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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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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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Its in West Fargo and it is neat

The location is really West Fargo, not Fargo. It has been around for many years and is always being added to. I found it a little expensive for a museum and maybe this is the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The location is really West Fargo, not Fargo. It has been around for many years and is always being added to. I found it a little expensive for a museum and maybe this is the reason my wife and I were two out of 8 people wandering around the grounds. Still it was fun to see all the old buildings... More 

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Fargo, North Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The is is a great place for a visit when you are in the Fargo area. This place offers history up close. My wife takes her 4th grade students each year for a field trip.

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West Henrietta, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Being able to walk through most of the 43 buildings and viewing contents from 1880-1930 roughly was fascinating. For the reviews saying the place needs to be cleaned or displays need tabs updated you need to level set expectations. If you want polished gleaming cases with full explanations then visit the Smithsonian in DC. This is North Dakota and this... More 

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Moorhead, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I was at Bonanzaville most recently in May with my son's 2nd grade class. All of the children seemed to have a good time. The teachers had created a worksheet activity to encourage groups to visit all of the various buildings, and search for specific things. During lunch, we were able to eat in a large building, and then there... More 

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Overall very interesting but more than a little rough around the edges. A lot of major construction in the immediate area making access confusing.

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Fairview Heights, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Bonanzaville has a lot to see about things from the past, but the displays either need information tabs updated or a short explanations of many items. The displays need to be organized a little better in the first two exhibit halls. The tractors had little or no information about them. The hall of old cars was a neat attraction as... More 

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Newton, MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This place needs a good cleaning, but I guess its ramshackle nature is part of its charm. There is so much to see - we were there for hours and hours. Houses representing pioneer days up to more recent times. So much fun to peruse all the little knick knacks from real residents of the area. School house, jail, residential... More 

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Peru, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

While visiting the Fargo-Moorhead area for the day we came to this indoor/outdoor museum on the edge of town. While I was expecting quite a lot there was so much to see including a train locomotive, antique cars, planes, older buildings and so many items on display. You can easily spend all day here, great for all ages!!

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

It is difficult finding an attraction in Fargo, but I am glad we found this one. Aside from the inside museum, with information about the area, jewelry, and old artifacts, it had actual homes, and buildings like a train station, farm machinery, planes, phone company, town hall, drug store & soda shop, blacksmith shop, post office and more, all museums... More 

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Edina, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I've been here twice on two separate trips to Fargo. There is so much to see! It's a unique place because they moved historical buildings and placed them all together. You go in and out of the buildings and each one is filled to the brim with related items. There's a general store, a barbershop, homesteader's house, church, etc. very... More 

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Additional Information about Bonanzaville USA

Address: 1351 West Main Avenue, Fargo, ND 58078
Phone Number: 701-282-2822
Location: United States  >  North Dakota (ND)  >  Fargo
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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