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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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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
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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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It's like taking a step back in time!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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ALTONA
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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.

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Thank Mary K
Swan Hill, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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.

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Thank malleegirl
Grand Forks, North Dakota
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

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Thank Lisa D
Rochester, Minnesota
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29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

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Thank Richard W
Ronchi, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
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45 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Looking to learn some history and view local area items. This establishment is completely disorganized. Appears that there is no one working here . Very disappointed. As if they ran out of money or never had any ...... a great idea without a true plan .

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Thank Alison P
Chicago, Illinois
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum was very interesting. Lots of super old artifacts and information. Liked the candy and souvenirs at the entrance.

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Thank BellaAng
Fargo, North Dakota
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

THis is the place to go to see alot of the old western type buildings and such.. great place to have a wedding or reception or to have your children's Birthday Party.. it is awesome.

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Staines, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is mainly an open air museum with some inside artifacts covering the period since Fargo was born including many old buildings which have been moved into the compound. there are also many old cars and planes and easily occupies 2-3 hours of time.

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Thank Geoffers1817
Fargo, North Dakota
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

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.

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Thank Kenny B
Santa Barbara, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 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.

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Thank Karencc818

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