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Bonanzaville USA

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Address: 1351 West Main Avenue, Fargo, ND 58078
Phone Number:
+1 701 282 2822
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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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Super Place - Loved it!

Wonderful historic place. My mouth was hanging open. Unbelievable historic collections. Really enjoyed myself and will be returning soon. You need a few hours to go through... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2016
Cincinnati, Ohio
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North Dakota
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

We've had great experiences each time we've been here! Never a dull trip and always educational. My group always has a blast and we will be back again in the future!

Thank Erin B
West Saint Paul, Minnesota
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34 reviews
23 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

We were really disappointed that it was close to the public in the winter. We heard great things about it and were exited to go, the workers were really nice to us. I hope that we can go back in the summer

Thank wildhockeylife
England, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

This place is so much fun! We have been to a lot of museums but sometimes they can get boring and you normally end up walking through them. But this place is different because there are so many cool things and you feel like you are free to explore. It's definitely one of the best attractions I have been to... More 

Thank poetmorose
Fargo, North Dakota
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

Bonanzaville has been a family favorite for years! Anyone with interest in history or the 1800s will appreciate the pioneer village. There is a TON to see and enjoy! Yearly events like Pioneer Days or Christmas on the Prairie are enjoyable. I have been there several times and continue to go once a year!

1 Thank Lyn T
Cincinnati, Ohio
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89 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

Wonderful historic place. My mouth was hanging open. Unbelievable historic collections. Really enjoyed myself and will be returning soon. You need a few hours to go through everything.

1 Thank onthegowPhilandboys
Iowa City
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35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

I had a fantastic time photographing the various exhibits and stepping back in time. The young woman who served as docent was dressed in period attire and served as a valuable asset in answering questions about the museum.

1 Thank Robert M
Brainerd, Minnesota
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

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 

1 Thank JacquiO29
Springfield, VA
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119 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

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.

2 Thank DonnainSpringfield
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Reviewed 2 September 2016

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 

2 Thank Connie O
Mount Uniacke, Canada
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30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 30 August 2016

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!

2 Thank Cloudwater88

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