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Bonanzaville USA

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Address: 1351 West Main Avenue, Fargo, ND 58078
Phone Number: 701-282-2822
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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

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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Fourth of July

Cute little historic town. Enthusiast volunteers. Americana food A fun place to spend the 4th. It would have been better with patriotic music playing though. Don't miss the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Santa Barbara, California
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Fargo, North Dakota
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you are into history this place is for you. It's a collection of old time businesses and houses along with the vehicles and farm machinery used throughout the settling of the Great Plains. It's like stepping back in time to catch a glimpse of daily life on the prairie.

Thank Kenny B
Santa Barbara, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cute little historic town. Enthusiast volunteers. Americana food A fun place to spend the 4th. It would have been better with patriotic music playing though. Don't miss the first museum with history of Fargo/Moorhead and the telephone museum was really interesting.

Thank Karencc818
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent a good 4 hours taking our time to see everything. It was very nice to be able to use our QR code readers on our phones to access the QR codes on the outside of the buildings. These allowed us to have a self-guided audio tour of each building. We thoroughly enjoyed all of the different exhibits. The... More 

Thank Andrew A
Riverside, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

there was a typo for the Sitting Bull bio in one of the hallways. It mentioned that he went to the reservation in 1893 but he died in 1890. Visited different I visited different museums such as an air museum, antique cars, log cabin homes, school, train station, drug store, creamer museum, law enforcement museum, saloon, farm machinery, telephone museum,... More 

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Chapel Hill, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed this museum! Much better than anticipated. Both my husband, myself, and our grandsons found exhibits to enjoy.

Thank LadyBeckley
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

This was an interesting museum. It was like a collection place of old stuff. I especially liked all of the phone exhibits. There are real trains and planes there.

Thank CarrieShaw
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

What's neat about this 'old West village' is that 90% of the buildings which you explore were once actually utilized for their displayed purpose. The historical society saved these buildings from destruction by moving them to Bonanzaville. We spent approximately four hours there. That being said, the artifacts could have been taken care of with more TLC and displayed in... More 

Thank wiskyjax
Beausejour, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

A great place to go and visit. the self guided tour can easily take 1 to 3 hours . It was really neat to check out the old stores and businesses. Worth the trip...but bring along some bottled water in the summer when it gets hot to avoid dehydration.

Thank ldzent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016

Spend a day wandering through Bonanzaville. A frontier village combined with museum displays. Train cars and a depot to walk through. Authentic turn of the century log cabins and homes decorated with articles from that time period. A saloon, complete with spitoons and player piano. A general store filled with items from the late 1800's/early 1900's. A creamery. A fire... More 

Thank Dakota911
Fargo, North Dakota
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

I had sent them a letter about my daughters wedding, requesting a refund because they double booked Dawson hall. They put us in the event center which did not fit with the theme. It was too bright, not the rustic look that we wanted. Even if we had been in Dawson hall it had not even been cleaned, cobwebs, the... More 

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