Downtown Bentonville is located centrally in Bentonville, Arkansas. This business district has many historic buildings and sites. Shops, restaurants, and services of all kinds are located in this busy commercial area including the Three Dog Bakery, a unique pet boutique and pet bakery with special treats that residents can stroll over to for a snack with their canine companion. This neighborhood has undergone recent revitalization efforts and has become a popular tourist destination.
The weather in Bentonville’s downtown area is amenable to on-foot travel most of the year. The temperature in winter is usually above freezing and light outdoor wear is generally adequate to enjoy a walk around the neighborhood. Summers can be very hot in Bentonville and walking in the heat of the day can be uncomfortable. Fortunately, Downtown Bentonville has lots of cafes and shops to escape the summer heat. Still, you may want to avoid walking with your dog at the height of the day.
The terrain is flat and easy to walk with sidewalks for pedestrian travel, so it shouldn't be too much of a hassle no matter where you venture. A cemetery is located on the west side of the district and there are several parks in the area providing green spaces. The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art draws tourists to the area, so traffic and busy streets need to be treated with caution. If you are walking with your dog in the community, be sure to keep your dog leashed and make sure they are accustomed to noise and traffic when venturing out in this area.
There are five parks in the Downtown Bentonville region including the 1-acre Square Park, the 2-acre Dave Peel Park, The Train Station Park, Bogle Park, and Town Branch Park which are both just under 1 acre in size. Pet owners in Downtown Bentonville have a good selection of green spaces to enjoy with their pooches which is rare for an urban center.