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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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Nice stop in our trip to learn some history

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
Kelley J
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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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Beeville, Texas
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45 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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Billings, Montana
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51 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 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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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

It was really cute, and I had a great time there with my family for 4th of July. Lots of activities, really cool history, great customer service. Would definitely recommend for history buffs and families with kids. *No healthy food options, would plan to eat somewhere else.

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Denver, Colorado
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78 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

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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30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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58 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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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43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 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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115 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 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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