we navigate the impact on our community. 
 
Here’s the latest update: (06.04.2024)
 
  • Hotels:  All have power, and some may have exterior damage. Call to confirm availability.
  • Vacation Rentals: Residential areas may have damage, please contact the rental owner as soon as possible for updates and recommendations on if your stay has been impacted.
  • Trails: Thanks to the many volunteers and community leadership, our trails are reopening daily.

    • You can stay up to date on trail cleanup via social media updates from Trailblazers and the Bentonville Parks and Rec Department and on the Peel Compton Foundation  (Coler Mountain Bike Park) website. Please avoid riding on any paved trails that are marked as closed by Bentonville Parks and Recreation or that have signage indicating a closure. 

      Cycling options in close proximity to Bentonville include: 

      • Siloam Springs - the new WOKA trails are open and you can cool off at the new WOKA whitewater park, or check out City Lake Trails
      • Fayetteville - check out Centennial, Mount Kessler, Gregory Park or head south to Devil's Den State Park. The southern portion of the Greenway from Fayetteville to Lowell remains open.
      • Springdale – Mount Fitzgerald is open, but again proceed with caution as you could encounter obstacles.
      • Bella Vista – most trails in Bella Vista are open, but please use extreme caution as there could be downed trees and you may have to hike-a-bike.
    • 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.