Historical Attractions

Bonanzaville Pioneer Village and Museum West Fargo

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Bonanzaville Pioneer Village and Museum
1351 Main Avenue West
West Fargo
Tel: 701 282 2822

Where are we going today?

Bonanzaville Pioneer Village and Museum has been an educational, enjoyable stop for over 30 years. We are an historic village of over 40 buildings on 12 acres depicting life in the Red River Valley in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Our guests travel back to the time when our bonanza farm homes dotted the wheat-blanketed plains and our general store was spilling over with merchandise. The tour includes authentic log cabins, church, schoolhouse, train depot, and bonanza farm mansion. Each building is filled with period furnishings and artifacts. In addition Bonanzaville features a main museum housing Native American artifacts, dolls, world war memorabilia and much more. Also vintage automobile, tractor and airplane museums are a part of the village. We truly have something for everyone! All of our tours are self-guided. This allows visitors to spend time in the exhibits that interest them most. Special events with costumed docents, tour guides and demonstrators in June, July, August and September.

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$10
  • Children$5
  • Free Under: 6 years.

When can we go?

Memorial Day through the End of September: Monday to Friday 10am to 8pm,?Saturday 10am to 5pm,?Sunda

Teachers corner

Educational opportunities include special events June through September plus Trunk Talks and History Days Field Trips for grades 3, 4, 5, all pertaining to the history and cultural heritage of Cass County and the Red River Valley in the 1870 to 1920's..

I'm Hungry!

Snacks: ice-cream, soda, candy..

Any Top Tips?

Self-guided tours of 40 buildings on 12 acres..

Need a little extra help?

Wheel chairs provided, free..

Can I get one of those?

Gift Shop: regional books, clothing, keepsakes, momentos, jewelry, train whistles, etc..

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    My wife and I visited Bonanzaville in 2000, much by accident while passing through Fargo. With a 2 year old in tow, we spent HOURS exploring the exhibits and seeing first hand how life on the prairie -- and to an extent, the rest of the country -- carried on in the 1800s and early 1900s. My favorite was the working telephone exhibit...you can tell a lot of love and sweat went into it.

    A national treasure that shouldn't be missed.

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    Dirty, dusty, bring your allergy medications...

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