- Associated Press - Monday, July 27, 2015

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) - It’s a science museum. It’s a children’s museum. It’s the Scott Family Amazeum.

The 50,000-square-foot Amazeum opened in July in Bentonville where Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art opened in 2011 - founded by Wal-Mart heir Alice Walton.

The Amazeum offers hands-on activities and interactive exhibits with themes ranging from pop culture to science. Exhibits include a mock neighborhood market, a water play center, a pioneer-style cabin and farm, a chocolate learning lab, a play area with Nickelodeon characters like SpongeBob SquarePants and a “Tinkering Hub” where kids can explore technology and create art.

The Scott family for whom the Amazeum is named includes former Wal-Mart CEO Lee Scott.

The region is also home to the Razorback Regional Greenway, a 36-mile bike-pedestrian trail running through seven Northwest Arkansas cities.

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