Mountain biker tackling an obstacle on the Slaughter Pen trails
Entrance to the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Historic charm and fall foliage surrounding The Walmart Museum
You Belong Here,” a neon sculpture by Tavares Strachan at The Momentary
A demonstration of traditional dance at the Museum of Native American History’s Native American Cultural Celebration
The playful architecture of the Scott Family Amazeum, an interactive children’s museum
Catching some air on the city's diverse network of bike trails
Band performing during the Power of Music Festival
Exterior of The Momentary, a contemporary art museum and event venue
Monarch and Dandelion sculpture by Amanda Willshire
Mountain biking and world-class museums in northwest Arkansas
Mountain Bike Capital of the World™
Unlike the trails in some other mountain biking destinations, Bentonville’s trails are rideable year-round thanks to the city’s moderate climate. Rent a bike from a local shop or hop on your own and tackle the 225-plus kilometers of bike trails in a network that extends into the entire region. Coler Mountain Bike Preserve, about 2 kilometers west of downtown, is home to 27 kilometers of well-maintained trails in two areas – one for beginning and intermediate riders, and another for advanced and expert riders. The preserve also features a campground and cafe.
The Slaughter Pen trails cater to beginning and intermediate riders with a mix of single-track and paved surfaces, as well as a jump park that incorporates both natural and manmade obstacles in forested surroundings. These trails link to the Blowing Springs Loop Trail, which varies from fast and flowy to rocky and difficult, with more technical sections on alternate paths off the main trails. The nearby Bella Vista Back 40 Loop features 34 kilometers of single track through limestone rock gardens, lake views and pine tree groves.
Outdoor Adventure Hub
Beyond mountain biking, you’ll find plenty of other opportunities for outdoor adventure in Bentonville. Home to the Bentonville Municipal Airport, Thaden Field is where backcountry aviation blends with public park. Enjoy a sig