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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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Mongolia
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229 reviews 229 reviews
119 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

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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155 reviews 155 reviews
42 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Winnipeg, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

It is a great stop to walk through history. The children had a wonderful time exploring houses, planes, farm machinery and building of the past. They were so interested we stayed for a couple of hours and still did not see everything.

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Grantsburg, Wisconsin
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We had a couple of extra hours while in Fargo so opted to visit. Depending upon whether or not you have visited similar places it may be more interesting to some. There is a lot of cool things to see and interact with. Our favorite place was the telephone company museum. Our 9 year old was freaked out by the... More

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Yuma Az
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Nice clean park with a lot of history, mostly local but very enjoyable. expect to spend 2-3 hours if you visit each building. Watch your head as you climb the stairs in the older homes, remember these were built by smaller people and for their use of that time.

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Connecticut
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99 reviews 99 reviews
17 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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93 reviews 93 reviews
26 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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