Bentonville, AR

Downtown Bentonville & Razorback Greenway

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In central Bentonville, it’s possible to put together a quite nice run exploring some of the historic downtown streets, then combining with area parks and greenways for a longer run. We recommend starting on Main St. downtown, perhaps at the Walmart Museum on Main St., site of the original five & dime store that started the empire. Then, explore some of the streets of the Bentonville Third Street Historic District — there are some attractive, tree-lined streets with a few historic homes. Quite runnable from Highway 71 to J St., and north of SE 8th St. Use Central Ave. as the anchor.

For a longer run, there’s a section of the Razorback Regional Greenway, which extends for 36 miles between Bella Vista and Fayetteville. Good access point off E Central Ave. at Town Branch Park. And just north of the historic district, connect to our Crystal Bridge Trail route, which has paved multi-use paths heading north for several miles or east to Orchards Park & Memorial Park.

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