If you go . . .
Where to stay
2011 Southeast Walton Blvd.
This chain hotel with large rooms, indoor pool, and free breakfast is close to Crystal Bridges Museum and downtown. Doubles from $80.
The Peabody Little Rock
3 Statehouse Plaza, Little Rock
Opened in 2002, the Peabody sits in the River Market district with easy access to walking trails and a sculpture garden along the Arkansas River. Doubles from $119.
Where to eat
Fred’s Hickory Inn
1502 North Walton Blvd.
Servers at this restaurant specializing in hickory smoked barbecue fondly remember loyal customer Sam Walton. Barbecue specialties $10.50-$17.
Starving Artist Cafe
411 Main St., North Little Rock
This relaxed and colorful cafe displays work by local artists and hosts the “Tales from the South” radio show on Tuesday evenings. Entrees $14-$19.
What to do
Walmart Visitor Center
105 North Main St., Bentonville
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
600 Museum Way, Bentonville
Free admission to permanent collection.
William J. Clinton Presidential
Library and Museum
1200 President Clinton Ave.
Adults $7, seniors and college students $5, ages 6-17 $3.