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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 - 8:00 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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All building are well laid out, not crowded. I went on a Monday in May and there were very few people there. As usual back in the early days, stairways to the bedrooms upstairs... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Connie O
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Brainerd, Minnesota
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for the 4th of July Celebration. First of all, it is very affordable. This is something you can afford on almost any budget. They even have a cafeteria upstairs where the church ladies bake and prepare pies and baked goods and they serve food and drinks for very cheap. They do have vendors selling food and drink in... More 

Thank JacquiO29
Springfield, VA
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117 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove over to Bonanzaville from our hotel and it was closed. It looks interesting with lots of old buildings and such. I had read on other reviews that it might be closed. Looks like it would be nice for families.

Thank DonnainSpringfield
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All building are well laid out, not crowded. I went on a Monday in May and there were very few people there. As usual back in the early days, stairways to the bedrooms upstairs are very narrow and steep, wouldn't recommend touring the upstairs if you have knee or mobile issues. The museum staff were friendly and readily available to... More 

Thank Connie O
Mount Uniacke, Canada
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29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was very interesting to check out North Dakota history by visiting Bonanzaville. It was nice to be able to visit the buildings at our own pace. The price to enter seemed a bit steep, but some artifacts were very old and neat to see!

Thank Cloudwater88
Dublin, Ireland
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place has a wide display of history. I like the feel like you are walking through and old town which is nice. The houses are really well kept and make you realize how tough times would have been in the past. Great collection of old cars and farm machinery. The old saloon bar was great , pity there was... More 

Thank Ciarán M
Chicago, Illinois
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54 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So many little (and big!) things to see. I went planning to spend an hour, and ended up spending three - and saw maybe half of it. Don't expect modern curation, good lighting, or detailed signs. DO expect to see little bits of life from pioneer times to today, presented in a variety of different ways. This is a place... More 

Thank JeffWagg
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

My husband and I spent a Sunday afternoon touring the exhibits. We didn't realize how many buildings there are. Our favorite was the train depot and the Kathryn depot with an incredible display of toy/collector trains. We also really enjoyed the car museum.

Thank Mary K
Swan Hill, Australia
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229 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

A pioneer village that depicts the regions history. Features info on Native Americans of the Red River Valley, farms, homesteading and the modernization on North Dakota. Worth a visit ... Doesn't take long to go through.

Thank malleegirl
Grand Forks, North Dakota
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Easily spent 3 hours here and had to leave because it was closing. My 6 year old son loved it. Cass County (Fargo) and North Dakota history. Early cars, tractors, first house in Fargo, general store, air force + other planes, schoolhouse, courthouse, telephone history, police and fire history and lots more. At least 40 buildings - no food offered... More 

Thank Lisa D
Rochester, Minnesota
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29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

It was a rather large display of history. I think it was done up very well. It was somewhat like walking through an old town with various buildings "of the day" lining the streets and inside had very nicely done displays. Such as a barber shop, a bank, a general there were buildings like the telephone building that has interactive... More 

Thank Richard W

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