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Bonanzaville USA

1351 West Main Avenue, Fargo, ND 58078
+1 701-282-2822
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A look back in time in Fargo ND

Great place to see the oldest home in Fargo. There is enough to see that you could spend the day... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
tonilynne221
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Richmond, Virginia
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A Must-See

If you're ever in the Fargo, ND area you really need to stop at Bonanzaville. My wife and I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
oldsgm
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Hinesville, Georgia
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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!
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“old cars” (13 reviews)
“farm machinery” (11 reviews)
“general store” (9 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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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"farm machinery"
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"general store"
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"telephone museum"
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"pioneer days"
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"north dakota history"
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"west fargo"
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"historical society"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to see the oldest home in Fargo. There is enough to see that you could spend the day. But if you have a teen, plan on 2 hours...we loved seeing the trains snow plow.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're ever in the Fargo, ND area you really need to stop at Bonanzaville. My wife and I expected to spend about an hour on our way to Dickinson. Instead, we spent nearly three hours and had to cut our visit short to make...More

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Melissa W, Manager at Bonanzaville USA, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good Morning, Thank you for the kind words! We work very hard to preserve history and we are thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to see you again in the future!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Incredible pioneer/ghost town sight seeing adventure in Fargo. From the buildings, the old stores, the fire hall, the car museum building and the planes museum building. Fantastic place to spend a few hours wandering with the family.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum and collection of building is pretty vast. Enter the visitor center with parking off to the side. The attendant will give you a map of the property. The self guided tour takes you through the main museum first with several areas/rooms set up...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived with 2 hours before close. It was by far not enough time to see everything. There is so much to see and a little something for everyone. If we find ourselves in Fargo again we will plan to spend a large amount of...More

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Reviewed 2 July 2018

Very interesting place. We enjoyed touring the buildings and seeing how things were in years gone by. I am glad to see history being preserved.

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Reviewed 26 June 2018

Bonanzaville is fun no matter your age. We spent hours there and LOVED it. We were ages 24-64. There is something for everyone.....antique cars, cabins/houses, churches, airplanes, etc.

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Melissa W, Manager at Bonanzaville USA, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2018

Hi Nancy! Thank you for taking the time to review Bonanzaville. We are so happy you enjoyed our museum and pioneer village. We are always adding new exhibits and changing out artifacts, so please come and see us again soon!

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Reviewed 23 June 2018

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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Melissa W, Manager at Bonanzaville USA, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2018

Good Morning! Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences at Bonanzaville! We are so happy you enjoyed your time here. We enjoy sharing our love of ND history and we hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 22 June 2018

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

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Melissa W, Manager at Bonanzaville USA, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2018

Good Morning, Thank you for your review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your time at Bonanzaville. We are always adding to our collection and interpreting those stories, so please come and see us again!

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Reviewed 19 June 2018 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 20 June 2018

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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Behroze K
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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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