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Bonanzaville USA, Fargo

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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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  • A large and diverse collection of historic buildings equipment and memorabilia but lacking cohesion. Hard to tell why some pieces are there and not a lot of information. But still worth an hour random...  more »
  • What an unique and pleasant experience. Not only was there Pioneer Village, a main museum but there were numerous small museums in the back. Really enjoyed the car, police and my wife went off to seve...  more »
  • Really was not prepared for what we found. Figured it would be a dismal tourist trap but not much else to see in the area, so gave it a try. Was so surprised at how much there was there to see, read a...  more »
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  • It was so good.... really enjoyed our time here. Please keep up the great work.
  • Great taste of history especially on the days they have active docents there for a more immersive experience.
  • Excellent museum. Well worth the time.
  • 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.
  • Like stepping back in time. I think I even walked away with cholera.

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