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Bonanzaville USA, Fargo

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Historic Site
Bonanzaville, USA is a history museum complex in West Fargo, North Dakota. Bonanzaville, the museum of the Cass County Historical Society, is made up of forty-seven buildings on 12 acres, many of them are historic and from the region. These buildings have been moved to the museum grounds and now form a village setting. Most of the buildings have a special theme. Displays include a prairie church, a general store, a drug store, a fire station, a jail, and a schoolhouse. There are also several newer buildings which have been constructed on the grounds including an aircraft museum and an automobile museum. Other exhibits include horse-drawn vehicles, firefighting vehicles and equipment, medical and dental equipment, a law enforcement museum, a telephone museum, and a newspaper printing press. Bonanzaville has several hundred thousand artifacts in their collections and on display.
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TripAdvisor
  • This place is packed with history of the US growing up in the 1800's. Great place for all ages. You can even hold a wedding here. We spend about 2 hours walking through the old buildings that are fill...  more »
  • 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!  more »
  • 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 s...  more »
Google
  • Great taste of history especially on the days they have active docents there for a more immersive experience.
  • I went there in the 80s and 90s as a child. I loved this place. I am excited to carry on the tradition bringing my own children there.
  • Had a great experience during Christmas on the prairie. Hopr theyre able to continue those traditions.
  • Some cool stuff here.
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