Exploring A Vintage And Abandoned Wal-Mart In Arkansas. Enjoy a little tour around this old store. This is how Wal-Mart started as a little store like this one to eventually becoming the super center stores that you see today. Hardly any of these little still exist as most have been replaced by larger and more modern stores. Arkansas is where Wal-Mart got its start so it was rather neat to be able to explore one of these vintage locations.