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LOUISE is a modern cafe in Thaden Fieldhouse that serves breakfast, lunch, and brunch. LOUISE has both indoor and outdoor seating facing the runway, providing incredible views of planes taking off and landing as you enjoy a great meal and dining experience!

We have named our restaurant in honor of Iris Louise McPhetridge Thaden (1905-1979). Born and raised in Bentonville, she was a proud Arkansan and one of the greatest aviators of her time. Her pioneering and innovative spirit will inspire all of our guests who dine with us.  

Louise Thaden was a mother, aviatrix, record setter, barnstormer, Bentonville Native.  

Women's Altitude Record:  20,260 FT 

Women's Endurance Record: 22 HRS, 3 MINS, 12 SECS

Women's Speed Record: 156 MPH

East-to-West Record: 14 HRS, 54 MINS, 46 SECS

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