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Bonanzaville USA

1351 West Main Avenue, Fargo, ND 58078
701-282-2822
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Ranked #6 of 30 Attractions in Fargo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Owner description: A recreated pioneer village, Bonanzaville is Fargo's must-see destination with over 400,000 artifacts in 43 historic buildings to simulate late... more » Owner description: A recreated pioneer village, Bonanzaville is Fargo's must-see destination with over 400,000 artifacts in 43 historic buildings to simulate late 19th-century life in the Red River Valley. Our museum collections include a tractor museum, air museum, car museum, Fargo's First House, the Houston House, a model railroad train display, and more. The new Lucien C. Barnes Pavilion has a rotating exhibit gallery that always offers something new to see year round. Theres something for everyone in the family at Bonanzaville! « less
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Fargo, North Dakota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Attended Bonanza ville during their annual celebration. I see this attraction to be much more popular among the older crowd. Kids will not find it as entertaining. There are some things for kids, but overall they will get bored after too long.Lots of antiques for the adults as well as numerous old buildings, some restored and some not. If you... More

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Madison
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We were in Fargo for 10 days. It is interesting and has good collection of old cars. It has a variety of museums laid out in a town setting. I would not call it a must see. If you love history and want something to do for a couple an hours this is a good option.

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Tucson, Arizona
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

While not a true historical site it is a fun place to visit & has many old things to view- cars, Telephones, planes etc

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Darkhan-Uul Province, Mongolia
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263 reviews 263 reviews
140 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I visited Bonanzaville back in 2007 and it was not looking so hot. Fast forward 7 years and I found myself visiting again, this time with my in-laws. We got a great deal using coupons from the Fargo-Moorhead Visitors brochure and instantly saw the improvements that had been made. Exhibits are being renovated and signage has been added. There is... More

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Texas
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158 reviews 158 reviews
43 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This place was recommended to us, and we were glad that we visited. Lots of historical items and buildings, and well-worth stopping for those interested in learning about Fargo and North Dakota history.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Nice place to visit, no much going on when we were there. Had several of the employees explain so of the history. Some of the buildings were not open. I would recommend going on a weekend or find out when more things are going on, like pioneer days.

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Avon, Colorado
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11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Very interesting glimpse into history of 1880-1920 living in Red River Valley. Wonderful collection of buildings and vehicles.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

It is a great stop to walk through history. The children had a wonderful time exploring houses, planes, farm machinery and building of the past. They were so interested we stayed for a couple of hours and still did not see everything.

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Grantsburg, Wisconsin
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We had a couple of extra hours while in Fargo so opted to visit. Depending upon whether or not you have visited similar places it may be more interesting to some. There is a lot of cool things to see and interact with. Our favorite place was the telephone company museum. Our 9 year old was freaked out by the... More

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Yuma Az
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Nice clean park with a lot of history, mostly local but very enjoyable. expect to spend 2-3 hours if you visit each building. Watch your head as you climb the stairs in the older homes, remember these were built by smaller people and for their use of that time.

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