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Bonanzaville USA

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Address: 1351 West Main Avenue, Fargo, ND 58078
Phone Number: 701-282-2822
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12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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A recreated pioneer village, Bonanzaville is Fargo's must-see destination...

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!

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Something for everyone!

Spend a day wandering through Bonanzaville. A frontier village combined with museum displays. Train cars and a depot to walk through. Authentic turn of the century log cabins... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spend a day wandering through Bonanzaville. A frontier village combined with museum displays. Train cars and a depot to walk through. Authentic turn of the century log cabins and homes decorated with articles from that time period. A saloon, complete with spitoons and player piano. A general store filled with items from the late 1800's/early 1900's. A creamery. A fire... More 

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Thank Dakota911
Fargo, North Dakota
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

I had sent them a letter about my daughters wedding, requesting a refund because they double booked Dawson hall. They put us in the event center which did not fit with the theme. It was too bright, not the rustic look that we wanted. Even if we had been in Dawson hall it had not even been cleaned, cobwebs, the... More 

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Basalt, Colorado
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

This place has something for everyone! The children will love it, adults will enjoy and maybe it will even convince your tweens to get off the devices!

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Thank Djangobelle
St. Petersburg, Florida
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26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

We really enjoyed our visit here. The old buildings were interesting but we found the large warehouses with tractors, farm implements, cars, and airplanes from years ago more interesting. Lots to see and do!

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1 Thank m c
Bismarck, North Dakota
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

My husband and I visit many museums and historic sites. We have been to large and small places all over the country. This was the worst exhibit we have ever had the misfortune of visiting. There seemed to be no logic or organization to the way things were arranged or displayed. Most of the items were displayed with no sign... More 

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Thank 143jody
Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

This museum has a little of everything, some quite unique. Most of the items in this museum are not under glass like in a lot of museums giving the feeling that you just walked into someone's home filled with all kinds of interesting things. They do have signs posted to please help preserve history by not touching the items and... More 

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1 Thank gardener19464
San Diego, California, USA
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177 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

There is an awful lot of stuff to see here and it is displayed in protective cases--but one of the problems is that there is so much to see and very little in the way of interpretation. It is really better when there are live guides to point out interesting things that you might otherwise miss. I would like to... More 

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1 Thank Virginia F
Beeville, Texas
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47 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Bonanzaville was almost impossible to find with construction; but once there it provided a great historic overview of the area. There are so many things to see plan on spending at least half a day on your feet. However, some buildings were so dusty and unkempt they were hard to appreciate. The automotive building smelled so strongly of gasoline fumes... More 

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1 Thank navvets
Billings, Montana
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Antique homes, cabins, cars, tractors, airplanes, household and commercial items make up a little "town".

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Thank MontanaRealtor4U
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Had several buildings to tour from pioneer days to 1950's. there was a building with carriages and one with tractors. Lots of information if you would like to take the time to read all the information that is available.

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