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Bagg Bonanza Farm

#1 of 2 things to do in Mooreton Features Animals
8025 169th Ave SE, Mooreton, ND 58061-9758
+1 701-274-8989
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Little Known History - Interesting

I really like history, but didn't know much about Bonanza farms before this. Bonanza Farms were a... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2016
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
A Wonderful Look into Early 20th Century Farm Life

In the 1880's my husband's great-great uncle left New York State to take advantage of cheap land... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2016
Princeton NJ
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8025 169th Ave SE, Mooreton, ND 58061-9758
+1 701-274-8989
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Reviewed 17 July 2016

I really like history, but didn't know much about Bonanza farms before this. Bonanza Farms were a 19th century phenomenon where investors bought up thousands of acres and hired large gangs of workers to farm the land. The Bagg farm was a headquarters for one...More

Thank batya410
Reviewed 7 June 2016

In the 1880's my husband's great-great uncle left New York State to take advantage of cheap land being sold by the Northern Pacific Railroad in North Dakota. The farmstead was preserved, beginning in 1991 by a group of local citizens, and is now a National...More

Thank OldLadyVagabond
Reviewed 23 May 2016

The history of the Bagg Bonanza Farm is very interesting and until this trip one that I did not know. I wish I had read the information sheet better as it clearly stated the tours begin after Memorial Day. As it was I made the...More

Thank nwnative44
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Stoppped here one Saturday when we were in MN visiting friends. We were going to take a look around the outside. Just so happened there were people here working around the place. One lady was cleaning in the house and showed us around and she...More

Thank NorthDakotaMexico
Reviewed 26 September 2015

This a fascinating tour to learn the history of bonanza farming. The tour guide showed us a 20 minutes video on the history and then took us to the individual building and provided the history. I am amazed that three people shared one bed. The...More

Thank Jim W
Reviewed 10 September 2015

The term 'bonanza farm' conjured up images of the old TV show for me but a visit to this wonderfully restored bonanza farm tells the real story and history of these Red River Valley farms. For a small $5.00 admission, take a step back in...More

Thank MNDoodles
Reviewed 22 July 2014

We stopped by this site just out of luck. We didn't realize just how close to Highway #29 it was. It is a fantastic walk through the past with great volunteer tour guides who fill you in on the wonderful stories that bring everything alive....More

3  Thank supergr0up7
Reviewed 11 October 2013

Bonanza or large farms is not a new concept. They dotted the great plains 70 - 90 years ago. They were developed from the landholdings the Railroads were given to place rail service across the Dakota's. When those companies went bankrupt the investors ended up...More

3  Thank gl1960
Reviewed 4 August 2010

I was attracted to the word "Bonanza" initially because of childhood memories of the TV show. When I read about what the farms actually were, I was fascinated with a part of history about which I knew little. We recently visited the Bagg Bonanza Farm...More

2  Thank SienaCincinnati
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