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Episode 94: Visit Bentonville!

About the Show: 

We recorded this episode back in February of 2020 before the pandemic hit us like a ton of bricks.  We have weathered the storm a bit, have hunkered down in our homes, and masked up like never before.  I think we are all longing for the day when we have a vaccine and can get out and resume everyday living.  

We sat down with Kalene Griffith, President, and CEO, who, along with her fantastic team run, Visit Bentonville.  There is so much that goes into being an Ambassador for an area like Bentonville, and Kalene and her team make it look easy.  Of course, the pandemic has created challenges for everyone. Still, Visit Bentonville has become a partner and supporter of local programs like “Be Safe Be Smart,” which help promote our community’s safety and enhance our visitors’ confidence.  

While many of the events mentioned in this episode were either canceled or postponed, Kalene has figured out ways to promote alternate events, online offerings, and safe practices to keep people coming to the area to enjoy the beauty of the Ozarks. 

Here are some cool statistics that Kalene shared with us on this episode:

More people travel by car to Bentonville from Dallas, Oklahoma City, and Chicago than any other city.  

There are 300 Restaurants in Bentonville

There are 22 Hotels in Bentonville

There are more than 150 miles of bike trails in the local region.

Visit Bentonville

104 East Central, Bentonville, AR 72712 


Important Links and Mentions on the Show*


Website for Visit Bentonville

Visit Bentonville on Facebook

Visit Bentonville on Twitter

Visit Bentonville on YouTube

Visit Bentonville on Instagram

Website for The Momentary

Website for Crystal Bridges

Website for BikeNWA

Great article on how Bentonville, AR is the Disneyland for Mountain Bikers

Square to Square Bike ride from Fayetteville, AR to Bentonville, AR (36 Miles)

Walmart HQ new campus

Website for City of Bentonville

Website for 8th Street Market in Bentonville

Website for Bentonville Film Festival

Website for The Preacher’s Son

Website for Press Room

Website for Tusk and Trotter

Trash Creamery on Facebook

Website for Table Mesa

Website for Oven and Tap

Website for Peddlers Pub

Website for YeYo’s

Website for Brightwater

Website for Climb Bentonville

Website for Bentonville Brewing Company

Website for Louise at Thaden Field House

This episode is sponsored by*

Signature Bank of Arkansas “Community Banking at its Best!”

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Northwest Arkansas Council – “Life Works Here!”

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