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Bonanzaville USA

1351 West Main Avenue, Fargo, ND 58078
701-282-2822
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Ranked #4 of 29 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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Connecticut
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82 reviews 82 reviews
17 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I enjoyed seeing lots of antiques and remnants of times gone-by. It gave a feel for the history here.

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Orlando, Florida
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81 reviews 81 reviews
17 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We spent an afternoon here with friend recently. We thought it was closed as there was no one else there. It was great to be able to walk around and take our time. It was extremely interesting showing life on the prairie. Several things I hadn't seen before. Really enjoyed the building with the old telephone systems. The guys enjoyed... More

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Solon Springs, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Wow, what a cool place for a unique wedding. This was such a fun change from the normal weddings. If your looking for an event place, try this one out.

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Fremont, California
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716 reviews 716 reviews
357 attraction reviews
686 helpful votes 686 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

When I drove up on a Wednesday afternoon I did not know what to expect - the place had few visitors. However, this is a very interesting set of museums to visit within the site. There are historic village type places (homes, courts, church, school barber shop, shops, etc.). There are interesting collection of museums with old car, railroad cars,... More

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Wantagh, NY
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Spent the better part of a day exploring this ode to the Old West. It isn't like the cowboy shows we grew up with, this is replica of a place that might actually have existed with real people living and working there. We marveled at how creative and ingenious these pioneers were in everything they did. I went into the... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

My daughter, 'grands' and myself just visited Bonanzaville while in Fargo for a wedding. Amazing history lesson! Great exhibits, well laid out, quality. The main building houses a museum of yesteryear, with a focus on settlement era. I watched the video about homesteading and the hardships people faced. Immigrants played a role in establishing the area. There is a recreated... More

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Bude, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
28 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

this takes you into another world, we absolutely loved it and would highly recommend it, on the outskirts of Fargo near the Interstate. Allow plenty of time for a visit as we found we were there 3 hours or more and loved it all. We were there on mothers day and I got in free of charge a bonus although... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

There's TONS to see here, but keep in mind this is Fargo. It certainly is something you should do if you are visiting, and the great thing about small-town museums is you can get THISCLOSE to the exhibits (including locomotives, airplanes, and antique cars). So enjoy it for what it is - an eclectic, and at times confusing collection of... More

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Devils Lake
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Like being able to go into EVERY building and check it out.. the kid working at the front office was super friendly. The little was about 3 when we visited and had a BALL!

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New York City, New York
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113 reviews 113 reviews
15 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

For those who enjoy turning the clock back a bit, Bonanzaville is a great attraction while in the Fargo area. Several historic homes and buildings are gathered in a small town setting. Besides homes including Fargo's first homestead, small stores, a bank, church and even city hall are open to for visitors viewing. All are completely set up as they... More

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