Wal-Mart Headquarters

The world headquarters for the world's largest retail company is located on a generic commercial strip outside downtown Bentonville, Arkansas. Down the street (named Sam Walton Boulevard) is a Chick-fil-A, McDonalds, Sonic, Taco Bell, Subway, Radio Shack, and other familiar faces of the contemporary American Strip, including a Walmart Supercenter, across from the corporate HQ. Walmart not only is the largest retailer, it is usually listed as the largest company in the world, of any kind. It surpassed General Motors in 2001, and is usually close to ExxonMobil in revenue. The corporate offices are in Bentonville because the original Walton's Five and Dime where Sam Walton started up, is on the town square. While there are no visitor services at the corporate office, the Five and Dime site is operated as a public visitor's center for the company.