Bonanzaville

1351 W. Main Ave.
West Fargo, ND 58078- Map It
Phone: (701) 282-2822

AAA Editor Notes

Bonanzaville, .5 mi. w. off I-94 exit 343 at 1351 W. Main Ave., is a reconstructed historic village that evokes the bonanza farm era. Bonanza farms, which originated in the Dakota Territory's Red River Valley and in Minnesota in the 1870s, were large-scale agricultural operations engaged primarily in the cultivation of wheat. There are more than 40 buildings on the grounds, including log cabins, a schoolhouse, a bonanza farm mansion and church. An 1883 Northern Pacific steam locomotive, caboose, a 1930 80-passenger coach and a vintage snowplow are displayed in the Embden Depot and Train Shed. The stained glass windows in Arthur Town Hall come from the Little Theater Company at North Dakota State University.
$12; $10 (senior citizens); $6 (ages 6-16).
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 10-8, Sat. 10-5, Sun. noon-5, Memorial Day-Sept. 30; Mon.-Sat. 10-5, Sun. noon-5, rest of year. Closed major holidays. Phone ahead to confirm schedule. Allow 2 hours minimum.