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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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Description: 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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Bonanzaville

Very enjoyable. Take a walk back in time to the era of the beginning of settlements in the Red River Valley. Early Fargo buildings, businesses, and indoor displays. A great way... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 10, 2014
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West Fargo, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Very enjoyable. Take a walk back in time to the era of the beginning of settlements in the Red River Valley. Early Fargo buildings, businesses, and indoor displays. A great way to spend an afternoon walking the dirt streets of old time villages. Late 19th century era.

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Moorhead
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

good atmosphere, fascinating displays, educational, family-oriented, they host interesting and fun family events. I've been there with family several times and we enjoy it every time including their festivals and so on. Definately make a day of it!

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Shakopee, MN
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207 reviews 207 reviews
53 attraction reviews
492 helpful votes 492 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We visited on Friday, September 12, 2014. In the Fargo-Moorhead visitor's guide book (available for free at the F-M visitor's center) there is a coupon for 1 free admission when you purchase an admission. We we used the coupon and with senior discount the total fee for the two of us was $10. We were the only two people visiting... More 

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Fargo, North Dakota
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Kissimmee, Florida
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53 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Babbitt, Minnesota
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158 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 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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159 reviews 159 reviews
43 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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29 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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