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Bonanzaville USA

1351 West Main Avenue, Fargo, ND 58078
+1 701-282-2822
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We thought this would be just another quick tour through a museum, but three and a half hours later... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
gladesratt
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Lady Lake, Florida
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Bonanzaville is part museum and part home to old historical buildings that have been moved from the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
skidog
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oregon
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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!
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“old cars” (13 reviews)
“farm machinery” (11 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1351 West Main Avenue, Fargo, ND 58078
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+1 701-282-2822
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"old cars"
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"car museum"
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"historical society"
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"early days"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We thought this would be just another quick tour through a museum, but three and a half hours later we realized this was a step back in to the history of Fargo, ND. And we didn't even get to visit all 47 buildings. Some of...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Bonanzaville is part museum and part home to old historical buildings that have been moved from the Fargo area to one site. A general store from the turn o fhte centuy , fully stocked. A police museum, an air museum. Just many many buildings that...More

Thank skidog
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I've never seen so much "stuff" from the past. City stuff, farm stuff, beautiful historic homes, amazing antiques. Even planes. Really neat. Far more enjoyable than l expected.

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Melissa W, Manager at Bonanzaville USA, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Good Morning, Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to Bonanzaville. We are always working to improve interpretation and visitor experiences. We hope to see you again in the future!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I think the best way to describe Bonanzaville would be as a smorgasbord of history. My husband and I only had about 3 hours to spend here and we could have used about 3 more. All of the buildings here are actual historical building from...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We only had the afternoon to spend in Fargo and finally decided on Bonanzaville USA as something to do. Wow, they have done an amazing job of preserving the history of the Fargo area plus many American things. From the first building in Fargo, trains,...More

Thank DanMarCo
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Reviewed January 3, 2018

This place is a must see if you are in West Fargo! So much to see and what a great history lesson. Inside and outside places to check out.

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Melissa W, Front Office Manager at Bonanzaville USA, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2018

Thank you so much for your review. We appreciate you taking the time to visit the museum and we look forward to your return! Have a wonderful day!

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Reviewed November 17, 2017

I recently attended a wedding reception at Bonanzaville. We had a lovely time dancing the night away. It was a very unique place for the event.

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Reviewed November 16, 2017

My first visit to Bonanzaville was actually for a ghost hunt before Halloween. Myself and a group of three friends joined two others and a guide for a 90 minute tour in which we stopped at a house, the bar, and the church. (which are...More

Thank Sabrina Z
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Reviewed November 13, 2017

A fun museum with very many exhibits ranging from original houses from Fargo's early days through barbershops to vintage cars; there's something interesting for everyone. On top of that, there are exhibits going very in-depth about the history of a certain topic, in my opinion...More

Thank Flora K
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Reviewed November 9, 2017

A lot of interesting stuff from the 1800s and 1900s, but it is not particularly well-organized. Plan to spend at least a half a day to walk through all of the exhibits. Some of ht ehomes have good historical information about them and have been...More

Thank noworries2000
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Behroze K
April 13, 2016|
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For 2017, admission rates are: Adults ............................................$12.00 Seniors/Military..............................$10.00 Students (ages 6-16) .................... $6.00 Kids (5 and under... More
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